***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. Ironminded

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    I saw the Carmina's and thought about it, I'll be in a charcoal MTO suit though and I feel like the shade of those Carmina's is just too red or light ... not enough eggplant as a true #8 would be.

    I may end up going with the Black Naval Boot from Leffot, but we will see. Again, thanks so much for everyone's help and speedy replies!
     
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    Call Alden SF. They have the same color 8 wingtip boot with all eyelets on the barrie, as listed on the TSM website. Good luck...
     
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    Thank you, sir! At lease I know I can get color8 and black. The other 2 I can probably forget about. At least for now...
     
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    I know it's throwing more into the mix....but what about something on a sleeker last?? With that said...the naval from Leffot is a beauty!
     
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    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... You'll look like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz with their burgundy version which they call "ruby." That color is a far cry from color 8, imo. Sorry Carmina folks here, no offense intended. [​IMG]
     
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    Just checked the Alden SF site. They have speedhooks. I'd go with the speed-hooks if you like that wtip boot that much. If you are careful and vigilant, the hooks will not mess with your pants. However, with some alcohol and a wedding gone wild, it may pose a little bit of a problem.[​IMG]
     
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    Hah! I'd argue the Carmina's are more burgundy and the Alden's are more eggplant. There is plenty of room in my wardrobe (less so in my wallet) for both...
     
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    budapest does bring up a good point! haha
     
  10. Mr. Six

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    Carmina has both ruby and burgundy. budapest12 probably meant these from Epaulet. Limited sizes, though.

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    Ruby's pretty different.

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    ^agreed
     
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    Yes - Exactly. They have 10.5 US. I like looking at the "ruby" but could never wear.
     
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    I hope I don't get "booted"...from the forum for this...

    STP has these babies from Tricker's for $335! (with current 35% off coupon)
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    I'm getting closer to convincing myself that I can wear those ruby boots and pulling the trigger. They're phenomenal in person.

    It wouldn't solve the speed hook issue, but it's kind of too bad that Ironminded didn't get a pair of the Greeley in burgundy shell MTO. Those would be great for a wedding. (I think this photo is the burgundy version.)

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    /end Carmina diversion
     
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