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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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Any of those will work. Something that would certainly be different would be the NST in 8 or ravello.
     


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    Never a bad option .....
     


  3. Papa Doble

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    +1
     


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    ohhhhhhhh i never knew that NST came in barrie last, i always thought it was on one of the slimmer lasts. i have fred flintstone feet, so i'm kind of afraid to try the slimmer lasts.

    anybody know where i can get NST lowtops in #8? TSM seems to only have barrie NST's in cigar and whiskey, and #8 in aberdeen.
     
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  5. Papa Doble

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    So you want a Barrie lasted #8 NST? I don't know if I've seen that recently.

    Shoe Mart has a ravello NST, but it is on the Aberdeen last.
     


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    haha love it!!!!
     


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    I think the right answer is a #8 chukka. They're extremely good for the lazy - can be slipped on with no shoehorn, only two eyelets so it ties easily, etc.
     


  8. Papa Doble

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    Thanks, I hope you have success finding them eventually. Provided the fit works out, these will be my first Aldens and first pair of shell. Ravello is probably an unconventional first color choice, but I decided to jump of these while I had the chance. Not to worry, I have a few #8s in mind (LWB, NST tanker boot), and perhaps cigar (LHS) if I can find my size.


    That makes sense and makes me more sympathetic to this issue.
     


  9. FrankCowperwood

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    Yes, NST. That's a good idea from sevenfoldtieguy. Definitely a different look from what you have and a very nice shoe IMO. #8 NST is available in a range of sizes and widths, so you should be able to find a size that works. Again, totally understand wanting to stick with Barrie as a known known.

    And in that vein, the chukka's not a bad idea at all either. Much easier on and off than a boot, with some of the same advantages. I've really admired this in #8 when I've seen it. Pretty likely to be able to get this in an exotic color too. Shoemart might have or call Alden Madison Avenue. I think its a pretty popular item there and therefore well stocked.
     


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    So I'm in the midst of re-vamping my collection, and I keep finding myself wanting things in color 8 and not much else. Anybody own ONLY color 8 Aldens? These will be basically the only shoes I wear.
     


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    #8 is pretty nice honestly. You could live a long and happy life in #8 alone.
     


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    http://www.citishoes.com/pg7.htm
     


  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Not me. But I do have 15 color 8 models (1 is AE and 1 is vintage Florsheim Imperial).

    I have various models in all the shell colors, but ...... Color 8 is still the king. :nodding:
     


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    *raises hand*

    Forewarning on tanker boots - it took me awhile to find a way to get my hands on some in my size, and I'm still waiting on delivery...

    Though, this seems to be the norm with most desirable shell Aldens.
     


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    What shell models are in your current collection? I think most (myself included) would agree that if they had to pick one shell color and stick to it, they would pick #8. I certainly plan to acquire a healthy amount of #8, but a little variety is nice.
     


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