***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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Welcome to the king of LWBs club, my friend! Wear in great health...
     
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    Uncle, the inmates at the asylum have spoken in unanimity. Great looking shoe with a superb shine sir.
     
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    In a couple days...I'll post my regular guy ravello ptb and maybe some folks can give me a tip or two how to get them like Mac. Can't possibly be just the Mac method. JT
     
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    I'm sure Uncle Mac will tell you it really is just the Mac method.
     
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    These have been around for months. I've been checking in on them every so often.
     
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    Cool, hey your in VB ehh.......we are probably the only two Alden fans in the area.
     
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    Thanks. Have Ravello gunboats already and maybe I'll find cigar or snuff suede pairs down the road :)
     
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    Citishoes has cigar LWBs. Call to see if they have your size. Leffot has a snuff suede LWB pre-order open right now.
     
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    Hello blue collar,

    the original Poster from the British government shows "Keep calm and carry on" in 1939 in the UK - actually hip these days

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    cheerio
    Joachim
     
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    My wallet is in no rush :) I'll be in NYC in August so maybe I'll check the stores....
     
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    First, the writer wasn't asking about black tassels. He was asking about color 8. Second, who is glenjay and why would "glenjay" have any authority on the question? Third, who says seams is the be-all-end-all criteria for dressy?

    What about last? For example, take the Alden barrie last PTB. There are no seams at all. But the roundness of the shoe makes it less than dressy for many whereas the same shoe on a sleeker last -- plaza, for example, makes the otherwise same shoe more formal.

    What about ornamentation other than seams- like tassels or brogueing? I have always heard that more brogueing, less formality.

    What about laces v. slip-on?

    What about welt? Color of the welt or edge? Leffot makes the Alden Barrie last PTB even less dressy than the regular Barrie last PTB with an antiqued welt.

    And let's be honest: as good-looking a shoe as the Alden tassel loafer may be, how in the world can you take a flopping tassel seriously? I mean, the shoe is called a mocassin -- the essence of casual. If you have one shoe for needs that include business, how can a tassel be the choice?

    Of course, the answer really is to avoid a debate that is inherently subjective, and get all three.

     
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    getting some good patina on these cigar beale's

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    nephew,
    wear your lwb in good health
     
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