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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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Agreed.

    The Alden for BB captoe blucher (straight tip) in color 8 is one of my favorite Aldens. I'm not a huge fan of color 8 with antique edging though. I recently converted two of my color 8 models with antique edging to color 8 with black edging - 6 eyelet NST on Plaza, and tassel on Aberdeen. I prefer the black edging.

    But there seems to be plenty of gents who like the antique edging ......
     
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    What you have before you is the proverbial golden egg. Don't make a fool-headed decision and ruin your good graces for years to come! [​IMG]
     
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    I have a tracking number for the suede lwb I used the code on.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does anybody have a picture of shell captoe oxfords on the aberdeen last with a flat welt?
     
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    Typically Alden's shell captoe balmorals are on the Hampton last, so it could be tough finding such a picture. But if one is out there, I'd like to see it too.
     
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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Screwing this one up could lead to: :slapfight:
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm thinking of getting some made up.
     
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    Like others that have posted on this thread, I wasn't completely sold on the brass eyelets on the J.Crew Ravello LWBs. Took them a cobbler to have them replace brass with light brown, and am happy with the result!
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    ^ nice. How much did that run you?
     
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    This greatly improves the shoe. Much more elegant with the matched eyelets
     
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    ^ i disagree. i thought it freshened up a classic without altering the character. just looks like another really nice shoe, now

    but im biased. if i had an eyelet machine i would put brass eyelets on several pairs
     
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    I ALMOST pulled the trigger on those. They look great, but even the best photos dont come close to doing the leather justice. Reverse Chamois is incredible. Let us know how you like them as you wear them.

    Also, after finally ending my Alden sizing adventure and discovering my true size, I have decided to get rid of my too small Cigar PTBs. Hopefully they find a good home with someone here on the fourm.
     
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    just saw this interesting video on how to add eyelets. i would have my local guy do it but he hasnt the tools :/

     
  16. dslonghorn4

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    Thanks Alcibiades and NAMOR.

    He charged me $30 all in but I got a deal since I brought in a few other shoes to be re-soled.
    He originally said staining/painting would have done accomplished the same goal as well.
     
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    Michigan Planner: You just had one helluva day. Congrats and enjoy !
     
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    Agree. The brass eyelets are what attracted me to the shoe. To each his own eyelets, as the saying goes.
     
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