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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. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    Dunno really. Not the heat. I wear other boots all the time. I guess it doesn't matter cause they're back!
     
  2. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    I wear my boots all the time, looking forward to adding the leffot tanker to the collection. Your pic is great!
     
  3. bkotsko

    bkotsko Senior member

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    Airport acronym, I assumed.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SFO#The_.22O.22_in_SFO
     
  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, looking good in your nst
     
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    Sergey Active Member

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    Lining has bubble [gray rectangle]
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  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    cigar lwb
    argyles otc
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  8. RecoveringChef

    RecoveringChef Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I have a question about fitment in suede Aldens:

    If I size down a half size in the shell Barrie LWB, but it still feels rather roomy at the toe, and I'm looking at a suede Barrie LWB would it be wise to size down another half size? I'm an 11D on the Brannock and have a 10.5D in the 975 (and it feels roomy at the toe, never tight even with thick socks) and I'm looking at a couple of suede LWBs. One is a 10.5 and one is a 10. I'll likely be going commando often in suede and/or with thin socks. What are your thoughts? I appreciate any input.
     
  9. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    Oh my word, that olive shade of cigar... that shine... perfectly toned edge trim...

    Those would be my grail cigar lwb. I am on a list for a pair from DC for the fall and it makes me sad knowing they will look nothing like this haha.
     
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  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
    I hope you are pleasantly surprised with your new acquisition
     
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    Did you go TTS? I argued with them about it for awhile, finally gave in, went TTS as they suggested, and they are my best fitting, most comfortable Aldens.
     
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    Blue tassels via eBay

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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    DV is the new Mr. Tassel... All it took was a Ravello Tassel.
     
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    MrDV Senior member

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    Great, great, great. Love the cigars uncle Mac.


    +1
    I prefer cigar with olive tones. My newer cigars are nice but don't have the shade I'm looking for.
     
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    Yes, it is the 975 shell longwing with a commando sole. Assuming it is exclusive to AoC, right? Nothing to do but wait?

    Alden will not recraft a shoe with a leather sole with a commando or crepe sole will they?
     
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    bkotsko Senior member

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    No, but BNelson will and skillfully.
     
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    Unfortunately you will have to wait, but it will be worth it. I have the short wings on commando from AoC and they remain one of my most comfortable, complimented, and versatile shoes.

    Alden won't swap out the sole but Bnelson will. His commando is not as low-profile as the original alden, which to me, takes away from a high-end shell cordovan shoe. I've seen pictures of his work converting to crepe and they look good. He is currently working on converting my cigar longwings to crepe and I should have them in a week or so. I'll be are to post before and after pics so you can judge for yourself.
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Uncle, very nice looking "old school" cigar! They are well-paired with your OTC argyles.
     
  19. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    ^^ Now that is cigar.
     
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    In my experience, you can expect the suede and shell LWBs to fit the same. If your 975s are too big, you should make that call. I recommend using loafer socks rather than going sockless. Good luck my friend and enjoy the coming suede LWBs!
     
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