***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. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    It really depends on your lifestyle and needs. Personally I wear chinos and jeans more than suits as such boots really provide versatility in my wardrobe. A pair of color 8 or cigar cap toe boots really work well with a variety of casual and dress wear.
     
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    I always suggest the color 8 longwing or one of the basic Indy boots a first Alden. Both are ready available and sizing should be easy for both. The color 8 longwing goes with everything from suits to chinos to denim while the Indy is an all day, every day boot with jeans and chinos.
     
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    While shell continues rising, if there was ever a reason to splurge it'd be Color #4 or Red Ravello. Goodness gracious.


    Oh, oh, oh... the beauty...

    I love suede. So underrated. Living in the desert, I should definitely have more of this available.
     
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    j crew #8 captoe boot.
    if i were starting all over, i'd go with that as my first alden.

    #8 LWB/WTB on the barrie last is a bit too dressy to wear with jeans, and a bit too blobby to wear with suits. :hide:
     
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    Here are mine (AF84 - Barrie). I think they are three years old and I haven't worn much lately as I plan to give to my son when he starts college in the Fall. I had the pull tab added by my local cobbler. Color is closer in the first pic.

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    Thanks for the announcement....I have a pair of naby chukkas on the way!

    Just curios, does anyone wear their suede chukkas with shorts in the summer?
     
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    this i 100% disagree with.


    this i 100% agree with.
     
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    So the LWB only goes with chinos (not trying to be argumentative, just curious about your thinking)

    Depending on what look you are trying to achieve, anything from sneakers/work boots to balmoral boots/shoes seem to go with jeans, so I would think LWB would fit in that spectrum. I can understand the idea about LWB with suits (even though I disagree with it)
     
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    Got any pics?

    If they are just a little tight, I would stick with them. If they are a lot tight, abort. My pairs have been a little snug at first. Sometimes a stitch or two where the strap perpendiculates the side of the shoe breaks, and it solves the problem. Also, your foot will sink a little in to the cork bed, and that will help.
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    Looking good in your PGH LHS, Frank!
     
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    I'm also debating on what I should get as my first pair of Aldens, the Indy boot or the shell indy boot.

    I've read a bit about how shell doesn't breathe well but my main concern is the weight. Is there a significant difference in weight between a shell boot and non-shell boot. I have a small physical disability and don't like wearing heavy boots/shoes because it exacerbates my disability, so I'd like to stay with something "lightweight"
     
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    Gentlemen - Thank you for the compliments on the #4 Captoes. I feel very lucky having gotten these as they were made in an extremely small batch, after initially having been cancelled. The Shoe Mart was the seller.

    Part of me wants to keep these pristine and not wear them much due to their scarcity but the other part of me loves the shade and can't help but wanting to wear them often.
     
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    Follow up on PSA: spoke to Michael, who informed me there are also white bucks with red sole also 40%off. Model 96814. $475 before disc. Is that a real Alden? I feel like I never see white ones other than the JCrew makeup.
     
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    indy boot if you want to go the normal route

    shell indy boot if you're advance and want next level
     
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    I was joking about the lobbs, when I saw them I couldn't believe it. I could have 22 pairs of Alden shell or one pair of lobbs? Or perhaps 5 pairs of eg top drawer with 5 pairs of shell Aldens.
     
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