Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

***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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

    Messages:
    3,249
    Likes Received:
    651
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    New Yawk
    
    Great choices. I have about 6 RL cable knit cashmere sweaters myself. Black tassel loafers are on my list
     


  2. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,347
    Likes Received:
    402
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Thank you, Sir!

    Variation of last night's outfit. (I know I'm plain, boring and monotonous)

    Cigar LHS, Cigar 35mm Belt w. Nickel Buckle, Navy BB Plain Front Flannel Slacks, Grey RL Cashmere Cable Crew. (Sorry for the poor lighting and flash color distortion)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Sweater is a bit darker than it appears. I need to get some fancier socks if I want to play in this league.



    Edit: Here is a pic of a darker grey sweater that with the flash looks like the true color of the lighter grey that I have on.

    [​IMG]
    ^This one is actually charcoal, to give you an idea of the degree that the camera lightens it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2012


  3. advan031

    advan031 Senior member

    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2006
    Stop using flash from a point and shoot or phone:) take a picture by a window or natural light instead.
     


  4. Olifter

    Olifter Senior member

    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    

    #8 LWB, if I could have only one pair of Aldens, this one would be it.
     


  5. Soylent Green

    Soylent Green Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    I agree with this, with the only addition that maybe I would go for 974 balmoral instead of the #8 LWB. The blucher doesn't go as well with a suit, IMHO, which makes the 974 slightly more versatile. But, really, you can't go wrong.
    http://arichinnerlife.tumblr.com/post/11306839696/my-alden-974s-about-4-years-in
     


  6. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,347
    Likes Received:
    402
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Its night time, and the incandescent lighting in the house tints everything orange/pink.
     


  7. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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

    From your list, the color 8 LWB for sure. But probably even before that - particularly given your intended uses - I would go with the Alden for BB PTB in color 8. It may be the single most versatile shoe Alden makes. :nodding:
     


  8. whatthecrap

    whatthecrap New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012


  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,586
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    

    these cap toe boots are on the plaza last. with alden various last you learn by trial and error
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2012


  10. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

    Messages:
    2,227
    Likes Received:
    939
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Location:
    NBPT, MA
    

    So very true. Every time I lace up the speedhooks on my J. Crew #8 cap toe boots I consider replacing the damn speed hooks with eyelets.
     


  11. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

    Messages:
    3,249
    Likes Received:
    651
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    New Yawk
    

    I agree that Alden's barrie captoe boots seem to run a bit narrower than other barrie shoes. As a result, I am selling two pretty nice cordovan captoe models - check my sig. My cigar captoe boots in grant 10E are among my best fitting Alden shoes, so when it comes to captoe boots, I am going to try to order that last and size. Alden NY, DC, Shoemart, etc all offer captoe boots on grant, so I may try to get that in color 8 soon.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2012


  12. Al_Merick

    Al_Merick Senior member

    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA


  13. Al_Merick

    Al_Merick Senior member

    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    

    PM sent!!
     


  14. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

    Messages:
    2,333
    Likes Received:
    417
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    ridiculous pricing on both of those boots. wish they were in my size
     


  15. brokeassp

    brokeassp Senior member

    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    62
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2011
    uncle nice #8 captoe.

    I sent oki a couple emails a few weeks ago to confirm if he had indeed changed the size on my Pre-order late 2011/early 2012. He did say I could still change the size but no reply back after emailing him to do so. Hope that`s all good :happy:
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by