***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. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Thanks dddrees, being comfortable is very important. All my summer silks I buy from consignment or secondhand stores. Why pay a hundred hundred when you can pay ten. Collecting rare and vintage museum quality Hawaiian shirts is almost as crazy as tracking down grail colored Alden shell.
     
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    Cigar Tassel @ Teton Mountains wedding

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    ^^^These have been my favorite Alden shoes lately.
     
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    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Great loafers. Were you the lucky groom?
     
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    Thanks!

    No, my cousin was the bride.

    I'm not interested in getting married because I enjoy not having to hide new shoes from a wife.
     
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    Been away for a few days. I wanted to jump in on the color 4 convo. I have seen one pair of color 4s, out of all the shops I have visited. If it weren't for the kindness of Steven at leffot I may have never seen a pair.
     
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    nephew,
    nice shine on the cigars, wear in good health
    you are all set for a trip to maui
     
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    nephew,
    when you get the opportunity, please post picture of your new acquisition
     
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    nephew, looking good in the tassels are congratulations in order for you
     
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    Uncle, thank you very much. A trip to Hawaii wil have to wait, preferably during our cold Minnesota winters, but I like to be prepared.
     
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    nephew,
    always good to be prepared, your winter months are very cold
     
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    meant to quote spiff ...

    lack of a steel shank.
     
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    RTP, I have unlined walnut shell Daltons and find them great for the warmer days.
     
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    I don't see that much of a difference in weight between my Daltons and my Aldens, although the Aldens are heavier. Here are the weights of my boots (yes, this is OCD behavior):
    - unlined walnut shell Daltons: 1lb 3oz
    - lined shell Daltons: 1lb 5oz
    - lined calf Daltons: 1lb 5oz
    - lined shell Aldens: 1lb 8oz
    - lined calf Aldens: 1lb 8oz
    - lined CXL Indy Aldens with neocork soles: 1lb 11oz

    I don't feel the heaviness of any of the boots except for the Indy's and I attribute that to the neocork sole (I think).
     
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    BeSpiff, if you enjoy genuine Hawaiian shirts you ought to check "Jams World." I ran a retail store while working through college and sold these awesome made-in-Hawaii "Hawaiian shirts." Notice the hand-painted buttons and the left chest pocket designed perfectly to match the background (can barely tell there is a pocket there). These are my favorite Hawaiian shirts; I got all of mine for 1/2 off of cost. I miss those youthful days (but not that much)...
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    www.jamsworld.com
     
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