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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. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Even within AE burgundy shell there is variation.

    RL Marlow Wingtips, AE MacNeil, AE Kenwood, AE Leeds, AE Cambridge
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    thank you be.
    thanks for the kind words.
    thanks uncle.
     
  3. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    I like the bold colors.
    great looking boots uncle.
    nice, hardly ever see these posted.
    great combo sazon.
     
  4. Mr. Six

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    I believe they had a few shell models on sale when I was there a couple weeks ago. Sorry, I can't remember which.
     
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    The other thing to consider is that the corkbed may have already conformed to the original owner's foot. In this case, you'll probably would want to have the resole done because the shoe will feel funny if not uncomfortable. My point is that you have to be ready either way for the possibility of paying for a resole job.
     
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    luckily my bastard child pair of modified last captoe #8s that got passed around on here, finally landing with me, had similar owners feet as mine. no corkbed issues [​IMG]
     
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    +1
     
  8. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    I have little use for a black shoe, let alone one with the price of black shell, but I would be down for that boot.
     
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  9. clee1982

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    The MacNeil is brown though right? Do you own both MacNeil and Alden's LWB on Barrie, do you have any strong preference for one or another?
     
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    A prince indeed (and at the top of my wish list). The purple socks really makes it pop. Nice combo.
     
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    Cigar Indy by Alden for J.Gilbert
    Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

    Definitely not the most comfortable hiking footwear I've worn, but by far the best looking.
     
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    Since they're double soled they are most likely OK, though they do look like they are fairly well worn. If I were to buy them, I'd want to get them recrafted anyway, which means at $400, you'd have well over $500 in them. I'd just as soon try to find a new pair and the only way I'd go for those would be if I could get them for under $300, or I simply had to have the cigar LWB and there were no other options. I have that shoe and I am glad I do. Sounds like it may be hard to come by, if it isn't already.
     
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  13. ReppTiePrepster

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    Are you really asking that question on this thread? [​IMG]
    Seriously though, the McNeil is a fine shoe but there is absolutely no comparison as far as fit, comfort, finishing, and overall quality. The difference in calf or color 8 shell is about $175 and well worth it IMHO. [​IMG]
     
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    I was at Columbus Circle Mall this morning and saw the Alden for J Crew, tobacco waxed LWB and they look fabulous... much better than my 3 year old pair that has an orange-ish hue. This newer pair looks a little darker; more brownish than orange. It looks more like a calf version of ravello. Wish mine looked like them. Anyone here looking for a cheaper alternative to the ravello LW grail should check them out.
     
  15. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  16. clee1982

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    well I mean AE MacNeil Burguendy Shell vs. Alden LWB #8 Shell in barrie
     
  17. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, good shine on your shoes
     
  18. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    good looking combo
     
  19. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    UNcle,

    Are those king captoe boots on the Grant last? are they leather or commando sole?
     
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