***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. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    Never mind, I figured out what a Kirkwood boot is. Can't say I'm a fan - a cap toe together with a commando sole is very confused looking to me. Sleek and rugged at the same time. This is why I returned my Cigar cap toes from Alden DC. It's trying to be too many things at once.
     


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    Unionmade Ravello Captoe, Commando Sole (pic from Twitter)
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    Good thing Spencer called me yesterday about this. I'm about to pick it up later :slayer:
     


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    mr chorizo Senior member

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    there is no way they are that red in person.
     


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    That pic makes them look similar to the color of the #4 boots recently posted:

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    I understand your concerns, but the barrie (vs. grant) makes it less sleek. An argument can also be made that a WT boot is dressier than a captoe boot - but WT boots many times come on a commando sole. I really like my color 8 WT boots on commando from JGilbert on the Plaza.
     


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    +1

    If they are that red, it is no longer ravello shell, and there has been a mix up at the factory. :)
     


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    Do I really need another cordovan captoe boot :puzzled:
     


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    The Alden DC boots are probably my favorite high boots from Alden... I wear them jeans, chinos and some of my heavier grey flannels. It's a really sharp look for fall and winter
     


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    Was considering ordering either the Indy (made for J Crew or through Alden SF) or a plain toe Alden boot. Any SF consensus on this? I haven't yet seen them in person so I'm interested in people's opinions on what I admit is a preference matter. Would I be nuts to get one over the other? I'm not doing any outdoors work, just want a great looking boot I can wear with chinos/jeans and that will look great after some wear.
     


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    They have one pair left in my size, but I'm going to pass even though my gut is saying buy, buy, buy!!! I just never wear boots that much. Someone go get that last pair of 10s!
     


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    Only as confused as a captoe derby in my eyes.



    Really? In what sense? I always thought captoes were dressier than wingtips if they were both derbys. On the other hand if the wingtip was an oxford it might be a different story
     


  12. Alcibiades

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    I'd recommend the Indy in chromexcel. The chromexcel Indy looks unique (moc toe stitching stands out), the leather wears well and takes a nice sheen, and the boot is versatile (it can deal with a lot of weather conditions and looks good with both jeans and chinos in a variety of casula settings).
     


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    The discussion from earlier today being played out right in front of our eyes... :satisfied:
     
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    Ravello can range anywhere from looking like slightly darker/redder whiskey to slightly ligher color 4. It seems to vary the most out of all the Alden cordovan colors
     
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    Big win, minus Barrie. Can't wait for pics.
     


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