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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. dusttruffle

    dusttruffle Senior member

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    wondered what the thoughts were about shell indys as an occasional dress boot. i would tend to be wearing them with chinos/denim,
    but is there a general consensus about them with suits? Never really seen them in pics with suits - perhaps for good reason!
     
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    I wouldn't go with a cap or plain toe. Disclaimer, I also hate the moc toe / split toe configuration in any situation.
     
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    guuuuhh. nature pix are so fire. i'm sick of carpet and concrete on this forum.
     
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    Those have actually been available for pre-order since late January.
    My split toes just shipped yesterday.
    Beware the misleading pics of the #8 LWB though. The welt appears to be light/mid-brown. It's actually dark and the same as is used on the standard #8 LWB.

    Crepe soles are mega comfy. I can't really comment on the longevity of them since I may have a larger rotation of shoes than normal people so they don't get a lot of wear.
     
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    I can't get into the crepe sole. I am sure it is extremely comfortable but something about it just doesn't resonate with me. Perhaps I find it too casual? Not sure...
     
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    z, do any of your shoes have heel or toe plates?
     
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    Ha ha. Thanks. Just an arboretum, but I did think a little grass and dirt would look good.
     
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    I had toe plates put on the AS monks I got from from the AFPOS group MTOs. Those are the only pairs I have with plates.
    And I only got those done because AFPOS were offering it as an option.
     
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    yeah... i have plastic plates on most of my heels to preserve their longevity. The irony is that I can only wear about 7-8 of my pairs a month.
     
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    Thank you and my wallet dislikes you for posting this. I ordered a pair from Alden NYC a few hours ago.
     
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    I tried these on again today at the office and am almost certain they will end up being too wide if I keep them.....CXL LHS from Leather Soul.....they are an 11D if anyone is interested please send a PM.....retail is $515....never worn outside and more pics are available if needed.

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    I'm not sure Alden is making it but I'm convinced I need a Barrie wingtip or cap toe shell boot in #8.

    Any suggestions? Haven't found it on any site. I like the rounder toe of vs Plaza and others.

    Love the Jumper boot from Leather Soul but I think it was a limited run.

    My ideal boot. ID would be appreciated![​IMG]
     
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    aaaand how much did you pay? :smarmy:
     
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    The #8 2 eyelet chukka is a super versatile shoe. One of the reasons that Leathersoul states it is their best seller. If kept clean and well polished, can go with suits to jeans and chinos, I personally wear #8 and khaki chinos often. Cigar is an alternative but more rare. #8 and navy pants is a great combo. Hope this helps.
     
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    With suits - no.
     
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