***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. sazon

    sazon Senior member

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    ML : those Ravello gunboats are simply unbeatable. Nice job.
     
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    Wow. This combination is a winner
     
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    I just bought my first pair of Aldens yesterday (901 - Needed a go to business shoe) and the fit is almost perfect. The right shoe is pretty good, but the left one has the slightest bit of heel slip. Does anyone have any suggestions to remedy this? I know there are things you can put under the tongue and things you can put inside the heel, but I'd rather not use the heel ones if I can, as those tends to separate off with friction.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
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    I have found that the heel slip goes away after the sole (and upper) have had a chance to break in, form to your foot and the way you walk.

    If you want an instant fix i have found that tongue pad does a good job of helping you fill out the shoe.it's better than wearing thick socks, esp' in summer :satisfied:
     
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    Regardless, it looks great. I wear white pants, blue blazer with my ravello :slayer:
     
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    Thanks! Actually, with thick socks I probably wouldn't need anything, but I can only see myself wearing them with my thin OTCs. I think i'll check out the tongue pads.
     
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    I have not had the pleasure of owning a chamois make-up but they look killer.

    This is anter nice option if you are not set on the LWB (from www.unionmadegoods.com)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm still breaking in some new PTBs, but this seems to be the case for me as well. Based on my own limited experience, you might want give it a go without the tongue pads and see if it feels better after a few more wears.
     
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    Indeed, those are also very nice. And I'm not set on the LWB. I'd really like to get something water resistant (lots o' rain here), and I'm wondering if the Kudu is a better option, or if the chamois offers more or less the same degree of water resistance.
     
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    wow, I usually prefer LWBs over SWBs, but I really really like the look of these.
     
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    I've got the LWB in chamois you showed and they are great. Although I don't have anything in Kudu to compare to, I can say water and scuff resistence is high on the chamois LWB. I've worn them in wet weather and they still look new with little creasing as well. Here is more about chamois from a write up on a Winn Perry makeup (since gone out of business):

    http://winnperry.com/updates/alden-73030-ranger-mocc/

    JT
     
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    Thanks! Glad to hear about the water and scuff resistance. The pair you linked to from Winn Perry and the pair from Unionmade both use the smooth side, which actually looks very similar to Kudu. I think I like the look of the rough side better.
     
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    I actually like the smooth side better which I think looks a tad dressier. Since I tend to wear with chinos and OCBD, I like the smooth side look a bit more. I have seen a few with rough side out too and they look like very rugged boots/shoes.

    JT
     
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    What kind/color belts do people wear with Alden blue suede shoes/boots?
     
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