1. In 2018. by way of thanks for being a part of this community, we'll be choosing 16 active members of our community at random to receive a special gift and a gift certificate for one of our affiliate vendors, to represent each of our 16 years.

    Fok and the Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. 12halfshell

    12halfshell New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Not sure if this has already been noted but the current BB sale includes cordovan ($100 off purchases over $500, $200 off purchases over $800). I felt obligated to order a pair of LHS for BB in #8.
     


  2. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    4,255
    Likes Received:
    1,499
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
     


  3. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    225
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Location:
    Minnesota
    As to the issue of using colored laces I'm all for it. When partnered with matching socks, I prefer argyles, I've always gotten compliments, especially from the ladies. They are definitely a conversation starter which draws interest and positive attention to a gentleman's footwear. [​IMG]Putting in coloured laces is a good reminder to buff your shoes before stepping out. It's also just a fun thing to do.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013


  4. Kwaker

    Kwaker Senior Member

    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    50
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Location:
    Miss & Van
    My other ankle boots only have 5-7 holes/hooks ... the 10 featured on my Indy's do seem excessive.
     


  5. docalden2013

    docalden2013 Senior Member

    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    283
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Location:
    Halfway between NYC and Philly
    

    Thanks, Be. I've had similar experiences. Women enjoy playful socks and laces apparently.
     


  6. sacafotos

    sacafotos Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,485
    Likes Received:
    337
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Sorry to be a pain, but can you name all those? I like at least half of them :)

     


  7. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    225
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Location:
    Minnesota
    
    Nothing bores a lady more than a man who takes himself too seriously.
     


  8. Marshall W

    Marshall W Active Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Ended up getting another pair of the snuff suede boots in a half size up from my indy's and they fit much better.
     


  9. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    3,263
    Likes Received:
    685
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    New Yawk
    

    Great look...

    What is the best place to get colored laces? I want to put in a order for a bunch of pairs.
     


  10. rydenfan

    rydenfan Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    9,960
    Likes Received:
    3,386
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2012
    Frans Boone has the best laces I have seen but I can't justify shipping laces from Europe...
     


  11. digga

    digga Senior Member

    Messages:
    439
    Likes Received:
    44
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Location:
    Saint Louis
    Where is steeple chase? I've been looking for more places to buy real shoes since i've been in Cincy.
     


  12. Marshall W

    Marshall W Active Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    I ordered 3 pairs from Benjo's. Not bad, but a little $ for some shoe laces. These are "pauls loft" from benjo's and the pink ones I posted earlier are "la rosa" I got a pair of flat waxed in green from them for my indy boots and the color isn't that great.

    [​IMG]

    Allen Edmond's replacement on ebay for $5 or so, they might be a good alternative. This isn't my auction, nor do I have any interest with the seller: http://www.ebay.com/itm/29085689554...eName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    I'm not sure if I'm aloud to link to ebay?
     


  13. Alpina

    Alpina Senior Member

    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    166
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Location:
    Cohasset, MA
    Shoelaces express has a huge selection of materials, styles, colors, etc (don't let the lame Internet 1.5 website scare you off). I initially found them when searching for kevlar laces. Not many style options, but for boots, they would be last pair you'd ever need.
     


  14. handconstructed

    handconstructed Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2013
    

    Two Weeks ago, I got a pair (size 9.) at the Alden store, downtown San Francisco-- tried size 9d during the process
     


  15. CrAz3D

    CrAz3D Senior Member

    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    http://dailycrazed.net/personal/alden1.jpg
    http://dailycrazed.net/personal/alden2.jpg

    I'm not worried about the bow, but the intense restriction feeling sorta kinda kills me. I know they're new and can be stretched, but for $500 I don't want to be in pain/lose circulation. thoughts on amount of break-in/give? Store said I could return/have them stretched if need be.

    the store ordered them very narrow for my feet. they fit snug--maybe too snug.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by