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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. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Distinguished Member

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    Alden for J. Crew Longwing Bluchers, item# 18580. I wear progressive lenses now, so without my glasses I use echo location.
     


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    I'd go with the snuff suede (darker) LWB over the camel (lighter) LWB as I do not care much for crepe soles. (Both available presently.) Their calf LWB offerings (tobacco, dark brown, and black) all have double leather soles and are solid choices but overpriced imo ($525). You can find these occasionally on ebay brand new for much less.
     


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    if you're on short haul flights you won't. i tend to fly trans-continental more often than not.
     


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    Speaking of LWBs..
    This is my whole (modest) Alden family, consisting predominantly of LWBs [​IMG] I just love this style.
    I dress almost exclusively casually, the cigar LWB w/ dark welt being at the "dressiest" level I may occasionally want to take myself to [​IMG]
    I think it's been about a year now since I first heard of Alden.

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    Here's a shot of my entire collection:

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    Great looking collection.

    Looks like you've got a good deal of diversity within the Alden brand.
     
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    MP, do you have a favorite??
     


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    too bad Aldens are not in my affordable range, how bout that..
     


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    Beautiful, can you show me more pictures of the Natty CXL? Would love to see how that pairs up with outfits too..
     


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    Despite what the J Crew description says, they're not CXL.
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    HAHA - Jeez, just saw them. The picture's pretty awful so it came up as pretty much burgundy and I assumed it was shell. Do you know if this is the same shade as brown they use on the Indy's?



    Thanks - I'm going to take a better look at the snuff - I think the color is more versatile but the single leather sole is a little unfortunate, as I am a fan of the hardier soles :)
     




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    zippyh, thanks for the clarification.
     


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