***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. CEE88

    CEE88 Senior member

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    RTP, how hot is hot? Extreme temperature variation isn't good for cotton, wool, plastic, wine, beer, and it can't be good for calf or shell cordovan. At a minimum it seems that extreme heat could dry out leather faster than cooler, steadier temps. You have a tidy sum invested in footwear, so I'd suggest proceeding accordingly.
     


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    Honey Pot Hill?
     


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    LS damage report.

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    Suede munks
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    Plaza wingtips.
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    John Lobbs
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    Those are all ridiculous pick ups ZIPPYH! They're all stunning. Those plaza boots are very special.

    My question is: How are you going to fit all of those shoes in the hotel safe?




    I wasn't a shoe nut last time I was in Hawaii. I do remember walking past the LS store there in Waikiki.
     


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    The suede monks - I've been thinking about those shoes for a couple of weeks. They look great! How do you like them so far?
     


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    That was the first time I've worn any of those outside of LS. :)
    So a bit early for impressions!
     


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    You need to come back here and buy moar shooz.
     


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    :)

    Russel Orchards in Ipswich.
     
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    I thought LS was sold out of the Plaza wingtip boots. Not so?

    Are those blue suede SWB on Barrie?
     


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    I know we were talking about "try-on" shoes before to avoid creasing... At the J Crew Ludlow shop, it looks like they have one pair of cordovan longwings in every size for guys tp try on (I used a pair to try on a pair of pants that needed hemming).

    On a somewhat unrelated note it's actually pretty amazing how many guys are in that store buying suits and tuxedos on a daily basis. Never thought J Crew would have a decent suit business but they appear to have one, at least at that location
     


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    It's probably about 5-10 degrees warmer than room temperature in the summer and about the same difference but cooler in the winter.
     


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    Their website can be misleading I feel, and there are usually a few sale Aldens in store they just say there aren't if you email / call and they don't know who you are
     


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    Thanks for all of the feedback gents. I like both but favor the SWB. Aldenwear, your points are all valid and insightful, but not sure I'm crazy about the light 360 storm welt on the PTB. Take care...
     
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