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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. zennypoo

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    #8 CT blucher on Aberdeen. [​IMG]
     
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    Not very close IMO. The first shot is the Carmina's, Alden Cigar, and King. The Cigar's just came back from being refinished so they are likely the 'new' cigar which is darker than some of the older models. The second shot swaps the King for AE Dalton's.
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    I bought these last summer, but I don't know when they were actually made. They don't look like any other cigar I have owned. Sort of like ravello but with no red tones.
     
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    ^Shawn,

    Thanks for the extremely helpful pictures. If anything, Carmina's cognac looks closer to ravello than Cigar.
     
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    Is that Carmina's cognac shell or calfskin? Nice, deep caramel color. Agree that with more red tones it'd be closer to Ravello (at least from pics I've seen).
     
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    That's not good to hear -- that could be a serious sizing issue for many people. I'm going to email J. Crew and see if they can confirm this.
     
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    Any pics?
     
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    Cognac shell, crappy iPhone camera. Thanks for the compliment.

    Your welcome. Glad they were helpful.
     
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    Snuff LHS today: THE most comfortable...

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    Double post. my apologies.
     
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  13. REguy

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    They're definitely Hampton regardless of what J Crew might say. The toe is different, the heel counter is different, and the fit is different. Well, different from the Barrie. They look and fit just like all my other Hampton lasted shoes. While I'm usually not hung up on quality control issues with Alden, I might wind up exchanging this pair for another. The right shoe has a large area where the grain didn't quite get stamped fully, and the leather looks almost like dull, brown tissue paper.

    It's a cool make-up though. To borrow terminology from the Epaulet thread, they sort of have this grandpa steez about them.

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  14. thams

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    #8 Dovers in need of some TLC after a few wears. I've been living in these recently.

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    Those look great Don.
     
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    Is that the Alt Wien from Epaulet? I see an antique edge there.
     
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    Alex from Harrison's was kind enough to send me these two pics of the Cigar PTB on Aberdeen. It's an interesting make-up; looks to be on the formal side with its sleek last, 270 flat welt with closed heel, and what appears to be a single leather sole, but the light or mid-tan welt screams casual. The shade looks pretty cool, like older Cigar; not very dark unless the lighting of the pic is deceiving. I would have preferred a double oak sole, but it appears to be single. Not sure yet if I want to pull the trigger?? Any thoughts?? @REguy
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  18. REguy

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    ^ Plaza
     
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  19. Don L

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    it is indeed
     
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    Agreed. Like wearing slippers
     
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