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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 Senior member

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    Certain lasts will work initially better with certain foot shapes - however, most shoemakers mitigate this by offering lasts in different widths, so it becomes more of an aesthetic thing. People generally view lasts that narrow or taper towards the toebox as more formal, so if you want that look, you need a last that creates that look regardless of how your foot is shaped. People with wider feet or that need more room in the toebox can get a bigger width in those lasts - this normally creates more extra space in the toe (it basically makes the shoe longer)
     
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  2. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    Definitely personal opinion but I find the NST to work fine with jeans as well as a suit. It happens to be the shoe that first attracted me to Alden. I have the NST in both Aberdeen (Calf) and Barrie (Shell). I prefer the fit on the Aberdeen but don't see a whole lot of difference appearance wise between the two when wearing them,

    I can see why some have a differing opinion but I personally feel the way most do about the NST regarding the PTB. To me, it is more casual looking that the NST.
     
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  3. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    ordered a Cigar LHS and a LS Ultimate Indy in the last 24 hours. faaaaaaaaaaaaaack.
     


  4. BeSpiffington

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    It seems to me that a persons perception of what is a casual vs. a dress shoe is based partly upon ones experience and in what era they were born. I was born in the middle of the last century. Dress shoes were dark, by that I mean black. Absolutely no stitching or embellishment. Wingtips? Not in this office. Thankfully today it's about personal style. Wear what makes you feel good. Regardless of what others may think or say. The PTB in #8 to me is a dress shoe. The NST, in all colors except #8, is a casual shoe. I believe the almost exorbitant cost of Alden shoes alone allows one the privalige of wearing them with anything you want. Besides, some times you've got to freshen it up.[​IMG]
     


  5. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    good points. in my opinion, alden doesn't really make any dress shoes except for the straight tip.
     


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    What's everyones preferred lacing methods on boots and LWB/PTB?

    I just use traditional lacing on mine. Indy, Captoe and LWB
     


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    I use the European straight lace or Helix lacing on all eyelet boots.

    I'm cruising through DC this week. Has anyone seen something noteworthy at Alden DC?
     


  8. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    double post
     
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    I like this
     


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    anyone know of retailers out there with whiskey LWB in stock these days??

    SF, no.
    DC, no.
    TSM, no.
    AofC, no

    Thanks in advance
     


  11. imolazhp_ci

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    none. whiskey is still a dead art. there was a massive delay in rare shells over the last year or so. there was a wave of ravello. there are now rare trickles of cigar coming in. one would suspect a wave of cigar followed by a wave of whiskey in the next year.
     


  12. BeSpiffington

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    Kudos fellow traveler. I ordered some Cigar LHS thru Kathy at Alden DC yesterday. OMG. Sticker shock.
     
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  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    :puzzled:
     


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    I'm not seeing the downside... [​IMG]
     


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