***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. Owlbass

    Owlbass Active Member

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    I really like the color. The example of the indys on J Gilbert's site makes them look a lot darker.
     


  2. spicycho

    spicycho Senior member

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    Another vote for the j crew captoe, that's their best offering
     


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    Countingsheep Senior member

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    The saddles win. We lose.... :slayer::nodding: Nicely "beat" boots... What's the sole? There's a shot a few pages back of mine after a hike. Yeah, I am actually trying to beat up shell. Problem? :D
     


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    Hey everyone - thanks for the feedback; just wanted to be more specific, I'm looking for a LWB. I actually have those Color 8 Captoe Boots already and they are phenomenal :slayer:

    Glad we seem to all share the same taste there. So, what about them LWBs? :D
     


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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    I recently received the #8 on crepe sole. be cautious should you end up going that route, the welt is not natural colored, it's dark
     


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    CTYGGG Senior member

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    B Nelson can do it, but the welt will still be dark. Don't know if that's a hang up for you or not.
     


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    Alden x J Crew Horween Chromexcel LWB.
     


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    Hrm, I don't see any LWBs that are just Chromexcel - maybe I'm blind? I know Leffot carries a pair though.
     


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    I have the suede longwings from J. Crew and really like them. Mine are the darker shade (I think that was the only shade offered when I got mine) and really like them. I haven't gotten much use out of them over the past few months because of the salt on the roads, sidewalks, and parking lots but in the summer and fall they are one of my favorite shoes to wear around the office with chinos and a madras shirt or a polo.
     


  10. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    Just adding onto this, B Nelson will replace the welt for $40 in addition to the cost of a resole.
     
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    rydenfan Senior member

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    Went with my most comfortable pair today
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    Nice! Was unaware of that, thanks.
     


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    Between the two J Crews offerings in snuff and tan/camel, I would get the snuff just because it has the single oiled sole. I don't hate on the crepe sole but like the oiled sole better.

    However, I've got a pair of snuff LWBs in almost that exact configuration and also a pair of tan suede wing tips.
    I find myself wearing the tan much more often than the snuff.
     


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    Commando sole, mine are theshoemarts version with all eyelets, about a year old at this point. My three year old daughter can pull off saddles, for me though........not really my style.
     


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