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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. katch

    katch Senior member

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    No to black pants in general
     
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  2. budapest12

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    ^ Unless you are a male fashion model out at a nightclub in Napoli, I seriously doubt it. I think the brown shoes with black slacks thing was a brief fashion trend last seen around 1999 or so. It is theoretically possible, but I think it fails 9,999 times out of 10,000. I also think it would be hard with an American style shoe like Alden. Maybe a sleek, chiseled toe chelsea boot in cognac would work. If you can pull it off, please post pics.
     
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    I don't happen to agree with this either. $1000 for an American made suit with a decent amount of canvas and pretty integrous fabric is a pretty good deal when looking at the options available. Perhaps you could shed some light on why you think this?
     
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    Depending on the specific model, I would just have to ask and rely on Leather Soul's recommendation. They usually seem to be spot on, but yes $800 is a lot to risk on a non-returnable shoe even if on sale.
     
  5. cyc wid it

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    You can buy similar level (or better) suits at retail from a variety of retailers or even MTO (I don't mean random internet MTO either) for a few hundred less. Also, buying separates (requisite if you have a decent drop) from them is generally really annoying. Most BB cuts are not very flattering either.
     
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    Specifically who?
     
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    BB always has decent sales. As noted, the suits are union made in the USA and I have yet to find equal quality for the money. The MTOs advertised in the Times and WSJ from what I understand are measured here but made in Hong Kong and generally end up costing more than advertised. Now I'm done. The point was black bluchers are fine with a suit unless you run in a 5 th avenue Brioni circle.
     
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    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Epaulet? Taylor Stitch? WvG? That's just from the forum.
     
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    Another beautiful SF day. Color 8 boots in play. The waterlock soles are very comfortable.

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    Thanks for the comment. Sounds like the same issue and "boot fart" is a great description. I really hope mine resolves as yours did. Hope there is a fix if it doesn't.
     
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    Did this today. Looked great.
     
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  13. brp2

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    Beautiful shoe. It amazes me how much they look like my Cigar LWBs in certain light.
     
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    Doc: I agree wholeheartedly. Also, I really like those suede boots. That's a fantastic casual look.
     
  15. BeSpiffington

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    I'm not sure how good a deal BB is anymore. Retail for a Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Madison cut suit is $2100, not exactly a bargain, and they are made in Italy not the USA. You guys might not believe this but a more modern cut suit with great fabrics is being sold at J Crew of all places.
     
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    Thanks brp!
     
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    I've had this very thought about J Crew many times, but have been a bit shy to go out on a limb here on SF, where I know some look down their noses on J Crew. Guess I waited until a gentleman I know to be as distinguished as BeSpiff to feel emboldened to say it out loud. I find I get the most compliments when sporting a JC loro piana or worsted wool suit paired (blasphemously) with cigar lwb's :)
     
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    I'm waiting for the day when someone at work or my wife catches on to the fact that I only wear these shoes on Wednesdays...
    Thus having to explain the weekly holiday, Whiskey Wednesday!

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    Happy Whiskey Wednesday!
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    Whiskey is a really fine looking color and looks good on both of you gents. Does anyone know if any seller has any whiskey in Barrie 8.5 D? Would love a pair of those LWBs. Enjoy your purchases.
     
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