***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. Shiny

    Shiny Senior member

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    Would like to see some top views of this shoe. Are all your shoes (next post) on the modified last? Did you have to size down for the mod. last? Thanks.
     


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  3. MoneyWellSpent

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    Nice to see some well worn Aldens! I think there needs to be more pictures in this thread of Aldens that don't look like they are on their first wearing fresh out of the box. Something more along the lines of Simon Crompton's series of posts about "How Great Things Age" on Permanent Style. [​IMG]
     


  4. mcarthur

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    the hole in your assumption is that if shoes are properly taken care of, they should look like they just came out of the box.
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    NYR, looking great! I'm being nit picky here, but edge trim dressing is your friend. :)
     


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    Nice to see balmorals posted, looking great!


    Looking good & welcome to the forum. Try Alex, top notch.

    http://www.customshirt1.com/
     


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    Leffot x Alden NST (Tanker)
     


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    Thanks!
    That's good to know, sounds like and arduous process. I'd like to try a pair made of this material one of these days.
    Beautiful.
     


  9. MoneyWellSpent

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    I was waiting for someone to argue that point.[​IMG] What you say is correct to a degree, and I am in no way advocating neglect of shoes. However, shoes age just like everything else and the beauty of high quality shoes is that the older they get, the more character they have. The phrase frequently found in these forums is that "they get better with age." If this is true (and I believe that it is), then the notion that they should look like they just came out of the box contradicts this. Using your logic, new shoes and aged shoes that have had impeccable care should look nearly similar. If they look better with age, then what is it that looks better about them if they look like they just came out of the box? Your shoes look fantastic, but I can't say if they are older than me unless you tell me how old they are. Without that vital piece of information your comment sounds more like a condescending pat on the head. I'm not offended here, so please don't misunderstand me. Shoe character is a subjective topic.
     


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    I prefer old shoes that look new to old shoes that look old. Old shoes, well taken care of, will have a tendency to look new - and that is precisiely the point in taking care of them well. Just one man's opinion ....
     


  11. Papa Doble

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    Sorry for the crappy iPhone pic, but I wanted to document the maiden voyage of my ravello PTBs. Indoor only for now to break in the sole a bit. They are a little darker in person than in the picture.

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    Don't get anything with a crepe sole unless your intent is to wear it 100% of the time in casual settings.
     


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    In the shell Long Wing I wear a size 13 D, but in the tassel loafer, like the 664 model in both shell and calf, I wear a size 14 D. In the suede and cordovan loafers that I've posted, I wear a size 13 E, then have so consistently for over the past twenty years. Alden has been pretty consistent for me over the years, and I have no complaints in regard to quality, and basically these are the Alden shoes that look best on me.

    However, I am completely ticked off that they don't make the joints that are shown from Alden Of Carmel, in my size range. I've called, and the dude on the other end of the line will say, nope they don't come in that size!

    I am so jealous of you micro foot mofo's on here showing such hipness......congrats!
     
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    Just picked up a pair of Cigar LHS from the 9.5D ShoeMart irreg list
     


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    I'm sure you take care of your shoes as well as anybody does, but given the 50?100?200? pairs of you have, your 20+ YO wingtips might have been worn literally as many times as my 2 year old boots.
     


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