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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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Alcibiades: 2160 (straight tip blucher, Aberdeen) vs 2210 (NST blucher, Aberdeen), both in Color 8 I am thinking about replacing my black NST bluchers with one of these models... How does each rate in terms of versatility (going from chinos/denim to suits) and style?

    I have both. I really like both. Both are on the Aberdeen - :slayer: I had the 2160 before the 2210. I actually consider these shoes to be quite different - at least in terms of how I use them, which is:

    2160 - suits, gabardines, flannels; no chinos and no jeans
    2210 - gabardines, flannels, chinos, jeans (pretty much everything except suits)

    Can't go wrong with either one IMO.
     
  2. cincikid

    cincikid Senior member

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    Ignoring the cost-factor for a second, I also wonder how exactly one could attach a leather sole to the Clarks boots, if they are not goodyear welted?
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    come on, man - you should know better. this post obviously belongs in SF's B.Nelson shoe repair thread: "B.Nelson does a great job"

    pfffftt
     
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  4. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    Two questions for you guys about snuff suede boots:

    1. I know that guys with rough out boondockers will routinely "dub" them with boot grease and get a nice effect, as well as conditioning them. Can / should one do that with suede, or would that be a disaster?

    2. Can I wear snuff suede with blue or grey pants do you think, or only with browns, etc?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Shouldaville

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    New Ravello and Whiskey this week...never thought I'd be able to say that. The ravello finish is great with dark specs and minor markings showing through in the sunlight (have to be really close). I was also tempted trying on a Cigar and Ravello PTB.

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  6. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    ^^


    whew.. who had the chukkas? I'm glad I scored PTB and LWB last week. my wallet would have strangled me if I grabbed chukkas too
     
  7. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Chukka...Alden DC. It was a limited shipment as some common sizes weren't even included.
     
  8. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    shiit i was even in there to pick up the PTBs [​IMG]
     
  9. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    These look way better in your pics than they do on the Unipair website.

    As I picture it, Snuff looks better with grey than with browns. Would look best with blue.
     
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  10. jaredboyd

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    FYI Unionmade just got in a brown chromexcel PTB with blind eyelets and 360 welt.
     
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    100 yrs Senior member

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    just for kicks i called alden sf to ask about the possibility of getting a makeup on an A/D as opposed to B/D. no dice. i also asked which lasts have the most narrow heel, explaining my struggles with the barrie last and the answer was "just about any one except the barrie, you'd probably want to avoid that." lol.
     
  12. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I'm not even sure that I'd like how it looks with brown, as best that I can picture it. I think that it would clash like pink and red.
     
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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    snuff with navy/denim. maybe dark gray casual
     
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  15. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Whiskey Wednesday? Tremont-lasted shortwing bal today...
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  16. ClassyCanuck

    ClassyCanuck Senior member

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    I wish I took a close up pic of my snuff chukkas.
    After 2 years I finally bought a suede brush and gave them a good brushing and wiped them down with a bit of water. Then I hit the welting and heels with a little sapphir reno :slayer:
    They look like new boots.
    Can't say enough of the quality of Alden suede, really good stuff.
     
  17. chrisefi

    chrisefi Senior member

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    Looking to pick up my first pair of Alden's this week. I really like wingtips/longwings/brogues. What do people think about these?

    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/oxfords/PRDOVR~18582/18582.jsp

    Are these good for fall? I guess I can get away with wearing them with Chino's or Jeans? Are they too informal for black pants?

    What do people think about wearing these a few times a week? How do they hold up? What sort of leather cleaner or protectant to use?

    Do people hear ever rock custom colored laces?

    So many questions - but Alden makes amazing looking shoes and I hear the quality is worth the prices for Cordovan. I'm assuming the JCrew LWB's are Cordovan?

    Is there a color chart? I keep seeing Color 4, Color 8, etc.

    Sorry for all the noob questions.
     
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    brp2 Senior member

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    Those are absolutely fantastic.
     
  19. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    those arent cordovan, just calf (i believe), but definitely not cordovan.

    if you like that color, you might be able to score a cordovan pair (ravello) from the DC alden location, albeit for a couple hundred more $$$

    wouldnt wear that pair you linked with black at all, personally.

    color laces are up to you. some do, some dont. i use the OEM laces, or swap for similar color, but different texture (flat waxed etc).

    never seen a color chart, but google each alden shade will help

    color 4
    color 8
    whiskey
    ravello
    cigar
    black
     
  20. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Thank you my friend!
     
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