***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. Shiny

    Shiny Senior member

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    I'll make you feel better: They only came in black and initial reviews are that they are a little clunky.
     


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    I have the exact opposite... Tan suede LWB and Snuff suede PTB :)
     


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    Rydenfan, are you pretty happy with both? Any regrets that you didn't use the money for one of them, for another shell offering?
     


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    FWIW, black is standard issue in the courtroom. Thought I'd carry in some SF swag.
     


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    I dont have my tan suede LWB's yet as they have been on order for 16 months or so. But even though I dont have them I can tell you that I have no regrets and cannot wait to get them. As much as I love shell I always struggle with spring/summer casual wear and these work perfect for me. Furthermore, the PTB on the Barrie with the single flex sole is so damn light and comfortable. I also like that the colors are different enough that both work in the spring, the tan better in the summer and the snuff better in the fall so I can get a longer season mixed in by having both.
     


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    Just received my first pair of Alden shoes, Indy boots in Black. They are seriously the best looking shoes I have ever seen. The leather and quality is simply just amazing. Was worried with the warmer days they I would be unable to wear them, like I could with my red wing chukkas, the indys are only 1 1/2 inch higher, and a lot lighter in weight.

    To care for them I plan on just brushing them once in a while. Is there anything else anybody would recommend?
     


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    I do a little venetian from time to time on my 403s if i'm bored
     


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    Anything on the Barrie is a bit clunky so no surprise there.

    I feel I can wear the Cadets casually or even semi formally with suit. Sure they probably aren't sleek enough to wear with a tux I think with a suit, they work fine.

    Also once they break in and get the Cordovan folds, they will look less bulky too.
     
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    I just got the Saphir Cordovan Cream from Kirby, got the dark brown for my cigar jumpers. Gave it a try tonight, that stuff is the bomb, going to get the buy the other colors now. Anyone else using this stuff?
     


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    It is supposed to be very good. I tend to only use neutral if/when I use it (which is quite rare)
     


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    When do you know when to use the neutral, when your boots look dull?
     


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    I'll have to remember this next time I have to go to court or something ;)

    I take it you are an attorney?
     


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    What size?
     


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