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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. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Thanks Mac...yours as well!
     
  2. coolarrow

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    Any love for calf leather?

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    With showers in the forecast, these waterlocked soles will work today.
     
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    Sazon: I have to agree. I usually wear my captoes for business casual or when I have a oxford shirt on with jeans. My Indys are super casual, jeans and a Tshirt boots. It would be hard for me to choose between them.

    Those navy CXL Indys are enticing!
     
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    Those new CXL cap toes at Leffot are pretty nice...
    If I didnt already have so much on order.
     
  5. budapest12

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    ^ Was thinking the EXACT same thing.
     
  6. tifosi

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    Me too...
     
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    Much of one's shoe collection, IMO, has to do with what one does for a living. For example, some have no need for balmorals or double monks. If that is the case, it may be easier for them to stick to Alden-only shoes/boots if that is what they desire.. For those of us who have a need for balmorals or double monks, it is necessary to look elsewhere, particularly if a sleeker last is desired. NOTE: I own black shell and color 8 shell captoe bals (perf tip) - each on Snap Last (Alden for BB) - and really like them, so I am referring to bals beyond those types of models. And, for context, I am one who almost never wears Barrie lasted shoes with a suit. Just overall too bulky for my taste. I realize many do, and that is fine (and my comment is not meant as a criticism of Barries with suits; it's just not for me).

    For shell shoes and boots I look primarily to Alden, but have various models (many of which I really like) from makers like C&J, AE, and Carmina. One of the best looking shell boots produced today is the C&J Lindrick, IMO. On the whole I prefer Alden shell finishes to those of other makers, by quite a large margin.

    For suede I look primarily to Alden (casual suede) or EG (dressier suede). And I agree with the sentiments on this thread that Alden suede is many times overlooked.

    For calf I look primarily to EG, John Lobb, and C&J Handgrade, although I own other brands as well, including Alden.

    For loafers of any leather type I look primarily to Alden (1) because I really like the Aberdeen last and (2) I need a narrow width (availability from Alden is decent on this front). Although I do own loafers from other makers too which I really like (ex. EG Belgravia).

    Variety is important to me.
     
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    Considering seeing if I can drop the brown cxl plaintoe boot pre order and apply to the natty captoes. Not sure which I prefer and which one I need more. (Neither? Both?)
     
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    me too! However I own so many perf captoe boots and just got these in so it seems a bit redundant...Yet I want them...

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  10. mdubs

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    HaHa! Unfortunately, I can relate to this all too well. -Mike
     
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    Just spent a good hour and a half catching up on this thread while carrying my baby and getting her back to sleep. Some great pictures and some very informative discussions.

    This thread might be a constant threat to my bank balance, but it's also an incredible source of knowledge (and wisdom), and a fine community of gentlemen.

    And then the alarm clock rings, signaling its time for me to get up (and to do so quietly, so as not to disturb sleeping children). I think today I will choose an outfit with which I can pair my Color #8 LHS. And I will check again the order status of my J. Crew #8 PCT boots.

    Carry on, gentlemen.
     
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    Sorry if i'm bringing something back from a while ago. But another member posted this photo (sorry, can't remember who) and it is just simply sublime. I am wondering if anyone can tell me which make-ups, colors, and lasts these are? I understand the shortage in lighter colored shell, but I would like to know anyway, in case it ends when i'm ready to buy. Really want my first pair of aldens when I can free up some funds. Would prefer revello, but #8 would also be nice. Really want a cap-toe boot...


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    far right look like daytrippers in ravello from leffot. atleast look very similar to my pair. grant last I think.

    second from right look like #4, not sure who they are from, maybe shoemart?
     
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    I wish I could get these babies in cigar and ravello but I love them in #8
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    Guessing from the grass and boots that it's MrDV. :) I will take a guess at lasts, but I will get them wrong. I think the Cigars at least are Grant. Ravellos look Grant like also. Color 8 look Plaza. Color 4s kind of look Barrie. -Mike
     
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    Can anyone recommend a youtube video on shining and cleaning Shell Cordovan?
     
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    Google Mac method.
     
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    This is a very good read. I read it today at work. Actually my colleague said...oooh you see this article "shoe boy"? To which I responded they have to mention Horween, right?
     
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