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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. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    yeah weather is aweful today

    you rock aldens while biking? baller lol
     
  2. 1969

    1969 Senior member

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    Cordo #8 Smooths, right out of the box. Not sure how I managed to live without these for so long
    Yup. I picked up a pair on the cheap and they instantly become the most versatile shoe in my collection. Wish it didn't take me 4 years on here to realize that these and grey flannel trousers are my 'uniform'.
     
  3. PorterInjax

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    Whiskey PTB's


    Sharp shoes Porter.

    The more I see real life examples of plain toe Aldens, the more I love them. I kinda punked out last year and bought Florsheim Imperial plain toes in Burgundy, but after seeing these pix I can't get the Alden #8 plain toes out of my head.
     
  5. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    Sharp shoes Porter.

    The more I see real life examples of plain toe Aldens, the more I love them. I kinda punked out last year and bought Florsheim Imperial plain toes in Burgundy, but after seeing these pix I can't get the Alden #8 plain toes out of my head.


    did you buy vintage Florsheim shell PTB's, or recent calfskin Florsheims in burgundy? big difference.

    I've found that trying to find vintage shell PTB's is actually much harder than trying to find vintage longwings.
     
  6. sazon

    sazon Senior member

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    did you buy vintage Florsheim shell PTB's, or recent calfskin Florsheims in burgundy? big difference.

    I've found that trying to find vintage shell PTB's is actually much harder than trying to find vintage longwings.


    shell - I wish !

    I bought new calfskin. Not happy at all. The finish looks like shite after just 1 year and not too much wear.
     
  7. triumphman

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    how do the florsheim shoes fit? TTS?
     
  8. sazon

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    how do the florsheim shoes fit? TTS?

    Yes from my experience
     
  9. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    Whiskey PTB's


    Very nice shoes. If you would have told me those were Ravello PTBs I would have believed you [​IMG]
     
  10. Joenobody0

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    Very nice shoes. If you would have told me those were Ravello PTBs I would have believed you [​IMG]

    I agree. They look nothing like my Whiskey pair.
     
  11. enigma77

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    Sharp shoes Porter.

    The more I see real life examples of plain toe Aldens, the more I love them. I kinda punked out last year and bought Florsheim Imperial plain toes in Burgundy, but after seeing these pix I can't get the Alden #8 plain toes out of my head.


    Have been wanting a #8 plain toe boot forever. Plaza last, anyone?


    Very nice shoes. If you would have told me those were Ravello PTBs I would have believed you [​IMG]

    Light-ish carpet, probably the auto white balance on the camera. Also those look new-ish, and newer ravello and whiskey have been slightly darker than in the past, I think. A welcome change from Horween. Their previous whiskey was a little too butterscotch for me. Heresy, I know.
     
  12. enigma77

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    Cordo #8 Smooths, right out of the box. Not sure how I managed to live without these for so long

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    ID on the socks?
     
  13. LesterSnodgrass

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    Have been wanting a #8 plain toe boot forever. Plaza last, anyone?

    I just put down a deposit at J. Gilbert on a pair of #8 high boots on the plaza last w/ commando sole. Yenni said they'll be around in the fall. Can't wait.
     
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    Was home for lunch and shot this. Whiskey LW, Whiskey PTB, and Ravello LW boot. The Whiskey LW's haven't been worn yet.

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  16. enigma77

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    I just put down a deposit at J. Gilbert on a pair of #8 high boots on the plaza last w/ commando sole. Yenni said they'll be around in the fall. Can't wait.

    Sorry, meant Grant last.

    they Paul Smith "nordic print" socks. Burgundy with an ocean blue and yellow pattern.

    http://houseoffraser.scene7.com/is/i...op_usm=1,1,0,0


    Thanks!
     
  17. Alcibiades

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    These whisky shots are making me committ to buying the Alden whisky longwings this weekend from Epaulet.

    I'm working towards building a versatile shoe collection that will last for years... Here is what I am trying to achieve (shoes already owned in bold)

    Work
    Alden #8 Lonwings
    Ralph Lauren Darlton Cordovan Wingtip (hopefully on sale)
    Alden Whisky Longwings
    Church's Black Consul (need to stop wearing these so much)
    Alden Black Cordovan Leisure Handsewn Moccasin
    Alden #8 Smooth

    Play
    Red Wing 8146
    Alden J. Crew or Leather Soul Indy
    Wolverine 1000 Mile Black
    Church's Sahara Suede Brown
    LL Bean Waxed Canvas Maine Hunting Shoe in Navy
    Quoddy Maliseet Oxford in Peanut
    Quoddy Blutcher in Black w Gum Sole
    Alden Suede Plain Toe Blutcher in Navy or Tan
    Quoddy or Sperry Chukkas

    If anyone has any of these shoes in 10/10.5 they want to get rid of, lemme know
     
  18. makewayhomer

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    is "smooth" a term that has been invented in the past 3 days? I never heard it before to describe a PTB
     
  19. makewayhomer

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    also Alcibiades I would certainly buy anything cigar or ravello (like longwings) before whiskey.
     
  20. framus

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    Well I got the call to pickup my (Barrie) Ravello WT boots from AldenDC today, they had received them back from relasting to width E. Still tight a bit in the area where I have a bump in the bunion area, but Kathy suggested to immerse the boots in the bathtub getting them soaked with water and wearing them to stretch. They are so nice there and I am fortunate to have them just down the street. They are expecting Indy Color 8 some time in the future (Trubalance) I told her to put me on the list.
     
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