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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. david3558

    david3558 Senior member

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    I think he was just asking who the background figure was, but good explanation anyhow!
     
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    My wallet is in no rush :) I'll be in NYC in August so maybe I'll check the stores....
     
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    First, the writer wasn't asking about black tassels. He was asking about color 8. Second, who is glenjay and why would "glenjay" have any authority on the question? Third, who says seams is the be-all-end-all criteria for dressy?

    What about last? For example, take the Alden barrie last PTB. There are no seams at all. But the roundness of the shoe makes it less than dressy for many whereas the same shoe on a sleeker last -- plaza, for example, makes the otherwise same shoe more formal.

    What about ornamentation other than seams- like tassels or brogueing? I have always heard that more brogueing, less formality.

    What about laces v. slip-on?

    What about welt? Color of the welt or edge? Leffot makes the Alden Barrie last PTB even less dressy than the regular Barrie last PTB with an antiqued welt.

    And let's be honest: as good-looking a shoe as the Alden tassel loafer may be, how in the world can you take a flopping tassel seriously? I mean, the shoe is called a mocassin -- the essence of casual. If you have one shoe for needs that include business, how can a tassel be the choice?

    Of course, the answer really is to avoid a debate that is inherently subjective, and get all three.

     
  4. mr chorizo

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    getting some good patina on these cigar beale's

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  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    wear your lwb in good health
     
  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
    staff of elves
     
  7. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    mac method
    natural lightening and cobblestones enhance the pictures
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    nephew
    thank you
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, looking good in cigars
     
  13. MrDV

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    Great looking ptbs uncle. I will brush mine tonight.
     
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    I remember someone posting a long time ago about power brushing their shoes with a drill, and they made some custom drill bit with a horsehair attachment.
     
  15. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
    it is the combination of brushing and buffing
     
  16. izach

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    They are sure beautiful. You should be in love.
     
  17. grizzlybear

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    those pants are so insanely ill fitting
     
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    Thank you, Uncle.
    The first pic I am leaning far forward to take the picture. The second pic, I am sitting awkwardly in the edge of a chair to take the pic. However, if you are such an expert tailor that you are able to discern the fit of my pants from these two pictures, then I will have to concede to your judgement. They are the same size as all of my other pants, all of which seem to fit fine. Neither of my sisters have commented on the fit of my trousers, and they would not hesitate to do so given the opportunity.

    Appreciate your eagerness to help though.
     
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    Comment = not necessary; not in keeping with the civility and decorum generally shown on this thread.
     
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