***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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Outstanding. Mine will get the first wear in several months this weekend...
     
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    "Dark ravello" may be my favorite shell cordovan color
     
  3. Papa Doble

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    I can understand if it looks like someone walked a mile in them, but if there was slight creasing with no wear otherwise (such as on the sole), I don't think I'd mind. Oh well, I'll do my best to assess fit without walking. Thank you.
     
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    There are a lot of people on here that see one slight crease and are turned off. I have a pair of AE Cambridge second Shells that came a bit creased and would have preferred them not to have it, but the only way to ensure that is to stick to these kinds of policies.
     
  5. Papa Doble

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    Fair enough. I guess if I was going to keep them in a display case and wipe them with a diaper, then I'd agree. If the creasing is slight though, so that it would not alter the creases my own feet would make immediately on their maiden voyage, I don't see how it would make a practical difference in the end. I suppose you get into a grey area then, hence the no crease policy of some retailers.
     
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    Initial slight heel slippage with double leather soled shoes is to be expected. Not to worry ....
     
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    Congratulations on the Fantastic Ravello PTBs! I emailed them last week and was disappointed that the didn't have my size. They indicated that it would be least 6 months before they receive a restocking.
     
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    The reason is bothers me is because my shoes crease very little. Its annoying to have them arrive already creased more than my feet will ever crease them, and the creases in differen't places than my feet will crease them.
     
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    Sounds like my girlfriend...
     
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    Tried buffing it with a damp terry cloth before brushing and buffing with a flannel cloth. I think it works.
     
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    question for the alden think tank:

    i have three pair of alden shells, two low-tops and one boot: BBBF longwing, cigar ptb, and #8 wingtip boot on the barrie last.

    because i'm dreadfully lazy in the morning, i almost NEVER wear the #8 wingtip boots, and basically just rotate between the two low-tops. as such, i'm thinking of selling the #8 wingtip boots and buying a low-top #8 shoe, such as barrie LWB, chukka or PTB. work is a business casual environment (slacks and dress shirt; anytime i wear a navy blazer everyone comments about me looking "spiffy" and asks if i have a trial hearing that day). any thoughts?
     
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  13. FrankCowperwood

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    ^As long as you can get an acceptable price for the #8 WT boot, I don't see why you shouldn't make the switch to a style you'll wear more. Also, the #8 WT boot isn't too rare a style (assuming you aren't an unusual size), so if you regret the decision at some point, you could likely put them back into your rotation.

    Have you considered the 974 shortwing as a #8 option? It would give you a third style option. Risk is that it is on a different last, which introduces sizing uncertainty. Can't go too far wrong with #8 LWB or PTB, of course.
     
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    What are you thoughts on a LHS? A loafer would be particularly convenient if you are lazy in the morning.
     
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    In the words of Ned Stark: "Winter is coming."
     
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