***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,292
    Likes Received:
    451
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    ND
    

    I disagree, but respectfully. :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
  2. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,292
    Likes Received:
    451
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    ND
    

    I mostly agree. :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
  3. calidist

    calidist Senior member

    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Nice looking boot! Those sold out pretty quickly.
     
  4. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

    Messages:
    4,083
    Likes Received:
    1,138
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
     
  5. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

    Messages:
    9,161
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Yes they are.
     
  6. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    504
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Location:
    Toronto
    
    Every man needs at least one great boot. Your j.crew or the 4060 would be my pick. Don't over think it; don't trade them for another blucher.
     
  7. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

    Messages:
    3,231
    Likes Received:
    604
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    New Yawk
    ReppTie, Alden's cap toe boots are some of their best offerings... I think captoe boots fit well across a variety of different outfits (casual and more formal) and would be a great addition to your collection (if I recall correctly, your collection consists mainly of longwings).
     
  8. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

    Messages:
    4,616
    Likes Received:
    740
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Location:
    The Forum
    

    Uncle, very dapper.
     
  9. Todd V

    Todd V Senior member

    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    103
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Location:
    Fill-uff-y-a
    

    Peronsally, the 4060 grant captoe in #8 is my one boot, though if I could have gotten the perf or even a medallion, I would have.
     
  10. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Senior member

    Messages:
    778
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    

    thanks! yup momos, BOM003 from blue owl
     
  11. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

    Messages:
    1,114
    Likes Received:
    75
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    

    I got these during the sale (sorry dude) and I think I'll keep them. While not quite as sleek as cap toe boots on the Grant or Plaza, to me they appear sleeker than some other Barrie lasted shoes -- maybe due to the cap toe? I might prefer a commando sole, but I think I'll just wear them until they need a resole and reassess at that point. Enjoy wearing if you decide to keep them.
     
  12. Don L

    Don L Senior member

    Messages:
    2,734
    Likes Received:
    3,635
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    Location:
    MA
    Whiskey gunboats today

    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  13. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,292
    Likes Received:
    451
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    ND
    

    So much of it comes down to one's intended uses. The captoe boot on the grant, leather sole, is, IMO, probably the dressiest boot Alden makes. If a guy is looking for a dress boot, this is it. Can it be worn casually too? Most would say yes.

    Boots on the Barrie are nice (and I have many - chukkas, ravello captoe, etc.), but they aren't as dressy. Personally, I have enough dress shoes that I typically don't consider wearing a boot for more formal purposes (although it certainly can be pulled off, and even look quite nice). In light of all that, I like a boot that can be worn with everything from business casual to denim. My color 8 boots on the plaza (NST and WT), commando sole, fit the bill quite nicely. I like them both, but I'd give a slight edge to the NST.

    So ... that's my long explanation for my short answer. :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012
  14. Al in Philly

    Al in Philly Senior member

    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    52
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    If I were to get a second boot I would want to get the NST/Plaza/Commando model. Preferably in cigar. If nothing else, just to have some variety. I wouldn't want to have two cap toe models, especially if the difference is slight punching along the cap seam.

    I would want them to look different and serve different purposes (eg commando sole).
     
  15. Chaos_Cow

    Chaos_Cow Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    
    Color 8 Plaza captoe really is the one boot (t-shirts, button-downs, jeans, chinos, suits), though I would also accept Modified as an answer...

    But is it a 2, 3, or 4 boot? Maybe, maybe not - there are a lot of fair responses. I don't personally own one, but I own other shoes so I don't need a oneshoe.

    But as a oneboot I don't think it can be beat.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by