***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. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Some sticklers will say never wear a blucher with a suit, but most Alden aficionados here will say that a #8 LWB with a suit is a classic look. I think it looks fine and I don't think there's anything wrong at all with the look. I do know that the blurry shoes in the background need to be burned. :devil:
     


  2. Papa Doble

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    This picture may have solidified my choice to get color 8 versus cigar when I get the LWB. Of course, cigar may no longer be an option soon.

    As for your question, I think if you're going to wear bluchers with a dark suit, they should be black, burgundy, or dark brown with a black or dark brown welt/edge (such as your 975s).
     
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    +1, looks good to me. You are miles away from the grandpa rockport steez going on in the background.
     


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    It's not properly formal, but I could easily get away with it in my field. And I like the look with heavier wools and more Americana looks.
     


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  6. mcarthur

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    i have no problem
     


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    ravello wt boot
    argyles otc
     
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    You may get answers all over the map on this one. No right or wrong. My personal thoughts on the matter, and my personal practice with shell LWBs: yes - black yes - color 8 yes - cigar* no - ravello never - whiskey * Cigar can be tricky particularly if they have antique edging. Mine do, and I intentionally darkerned the edging with AE chili dressing and I had BNelson darken the top of the welt dark brown to match the cigar. IMO, this made them quite a bit dressier. The color scheme I was going for is represented nicely by the AE Jefferson balmoral WT in dark brown burnished calf (a shoe which I, incidentally, also have, and is, IMO, probably the finest calf shoe AE makes). http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producti_SF7605_1_40000000001_-1
     


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    Anyone know if they honored the $484 price? it showed as being the most popular pair of aldens yesterday...
     


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    They did for me, my order was placed Saturday.
     


  11. Papa Doble

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    I saw a few posts here from people who bought over the weekend, when the price was $484.
     


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    wonderful
     


  13. BIG WONG

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    My order was honored and it was shipped today.
     


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    nephew,
    thank you
     


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