***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. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    New suede wingtips w/commando sole:

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    I like the naked eyelets. They work surprisingly well. I'd also like this style of shoe in #8 on a different last (Plaza or Hampton) with the commando sole.
     


  2. LeatherSOUL

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    I need a boot version of this shoe! [​IMG]

    yes, me too!

    I have it on order already!
     


  3. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Tom, you started sponsoring the thread?

    did you check with Jet first???[​IMG]


    Tom bribed me with some scotch.
     


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    Simplicio Senior member

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    I love the suede shortwings. These look casual and comfortable, appropriate for many situations. I'm going to have to consider.

    Re: the natural chromexel: I agree that the color doesn't look particularly nice when they are new. But is the idea that with time and wear they take on a different, darker color? Or are you supposed to deliberately darken them?
     


  5. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Senior member

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    These are the only ones I like, and maybe the indys. I posted a BIG close-up picture from the horween blog a few pages ago. I am curious to see how they age!

    Anyone buying any of the natural chromexel models? [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    I am.
    I have a pair of similar shoes on order which are supposed to ship in 2 weeks. I'm excited! I've seen a swatch of the leather in person and I think it looks great. It is NOT a dressy leather in any way but I think it will work well as a boot or a "work shoe". The version I'm waiting on is the Indy shoe but the sole and welt will be a little different from the one in the picture.

    I've been wanting some variation of an Indy shoe and I think this leather will work well for it. Plus, I "designed" the version I'm talking about and that makes me VERY excited. It's my fist one and I hope it looks good!
     


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    srivats Senior member

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    I am.
    I have a pair of similar shoes on order which are supposed to ship in 2 weeks. I'm excited! I've seen a swatch of the leather in person and I think it looks great. It is NOT a dressy leather in any way but I think it will work well as a boot or a "work shoe". The version I'm waiting on is the Indy shoe but the sole and welt will be a little different from the one in the picture.

    I've been wanting some variation of an Indy shoe and I think this leather will work well for it. Plus, I "designed" the version I'm talking about and that makes me VERY excited. It's my fist one and I hope it looks good!


    That is great, Jason! Please do post plenty of pictures [​IMG]
     


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    rick Senior member

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    new black jumpers.

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    enigma77 Senior member

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    nvm
     


  9. GreatHighway

    GreatHighway Senior member

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    i just gave my #8 belt a polish, hoping to get some more color on it and i like how it turned out..before and after...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    the difference is subtle but its closer to the color of my #8 shoes now
     


  10. forex

    forex Senior member

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    That's a nice belt,where did you get it?
     


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    srivats Senior member

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    That's a nice belt,where did you get it?

    You can get them from AldenSF or from Tom.
     


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    You can get them from AldenSF or from Tom.

    Great,thanks. Good god,they are not cheap. Do you know who made Brooks brothers cordovan belts?
     


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    srivats Senior member

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    Great,thanks. Good god,they are not cheap. Do you know who made Brooks brothers cordovan belts?

    I think BB shell belts are made by Trafalgar (not 100% sure) -- alden belts are much nicer.
     


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    i just gave my #8 belt a polish, hoping to get some more color on it and i like how it turned out..before and after...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    the difference is subtle but its closer to the color of my #8 shoes now


    How does the sizing go for those belts? I'm thinking of getting one of those but not sure what size I should get.
     


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    srivats Senior member

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    How does the sizing go for those belts? I'm thinking of getting one of those but not sure what size I should get.

    The usual - your waist size + 2
     


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