***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. Reds & Tops

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    Thanks much
     
  2. BIG WONG

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    Ravello LWB from AoC
     
  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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    count me in
     
  4. marg

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    My alden progression:

    original indy boot
    #8 lwb
    whiskey lwb (returned due to vamp coming loose and alden botching the repair job)
    whiskey indy
    black grant captoe
    dark brown unlined suede chukka
    #8 ptb
    hampton black captoe bals
    #8 lhs

    cigar captoe boot on order since 1980 it feels like...
    next purchase will likely be a ravello ptb/sw or some other boot
    I have learned that I don't like alden calf - it stretches too much and doesn't hold its shape. Yes, I use correctly fitted trees. I will just have to venture out for calf shoes in the future.
     
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    I nearly broke my 'never post' rule, as your comments above really upset me, and then I hit your link, and all the anger washed away. then i broke my rule, so I could say thanks!
     
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    blue collar Senior member

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    LHS
    PTB
    LWB

    Would be my 3 staple Alden styles (these styles all have a casual and American feel to them, and my not be perfect for guys who sport suits 90% of the time)
     
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    mexicutioner Senior member

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    seems like a lot of you guys consider the 403/405 indy to be pretty high up on the "My First Aldens" list.

    hmm....
     
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    It is indeed, uncle. My ravello shortwings:



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    Dbear Senior member

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    ^ Gateway shoe.

    From "...$400 for a boot seems like an awful lot...but it's supposed to last forever..."

    To "...$600 is now the norm..."

    To "...OMG...you might get some color 4? Here, take my wallet. I can also put my dog down as deposit..."
     
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    herrmj Senior member

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    and you might as well make it cigar...
     
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    My first Aldens were cigar Indys, and it escalated quickly from there.
     
  12. Morgan

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    My first three would be:
    Shortwing balmoral, color #8
    Plaintoe blucher, cigar
    Longwing blucher, whiskey

    I appreciate the Leisure Handsewn loafer love, but I find the Van last unwearable and prefer both the last and shade of brown shell used by Crockett & Jones for their Ralph Lauren loafers.

    My current top three are:
    Medallion captoe balmoral, color #8
    Longwing blucher, cigar
    Wingtip boots, ravello

    I just picked up a pair of snuff suede chukkas on a crepe sole from j.crew. I've been looking for that exact makeup for years. They were sold out of my size online, but a store search found a pair in 8.5. Heading into fall, they are #1 with a bullet.
     
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    :rotflmao:
     
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    enjoy wearing in good health, your ravello gunboats
     
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    Considering the lead time of many MTO, that's a lot of dog years for waiting. :colgate:
     
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