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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. 100 yrs

    100 yrs Senior Member

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    So I'm recently engaged and am in a need of a black shoe for the wedding (I'll most likely be wearing a charcoal suit). Should I go Alden 907 or 932? Leaning towards the 907.

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    Third option is the Allen Edmond Park Ave, but would prefer the Alden I think.
     
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  2. sevenfoldtieguy

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    907 :nodding:
     


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    Look at the FAQ in my signature, and see the category:
    "Cordovan: A Photo Gallery of Some of Mac's Shoes"

    There are a few photos of this style.
     


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    My vote is for the 907.
     


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    Dude, Alden does not use dainite. That is British Rubb(ish)er.

    J.Gilbert is where you want to go. They specialize in the Plaza.
     


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    If you fit in the Park Ave, go with that; just as good for a simple black balmoral and can be had for half the price. But both have multiple fit (wide) options.
     


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    Yeah for a standard black dress shoe for a wedding I wouldn't bother with Alden unless you really have cash to burn, or you'll use it on a daily basis afterwards.
     


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    I've tried on both the AE Park Avenue and the Alden 907. Yes, I like Alden. But in this case I wasn't blown away by the Hampton last. You can put a nice shine on the AEs and they'll good. But, obviously, you have to be happy with the shoes.
     


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    Its your wedding, you wear whatever shoes make you happy.
     


  11. AceBoogie

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    I prefer Kent Wang's balmorals over Aldens

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    +1
     


  13. Beatlegeuse

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    I also recommend Kent Wang's shoes if you need a plain balmoral. I have the brown captoes and they're a great pair, especially considering the price.
     


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    ^ This.


    I wore my Black Plain Toe boots with commando sole (gasp!) for my wedding...it was an outdoor wedding and reception so it seemed...and.was- appropriate.

    ..and I looked pretty darn dapper if I do not say so myself :) - ...and brushing them too much helped me direct my nervous energy in the hours preceding.

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    How do Kent Wang's size compared to Aldens?
     


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