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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. Bartolo

    Bartolo Senior Member

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    But you do NEED them.
    Ravello too.

    Actually, I wear my whiskeys way more often than my cigars.


    Do you wear the whiskeys all winter long? I think of them more for spring and summer (for some reason that might be totally wrong).
     


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    Do you wear the whiskeys all winter long? I think of them more for spring and summer (for some reason that might be totally wrong).

    Well I got mine last spring so haven't had them through winter.
    But Seattle winters are pretty mild except for plenty of rain and I do wear similar colored shoes year round. I have put away some of my lighter colored shoes though.
     


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    I found a pair of Indy Chromexcel in a size 8D used. I wear an 8 in Clark's DB and they are a tad big. Should I jump on these shoes since the are about $150 off retail? I've never owned Aldens before. I wear an 8 in every other shoe. I know they run a half size large.
     


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    Do you wear the whiskeys all winter long? I think of them more for spring and summer (for some reason that might be totally wrong).

    I wear mine in the fall as well, but they've also darkened considerably.
     


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    I wear mine in the fall as well, but they've also darkened considerably.
    May I ask if you wax them? [​IMG]
     


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    May I ask if you wax them? [​IMG]

    Not very frequently. I normally brush, then use a flannel on them. I've used renovateur on them once or twice though.....
     


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    I wear mine in the fall as well, but they've also darkened considerably.

    Yeah, I've noticed the darkening too.
     


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    I do not think the Clarks is a good shoe to compare from.

    Really? Would sizing down from an 8 in clarks be a good idead though?

    I'm kind of scared of ordering a 7.5 [​IMG]
     


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    I found a pair of Indy Chromexcels in a size 8D used. I wear an 8 in Clark's DB and they are a tad big. Should I jump on these shoes since the are about $150 off retail? I've never owned Aldens before. I wear an 8 in every other shoe. I know they run a half size large.
     


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    Yeah, I've noticed the darkening too.

    I like it. Gives the shoe much more character IMHO.
     


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    I found a pair of Indy Chromexcels in a size 8D used. I wear an 8 in Clark's DB and they are a tad big. Should I jump on these shoes since the are about $150 off retail? I've never owned Aldens before. I wear an 8 in every other shoe. I know they run a half size large.

    no, tell me where to get them [​IMG]
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    [​IMG]
    color 8 ptb
     


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    ........[/IMG]

    I also recently purchased a pair of beefrolls in burgundy that was ordered for me by a local alden dealer. I was walking today and noticed separation of leather near the stitching where my feet bend. Has this happened to anyone else? I am not sure if I am describing this right and I currently don't have a camera.
     


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    I also recently purchased a pair of beefrolls in burgundy that was ordered for me by a local alden dealer. I was walking today and noticed separation of leather near the stitching where my feet bend. Has this happened to anyone else? I am not sure if I am describing this right and I currently don't have a camera.


    So your defect was different than what my pictures show?

    I just dropped off my beefrolls at the post office - they are in transit to Blackbird and then Alden.
     


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    Given that I own shell whiskey lwb's, tell me why I NEED / DON'T NEED shell cigar lwb's as well [​IMG]

    Actually, you do.

    i'm the opposite, I have the cigar LWBs (wearing them today matter of fact) but I ask myself if I dont need/need the whiskey LWB (or ravello too). I do think the cigars are more versatile to wear than whiskey color

    Agree - I had Ravello, Whiskey and a Polo tan shell ptb's and chukka in my Avatar a few days ago and the colors were so close that I returned the 1st two. I reasoned that overtime they'd resemble each other even more closely. At least you can tell the difference between Cigar and the others.
     


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