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***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. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Distinguished Member

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    Thanks. Grant Last. I tried on all the variations of the Cap Toe #8 before going with these ones from Shoe Mart. They are my favorite ones.
     


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    I wouldn't complain if you posted some more pics from different angles...

    ...Just sayin.
     


  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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  4. sevenfoldtieguy

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    At one point (early 2011-ish) I ordered a black shell and a burgundy shell belt from BB (the conventional version). I ended up sending them both back. After a simple try-on, the belts had the look of being stretched, and quite used. In short, I was not satisfied with the quality or the perceived durability. But I would imagine some here have had better experiences with shell belts from BB. As your post implies, it is worth pointing out that Alden does not make shell belts for BB.

    Also, I am not a huge fan of the multi piece method that is necessarily used for shell belts; I personally don't care for how it looks in comparison to a one piece calf belt.
     


  5. Kai

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    I've got a couple of shell belts I bought from Ben Silver. Multi-piece construction. One Whiskey, one Color 8

    They have held up well with regular wear for 10+ years now.
     


  6. Bakes11771

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    7fold

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I agree that 1 piece is ideal, but I gotta have what I can get.

    I guess I'll just have to be patient and wait until one comes along.
     


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    Great to have you back, Uncle -


    Also rocking the #8 captoes (Plaza) today + Epaulet RC's in Plum. Looking very brown today w/ the clouds outside.

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    I can't see the pic but if it is the PCT boot I have it and it's great. Folks at Moulded Shoe are excellent too! Only minor issue I have with the shoe is the pull tab... my trousers tend to get caught on top of them.
     


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    Whiskey belt - nice ... and very rare.

    Glad your experience has been a good one.
     


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    where are these from and what last?

     


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    Epaulet has a whiskey cordovan belt in stock now
     


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    Definitely Plaza, but I have no idea where from.
     


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    Namor: I also own two pairs of Alden Tobacco Chamois boots. I used them for my field work. Please, what do you use to clean and protect the boots? When I purchased my boots recently, I tried to buy the Allen Edmonds chamois oil cream but they do not make them anymore. Russell's Moccasins sells chamois oil for boots but I am not sure whether that will be good for the Aldens. Any suggestions or recommendations will be greatly appreciated! I bought the boots from The Shoe Mart. Thank you! Sincerely, EXPLORER
     
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    Uncle, just curious if you have shared your break in method with three wearings before? I haven't seen it since I subscribed to this thread. Interested in your process.
     


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    I apologize in advance for the darkness and quality of the pictures. These are Alden for Leffot, indys on the trubalance last with the commando sole, these are actually my first of pair of Aldens so I thought I would share. Hopefully they will be perfect for business casual and jeans during the winter and terrible weather which is sure to ensue in the next couple of months here in Iowa.


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