***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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

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  1. chanakit

    chanakit Well-Known Member

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    Alden J crew shell cordovan is barrie last or plaza last ?
     


  2. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    The Alden x J.Crew cap-toe boot in color #8 is Barrie.
     


  3. chanakit

    chanakit Well-Known Member

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    And i see cap toe at alden of carmel

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    why the toe look very dull but i see cap toe from Union made Leffot and J crew the toe is sharp or cape
     


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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Fair enough, you have to be happy with it otherwise you won't be happy wearing the shoes.
     


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    ive wondered this exact same thing. the toe doesnt look as chiseled as a typical Plaza toe. Looks more like Barrie last. I have this boot and it bugs me because I expected to be more square. Great looking boot nonetheless
     


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    let me add on a related question for people's opinions:
    1. jcrew perforated cap toes (http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~20853/20853.jsp)
    2. LSH color 8 jumpers (http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2009/07/29/alden-shoes-shell-cordovan-jumper-boots/)
     
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    ^ thx david3558.

    i like the overall look of the LSH no8 jumpers as well - pull tab and all eyelets are both pluses. but am concerned about the true-balance last being too bulbous relative to the j.crew carries. anyone seen both in person?
     
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    I totally wear my LHS with shorts! Has that old school Ivy league/vintage JFK look. color 8 LHS, khaki shorts, oxford shirt, raybans :slayer:

    edited: thanks neutrino!
     
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    pun intended? [​IMG]
     


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    Is it just me, or does the Barrie last have a ridiculously wide heel?
     


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    We're going to hit 1000 pages today!!
     


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    Mentioned already, but Mike and Adele are in Europe this week, I'm sure he'll get back to you when he's back.









    As much as I'd love to jump on the "a 700 shoe needs to be perfect," a few things I've come to get comfortable with:
    1- When you pay $700 for Aldens, you are not necesarrily paying for the perfect shoe. You're paying for something rare, that doesn't come around all too often, and sells out damn near instantaneously.
    2- They're shoes. We wear them on our feet, all over the ground that has god knows what on it and treats them like a cheap hooker's pimp.

    Unless its a real construction issue (which I've had on my Whiskey and Ravello LWBs) where the shoe will fall apart if its not fixed, I've learned not to sweat over these things (like the missed punch holes...who the hell looks at shoes that closely anyway?). If it is a serious construction issue, like I've had, I've found Alden to be extremely helpful in repairing and sending me back the shoe, yes I was out the $30 to ship them to Mass, but again, that's part of owning Aldens. When you buy a classic car for $50k, do you complain that parts are too expensive when they go?

    If you can accept these things then you'll learn to love and appreciate these shoes even more. if not, spend more on Carmina or Vass.


    I have the Jumper, its an awesome boot. I wouldn't worry about the Trubalance being too bulbous. And if it is, the shoe will sell out damn near instantly, so I'm sure you'd find a buyer rather quickly to get your $$ back.
     


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    ^ I think we should explore your reference to "cheap hookers" in a little more detail...:nodding:
     


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    Teachers are always the shady ones :paranoia:
     


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