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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. budapest12

    budapest12 Distinguished Member

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    Angry on your behalf.
     
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    I would check Leather Soul in the City of Angels and Hawaii. They tend to order boots without speedhooks. You should also try Moulded Shoe in NYC because they specialize in the modified last and tend to have a lot of make-ups you won't find elsewhere. Good luck and congratulations.
     


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    RTP: My only missing piece to the LWB shell rainbow.

    Perhaps you can take solace in the fact that, while I have the shell rainbow in LWBs, I easily wear my whiskey LWB the least. Easily.
     


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    MrDV: I have boots w speed hooks, they have never damaged my pants. I would get them w the hooks and never look back.

    The ruby and burgundy Carmina boots are amazing.

    The trickers seem too casual


    Speed hooks have never damaged my pants either.

    IMO, whether for good or for bad, Carmina's boots tend to be primarily dress boots, if not exclusively so (as in the case of their bal boots).

    Not a fan of Trickers.
     


  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     


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    MrDV Distinguished Member

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    I like what you've done there. Very nice boots.
     


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    Thank You mr.DV the new boots are beautiful but the exposed eyelets diminish this boots ability to be a dress boot IMO. I was really hoping to fill a gap in my rotation. I will say the plaza last is wonderful for boots. Additionally the depth of the color 8 is amazing.
     
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    Whoa, guess the mind blocks out painful memories. Good thing my SBA loan to start my practice was a float, 2 points over prime, but still adjusted every quarter, so it dropped. Also, probably a good thing Ronald Reagan took over and lowered taxes. I think, by the time I paid it off, it was down to 13%, which meant I was able to pay it off early as less and less of the payment went to interest.
     


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    I believe Leather Soul does have a few pairs of the Wingtip Boot in #8, which comes on a Plaza Last, still available. They do not however have the speed hooks. Worth giving them a call. Happy hunting!
     


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    You need Ruby.
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    Ruby and #4 to keep it Alden related.
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    ^ What if I have two pairs of #4 boots? :D
     


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    it still stumps my mind why other retailers are able to offer lighter shades than black/#8 than alden... I'm about to MTO a pair of AEs as I have little doubt the Thor boot will ever come to fruition
     


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    Beautiful boot collection!
    Exposed eyelets may not be as dressy but, in moderation (like, not EVERY boot you own), they provide an additional level detail to the the boot/shoe & make them more interesting (for example, suede bluchers and LWBs).
     
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  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    welcome to the forum
     


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