***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. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    I'm a 28! Where can I procure these belts? :D
     


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    wonder if it would be worth it to get the 42" and just cut it down
     


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    I can't remember who it was, but I called SF, DC and Madison. So retrace my steps by trying those 3 and maybe you will get lucky.
     


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    I asked about doing that, they explained it wouldn't really work because of the way that it is 3 separate pieces stitched together. The tabs would be in funny places, like the middle of the back ect.
     


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    hmm good point.. I was looking at the carmina offering at epaulet and they mentioned cutting theirs down...

    off to research!
     


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    Is that the Modified last?

    You can certainly change the laces. I did on my black calf NSTs. And they work very well for casual wear, denim, chinos, dark cords. A big part of it is your comfort level. I only have two pair of black shoes, the NSTs and plain cap toes. SO I have no heart burn throwing on the NSTs with casual dress.
     


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    Thank you Uncle. Very comfortable boot
     


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    nephew,
    would you cut this down
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    Think of needing the E width as a useful limiter. "Shoot, no E width? Better skip it..." That does not always work for me though...



    And I agree with this.


    I like this. Missed noting them earlier.

    And, on the belt topic, Rancourt does shell belts in saddle and #8. They do a dark brown shell that I believe they dye in house (Bakes11771 has shell boots in this color and you can see his photos in the Rancourt thread). I imagine they could do a belt in that too. These are MTO with about a three week turnaround when I ordered. I suppose the color or finish won't be likely to match Alden exactly, but then it seems Alden doesn't frequently match itself for color and finish.
     
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    truthfully, I would.. not a fan of the buckle, and wouldnt have a problem sizing down if I could not find my size
    good to know, thank you for the heads up. researching now
     


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    i appreciate the feedback. i most likely would get more use out of the cap toe than the plain toe post-wedding. although i do not have to wear these in a business setting, so we're talking a couple of times a year where i would like to have a cap-toe bal. which is an argument for the cheaper AE Park Ave. right now my "dress" shoe is a pair of AE MCallisters that I found thrifting, just would like to get something special for the wedding, if the budget allows
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    and while that offering from leather soul on the plaza last looks awesome, i would prefer a calf make-up in this instance. both in terms of cost and i like the way black calf looks.
     


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    Nothing wrong with the PA ........
     


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    I have the Color #8 shell cordovan belt from Rancourt and thought that I would chime in that the color is much lighter than Alden's color #8, at least initially. I have had mine for about a year and it has been worn nearly every day since then (except on those rare occasions I need a black belt) and the color hasn't faded too much. I would imagine that when my shoes fade a bit more eventually the colors will match up. When I first received the belt I had sort of wished it was a bit darker or more towards the purple spectrum of color #8 but it's grown on me and I have no complaints now. I would buy one from Rancourt all over again if I needed another belt.
     


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