***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. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    wow, those navys look great.

    not sure I can convince myself to buy three pairs in a week [​IMG]
     


  2. rydenfan

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    Family photo...I guess I need to find a plain toe :)

    [​IMG]
     


  3. dusttruffle

    dusttruffle Senior member

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    Look great.

    Barrie / Barrie / Grant ? Captoe looks like a w/Commando ... so maybe plaza. The different ways the Plaza toe looks in different photos is threatening to bring on a seizure. [​IMG]

    The wingtip looks like a larger width for some reason. Beautiful colouring on all! The subtle differences is welt/edging is sublime.
     
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    MrDV Senior member

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    I don't have a good reason, but I struggle with black shoes.
    I'm sure the day will come when I "turn to the dark side"
    I would buy leather soul's black shell shortwings if they had leffot's red lining, and if they weren't completely sold out.
     


  5. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Thanks! Barrie / Barrie / Plaza w/commando sole.
     


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    That's a really nice family you've got there rydenfan. The color 8 wingtips with light antique edging are my favorite boots I've seen on this site. Might I ask where you got these?
     


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    Plaza a new delivery from JGilbert?
    Can i ask what size all three are?
     


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    Thanks. They were a LS makeup I believe for the Beverly Hills store opening about a year and a half ago. They remain my most comfortable pair, I think in part to the waterloc sole
     


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    Yes, the J Gilbert's arrive today along with my Ravello LWB's. A long wait but a sweet day :)
    Sizing is:
    8D 8D 8.5D
     


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    This absolutely sums up my feelings on the topic. I own a couple of pairs of black shoes and I never seem to wear them. Not that I don't like them, I just seem to like all of my other colors better. For someone who likes black shoes to indicate that black shell is meh, well that is just baffling to me.
     


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    Black shell just looks plasticky. I've seen some exceptions (e.g. Leffot naval boots) but they tend not to convey that depth that the various shades of brown shells can display.
     


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    +1 except my 20's were filled with big, chunky, square toe Ken Cole monstrosities.
     


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    You're not trying to convince yourself hard enough.
    I'm sure you can rationalize it if you try harder.
     


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    Beautiful collection! One cannot have too many #8 boots! I wish these weren't so impossible to find.
     


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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    after two pair of ravello and a pair of boat shoes from newenglandouterwear, I need to slow my buying roll.
     


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