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

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  1. advan031

    advan031 Senior member

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    I would be interested in these commando sole or not. I'm a big fan of modified last.
     


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  3. Burton

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    I love that split toe loafer. The Grant last looks like it would work really well for me, I just haven't been able to get a pair of shoes on that last. I saw those loafers out in the wild once and I was quite covertous.
     


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    I'm new to this forum and trying to decide on my 1st pair of Alden's. It's between the Color 8 Longwing w/commando sole and the Cigar shell Longwing w/leather sole. I'm going to be primarily wearing them with jeans and dress casual. I work from home and rarely need to wear a suit or "dress up". I don't think I can go wrong with either, but I'm leaning towards the Color 8 because of the commando sole. I would appreciate anyone's input. What are your thoughts?

    Thanks!
    Matt
     


  5. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    looking good in your nst loafer, enjoy your holiday in the sun
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    ravello monks
    argyles otc
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    Very nice, not to mention exceedingly rare. :nodding:
     


  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     


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    I'm new to this forum and trying to decide on my 1st pair of Alden's. It's between the Color 8 Longwing w/commando sole and the Cigar shell Longwing w/leather sole. I'm going to be primarily wearing them with jeans and dress casual. I work from home and rarely need to wear a suit or "dress up". I don't think I can go wrong with either, but I'm leaning towards the Color 8 because of the commando sole. I would appreciate anyone's input. What are your thoughts?
    Thanks! Matt


    Welcome.
    Color 8 is the most versatile of the shell colors, IMO.
    The commando sole is more casual then a double leather sole.
    The cigar version is more rare in terms of availability.
    Generally speaking, cigar is more casual than color 8.
    While a color 8 LWB on a double leather sole is nearly always available, that is not the case with a commando sole, making this model somewhat rare.
    It's a close call.
    Clear as mud? :D
     


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    FTFY
     


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    Wow, rare indeed. Love them. Do you recally who the source was for those Uncle?
     


  13. blue collar

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    I would assume custom, before the recent Alden fad.
     


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    At one point they were available at Alden in DC and a few other places. I believe you will see them again.
     


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    EDIT - nvm you're right

    The lug sole on that Unionmade 404 looks much chunkier compared to Alden's standard commando sole.
     
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