***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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    I own both and like both. But the color 8 model is more versatile. Knowing nothing about your collection, I would tip the scale in favor of the 2145 on color alone. You could also give some thought to the medallion toe blucher at JGilbert. It is on the Plaza last. And they offer 8 and black shell.
     


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    His Closet = filling up
    His Wallet = much thinner
     


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    It's one of the best models Alden makes.
     


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    Enjoying the first warm day in awhile

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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    A reasoanble question, and one I will leave for others to answer.

    But there are some - myself included - that prefer other colors to color 4.
     


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    Yea I think it's scarcity makes for it's desirability much more so than it's color.
     


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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    This is blasphemy to some. :D

    But not to me.
     
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    I'm very new to this, I know what color 8 looks like, but need some help with color 4.
     


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    The best #4 Color Pic I have seen is from our very own CTYGGG

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    My first pair of Aldens, I had to share. Plain old brown Chromexcel but I love them already. Hopefully adding to the collection soon.
     


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    Nice start! Watch out though it can become a sickness. I know I started in earnest about a month ago, and am already, very ill.
     


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    Holy Grail Material!
     


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    Great start-I love brown Chromexcel!
     


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    Timing is everything-gotta catch it at the beginning of Credit Card month! However it's been a stretch for the last several months since I got the shell bug!

    See Ya,
    Steve
    P.S.-you think my wife will notice 7 new pairs of shoes in the closet?
     
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  15. milesbeyond

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    Dear Alden-aficionados,

    I'm looking to jump into the wonderful world of Aldens. I don't really own any nice dress shoes and would like to try and find the most versatile pair for casual to business-casual wear. Something to pair with some cuffed N&F denim and Epaulet Rivets. I'm rarely in a suit jacket, and the dressiest I get up for is the occasional wedding or work dinner. The office environment is very laid back (advertising) so not trying to go too far on the formal scale because I want to wear these often!

    More of a blucher man, and the NST and LWB seem like the obvious choices. I'm a little torn on color and leather. This would be my first foray into higher-end footwear, but the way I see it, if I'm about to drop $500 on calf leather or CXL, I may as well try and nab some cordovan, right?

    Seems like the popular colors are also in short supply (ravello, whiskey, cigar). Should I try and hold out for a restock or used pair of these, or stick to some brown CXL or calf? There's something about the shine of shell cordovan...

    Thanks, friends.
     


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