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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. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Not sure that anyone can confirm this with certainty, although we would all wish it to be true. Frankly, I think many were surprised to see this recent burst of Ravello out of the factory, given that many retailers were saying around August Ravello would be impossible to find for the next 18+months.

    But what do I know, I only became aware of Alden less than 2 years ago.
     
  3. Bakes11771

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    Silly Question: I just ordered some cedar shoe racks from woodlore, and was going to keep them in my room so that I can stare at my shoes all day long. Will my shell shoes get faded from the light, even if not in direct sunlight? or do they need to be kept in a dark closet with no light at all to avoid fading?

    I suspect that they will be okay as long as they are not in direct sunlight, as nothing else in my house has faded in such a way, but thought I would check to be sure.
     
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    Gentlemen, if I may make one last announcement, Moulded Shoe is invoicing the deposits for the Modified Last Kudu Indy. There is still some time is anyone else would like to join the order. Please PM for more information.

    Thank you.
     
  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    wear your cigar indy in good health
     
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    nephew,
    thank you for posting
    enjoy wearing in good health
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    good looking cigar
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    wear in good health you gunboats
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    looking good
     
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    nephew,
    looking good in your whiskey
     
  11. Bucho

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    Those (Alden cigar boots in brogue above) are the best looking Alden boots I have ever seen. Where did you get them?

    I just received two pair of Alden boots, an 11.5E Cigar Captoe with commando soul and a 12E Color#8 Captoe. I am trying to decide which to keep, more due to fit. The colors of the two are almost identical and I am told that the Cigars are coming in very dark. These boots are much darker than my four other Cigar Aldens.

    A shout out to the folks at Alden of DC. This is the second time they sent me two pair to try for size while only charging for one pair. I got a rare pair of Ravello Longwings and stuck with the 11.5E and they have turned out to be the most comfortable Aldens I have ever worn. I was told the Barrie last would fit long, but I wear an 11.5e in all my other Aldens and these fit great.

    I will try and post a few pictures tomorrow when the light is better.
     
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    Bucho: Hope you're speaking of my Cigar WT boots above...If not, I guess I'm going to look like the buffoon.

    Thank you for your compliment.

    Those boots are from Epaulet (Spring/Summer 2012). They are on the Barrie last but for some reason they seem to me to look a bit more narrow and less bulky than my other Barrie last shoes.
    I have only wore them 5-7 times but the variations in the cigar shell are already quite nice. I did some mac-methoding on them last night, with a touch of Venetian shoe cream and they shined so nicely.
     
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    AoC #8 plain toe boot, Trubalance last.

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    shell on a rainy day with no Alden defender - oh the humanity!
     
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    What's the best CXL selection in everyone's opinion? Don't care if it's shoe or boot. In other words, which Alden model best shows off the attributes/beauty of CXL? And CXL or Natural CXL?

    I know there's no single answer, just looking for opinions.

    In the market for a pair and not sure what to get...

    Thanks!
     
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    The Meermin thread that may be of interest.
     
  17. Papa Doble

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    Hypothetical question of the day: In your Alden collection, between the shell colors whiskey and ravello, you are allowed 1 chukka and 1 LHS, and they cannot be the same color. That is, you are allowed either (1) a ravello chukka and a whiskey LHS OR (2) a whiskey chukka and a ravello LHS. You are allowed chukkas and LHS's in other shell colors, and you allowed other styles in ravello and whiskey. Would you choose 1 or 2?
     
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    Way sharp. Great combo.


    Personally, I'm a huge fan of how Natural CXL develops with wear. The Indy or Plaintoe Boot in natxcl will develop beautiful color variation if well cared for. They're also generally easy to care for (bigger sections of leather w/ less broguing) than a longwing.

    Haven't seen a natural cxl chukka - that could be great too.
     
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    Thanks for your reply! I'm just concerned about wearing unlined shoes in the winter. Do people wear these boots in the cold climate? I also think the Goodyear soles might be a better option than the leather.

    What are people's thoughts on the unlined versus lined suede chukka or the tobacco PTB? I'm so indecisive and need people's thoughts! Thanks!
     
  20. kwhitelaw

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    appreciate the info, I'll look into it.

    right now, I'm digging the carmina cognac offerings that epaulet has brought in recently. will be keeping an eye out for some future offerings
     
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