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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    more long wings :
    Great buy! I love those.
    Wow! So nice! I'm definitely making my way back to more black shoes after being brainwashed by the SF think. I'm putting some black shell cordovan longwings on the list.
    I still think there are some colors that would be more fun.
    When it comes to black longwings, I'm torn between shell or pebble grain calf. I don't have any pebble grain shoes as I generally don't love the look, but it seems pretty classic on that particular model and color. Right now I only have 2 pairs of black shoes and no black shell, just Grenson for Paul Stuart wholecuts and EG wingtips (Malvern on the 82). I really liked the Alden longwings in shell on the Grant last for the Black Fleece line.
    I have a pair of black pebble grain longwing's from BBBF and I love them. I have to admit that after seeing M4TM's shoes that the black cordovan could be very, very nice. [​IMG]
     


  2. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Straight Tip Cap Toe Boot
    Leather: Brown Scotch Grain
    Sole: Double Waterloc w/ goodyear heel
    Welt: 360 Regular w/ light antique finish
    Last: Barrie
    Stock Sizes: 7D-12D
    Price: $TBD (Estimated $425-$475)


    Got that one too, this one is mine!!!
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Newly thrifted (new) Alden chukkas:

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    Both pairs of (new) thrifted Alden chukkas (well, representative shoes from each pair):

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    Alden chukka collection:

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  4. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    Newly thrifted (new) Alden chukkas:

    Both pairs of (new) thrifted Alden chukkas (well, representative shoes from each pair):

    Alden chukka collection:

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    Very nice! Are the suede unlined? Or just the snuff suede?
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    ^Thanks! Just the snuff suede are unlined. The pebble grain and dark brown suede also have lug soles.
     


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    mechanical pencil Senior member

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    Dang AlanC, you Alden thrifting ninja!

    Nice ones, dude....
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Yeah, I think a store must have dumped some to a local chain. I'm keeping my eyes open to see if more show up.
     


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    Wow! So nice! I'm definitely making my way back to more black shoes after being brainwashed by the SF think. I'm putting some black shell cordovan longwings on the list.

    Same for me. After getting the black jumpers I liked the black so much I changed an order for AF53 to AF91 black wingtip boot. Should be here Friday.



    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index...p_Boot_223.htm
     


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    slide13 Senior member

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    It's funny but I've been doing the same. I used to be all about brown and really never even considered black shoes or boots. Then I picked up a pair of Context Tanker boots and discovered that I really liked them. After that came a pair of White's SD in black and now I am half and half and finding myself looking at more and more black boots these days. Weird.
     


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    halberdklown Senior member

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    now i know someone with their vast experience can help answer this...just for reference in case anyone needed the info: its built on the barrie last
     


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    new here with my #8 monk strap in few days worn [​IMG]

    enjoys
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    with flash
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    dunkin Senior member

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    I love Aldens but they come with the worst laces, especially the flat laces. I've had to change the laces on 3 pairs of my Aldens in the last 6 months. and its not even the speed lacing parts that are breaking them.
     


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    makewayhomer Senior member

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    so, I really like the way #8 looks when new, the burgundy color, and would be kind of sad if it ages into a brown, b/c that would look more like other brown shoes I have. anyone else feel the same?
     


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    interlockingny Senior member

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    I think it would still be different than the traditional brown colors. There would still be a uniqueness to them, IMO.
     


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