***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. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    Funny, I saw the picture and immediately thought I need a pair of those aldens (the strands). I have the strands but don't wear them as much as my alden lwbs.
     


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    Thanks much guys! I'm in contact with B Nelson, but I might go check out Cobblers Corner. It's pretty close by.
     


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    Thanks for all the responses. I will wear them casually most of the time, so the Longwings might be the right choice. I think that is why I posted the question here instead of in the AE thread :)

    I rarely see Alden's on sale, which is another great point. I wish I could find some Longwings in Ravello for 30% off. That would be a no brainer.
     


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    Barrie is smaller in the forefoot and wider in the heel. It's why it is an awkward fitting last for me. I wish I didn't love my Pitt Boots in black shell so much....
     


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    I think a half or full brogue suede balmoral can be appropriate, and look quite good, with jeans.
     
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    [​IMG] I thought you guys were actually related!
     


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    Same here. Seems I'd prefer an A/D combo last rather than a B/D.



    I've never had shoes restored, so I can't offer any real advice (my gut reaction would be to send to Alden). Whatever you wind up doing, please post follow-up pics! We need a little variety in the types of pics we see most often.
     
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    I bought the aofc ravello lwb new in box from thebay for $400 last year. They don't get much respect because of the crepe sole, but I love mine.[​IMG]
     


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    that's a good point, a suede bal with jeans wouldn't look bad at all....I still think calf bals with jeans look pretty bad probably 99% of the time.
     


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    Shell and crepe is totally bizarre to me - it would be like putting canvas on a triple leather sole - but you can just replace the sole, right?

    Agreed - although honestly I'm probably influenced by all the 'stylish' guys in porkpie hats who wear their weird papery wingtip bals from UO
     


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    Crepe soles are not the best looking. But these are my most comfortable aldens. They are also ninja quiet on hardwood and tile.
     


  12. Papa Doble

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    This is probably true. I've never worn my walnut Strands with jeans, for example.
     


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    I have thought about pairing my whiskey balmoral wingtips with jeans. Jeans, blazer and bals seems like a pretty common combo
     


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    nephew,
    enjoy wearing in good health
     


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    nephew, good looking boot
     


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