***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. ATLVol

    ATLVol Senior member

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    Will at Leather Soul recommended going with my Barrie size which seems to be right on for these. I was glad to see Uncle Mac recommended the same earlier in the thread.

    I have tried these on in shell and felt that an 11D was a bit snug across the top but the 11.5 was a bit loose in the heel. Surpisingly, the 11D in these feels great with no tightness across the vamp.

    I have never needed a narrow shoe but may try an 11.5 A/C in the shell to see if the extra length helps with the vamp tightness and the narrow width helps with the heel. I know that this was a preorder so I am not sure if they have any left. What is your size?
     


  2. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    got my cigar LHS in the mail today... mmm... now i need to add whiskey and black to the rainbow. i think the only shoe i really want in every shell color is the LHS. i've had other alden's and sold them and i think everything i have now are definite keepers.

    my current Alden lineup is the following... in order of acquisitions.

    1. J. Crew PCT Boot - Color 8
    2. Leffot Navy Suede Tassel Loafers
    3. LS Plaza CXL Wingtip Boot
    4. LHS - Color 8
    5. Ravello LWB
    6. LS Brown CXL Ultimate Indy
    7. LHS- Cigar
     


  3. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    That's a nice lineup. If you love the LHS and don't mind tripling up, it seems to be a natural choice for your first or only whiskey.
     
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  4. imolazhp_ci

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    i don't! SF has my size in Whiskey LHS now... but i bought the Cigars and the Indy's this week so i'm running thin on disposable funds, especially with wanting a new watch in the near future.
     


  5. Papa Doble

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    I should've mentioned that the tanker is the only shoe I actually own in the above. The other two are simply styles I happen to like.

    Many have suggested the grant cap toe boot. I definitely like this, though I'd prefer to not get both a ravello and cigar cap toe boot.

    Many have also mentioned a cigar wingtip boot, but I have only seen Uncle post a pair of these, I think on the plaza. What specific model/retailer were you guys thinking of?
     


  6. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    Well, whiskey is rare and all, but I'm sure you'll be able to get it in the future once you save up a bit more after your recent purchases. It just might not always be available in stock somewhere.
     


  7. imolazhp_ci

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    definitely. i'm not too worried. DC has an unofficial list going for Whiskey LHS and i'm the first 7.5D on it. so yeah... i can wait a year or whatever. it's not really LHS weather for a few months in new york anyway.
     


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  9. imolazhp_ci

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    amazing... but there's about 67 pairs of trees missing.
     


  10. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    I saw that picture too, and the first thought I had was "wow, impressive collection... too bad the owner doesn't take proper care of them." Most of them don't have shoe trees and are showing the results of it. One would think that anyone who can afford 72 pairs of cordovan Aldens can also afford to take proper care of them.
     


  11. closerlook

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    TW JUST POSTED A PAIR OF THESE CIGAR WT BOOTS A FEW POSTS UP FOR TRADE - THEY WOULD BE YOUR SIZE (AS I KNOW WHAT SIZE YOU ARE).
    edit: (sorry for the caps lock) there must have been a miscommunication, as it appears you actually responded to that post - - anyway, that is the leathersoul plaza cigar wt boot you are asking about.

    best of luck!
     
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  12. closerlook

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    TW JUST POSTED A PAIR OF THESE CIGAR WT BOOTS A FEW POSTS UP FOR TRADE
     


  13. Alcibiades

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    From what I've seen on other threads, some people like to crease their cordovans. The shine on those shoes appears to be maintained pretty well at least. There are also some duplicates in there, so I wonder if these are really just one owner
     


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    That thought crossed my mind as well.
     


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    It is most likely a Shoemart model folks are referring to. I do not see it on their website currently. They do have a Ravello, Color #8, and Black version up so you can take a look at the style.
     


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