***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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    Great model. Nice combo.

    I have the monochromatic saddle in color 8 and black shell. Both models are terribly underrated and almost never spoken of. Another example of a wonderful Alden stock model.
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  3. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Shell or calf captoe bal (straight tip of perf tip) in black or burgundy.

    Shell captoe blucher (straight tip) in black or burgundy.

    For the shell models mentioned above, going the Alden for BB route is a very good option.

    Congrats. If I may ask, which Jurisdiction?
     
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    I think of saddles as a casual style, but they have closed lacing. Do you wear them mainly as you would, say, a PTB?
     
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    Curious about this too, any maybe if the saddle is a #8 or the CXL / Suede ones that are a bit more bright. Want a pair just have no idea how to wear it.
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I've always used suede saddles as more of a casual shoe that could be dressed up a little bit with a navy blazer; denim, Khakis, chinos, seersucker, etc... Definitely not as a dressy shoe with suits. However, I have never owned a shell saddle, monochromatic or color 8 with black saddle. Not sure how I would use it. I think a similar role as the PTB would make sense. SevenFTG?? Uncle??
     
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    Thank you, sir. Missouri. I live in DC and am a lobbyist, so the jurisdiction isn't all that important for what I do. I think I'll be taking California in February 2014 so that I can practice out there in a few years.
     
  8. sevenfoldtieguy

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    The saddles I have referenced are on the dressy side as far as saddles go. They are one leather type (here, just shell), as opposed to shell/suede, shell/calf, calf/suede, and they are monochromatic in color, as opposed to two-tone. So my comments are restricted to these saddle models as opposed to saddles in general.

    I wear these with all sorts of business wear short of a suit, and of course business casual. Many wear them with suits and their monochromatic color and plaintoe bal design make them suitable for such use.

    These can be worn more casually as well given their saddle design. I usually don't wear them casually, but that's more because I personally wear bluchers most often with casual wear.
     
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    I wear my cigar shell/snuff suede saddles from Leffot almost exclusively with casual attire. But they also work with business casual.
     
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    Thank you sir. They are 2 years old, they have darkened a bit. I'll try to post pictures of them next to a pair of ravellos.
    I want whiskey boots too.
     
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    The saddles look great w those socks.
     
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    Great boots. I would love to see some photos in natural light.
     
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    [​IMG]
    #8 wingtip bluchers, Grant last
     
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    My humble collection.



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    Thanks, here is a picture from when I first got them in natural light. They haven't changed much, I've only worn them a handful of times.

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