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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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    This may not be a popular answer, but I went to Nordstroms during their semi annual sale wearing my ravello and went through all of their belts until I came across a style I liked and color that matched. I went with a Trafalgar belt on sale for half off, $45. Did the same with my Cigars. I'll save my $ for shoes.
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    It sounds like the Marlows maybe your most logical brown shell. The atom cigars would be similar in use to your cigar chukka and color 8 Brixtons... both casual like the cigar atoms with antique (light) edge which makes it more commonly a casual shoe. Although the Marlows are a bulky heavy shoe, they are sleek and can easily dressed up, more so than the aldens, imho. If you have no intention on dressing these up at all, I think you can go with the atoms. The only time I think you can count on the Marlows going on sale at RL is in November and December. However, you can find them from time to time on ebay. I found a pair bnib, never been worn for $450 back in October or November. Hope this helps and good luck!
     
  3. Alcibiades

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    One thing I would mention is that the Leffot Atoms are on the tremont last, making it sleeker than most other cigar blutchers (PTBs, longwings, etc).. That said, I would recommend the Marlows over the Atoms as it is a versatile, workhorse shoe that truly can go from suits to jeans very easily and is well constructed.
     
  4. Alcibiades

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    I am sending in my ravello tassels into Alden for restoration ahead of spring/summer. I will post before/after photos. Hopefully they don't come back dyed color 8 or black.
     
  5. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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  6. SuitedDx

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    Those were Whiskey? Wow, they do darken significantly...

    I will definitely keep this in mind. Thanks.
     
  7. CTYGGG

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    Can't you wrong with either choice, here are a few pic of mine to help you make your mind up.

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  8. BeSpiffington

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    CTYGGG, either one would look stunning with a chocolate colored suit with gold pin-stripes. Ronald Reagan style.
     
  9. kwhitelaw

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    yea I guess it'l be alden direct.. got them from jcrew, cant imagine they'll be able to help. not really interested in the colors that benjo offers, just want simple brown and all I have are waxed laces..
     
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    Not an expert by far but i believe these are machine stitched? IMO way nicer then the hand stitching. Love these boots!
     
  11. zippyh

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    Try searching this thread for Marlow sales history.
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/228974/when-is-the-next-ralph-lauren-sale

    Last year they went on sale in May and late October.
    There may have been other instances.

    Best deal is the Private sale where they've been something like 30% + 15% kicker.
    I think the days of 40%+15% kicker are gone.
     
  12. hkpm

    hkpm Senior member

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    Has anyone seen Alden for BB / Marlow of RL shoes in smaller sizes ? ie. 6.5D or below?
    I have checked their website several time but the smallest size I've seen is 7.
     
  13. kwhitelaw

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    new suede PT boot at moulded.. they consistently show up with nice offerings imo

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    I know I'm a bit behind on the Leffot Atom cigar discussion, but looking back at the posts from this weekend brings to mind a question about long- vs. shortwing bluchers. Which do you guys prefer and why? Are there certain types of clothing or levels of dressiness that leave you feeling that one is more called for than the other?
     
  15. Michigan Planner

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    I usually prefer the longwing because I feel it can work with casual clothes a bit better than the shortwing and also because it has a sort of quintessential American "trad" style to it. That being said, I did place an order for the new cigar Atom shortwing from Leffot.
     
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    Sorry to hear that happened. How long was that set of laces serving its purpose before it blew?

    I tried the Red Wing free laces trick, as mentioned in the "Alden FAQ" (just type that into Google and, I believe Borderline, suggested the model # to type into the Red Wing site. Mine arrived in about 5 days. A bit blacker than the brown laces that came with my LS Ultimate Indys, but the same gauge and flatness.

    What about contacting the LeatherSoul guys and having them drop a set into an envelope for you?
     
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one waiting for cigar Atoms to arrive :satisfied: Congrats.
     
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  18. Bakes11771

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    Interesting how styles vary by region. I've noticed that brown suits seem to be much more prevalant in the Midwest than in the Northeast. (Olive too)
     
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  19. docalden2013

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    This is exactly the slippery slope I trip on just about every time. It started off for me with, "I'll dive into the Alden scene, but only if I can get a J.Crew discount." Then it was, "Oh, LWBs are nice. The cool styleforum guys are talking about shell. I obviously need some shell action." Got a color 8 LWB then decided not only that I needed a shell boot, but also more shell in other places. "I'll go ahead and get that Grant lasted cap toe boot; Kathy from Alden of DC is so nice and accommodating after all." "Oh, wait, summer is coming. I obviously need a loafer. Cigar it is." Wait, what about those Indy boots everyone is talking about? Oh, if I pass up on the Leffot presale for black shell naval boots, there will be a big hole in the color spectrum in the closet." You catch my drift...

    Olifter, congrats on a diverse shell collection and best of luck in the hunt for whiskey...
     
  20. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I have these. They are awesome.
     
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