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***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. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    Does anyone know of any available (pre-order is okay too) shell styles at Alden NY besides these? In particular, that site does not list any cigar, ravello, or whiskey, but I know they must have it.
     
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  2. TheArgonaut

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    just picked up some cigar indy boots in e width today, they said they received a bunch of sizes recently.
     
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  3. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Alden NY removed all of its rare cordovan from its website recently. Best way to deal with them is simply to call or visit
     
  4. FrankCowperwood

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    Alden NY/Madison Ave had a significant number of exotic color shell models on it's site as recently as this fall. Since then they seem to have taken down everything that isn't color #8 or black.

    If you have some idea of what you want, you should just call them. On the other hand they do seem to have some unusual makeups that you might not even know to ask after, and there I'm not sure what to advise. Maybe they can provide a list.

    Or, tricky, websites/pages tend to be archived, I think, so someone here might be able to explain to you how to find the pages even though they're not currently up. Not really my field of expertise, but I don't think I'm making this up.

    Good luck.

    Edit: I should type less. Seems like someone has always already answered these questions by the time I finish. :)
     
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  5. FrankCowperwood

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    Congratulations. This is from Alden Madison Ave? Out of interest do they have a closed heel or a 360 degree welt? And photos, of course.
     
  6. Hermitedge

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    Can someone comment on the brown grain calfskin from Alden? Is it a versatile brown?

    I have a walnut grain from AE, and I'm wondering how it compares to the Alden brown grain.
     
  7. imolazhp_ci

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    e-mail the manager of whatever store your interested in purchasing. all of their e-mails are on the site. i always purchase from LSBH, therefore i e-mail Bryan who never takes more than 24-48 hours to respond.
     
  8. PhiPsi32

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    Bryan is also the only one there most days, unless they hired Joel full time.
     
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    I think this may have been asked before but I can't find it in the thread...Anyone ever remove the pull tabs from their boots? These tabs on my #4 boots are annoying me. Pants keep getting caught on them!
     
  10. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Thanks for the post.

    To be clear, I said "Traditional rules of fashion dictate that slip-ons (tassels, full strap, LHS, etc.) not be worn with suits." And to this rule I strictly adhere.

    To also be clear, traditional rules of fashion dictate only balmorals with suits. To this rule I do not strcitly adhere. IMO, many bluchers are as dressy, if not dressier, than many balmorals - e.g., Alden for BB shell captoe blucher in color 8. And there are some monks, single or double, that are plenty dressy.

    I would surmise that many in the "tassels are okay with suits" crowd would stop short of advocating an LHS with a suit. An LHS - which I have in color 8 and whiskey - is, IMO, at least one notch, if not 2 or 3 notches, down on the formal/casual scale.
     
  11. FrankCowperwood

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    ^LHS does have the word "leisure" in its name. :)
     
  12. Bakes11771

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    ^True on all counts. Sorry for misquoting you.


    Edit: While I am ballsy enough to wear LHS with a suit where corporate and local culture permit, I don't think I could do boot with a suit, even it it was a balmore boot.

    Which do you think is lower on the formality spectrum, in the context of wearing with a suit? For question's sake, we'll say cap-toe blucher boot or LHS.

    To add another twist, what if the boot had a commando sole?
     
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  13. Roguls

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    These. 270 Barbour welt, eyelets and hooks, double leather sole. 2nd favorite iteration next to Epaulets, which is the same but with all eyes.
     
  14. Don L

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    I would feel more comfortable with a Boot (even with Commando sole) than an LHS with a suit.
     
  15. Michael Haines

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    Well I am going to buy either one of these tomorrow they are pretty close beside sole and last. Any opinions on which one. This will of course be a more casual boot so jeans and chinos with maybe a sport coat not tie
     
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  16. Michael Haines

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    Well hard to tell from my pictures but one is from NY alden and the other Carmel. Appears only difference visible is sole and welt
     
  17. OfficeLinebacke

    OfficeLinebacke Well-Known Member

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    thwap. thwap. thwap. thwap.

    That's the sound of me kicking myself.
     
  18. Alcibiades

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    I don't know about the LHS, but I see plenty of guys in Gucci bit loafers and full strap penny loafers (like these from Allen Edmonds : http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4809_1_40000000001_-1) all time in NYC. There is something about the hand stiching of the LHS that makes it look very casual for a suit.

    For suits, I wear shortwing or longwing bluchers, balmoral captoes and wingtips, and tassel loafers. I also wore PTBs with suits (when I owned them) and would do so again. I have an EG monk strap shoe on order than I plan on wearing with suits.

    I purchased black shell balmoral boots a while back. They were a bad purchase (I wear them too rarely for the cost and given they are Rider boots, they have little resale value), but I don't see why you couldn't wear that with a grey suit. Also, I don't see why you couldn't wear a captoe cordovan boot on a double leather sole with a suit. I wouldn't wear my commando sole cigar captoe with a suit (though I have worn them with wool trousers before).
     
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    Wow those have great color
     
  20. Roguls

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    AoC has a barrie straight tip cordovan and a plain toe in trubalance (both black shell). Both have the commando sole.

    The black calf Indy gets no love but is an excellent makeup from them. I really wish someone would do a Pitt boot style in a different last than the barrie. May have to Vass mto....
     
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