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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. JermynStreet

    JermynStreet Senior Member

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    I may be mistaken, but I was under the impression that the balmoral is defined by its construction. While saddle shoes and balmorals both have lacing underneath the eyestays,the vamp on balmorals runs underneath the lacing whereas saddle shoes have their middle piece sewn onto the vamp or have the saddle section visibly separated by stitching. Thus, with saddle shoes, the saddle section is always on top of the rear quarter and the front vamp, creating a different stylistic relationship to the quarter and the vamp than the balmoral, which is always part of or underneath the front vamp.

    Obviously, I could be completely wrong on this, but I'm certain that I've heard from reasonable minds elsewhere that this is the truth? And BTW, what's Styleforum without a nice Sunday-morning debate??
     


  2. phototristan

    phototristan Distinguished Member

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    Who knew? Alden makes cordovan belts. Question is, where to buy?

    From their print catalog:


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  3. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior Member

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    Exactly the reply I was looking for. Thanks for the post and your Leeds look great.
     


  4. BeSpiffington

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    I know that the Shoe Mart sells alden cordovan belts, but they are really expensive. Hard to get colors, eg. Ravello and cigar etc., are perpetually out of stock. Best solution would be Allen Edmonds because they're more readily available and, best of all, cheaper.
     


  5. phototristan

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    Good call, I think I'll take a trip to my local Allen Edmonds store since I'm looking for some dress belts.
     


  6. kwhitelaw

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    thanks again for the PSA..

    sadly, my navy chukkas are a bit too snug, will probably sell them off.. if anyone is an 11.5D and was looking to get some navys, hit me up.
     


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    Ah. . . I see what your saying and you're correct but, as illustrated below, a saddle is by definition, an Oxford/balmoral.

    From Oxford dictionaries British and World English:
    noun
    an oxford shoe with a piece of leather in a contrasting colour stitched across the instep, typically black or brown on a white shoe.

    Oxford US English and Websters dictionaries also both define a saddle as an Oxford.
     


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    Too bad Alden's never go on sale, I'm really digging their cordovan wingtip boots...
     


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    Roger. Thank you for the clarification. Well...I guess I should say now that, IMO, bar lacing looks proper on ANY balmoral, including saddles. [​IMG]
     


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    Color #8 Cordovan Jumper Boot: $675, ETA: April 2013
    Dark Brown Suede Tanker Boot: $525, ETA: Jan. 2013
    Vintage Jumper Boot: $515, ETA: Just Arrived
    CXL Ultimate Indy: $525, ETA: Feb. 2013
    Plaza Color #8 Chukka: $655, ETA: Just Arrived
    Plaza Black Cordovan Chukka: $655, ETA: Just Arrived
    Plaza Color #8 Cordovan Slip-on Chukka: $655, ETA: Feb. 2013
    Black Calf V-Tip: $495, ETA: Just Arrived
    Color #8 Cordovan V-Tip: $645, ETA: Just Arrived
    Black Cordovan V-Tip: $645, ETA: Just Arrived
    Burgundy Calf Gore Slip-on: $475, ETA:  2013
    Black Rodanil Calf Gore Slip-on: $475, ETA:  2013
    Color #8 Cordovan Double Gore Sip-on: $655, ETA: In Stock(limited sizes)
    Black Cordovan Double Gore Slip-on: $655, ETA: In Stock(limited sizes)
    Burgundy Calf Attorney Shoe: $475, ETA: In Stock(limited sizes)
    Color #8 Cordovan Plaza Plain Toe Oxford: $625, ETA: Jan. 2013
    Black Cordovan Plaza Plain Toe Oxford: $625, ETA: Jan. 2013
    Loden Green Plaza Penny Loafer: $475, ETA: Jan. 2013
    Navy Suede Plaza Monk Strap: $495, ETA: Jan. 2013/March 2013
    Snuff Suede Plaza Monk Strap: $495, ETA: March 2013
    AC Alpine Wingtip Boot: $535, ETA: March 2013
    Brown CXL LHS: $495, ETA: March 2013
    Color #8 Cordovan SF Boot: $695, ETA: March 2013
    Black Cordovan SF Boot: $695, ETA: March 2013
    Tobacco Chamois Ultimate Indy Boot: $525, ETA: March 2013
    Color #8 Cordovan 4 Eyelet Blucher: $625, ETA: March 2013
    Black Cordovan 4 Eyelet Blucher: $625, ETA: March 2013
    Brown Alpine Grain V-Tip: $495, ETA: March 2013
    Black Alpine Grain V-Tip: $495, ETA: March 2013
    Snuff Suede Safari Boot: $575, ETA: April 2013
    Tan Suede PT Boot: $545, ETA: June 2013
    CXL Tanker Boot: $575, ETA: June 2013
    Burgundy Calf Flex Chukka Boot: $525, ETA: June 2013
    Black Calf Flex Chukka Boot: $525, ETA: June 2013
    Cognac Calf Flex Chukka Boot: $525, ETA: June 2013
    Snuff Suede/Alpine Brown Saddle Oxford: $525, ETA: June 2013
    Blue Suede/Tan Vegano Saddle Oxford: $525, ETA: June 2013
    The following currently have no ETA and limited size availability:
    Color #8 Cordovan Plaza Indy Boot: $695
    Plaza Captoe Boot: $675
    Tan Suede Longwing: $495

    Received a lot of pm s regarding LS preorder list thought I would just post it.
     


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    Well....new question...anyone know any stores that have any cigar/brown shell balmoral cap toes in 9D or 8.5 D? I'm in the market....
     


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    That's too bad. Glad some people took advantage. It's nice to give back as I've learned so much here.
     


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    Thanks, your photo looks amazing.

    Does anyone know what colored/kind of shoe cream to use for the Alden 403? The color seems kind of unique.
     


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    not very promosing to see the suede longwings I pre-ordered 15 months ago as still having no ETA...I am considering eating the $100 and buying from Leffot to have them for spring and summer
     


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    you can probably just use reno or minkoil after the reno and with enough brushing the pigment will move around enough to cover the mark. i just brush my indy's for 5 mins after each wear and any scratches are invisible after that.
     


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