1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

    Messages:
    7,092
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    

    I am thinking they may be referring to Color #2.
     
  2. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

    Messages:
    10,096
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Location:
    New Jersey
    
    Ya think, haha?? Or maybe just the more red #4.
     
  3. ATLVol

    ATLVol Senior member

    Messages:
    582
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Your #4s are not as red as some that you see posted on here......Dorothy had "ruby" slippers
     
  4. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

    Messages:
    4,082
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
    The most recent color 8 batches (last couple of years) have typically been more eggplant, purplish-reddish than old school color 8 which tended to be a darker burgundy that looks a little similar to this recent batch of very dark cigar. Old color 8 does look a little similar to new, very dark cigar.
    Older color 8...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Newer color 8... (the PTB above is new and eggplant-like)
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I don't think my more recent color 8 acquisitions look all that similar to cigar, even this latest batch of cigar.
     
  5. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

    Messages:
    1,200
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    

    Not sure which captoe you are referring to... The cigar shell's are from Alden D.C. And the alpine grain is from end clothing.com.
     
  6. chrisefi

    chrisefi Senior member

    Messages:
    452
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Interesting. All of my new color 8 is insanely dark, almost black.
     
  7. Bbombers85

    Bbombers85 Senior member

    Messages:
    455
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    

    I noted the same from my recent leffot lwb. Even the one crease that has formed so far is dark.
     
  8. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,385
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2014
    My JCrew captoe boot is also nearly black...I really want a burgundy shell boot that looks burgundy....not sure if #8 is the answer or what is. I def want some ruby tones in it, I am hoping for an NST boot in a shell that is brighter burgundy at some point.
     
  9. chrisefi

    chrisefi Senior member

    Messages:
    452
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    I would be stoked if my #8 looked like RTP's!
     
  10. epc2

    epc2 Senior member

    Messages:
    562
    Joined:
    May 5, 2013
    My Cigar is not that dark, here's a comparison pic Between Color 8 and Cigar ,both from recent batches.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2014
    1 person likes this.
  11. chrisefi

    chrisefi Senior member

    Messages:
    452
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    

    Nice Cigar LWB's! What vendor are they from?
     
  12. epc2

    epc2 Senior member

    Messages:
    562
    Joined:
    May 5, 2013
    

    Thanks ,The Shoemart.
     
  13. Bbombers85

    Bbombers85 Senior member

    Messages:
    455
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Alden DC has a cigar lwb list, but it's loaded. I'm 6th or 7th for 10D and they're only gonna be fulfilling 3 of those any time soon.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2014
  14. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

    Messages:
    7,092
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    There are four stores running LWBs right now. Shouldn't be impossible to find them.
     
  15. Bbombers85

    Bbombers85 Senior member

    Messages:
    455
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    

    Mind pointing me in the right direction? :)
     
  16. smoothie1

    smoothie1 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,429
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Perhaps this calls for a PM...
     
  17. lewisod

    lewisod Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    57
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Location:
    Savannah,Georgia
    So what actually determines the "hue" of the shell?
     
  18. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Messages:
    33,424
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    

    The substrate dyes, the leather, and the minute differences in the process. It's like winemaking. The product will be similar, but never identical.
     
    1 person likes this.
  19. lewisod

    lewisod Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    57
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Location:
    Savannah,Georgia
    What would be the theory be as to why a trend would develop in color shift between old vs new
     
  20. luzer

    luzer Senior member

    Messages:
    242
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Location:
    NYC, USA
    current Alden Modified collection,
    Top to Bottom, Left to Right
    [cross-posted on alden modified and alden threads]
    1) Quoddy Kennebec Chukka, Blue, Red Sole
    2) Quoddy Boat Moc Cavalier, Blue, Red Vibram Sole
    3) Alden #55909 Perforated Cap Toe, Black Calfskin, Modified Last (The Shoe Mart 2nds)
    4) Alden #1493 Unlined Chukka, Snuff Suede, Leydon Last
    5) Alden #5404 Calfskin Medallion, Burnished Tan, Modified Last (@mouldedshoe)
    6) Alden #58722 Brown Alpine Calfskin Long Wing Tip (@mouldedshoe)
    7) Alden #41852 Cap toe Boot, Shell Cordovan, Color #8, Modified Last (@mouldedshoe)
    8) Alden #41144 Indy Boot, Natural CXL, Modified Last (@mouldedshoe)
    9) Alden #41665h Wing Tip Boot, Brown Chromexcel, Modified Last (@mouldedshoe- go down 1/2 size)
    full album

    [​IMG]
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by