***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 have to go with Uncle here. My first Aden BB Shell Cordovan #8 Tassels were purchased BBNYC when I was 23. Staple shoe in thoses days... I've always replaced that shoe until recently I went with the Marlow Tassel as I like the color better.
     


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    First pair of Aldens just arrived: tan Barrie-lasted J.Gilbert wingtip, commando-soled boots. I primarily used the forum to get sizing right. Thankfully, the fit came pretty close. I'd hate to have to exchange/sell these beauties.

    I'm doing the Mac method this afternoon as I get some research done this afternoon from home. Can't wait to get them out on the street.

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    Spencer,

    Those look great. As it happens, I've got the exact same boots (in a size 10.5 E) from J. Gilbert coming in this afternoon. I'd ordered some that came in last January that were too narrow, so this has been a long wait. But well worth it.
     


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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Congrats! Welcome to the club, Sir.


    986

    After a very 'Methodical' brushing.


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    Poor Man's Argyles (Uniqlo)
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    Alden Color 8 35mm Belt W. Nickel Buckel
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    Hi Sazon,
    Glad to see the alpine grains today; I feel like they don't get much action on this shell-centric thread. Wear in good health.

    Totally agree on the Plaza as the go-to last for boots. My plazas are even better for my feet than the grant last. That said, after sizing up a width to 8.5E on a recent purchase of Leffot barrie boots (the naval), I think the Barrie leaves room for improvement if you're willing to get creative with the numbers. My 8.5D barrie lwbs all fit fine, but my 8.5d barrie boots, including the alpine grain wt from LS you're sporting today, are a bit on the tight side. I'm wondering what a 9D barrie boot would feel like.

    Speaking of alpine grain, what do folks think of the use of alpine or scotch grain on a non-brogued shoe, e.g., a ptb?

    Have a good evening, gents.
     


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    Handsome boots, been looking at those myself.
     


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    call Hunt Club Clothiers in Cincinnati
     


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    For your first pair you have definitely started with a big bang. Congratulations!
     


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    Bakes, you should change your moniker to "Fashion Plate". Very dapper sir.
     


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    nephew,
    thank you
     


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    nephew
    I agree
     


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    nephew, wear your wt boots in good health I started to wear tassels in my teens tassels are one of aldens best models alden's invented tassels in 1947
     


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    nephew,
    nice boxes
     


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