***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. dusttruffle

    dusttruffle Senior member

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    ditto. i too await the JG delivery!
     


  2. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I prefer dark edge trim on color 8 models, shoes and boots. I have had antique edging before. I colored it black.
     


  3. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    If you like Alden stock models, and particularly if you buy Aldens, at least in part, for professional business dress, you may find yourself owning many many models in color 8 and black.
     


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    Shawnc Senior member

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    This is going to seem like a silly question but what are the pro's/con's of lined versus unlined? I always assumed unlined was more casual and for wear without socks. But I would never think of a PTB that fits this bill.
     


  5. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Perhaps just opt for good quality calf if you are concerned about creases. No?
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     


  7. Alcibiades

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    The main difference is that the unlined PTBs feel a lot lighter and more flexible out of the box due to the unlined upper and single, flex welt sole. Despite that I wouldn't recommend it sockless. The standard PTB is a much studier, heaver shoe with its double leather sole.

    Some people say the unlined PTB creases easier, but I haven't really observed that on my black pair.

    Both PTBs can be pretty dressy - I would even say the unlined PTB can look "sleeker" due to the single leather sole, but clearly the lined PTB is also a classic dress shoe. Both can also be worn casually.
     
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    First, go to their site and register. Once you get the email, call the store and let them know you want to do a preorder and that you have a coupon. They will take your payment information and apply the $50 credit. Unfortunately, they did charge me $20 for shipping, however this was offset by the $50 coupon
     


  9. magneto78

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    Well, iPhone a few pairs of chromexcel and creased pretty easily
     


  10. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    On this thread, perhaps yes. :D
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    overshoes, the best protection for $20
     


  12. Shawnc

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    I love this site and people like you Alcibiades are the reason why. Thanks for patiently walking a rookie through such a basic question.
     


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    Appreciate any links to some good overshoes for oxfords and boots.
     


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    We may be foot twins (!). If you ever want to unload your Aldens, you know where to go [​IMG]
     


  15. sevenfoldtieguy

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    For your intended uses, and incorporating the models you have mentioned, I would suggest a color 8 model in the following order:

    PTB
    LWB
    Chukka

    If you can find it, I would recommend the Alden for BB PTB.
     


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