***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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    My friend, excellent acquisition! I've seen these in several stores this summer, each one claiming that they were made "exclusively" for them. Wear in great health, your sweet PTBs.
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    nephew,
    I would do the obvious-email alden's with your question and a picture
     
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    Congrats, my friend. I just picked up the same boot on sale a couple of weeks ago. Looking forward to wearing them this fall and winter. Wear in great health, your Indy and natty cxl LWB... [​IMG]
     
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    Beautiful shoe, Uncle. Which do you prefer (or wear more often), the color 8 or cigar version? Both look great!
     
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    Ironically, I have both shoes. While I was checking in on my Natty CXL preorder at Alden DC, I saw the chrome tan excel PTB in person for the first time. I didn't think much of it online, but seeing the lovely color in person had me hooked. I went back the next week to purchase a pair, and a week after that, my Natty CXL LWB's came in. I feel like the shoes serve different purposes. The PTB can be a little more dressed up, IMO, especially if you use a product that adds some shine. The unlined PTB is a lot more comfortable, too, because of the flex welt sole; much less hefty. The brown CXL PTB is currently my favorite go-to Alden shoe. (I have 3 other pairs: 1 405 Indy, and 2 CXL LWB's.)
     
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    Outstanding uncle!
     
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    Personally, I think they look great as is. They have an awesome patina and the small stains/spots wouldn't bother me... though I do understand the appeal of the stains and patina being your own. If they were mine, I would just use a very small amount of water and a horse hair brush and buff until your arm feels like it's about to fall off. I am never one to use too much wax, paste, or cream. Sometimes, less is more.
     
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    Those old alpine cap toes are great. I wish more retailers would pull from the archives when coming up with new make-ups.
     
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    + 1 for Natty CXL and dark denim combo. Nothing wrong with Brown CXL plus dark denim. But the above Natty CXL has tons of character vs. the plain brown. IMHO the plain brown looks exactly like the description - plain.
     
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    All the discussion around the Leydon Natty CXL and Barrie last is getting me interested in the Leydon LWB. Can somebody post a side by side picture of the Leydon PTB or LWB vs. a Barrie in equivalent size (e.g. 8.5 Leydon vs. 8 Barrie)? Would love to be able to to see the profile comparison of the shoes.
     
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    11.5 Barrie v. 12 Leydon. Not the greatest comparison, but you get the idea.

    Also, I do apologize for addressing that vid again, MrDV
     
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    I have both the natty CXL and brown CXL longwings. The natty CXLs are one of my most complimented and are a great casual shoe. The brown CXL can be surprisingly dressy when buffed / polished up. I find it to be a good substitute for the cigar longwing if you can't find that particular shoe. Brown CXL looks significantly better with age. So does natty CXL, but I actually think the regular brown ages a bit better. Tough choices.
     
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    ^ very nice comparison pic. I was surprised to see people posting earlier that a LWB would look weird on the Leydon last...clearly it does not, and I don't think it's as sleek as some people make it out to be. It's definitely narrower than Barrie, but it's not like it's some chisel-toe super sleek last or anything like that.
     
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