***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. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

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    ok thanks, I was hoping 10D. oh well
     


  2. mcarthur

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    [​IMG]
    black cap toe
    marcoliani cashmere otc
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  3. mcbrown

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    I love these. Black shell is wildly under appreciated. Yours are in particularly beautiful condition.
     


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    Ugh I want! Where?! This is the Oscar last, right? I haven't seen this last very often, but it looks perfect for a PTB.
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
    purely for info-do you have black in your wardrobe
     


  8. sevenfoldtieguy

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    100% true.
     


  9. FrankCowperwood

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    Leave it to the English to feel the need to employ an Anglo-Saxon usage in a blog URL about trousers. Fairly entertaining, though.
     
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    I kind of want to sell my AE PAs and replace them with an equivalent black shell Alden (9071 or 9016), but as I unfortunately rarely wear a suit, I think it would be a waste of funds that could be used elsewhere.
     


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    What's on the inside of the heels ... protective or fit-enhancing?
     


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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    The Alden for BB PTB will get you that extra narrowness. It is not on the Barrie last. My Alden for BB PTB in color 8 is my only Alden PTB** I wear with a suit. One of my black shell PTBs - vintage Florsheim Imperial, purchased NOS - also makes the cut to be worn with a suit. It too has that extra narrowness.

    ** I realize many wear various Alden shell PTBs with suits. I have no problem with that at all.
     


  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I agree with this, but to each their own.
     


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    This post is in response to Sqroot3 request for photos of my tobacco chamois.

    Sqroot3:
    Thank you for the request to see some photos of the tobacco chamois. Here are a few photos I just took. It is now night in Africa so I am just using indoor light. I will shoot more photos tomorrow during the day outside. The one with more patina is the one I use for field work. The one that looks newer is of course the one I use for other than field work. My third pair of tobacco chamois is in its box in the USA. Enjoy!
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  15. sevenfoldtieguy

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    A black shell captoe bal, of course, works great with a suit, but can also be used with shirt/tie/sportcoat or just shirt/tie. And Mac perhaps wears his in even more casual settings - I don't know.

    I have the Alden for BB version of the 9016 - but on the Snap last. I really like it.

    But it sounds like you would get more use out of the 2161:

    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me...ld_m_straight_tip_blucher_shell_cordovan.html
     


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