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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. poena

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    how do you get a BB corporate discount?
     
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    If you don't wear them much they might last 20 years, but they aren't sturdy like cordovans. I only have 1 pair of Alden suede (snuff LHS) but they are the most comfortable shoe I own by far due to the flex sole. In the year I have had them they still look good and I haven't done anything special other than using waterproofing spray and shoe trees. But I also wore them 2-3 times a week all summer so they haven't been babied :D
     
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    I highly recommend Alden suede - they won't likely last 20+ years, but they will be very valuable in the spring/summer. One of my favorite pairs is suede (J Crew tan suede PTBs)
     
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    Love the antique trim contrast with the cigar. Makes it really pop.
     
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    Cigar LWB is the only pair of shell I have (small-timer here). W/ dark welt, from Alden SF. Love it.
     
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    You sign up through your company, but your company has to already be participating in it.
    Thank you for your responses gentlemen. Still under consideration.
     
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    I have the black shell ones you link to above. I like them alot. I have various other color 8 boots.

    I would not, and do not, wear mine with dress slacks and a tie. I have other models for such things and the Indy boot is rather casual IMO.
     
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    I am debating between the brown calf lwb from AoC with commando sole or the brown CXL from Leffot. Which one is more versatile? I bet the CXL is very comfortable due to the oiled sole.
     
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    What is the difference between double oak leather outsoles and double oiled waterlock sole? I am very interested in a brown CXL chukka and TSM has the oak leather available and Leather Sole (who does the water lock) does not have any available. I am curious what the difference is and if it is worth waiting for?
     
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    Hello everyone! I am new to SF and I am extremely happy that I found it. I have decided to get serious about my appearance and my clothes. I am pretty much starting my dress shoe collection from scratch and I wanted to ask for pointers on where to start and what brands to purchase . Any pointers?
     
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    Only 1...Stay away from this thread! It will cost you a fortune :)
     
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    agreed. 10 pairs in just over a year has me considering an intervention [​IMG]
     
  17. Bakes11771

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    There is a lot of personal preference involved. Buy and wear what appeals to you, rather than buying what strangers on the internet tell you is cool. Style should be an expression of yourself, not an attempt to fit in and participate in the latest trend.

    However, at the same time, what is considered bad taste in clothes is pretty widely accepted.


    Edit: Not accusing you of doing this. Just making a point.
     
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    I used to have Color #8 Indy boots but wouldn't wear them with trousers and a tie. I have the Color #8 tanker boot from Context Clothing and I will wear that with tweed, corduroy, or flannel trousers and a tie and sport coat in a pinch.

    I just don't think the TruBalance last that the Indy is on lends itself to anything much more formal than chinos or trousers, sans necktie.
     
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    +1, but it's only a small fortune.
     
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    Excellent advice here.
     
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