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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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    Pics???
     


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    Where are those guys when Im selling stuff?
     


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    Awesome group picture.
    You have 3 pairs of ravello lwb. I get it. The sick thing is, most of us here get it.
     


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    He has all the patina stages covered - I get that
     


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    Clearly the NST boot is the odd one out, he needs to get rid of that. I'd be happy to assist in that endeavor.
     


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    So here's a question inspired by mtc2000's three ravello LWBs: if you had to choose one style of Aldens to wear every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? You would have, say, 3 identical pairs that you would rotate.

    For me, I think this would be #8 PTB.
     
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    Either a cigar or color 8 shortwing blucher (funny given I don't own the color 8 shortwing blucher and I've never seen a cigar version)
     


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    I assume you mean a standard SWB instead of Atom (Leffot had cigar Atoms recently).
     


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    Yeah. Basically an Alden version of the Marlow.
     


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    Great collection !
     


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    Tough one. #8PTB or #8gunboat

    I think the #8 gunboat wins by a hair.

    No, I changed my mind. #8 PTB wins.
     


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    #8 Longwing on plaza
     


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    color 8 NST, although it would really have to be black cord NST, color 8 cord NST and ravello NST boot.

    The three pair of identical shoes reminds me of an acquaintance I once knew who long ago returned to Europe. He was accomplished, very particular, precise, and a hip, downtown (East Village)-NYC type whose wardrobe consisted of seven black fine wool suits, seven white dress shirts, black dress socks and seven pair of black plain toe bluchers. This was before I was Aldenized so I do not know the make of the shoes, but I am sure they were cordovan - they had the tell-tale cordovan glassy shine (all of the shoes were gleaming at all times) and they were heavy, big-ass bluchers. His summer wear was the same except he did have black short pants for the weekends that he wore with either the white dress shirts or a white t-shirt and his bluchers without socks. The suits and shirts were all identical to one another and were tailor-made and of the highest quality. He replaced all of them once each year. When I got to know him, I asked him why about his wardrobe. He said he wanted to look great, but put as little effort as possible into doing so.
     


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    Nice. I believe clee1982 is referring to this.
     


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    Yes you can see buy it nows on eBay in the email they send you.
     


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