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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. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Navy CXL?
     
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    I'm not sure why you would be surprised or frustrated that there was confusion around this. You said yourself that Alden uses their own terminology despite what the majority of other high quality shoe manufacturers use. Adding to that, places like TSM use different descriptions than Alden does for many of their straight-tips/cap toes. I think it's pretty obvious that would confuse some people. Perhaps a better question may have been, why does Alden use the term straight tip when everyone else uses cap toe?

    I wrote the original question so I thank you for providing some detail surrounding the naming conventions, but to actually get frustrated that a discussion was sparked by my question seems rather strange.
     
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    Thinking about visiting Union Made and checking out some shell chukkas. Can these be dressed down, way down, with jeans? Anyone have pics?
     
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    Alden NYC sells the full strap in whiskey
     
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    strangebrew: Thinking about visiting Union Made and checking out some shell chukkas. Can these be dressed down, way down, with jeans? Anyone have pics?

    Yes - every shell color, in a chukka boot, can be worn with jeans. It is a nice look.
     
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    Basically all Alden shoes can be credibly dressed down with jeans except certain styles really intended for dress (balmoral wingtips or captoes, etc). Of course, many can be dressed up as well. At the end of the day, relative to what most people are wearing, almost any Alden will look "dressier" than normal with casual jeans and t-shirt outfits (most people are wearing converses or whatever with such outfits), but if it is your style, go with it.
     
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    Rishi Kakar Senior member

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    Thank you uncle! Your advice gives me courage.
     
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    Rishi Kakar Senior member

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    Now that would need one adroit man, I not sure I qualify.
     
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    Uncle, something just tells me its time for a black shell PTB picture against a cobblestone path from Uncle Mac!
     
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    Trying to size up some Ralph Lauren shell tassels.....any suggestions on comparison to Alden lasts?
     
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    as you know, we live in an a/c world
     
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    nephew, thank you for sharing this matter, ed and joe at tsm are the best
     
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    nephew, looking good, wear in good health
     
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    nephew, good combo, good day for cigar
     
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    nephew, looking good
     
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    good suggestion and if he is in Hong Kong, he can go to Tassels which is located in central Hong Kong
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
    I do not have the full strap in either cigar or whiskey. alden exotic colors at this time seem to have dried up
     
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    Congrats, they look great! I had a similar experience with a pair of cigar PTBs, in which the finish on the right shoe was "flaking" near the toe crease after the first few weeks. I brought them back to NY shop on Madison where I had purchased them, and they sent them back to Alden to have the surface refinished. Came back looking fantastic(and faster than expected), the finish was like glass. I was pleased, and very happy with the service from those guys as well. But I will agree the crew at TSM is very customer oriented and a pleasure to deal with.
     
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    ATLVOL: Trying to size up some Ralph Lauren shell tassels.....any suggestions on comparison to Alden lasts?

    If you are not D width or wider, don't bother.
     
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    I love these! Every time I see them I immediately want to put my navy shortwings up for sale and get a pair of these instead.
     
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