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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. aldenwear

    aldenwear Senior member

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    Obviously, you can choose to do what you want, choose to wait, consult, etc. But note that the boots on the previous page that alcibiades got today are color 8 boots with antique edging. So you can now see exactly what the color 8/antiqued edge looks like. You can also see it now with color 8 longwings on the leffot website. The antiquing makes the shoes a little more casual than the same shoe with the dark edging. Good luck.
     
  2. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Antique edging makes color 8 models a bit more casual. I actually need a color 8 model with dark edging (likely the saddles) for suits and such. I think the antique edging works best with boots. It is awesome with longwings as well, but so is the dark edging.
     
  3. kwhitelaw

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    exactly what I was after (thanks again for posting about the leffot 8s, although my wallet is not happy right now [​IMG] )

    my jcrew LWB were supposed to have light welt over crepe, but showed up with dark edging (was hoping to have B.Nelson change the sole at some point)

    jcrew captoe give me a dark edging should I need it, but I imagine these leffot 8s will get the majority of use. perfect boot imo
     
  4. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Sure.

    Comes down to personal preference, overall wardrobe and style of dress, and intended uses.

    To me, the antique edging makes the shoe considerably more casual. For some that is good; for others, not so much. I am in the latter camp.

    My transition from antique edging back to black was easy because I had BNelson leave my welt dark and not change it out for a light welt. I did it myself with black edge dressing.

    Good luck.
     
  5. rydenfan

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    I think both work well for a boot. My two favorite #8 boots are probably the wingtip with antique edge that LS and Epaulet and others have done and the straight captoe on either Grant or Plaza with dark edge trim and commando sole. Two different looks but equally great to me.
     
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    These are Polo Ralph Lauren bought last year (don't have many more details beyond that, for them in some sort of sale)
     
  7. unipair guy

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    The top one is a tan suede ranger moc on van last. Great summer shoe all around.
     
  8. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    pm'd you
     
  9. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Gents: Unipair Guy has been on the Alden thread lately. I worked with him a few months ago to acquire a pair of EG Dovers. The experience was exceptionally pleasant. Unipair has some Alden models no one else has (ex. Whiskey captoe blucher).
     
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    sftg,
    Thanks for the info. I'll have to pick up the travel size.
     
  11. Steel28

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    My LS preorder came in today. Alden Safari makeup, snuff suede, Plaza last.

    These boots are so comfortable and Plaza sleekness is amazing. I'm extremely happy.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That does look like a fantastic makeup. Congrats on that.
     
  13. yesssir

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    Does anyone know if the J Crew Ludlow shop still has the Ravello longwings still in stock or plan to restock them if they sold out? Thanks.
     
  14. unipair guy

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    That is a pleasure to hear from one of our first international customers. We are still new to Styleforum but it is our goal to provide a variety of brands and models and make sure every customer has a pleasant experience purchasing from us. I will check and see what we have left in whiskey and post it up.

    Unipair Guy
     
  15. Papa Doble

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    I highly recommend only getting the travel size edge dressings from AE. It's much easier to apply.
     
  16. ReppTiePrepster

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    Unfortunately that was two years ago in Philadelphia and I'm not sure you'll ever find that again. The next time BB has its corporate sale with 30% off, you might be able to get their PTBs for about 550-600 with tax and shipping.
     
  17. kwhitelaw

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    they'll have a pair of 11d's headed back to them (as soon as I receive the shipping label). I'm an 11.5, they had a pair being sent to me but they were lost in shipping. they sent me the 11's to try but they're too small.
     
  18. yesssir

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    Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately I need a 10. I will give them a call tomorrow and see what they have in stock. I love that makeup with the gold eyelets.
     
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  20. kwhitelaw

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    I haven't gone through with it, but I swear I read on here in the past that B.Nelson can change the welt.

    i'm probably wrong tho [​IMG]
     
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