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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. dslonghorn4

    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    Argentino - haven't been interested in Color 8 previously, but this pic may change my mind! Great looking boots.
     
  2. dslonghorn4

    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    Isn't the Leffot Atom a SWB? Similar to yours, my Marlow shortwings are a dark rich brown and nowhere close to ravello.
     
  3. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    That's exactly why I come to this thread. There are people here who have actually walked a mile in the shoes that I'm interested in.
     
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    You're rockin' it, Argentino! I love the worn-in look of the #8's. Don't tell me those are the 702's with faded hems?
     
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    If you order from carmina directly or skoaktiebolaget.se your price is about $550-$700
     
  6. Hermitedge

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    I appreciate you sharing your experience(s) with the BB boot. I'm quite fond of both, but its the little things that I'm debating in my head atm. Eyelets vs none, reverse welt vs none, the shape of the toebox is slightly similar since the Plaza last is a bit narrower than other common Alden lasts. Maybe I'll deliberate till I change my mind completely.
     
  7. rydenfan

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    They look more like Epaulet navy rivet chinos to me but hard to tell given the camera edits
     
  8. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    I know we have some really knowledgeable posters about shoe construction who might help satisfy my curiosity, and it's really nothing but plain curiosity.

    What causes some shoes/boots to be really loud when walking and others not so much? Like my chunky Alden boots are not that noisy at all (double-leather or water-lock soles and leather heels with dovetail rubber). But my AE Daltons and even my Strand shoes are incredibly noisy.
     
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    I think I showed this before but here is a side-by-side view of my Alden cigar LWB, C&J/RL dark brown Marlow, and Alfred Sargent cognac Miller [​IMG]
     
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    I would think the density of the leather used on the heel stack... but then again, I am one of the lesser knowledgeable members when it comes to construction.
     
  11. El Argentino

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    Yes sir, Momotaro 702s today. FWIW, for all my edits texture wise, I try to keep colors generally true to life. I'll brighten/darken, play with contrast, but don't shift the color spectrum.

    I just like playing with snapseed, and find it incredibly fun when compared to other apps like instagram, etc.

    BootSpell - re: distressing. I find that on this pair (both when I received them from another user on the B/S and subsequently), the edgetrim gets a bit hammered. I kind of like it though given I wear the boot more casually. A bit more character...
     
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    Maiden voyage of some new (to me) Alden monks.

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    This is a curious pair acquired from eBay. I failed to read the description carefully: one shoe is calfskin and one shell. Not ideal, but for a beater pair with jeans I'm going to live with them. I consider it an inexpensive opportunity to try the Aberdeen last.
     
  13. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    This is a great pic - you can really see how different the Cigar LWB is from the RL Marlow. The Cigar has some really nice olive tones to it, while the Marlow is more of a straight-up deep brown. Both are excellent choices.
     
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    epi, this could be a pretty cool experiment and no one else will know. keep us posted with the progress.
     
  15. fitchottie

    fitchottie Senior member

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    Any sizing info between Marlow and Barrie last.
     
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    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Now that I can see the LWB next to the Marlow certain aesthetic differences become apparent. Long-wing v swb not withstanding, the Alden looks historically classic like you could have pulled them out of your grandfathers closet. The C&J looks like a compilation of modern style points with an homage towards the past. I know that makes no sense what so ever.
     
  17. Resistant

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    [​IMG] soon to hit the pavement Inky Black Roy Boots

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  18. MoneyWellSpent

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    What sort of noise are you talking about? The clacking of the heels and soles as they hit the floor?
     
  19. Profligate47

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    Agreed. Same size 10.5D in lined and BB unlined:

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  20. Michigan Planner

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    The Shoe Mart looks to have shortwings available in both black shell and Color #8, both are balmorals. And Leffot has a shortwing blucher available in cigar.
     
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