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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. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    I might pick up a pair of Shell 8 Cap Toe boots on the Grant last. Versus the PTB in Color 8:

    Which pair is more versatile? i.e. which can I wear with formal wear but rock casually? I love Alden boots and the cap toes have a commando sole. Can I wear the boots with dress slacks as well as I could the PTB (leather sole) ?

    Also considering holding out for a PTB or a LWB in Ravello...
     
  2. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    firs thought. LOVE LS and every makeup they offer, but I'm about to have to tap out from alden here soon sadly
     
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  3. anrobit

    anrobit Senior member

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    When suede is starting to approach shell prices...
     
  4. n-domino

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    Any models still on your radar?
     
  5. Papa Doble

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    Sounds like you're comparing the 990 and 4060CH, which are among the most versatile Aldens. You can wear both casually with jeans or chinos, or dressed up with odd trousers and a jacket (yes, the boots have a commando sole, but it's pretty low profile). Perhaps the PTBs are more versatile due to the leather sole, but they're also on the Barrie last and have a storm/split reverse (I can never remember which it is) welt, whereas the boots are on the sleeker Grant last and have a flat welt.
     
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  6. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    would grab jcrew ravello LWB from last yr (as my pair I ordered was 'lost' and they were unwilling to give a 'generous' discount for an 11D that I would have had to try and make work) if they ever came up on the resale

    same shade ravello chukka on antique
    #8lwb on antique or PTB on antique (I know I could grab antique LWB from fransboone right now but dont feel like eating that kinda exchange rate money)
    maybe a cigar captoe or plaintoe not on crepe (prefer commando, but leather would suffice)

    thats really it. everything else I have I'm happy with (and barely wear as is). unless some Modified options intrigued me. If by some miracle, Moulded could start offering shell on ML, I'd be selling quite a few models to replace with ML. but that will never happen

    I'm starting to look at Carmina to fill some of holes. epaulet is doing some major things lately.
     
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  7. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    $575 is still getting up there, but with Beverly Hills back in operation, split the inventory and charge less/free ground in the CONUS. Two day air from Hawaii or the West Coast is great, but I can wait a week. Then again, it seems like most make ups sell out...so ignore my input.
     
  8. PeterL

    PeterL Senior member

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    I just started looking at Carmina too. Besides epaulet and its website, do you know where can i find them?
     
  9. El Argentino

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    Armoury runs Carmina too IIRC
     
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  10. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Me too - same size. :nodding:
     
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  13. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Nice photos
     
  14. NAMOR

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    i would hate to be just getting into the shoe game; rare styles are even rarer and basic make-ups are 25-30% higher than 4 years ago
     
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  15. Shawnc

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    I can't find them. If the seller of these is reading this forum (and I assume he is), send me a PM if these are still available.
     
  16. stevefok

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    hi folks,

    I would like some sizing advise. I currently own 1 LWB and 1 NST boots both in barrie last 8D, I also own a indy in trubalance last 7.5D.

    The barrie last in 8D fits me good but a bit room in the front.

    The trubalance last in 7.5D fits perfectly...

    I plan to get a Jcrew jumper boots in barrie last and I am wondering if i should stay with 8D or give 7.5D a try.

    Any suggestion?

    Thank you so much!
     
  17. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Typical wisdom is that Barrie and Trubalance run the same size
     
  18. Vicious49

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    I'm the same size in Barrie and Trubalance so can't help you much there. I'd suggest ordering both sizes and then returning the one that doesn't fit as well.
     
  19. stevefok

    stevefok Senior member

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    Sounds like I should give 7.5D A TRY...
     
  20. Pastor

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    I feel the same way. I got in at the right moment a few years ago. My first Aldens were Cigar LWB and Ravello WT boots from TSM. Both were around the $600 mark. Since then i've added a lot more shell in #8 and another pair in Cigar. But, I haven't bought a pair of Aldens in over 2 years. With prices steadily going up I doubt I ever buy Aldens again. I love the ones I have but I'm also content with them. I still look at all the cool makeups but I've never said "I have to have that".
     
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