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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. gr789

    gr789 Senior member

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    Thanks, the Church Hill is almost dressy (almost) -very much helped by the welt. I really like them (and will someday wear them...)
     
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  2. mdubs

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    It's an option that the vendors could technically request to not have added onto the shoes. Adam elected to not have it on the Color #2 LWBs in order to maintain the overall casual vibe. Essentially all of the Color #4 make ups have the finish as well with the one exception of the Saddles. The LS and the JGilbert Saddles do not have the finish on the #4 Shell. It's why it has a more orange appearance than other #4 make ups.

    -Mike
     
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  3. AldenLuver

    AldenLuver Senior member

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    The first pair of "rare/exotic" shell I saw in person was at Sherman Bros in Philly; ravello LHS, about 4 years ago.
     
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    Thanks - should have mentioned that the Classic side doesn't like them.
     
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  5. tanbar

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    Finally decide to grab the snuff WT boot from Epaulet today after fretting about sizing. Thanks for getting that design made @TO Tie Guy
     
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    Yea your wallet will thank you, now move along.... Jeez.. Can I rain on your parade today for any reason...
     
  7. Bbombers85

    Bbombers85 Senior member

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    Well the 7th addition to my Alden collection has arrived. The Ravello isn't the brownvello from 2014, thankfully, but also isn't the preferred "reddish-orange" shade. This is my first boot in the grant last. It's going to be a bit getting used to and I didn't want to tie the laces to tight yet and crease them up. Apologies in advance for the photos - I'm not the best as making them look professional haha.

    Current Collection:
    1. Color 8 Chukkas (J. Crew)
    2. Chromexcel Indy (J. Crew)
    3. Color 8 LWB (Leffot)
    4. Cigar Indy (Leffot)
    5. Whiskey Wingtip Boot (AoM)
    6. Cigar PTB (Alden SF)
    7. Ravello Captoe Boot (Alden DC)

    On preorder:
    1. Ravello LWB (AoM)
    2. Cigar LWB (AoM)
    3. Color 8 Tanker (Context)


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  8. Curbed Enthusiasm

    Curbed Enthusiasm Active Member

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    Thank you all for your advice on my 1st pair of Aldens. I ended up getting a slightly different version of the burgundy mediallian captoe - the 908 balmoral model. I think they are absolutely stunning but I'm curious to hear if you guys think they are a good, versatile first pair. I haven't worn them yet because I keep asking myself "is this the right pair?" - which under normal circumstance wouldn't be a question if not for the price, which is more than I've ever paid for shoes before.

    http://aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=36
     
  9. KPDarb

    KPDarb Senior member

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    Thats a great collection with an absolutely gorgeous addition to the family, congrats. I love that boot...
     
  10. TO Tie Guy

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    :slayer: They will be dope!
     
  11. AnOxymoron

    AnOxymoron Senior member

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    I keep seeing people say the AF53 plain toe color 8 boot is a classic Alden shoe, yet when I google Alden AF53 or search this thread I see very very few fit pics.

    Can anyone help me out? :)
     
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    If the rest of my wardrobe wasn't already so blue I'd jump on those crepe soled versions from Pelle Line so quick!
     
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  13. HenryIII

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    Fantastic! Can I ask what size you went with on Grant and what is your Barrie size?
     
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    IMHO, they are a classic shoe for suits and business casual (wool trousers, sport coats, etc). For business wear, I would say it's very versatile. Probably not a denim or even chino shoe, for me at least. I love it however and have now suddenly realized (after having to wear a suit for a few days in a row) that I have loaded up on too many casual Alden styles. I need to start thinking about a more formal addition, like this one.
     
  15. Bbombers85

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    I went with 10.5D. My barrie size is 10D. I need to just commit and tighten up the laces a bit and I think they'll be fine. The width is great. I found the length to be slightly more and the heel area to be a little looser. I don't plan on waiting long before unleashing these in the wild so will report back on them again then.
     
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    mrfixit Senior member

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    for suits and other business attire, this is a homerun.
     
  17. AnOxymoron

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    What are people's thoughts on the Milkshake Indy boots with commando soles? Would I be crazy to wear them in the rain and snow?

    I think some beat up stained white boots would look awesome, and that commando sole is just inviting abuse....
     
  18. iLuveketchup

    iLuveketchup Senior member

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    Nice collection there!! [​IMG]
     
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    iLuveketchup Senior member

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    I have some AF53 photos on my FS link below. But it's probably not a good representation as they are not laced nor worn in. They look a bit bulbous in the photos.
     
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  20. AnOxymoron

    AnOxymoron Senior member

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    Thanks. Yeah, I'm mostly trying to find some pics of how they look with some slim chinos or selvage denim, since that's my normal attire.
     
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