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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. smoothie1

    smoothie1 Senior member

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    Does this version have a storm welt?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Black Shell cordovan perforated cap toe boots on the Modified last
     
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    In my (very painful and exhaustively-researched) experience, the only thing that will actually correct a bunion is surgery. Use of orthotics, proper and thorough calf stretching, and arch massage will only at best slightly delay its onset and manage the symptoms.

    Probably in another 3 to 4 years (once the kids are old enough that I don't have to physically chase them around anymore), I will have my right bunion corrected (the left one was fixed in 2004), so I haven't bothered to alter any of my shoes in any way.

    The only thing that I know for sure is that leaving the world of squishy cemented Clarks and Rockports has strengthened my Achilles' tendons tremendously. It's been two years since I've had a tendonitis flare up in that area.

    Anyway, good luck!
     
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    Wow, the run of New Balance exclusives finally gets trumped by a new Alden shell (re-)release! Bravo, LS... would have been nice to see the masses have a chance at this one. [​IMG]
     
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    Haha! Good one. This is LS we are talking about.
     
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    Alden for BB shortwings today (apologies for the slouching sox) [​IMG]:

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    FYI - I returned a pair of Cigar LWB in size 10D (too big for me) to Alden SF if anyone is interested - they should be back in SF any day now.
     
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    ravello nst
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    I saw the NST on Citishoes but not Unionmade. Do you have a link?
     
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    I'll agree with tifosi on this - it's not the suede that makes these shoes casual, it's the overall style. I actually have those 5 eyelet bluchers in the snuff suede from TSM and they are my go-to casual to wear with jeans, cords, and chinos, but I have a hard time even trying to pair them with nicer trousers and a sportcoat.

    The Epaulet suede alt weins seem considerably more "refined" and I think I would find them much easier to pair with a a sportcoat or even a suit. I think the key to wearing suede with a suit is that the suit fabric needs to be a bit heavier with a bit of texture to it (although you could maybe also go the other way and pair a linen suit with something like a suede strap loafer in the warmer months).
     
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    PSA: Ravello Modified last, plain toe 10D on TSM irregulars list...
     
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    Totally makes sense about the suede, thanks.

    That's the word I was looking for about the Epaulet snuff suede alt wien..."refined." I also found these similar make-ups by Leffot...

    http://leffot.com/shop/index.php/shoes/alden/d4506-snuff-suede-derby.html

    The Epaulet snuff suede alt wien appear to be a little more rugged than the Leffot version, which I like.

    What's the difference between the Aberdeen and Hampton last?
     
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    Not much on the 11.5d/12d TSM list.

    Just a couple of Barrie boots in colour 8
     
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    Yeah that is kind of what I read too, honestly mine is very minor and does not cause any pain at this point. Only in the tightest of toe boxes can I even feel it rub, which kind of feels like having a bruise on your foot). If for somreason I cannot fit the orthotic in most shoes I am going to look into other options for now as I will not be replacing like $10,000 worth of shoes haha, at least not yet.
     
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