***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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    Color 4 Wingtips, both in inside and outside light (though a cloudy day). Sorry the outside shot is a bit blurry.

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    Loving the #4 shots guys.

    Ravello Thursday for me

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    I have a pair of Indy 405 Jcrew make up and also the Jcrew Alden Perforated Captoe in Color 8.

    Just in case I run into a sale... what would be a good next pair?

    I was thinking a Plain Toe Blucher or Longwing Blucher or LHS.

    does anyone wear their LHS sockless?
     
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    Black flexwelt tassels today
     
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    i almost exclusively wear LHS sockless.
     
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    All must haves and yes, plenty go sockless
     
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    I think if J crew ever accidently does the 30% off (think it will be for a long while), I will get their cap toes and sell my plain shoemart cap toes.

    Does the alden leather get stinky after a while wearing sockless? My cavnas shoes I go sockless are smelly.
     
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    I have the odor eaters insoles for my Tod's driving loafers that I wear sockless. They have active carbon in them, and are pretty thin. They help absorb a lot of the moisture. I also don't wear them every day.

    Just a thought.

    I bet any shoe you wear sockless everyday will get funky. The smelly foot bacteria thrives in moist environments.

    Also, you could consider those "loafer socks"
     
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    I never truly go sockless, but instead use "no show" loafer socks.
     
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    It's hard deciding on colors I guess is my dilemma.

    color 8/ravello LWB
    whiskey/ravello/cigar PTB
    color8/whiskey/ravello/cigar LHS
     
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    I can almost guarantee that's not going to come out. You can darken the rest of the leather to match though.
     
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    Basically any leather shoe could have smell issues if you wear them sockless - particularly heavier, lined shoes (like the normal LHS)

    I throw Gold Bond in loafers or shoes I go sockless in. Works pretty well for me.
     
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