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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. Roguls

    Roguls Distinguished Member

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    They have rare shell colors on the Modified Last. No US retailer has this.

    I purchased two pair from Charles, and he was excellent to deal with. But I knew my size, and sizing in shop is important with any shoe.
     


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    Yes, the overseas retailers can offer something we can't get in the US. Odd as Alden is a US company. You'd think they would honor a MTO.
     


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    king of the gunboats, yesterday morning

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  4. Leighlon

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    Daytripping on the first day of August
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    Leffot
     


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    :crazy:

    IMO there is not much that Trickers does well. The quality may be good but they are not pretty.
     
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    +1 They look like clown shoes to me (which may be a plus, if you're a clown...)
     


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    Exactly!
     


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    Stunning. :)

    I like the crease forming on the 'cap' of your right foot. You don't often see that on cap toes. looks less stuffy that way. :slayer:
     
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    Thinking about replacing the crepe sole of my cigar PTBs on crepe from Winn Perry with a dainite sole. Thoughts?
     


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    I have some suede chukkas from Trickers that I purchased from STP. They are very nice looking and comfortable. Half of what Alden charges. I like my Alden's too! Some Trickers are very nice, same with Alden.
     


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    Thanks BC I just wear them and Mac Method them.

    I had the hooks removed in favor of eyelets and I think it makes the boot looks cleaner.
     


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    My order would be:

    1. double leather JR
    2. double leather flex
    3. dainite (standard color)

    Obviously if you are after something other than leather, the dainite is a great option.
     


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    Thing is I already have a cigar chukka on double leather sole. This PTB is sort of my "beater" / rainy weather cordovan shoe...

    Thinking about adding a dainite sole in the standard color along with matched eyelets....
     
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    Alcibiades,
    I realized I never replied to your "what to wear with whiskey monks" question. I typically wear mine w/ jeans as well as lighter colored business casual fare (spring/summer tones). I have also, on occasion, worn them with a light gray or medium blue suit, but never with dark tones. I find that dark, formal wear with these makes the shoes "pop" too much, and I can rarely leave the house not thinking that my shoes are saying "hey, look at me!"
     


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