***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. lagsun

    lagsun Senior member

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    We're originally on my short list when I picked up Ravello LWBs a few weeks ago figuring I'd have time to save up for them. However had to jump on them when they became available.


    Trubalance
     


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    Great looking boots.
     


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    I actually bought a pair last month. The eyelets had me concerned a bit as well, but they're gorgeous looking shoes and once I put them on I never even noticed the eyelets.
     


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    i like the eyelets on casual shoes, but i really hate the look of the BB wingtips. first time i saw a picture, i thought it was some old-timey pair from the 1930's or something. at least in photos (never seen a pair in person) the eyelets just kill any sort of elegance.
     


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    haha yeah a female coworker mentioned this the other day as well, saying captoes and these at BB look like they are from the 1920s or 1880s
     


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    ^ I despised the eyelets until I got a pair. Not only do you never really notice the eyelets once you have them on, they actually look better. Trust me on this. I hated the eyelets more than ANYONE on this thread, guaranteed. And now I love them and wouldn't want my shoes any other way. Trust.
     


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    Greetings All

    Was wondering if anyone knew where in the UK I can get my hands on a pair of the Alden wingtip boots? I own a few pairs of Aldens and the Bureau in Belfast has been my main supplier but am struggling to find the boots in the Uk.

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    They get the thumbs up from me. I've handled a pair and I like the exposed eyelets - casual it down a notch.
     


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    I was, thanks for the response. Been contemplating those for about 6 months and your pictures may have convinced me to pull the trigger. Would be my first shell as well.
     


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    jcrew #8 perf captoe today
     
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    I have the black shell wingtip bal from BB (eyelets; M-75 Last (somewhat like Plaza, but not Plaza)). I have the factory model color 8 shell wingtip bal - 974 (no eyelets; Tremont Last). They are equally dressy and neither is more casual than the other.
     


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    With respect to eyelets on the wingtip bal in question, I couldn't disagree more with this statement.
     


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