***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. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    I can understand this, in which case, perhaps a plain toe blucher is more formal than a cap toe blucher.
     


  2. ElDave

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    Depends on the PTB. For example, I would say a shoe like the AE Kenilworth is more formal than a cap toe blucher. But I view an Alden PTB as a strictly casual shoe, and basically more casual than anything else in the leather shoe world.
     


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    Circle 7 has a Barrie cap toe on crepe, though not in your size. Worth an email if you're interested. The Natural/Crepe combo looks nice.

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    An old eBay auction has more pics.

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  4. Papa Doble

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    Agreed. I think my statement holds with all else being equal (leather, color, last, sole, etc.).
     


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    Does anyone know J Crew's policy on the perf cap toe #8 boot that is expected to ship in the future? Do they charge the card in full upon ordering or shipment?
     


  6. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Always best to ask the source, them.

    However, last time I asked them, I was told they authorize the card right away and then charge it when the item ships. They didn't actually authorize and charge it though for me until it shipped out.
     


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    thank you!
     


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    This is brilliant to me
     


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    which exact boot are you referring to, mexicutioner, as the best and most versatile?
     


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    this one:

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    i'm hard-pressed to think of a situation or outfit where you'd want to wear alden shoes (other than at the 10% at either extreme, aka super conservative/dress environment; super casual beach environment) and this boot wouldn't work. for the 80% in the middle, this is perfection.

    edit: the fact that it's somewhat plain means that the #8 shell's color can really stand out, moreso than if they were wingtip'd.

    edit 2: i'm hereby nominating the j crew perf captoe #8 boot to be "the navy blazer of aldens."
     
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    So those of you guys who have had experience buying seconds at TSM, how has it been going for you? Has it been worth it for you in general?
     


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    I bought a pair of ravello chukkas off the seconds list. The flaw was so minimal that I'm not 100% sure I would have complained if it were sold as a first.

    That's my only experience with the seconds list though.
     


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    I have this boot and I agree 100%. The color really shines with the boot's simplicity.
     


  14. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    I'm extremely happy with them. I wavered for over a year on them. Then, I finally received a $30. off gift card in the mail and decided to buy. It has definitely become one of my favorite pairs of Aldens next to the 975s.
     


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    Who snagged the 9.5d snuff suede chukkas off the bay today?
     


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