***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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    Damn, I wish I could wear cordovan LHS. (I can wear the unlined suede). I am going to try the BB unlined version. Or I may just have to kill my feet in a regular pair.

    Wigglr, at 22, wearing LHS will make you stand out from your peers in a good way. I'm 28, I wish I started wearing Alden shoes earlier.
     
  2. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    The LHS is probably the only Alden shell model where whiskey would be my first choice. I have whiskey (9C) and unlined color 8 from BB (9C). I actually like the fit of the BB slightly better. Getting an exotic shell LHS in a C width can prove to be a difficult task. :nodding:
     
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    I would also still have the ravello LHS but it was defective, and the retailer had no replacements in my size. Oh well ....
     
  4. Al in Philly

    Al in Philly Senior member

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    Gentlemen,

    I have a quick question. I wear a 10D in the 901 (Hampton) and am thinking about getting the 4060 boot (Grant). Should I stick with 10D or go with 9.5D? Perhaps 9.5E?
     
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    izach Well-Known Member

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    Please help me. What is LHS. I see so many 3 characters acronyms WRT Aldens shoes. Maybe someone will provide me with the proper interpretation.
     
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    Evil Abed Senior member

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    Leisure Hand Sewn, the style of shoes depicted in the above conversation.
     
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    The big ones are

    LHS = leisure hand sewn = penny loafer where the strap does not go across the entirety of the shoe
    LWB = long wing blucher = wing tip where the wing extends to the back of the shoe
    SWB = short wing blucher = wing tip where the wing ends halfway down the shoe
    PTB = plain toe blucher = plain shoe with open/blucher lacing
     
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    wigglr Senior member

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    I agree with this, but I think this is also achieve with my Alden offerings that I have. Regardless, the LHS has grown on me a lot. Especially a pair of Whiskey, which could be great for summer
     
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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I the spirit of of LHS Appreciation Day

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    Disclaimer: The Calf loafer is Peal & Co for BB
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  10. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Decided to get the Wing Tip Shell Cordovan Color 8 Boots. Hope to get them sometime next week or the first part of the following week.At some point I think I would like to get a pair in Ravello as well.
     
  11. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    thanks for the cigar pics! i think i'll bite the bullet.
     
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    I say if your 10 Hampton is snug, go 10.5 on the Grant. If you've got a little play, stick with 10.
     
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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    This is sound advice.
     
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    sqroot3 Senior member

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    great choice! i just got a pair! whose makeup did you get?
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    Congrats.

    I purchased my pair from Shoe Mart.
     
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