***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. Man with Apple

    Man with Apple Senior member

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    Started my morning off with my newest acquisition, a little whiskey courtesy of the guys at Alden SF.

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    I'm green with envy other those. Nice score. :satisfied:
     


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    As far as calf goes, there would be little argument that this model - indy boot - is the most casual:
    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me...ld_m_indy_boot_high_top_blucher_workboot.html
    However, there would be some Alden fans that would contend such a boot belongs on the work site and nowhere else.

    As far as Alden's shell cordovan colors, whiskey is the most casual - and it's not even close. This PTB is a great casual shoe:
    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me...5_ald_m_plain_toe_blucher_shell_cordovan.html
     


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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Of these 3 the captoe boot is the dressiest.
     


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    those look great with jeans
     


  8. Chaos_Cow

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    Cap toe boot, definitely. You can wear that with anything.

    Have you ever been sized? Are you sure you're not actually a half size smaller?
     
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    wear in good health
     


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    I'm going to conduct an experiment... I have a whiskey chukka in 9.5E coming (which is my true size in Barrie). I'm going to Mac break-in method them then wear then a few times and compare the creasing to my whiskey chukkas in 10D, which have gotten 20+ wears by now. I will then post some photos. Look for it in early January (I will also then probably sell my 10D whiskey chukkas if all goes well)
     
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  11. DCwaxedLWB

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    Those are gorgeous! Where did you get them?
     


  12. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    looking forward to the results, thank you for doing
     


  13. Man with Apple

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    Thank you. I have waited two years for these.



    Thank you, I was a little surprised myself at how nicely they paired with denim. They also go nicely with my tan khakis.



    Yes, I have been, multiple times. I measure a true 9D on the brannock and these are an 8E. I have noticed that I get more rolls/creasing on my plain toe shoes than others, which may be because I have a lower instep. Unlike others here, the van last is my favorite and best fitting. I don't mind the rolls/creasing though, and actually prefer it because I think it is part of the beauty of shell.
     
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    I'm betting the creasing will be pretty close....imo
     


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    I've been eyeing Alden Ravello LWBs ever since I saw them in person in Alden of San Francisco. I missed out on the order from Leather Soul (those were really short wings with antique trim) and Leffot (long wings with antique trim). I jumped at the chance to snag a pair after my brother informed me Alden of San Francisco had acquired them. Thanks to style forum for informing him! Here are a few photos I've snapped. I can't wait to break them in! These will hold down my brown/tan shoe fort until summer returns and I can wear my snuff suede shoes again. As far as the black vs antique trim goes, I can live with the black trim, but I would prefer antique. If I ever wear these out, I'll ask Alden if they can switch the trim when they are rebuilt. Apologies if these showed up in the main galleries. I meant to only upload these into my personal gallery. These are in a Barrie Last size 7D.


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