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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. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Personally, I'd pick the captoe. For me, it's the most versatile, but generally black shoes are less versatile IMO, I like burgundy or brown.

    Captoe is probably the best bet with a suit. Wingtip could probably be flexible, the NST you showed might be last on your list for the required use.


    Thanks for the input guys, appreciated. I was leaning toward captoe also. I like black wingtips but think that may not be suitable in some situations while wearing a suit (a funeral for example).
     
  2. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    pull. moar.

    pull. less.

    Well said [​IMG]

    LOL
     
  3. Jorge

    Jorge Senior member

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    I wonder if Alden's got any wholecuts. [​IMG]

    Slip ons, at the Madison avenue store.
     
  4. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    What' s up with shoe fetishes? I don't get it:



    Isn't this a bit bizarre?
     
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  5. wj4

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    Price increase in 3 days right? Anyone going to make a last minute order or is the minor increase not a big deal?
    I think it's a 10% increase...not a big deal IMO.

    There is nothing from Alden that I really want right now anyway that is available in my size. Just need some whiskey's. [​IMG]


    Mediahound - I'm in the same boat as you are. I don't have a black pair yet, but I will be buying a black pair of captoes unless I can find wingtips. (Already have 2 pairs of longwings so I want to diversify).
     
  6. Man with Apple

    Man with Apple Senior member

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    I think it's a 10% increase...not a big deal IMO.

    It will be a 5% increase.
     
  7. AlanC

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    Can anyone tell me where i can order aldens in a c width? Seems like a pretty basic question.

    You can get stock items (like a #8 shell chukka) from any Alden retailer (they might have to order them).

    You need to contact Tom at Leather Soul about getting in on a pre-order for his special shell boot runs in the future. I wear a narrow size as well, and this is the route I've gone. You will have to put a deposit down, and then you have a commitment to buy the shoes as they are outside of the regular order run.
     
  8. trunks206

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    What' s up with shoe fetishes? I don't get it:





    Isn't this a bit bizarre?


    Wtf!? Those vids are VERY disturbing...I felt akward watching dude slowly caress the other dudes shoes + he way breathing pretty freaking hard...smh.


    Oh and I'm down on for the 2/24 Alden all pic day (I check this thread numerous times a day when I'm board just to hopefully see some awesome Alden pics.)
     
  9. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    It's a bit over midnight on the east coast, granted I'm on the west coast, haha. (I'll be asleep in a few hours and won't have time tomorrow). My modest collection. All pairs were from Shoe Mart sans the J. Crew and Winn Perry. Currently have a pair of ravello boots ordered from Epaulet. Will probably add black captoe's and natural chromexcel Indy's and chill out a bit...unless I can find a pair of whiskey's I really like. [​IMG] Left to right top row: Winn Perry pebble grain boots, 405 Indy's, Cigar LWB's, #8 captoe boots Left to right bottom row: J. Crew LWB's, dark burgundy/brownish pebble grain wing tip boots.
     
  10. imatlas

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    What' s up with shoe fetishes? I don't get it:





    Isn't this a bit bizarre?


    Ya think?

    Wtf!? Those vids are VERY disturbing...I felt akward watching dude slowly caress the other dudes shoes + he way breathing pretty freaking hard...smh.


    Oh and I'm down on for the 2/24 Alden all pic day (I check this thread numerous times a day when I'm board just to hopefully see some awesome Alden pics.)


    QFI
     
  11. trunks206

    trunks206 Senior member

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    ^ [​IMG] I dont breathe hard like he was when I'm looking pics so I feel like I'm a few notches down from the maker of that video... haha well at least that what i'm going to tell myself.


    Wj4 : Sweet collection. Your beautiful Cigar LWBs are begging for someone to wear them...do it! *




    *or send them my way! [​IMG]
     
  12. ChrisGold

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    What's the best black Alden shoes to get?

    I'm looking for something I could wear with a suit but perhaps also wear more business casually as well.

    Should I get something like this?:

    [​IMG]

    or a black wingtip or captoe? Those are the three styles that appeal to me the most. I don't really like plain toe shoes.

    Any opinions? I don't yet own a pair of black shoes and need some.


    Not a fan of plain toe shoes either, but wanting something to wear with a conservative suit when required, I compromised with a perforated cap toe. Gives it a little bit of style but still conservative. (Alden 901)
    [​IMG]
     
  13. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Senior member

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    WJ4 - Thanks for getting us started!
     
  14. ChrisGold

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    I've come to the realization that the Aberdeen last just doesn't work well for me, so I'm going to set free my size 11.5D cigar shell 6 eyelet NST ankle boot. Worn 3-4 times now - pics to come this weekend.

    Purchased for $650 from Shoe Mart - anyone interested at $575 shipped?
     
  16. rick

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    today is picture day. here is my entry. cigar lwb

    [​IMG]
     
  17. mcbrown

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    Whiskey NST

    Nice. To keep them company, here are my cigar NST's.

    By the way, for everyone asking about sizing in different lasts, here is some food for thought: for me, in thicker socks these NST's in 10E are just a bit snug in the toe box, while my Color 8 Chukka's in 10D feel roomy in the thickest socks I own. Both are made on the Barrie last. Different socks, different time of day, different lacing, different shoes, worker ate a different breakfast the day they made them... who knows. You pays yer money and you takes yer chances...
    [​IMG]
     
  18. borderline

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    I hereby declare Thursday 2/24 Picture Day - let's have everyone show what they put on in the morning, bad cell phone pictures are fine - all sizing questions will be met with scorn and ridicule.

    975

    [​IMG]
     
  19. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Senior member

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    Rick, Border and McBrown,

    All great shoes, thank you for sharing!
     
  20. triumphman

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    Wsaywt [​IMG] Waiting for these to turn brown any day now..
     
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