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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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Distinguished Member

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    Probably... Though you could say wear the darker one with more formal gear, and the ligher one more casually. I feel that the light version would be an awesome spring and summer shoe.

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    One of these is likely going up for sale soon
     


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    11.5?
     


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    first time outside [​IMG]
     
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    Ravello full strap... Very nice
     


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  6. Jason Kadushin

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    Hi there - long time lurker first time poster....lots has been said about Alden restoration, but I hadn't seen anyone address this question....when you send your shoes in do you have the option of changing the sole type...ie going from a double oak to a single oiled?

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    i believe they used to do this, but will now only put what the original model came on. i haven't sent any in for restoration though so i can't say for sure. a cobbler can, of course, put whatever you want on there. many on this forum like b. nelson.
     
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    #8 NST loafers, Grant last. In need of a shine, which will happen this morning.
     


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    I feel the full strap is the most 'mature' style of Alden's lineup. However, as a 28 year old, I wouldn't think twice about sporting these. Beautiful.
     


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    I don't have LWBs but I will wear my PTBs with less formal suits. For example, I have a casualish suit with patch pockets that I will wear my PTBs with.
     


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    Just curious to see if any of you guys have changed out a leather sole for a rubber sole of a sort? I am thinking of doing this to a pair of LWBs.
     


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    I just did these recently, leather sole replaced with rubber dainite
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    Ravello NST's today
     
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    One of my favorite Alden's. Beautiful!
     


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    In truth, the answer is no, but mostly because I have plenty of other more formal shoes. Having said that, many do.

    With respect to wearing suits with shell PTBs and shell LWBs: for me personally, I wear black and color 8 from time to time; I do not wear cigar, color 4, ravello, or whiskey with suits. This isn't to say it can't be done - it certainly can - except whiskey, IMO.
     


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