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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. Beatlegeuse

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    ^ clothing brand - they make some nice jackets
     


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    thanks.
     


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    question - is a cordovan NST shoe better on the aberdeen or barrie last?
     
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    My preference for NST is always Aberdeen
     


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    thanks, i think i lean that way as well. i've never worn aberdeen, i take it it fits tts, ie. what i measure on the brannock should be the size i get?
     


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    I would say this is entirely a question of how the various lasts fit your feet.
     


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    well for example in barrie, 1/2 size down from what i measure on the brannock seems just about right.
     


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    Gentlemen, given a choice between three different Alden LWB's, a #8 cordovan, a black cordovan, or a snuff suede, and you didn't own any of them, which one would be your pick?
     


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    Color 8 remains my absolute favorite, don't underestimate how well color 8 can patina!

    Check this out, from Leather Soul's site, here are some 12 year old color 8's (probably these were not polished with Color 8 wax).

    They seem to look almost like Cigar, Whiskey and Ravello all in one:



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    from
    http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2013/04/19/alden-shoe-barrie-nst-lsw/
     


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    Color 8 by far.
     


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    #8 is a favourite here. I would choose #8 too among the 3.
     


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    Color #8 is the most versatile of the three and would probably be my first choice but the snuff suede can be pretty nice too.

    FWIW, I own both color #8 and snuff suede longwings and my suede ones get worn a bit more... yet I still recommend the #8.
     


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    I think it depends a bit on the rest of your collection; for me this is a bit too silo'd of a question. For instance, if you own 3 pairs of other #8 makeups but no suede then that would change the way I answer the question. Also, are you looking for something that can me worn both a bit dressier and casual or strictly more casual? I personally prefer a lot of #8 makesups to the LWB so my answer would probably be snuff suede.
     


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    Wish you hadn't posted that, my craving for a cordovan pair of the NST is being feed daily on here.
     


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