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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. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Distinguished Member

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    So (friendly question...), what makes a shoe genus oxford, species balmoral?
     


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    I believe an Oxford is more formal and traditionally has a sweeping (similar to a longwing) design. On my phone right now but will try to find a pick later. Balmoral and blucher are just descriptions of the closure (I think).
     


  3. Winston S.

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    This is a good post explaining it:

    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/...1-What-is-a-balmoral-shoe&p=899408#post899408

    I've noticed that you rarely see balmoral shoes though. You often see them as boots, which I think the original design came from.

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    Other way around, but yes you're headed in the right direction.
     
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  4. FrankCowperwood

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    Interesting. I see the difference. Thanks.
     


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    Wondering if anyone has interest in a dark brown suede cap toe boot on the Barrie last double oak leather soles. The make-up below was from Moulded Shoe a few years ago style #4081. I think if enough people are interested they may put another order in.


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    We should report everyone....who isn't an 8d
     


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    They can add a commando at the store, with Alden factory parts.
     
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    I fixed that for you.
     


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    Hey all - I remember last week or so someone was ordering off FRANSBOONE - how'd that work out. And for those of you who have - what'd you think? I'm not getting a response from the guys there... emailed them!
     


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    I was asking about it, but haven't ordered yet.. waiting for some fundage to arrive
     


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    I didn't order anything from them, but they answered my email within about 12 hours. I think they are about 6 hours or so ahead of eastern time.
     
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    frans is a real gentleman. great service always.
     




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    yeah i saw those pics and i was like counting down the minutes until the word sale appeared on the page.
     


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    why do ravello indys seem so difficult to find 'in the wild' pics? tons of LWB and chukka
     


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