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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. katch

    katch Senior member

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    Because Barrie Lasted boots are slimmer!!
     
  2. JSO1

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    Might be because of the 270 degree welt. The close heel on the PCT boot makes it look quite sleek. By comparison, my color 8 wingtip boots, which are 360 degree welted and have a split-reverse welt, look much less sleek than my PCT boots.
     
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    A little sunlight will lighten the shade (unevenly) after a while. Eventually it turns them a gorgeous burgundy/brown.
     
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    Nice to see a fellow AE Alumni here!

    Great first choice to jump into Alden. Beware though, that model was the one that started my Alden shell obsession so good luck to you! ;)
     
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    Just don't get caught huffing the shell smell at work......:embar:
     
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    My shell daltons havent seen daylight since they were purchased
     
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    I think the walnut calf is the best Dalton. The color 8 version just invites comparison the superior Alden model.
     
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    Heh. I'll try not to be the guy carrying a boot around in a paper bag in order to get my sniff "fix."

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    Thanks the awesome reception - I can't get enough of them!

    As for the Dalton, my oxblood pair just became the JV string in regards to what I'll reach for first, but I'd still love to find a pair in walnut shell.
     
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  11. JSO1

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    My unlined walnut shell daltons are still one of my favorite pairs. Incredibly comfortable with an insane patina.
     
  12. peppercorn78

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    The Dalton is a great boot, and I'm happy with my pair, but I find the last I little too pointy with respect to the wingtip pattern, and there's too much empty space on the vamp. When I look down at my feet. I'm reminded of dan akyroid in cone heads.

    I find the Alden boot pattern more pleasing, with a nicer medallion. I don't have one yet, but maybe next year. Or perhaps the year after that, considering how difficult it was for me to even get a 975 made in my size.
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    I just wish the wing tip pattern on the dalton extended further up the vamp. I guess my lack of use is more related to my rotation.

    The LS SWB is one of my favorite make ups.
     
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  16. kwhitelaw

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    will follow you around the internet when you post such great pics lol [​IMG]
     
  17. usfpaul82

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    I have recently been bitten hard by the bug. I have had the JCrew CXL Indy boot for about 6 months and recently picked up some CXL Dovers and the JCrew Lined Suede Chukkas. Now I would like to add a LWB to the staple. I would love the Ravello but thats not going to happen any time soon. So the next two I am eyeing are the JC Waxed LWB in Tobacco or the Burnished Tan Calf version seen at Alden SF. They seem pretty similar in color right? I would prefer more of a brown than orange, so woulf the burnished tan be a better option over the tobacco?

    I should note that these would be worn with chinos or denim. I rarely have to wear dress slacks as I work in a business casual environment.

    Will the obsession end??? :)
     
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  18. Shawnc

    Shawnc Senior member

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    Very nice JSO1. C-width completely changes the look of the 975.
    I'm a little late to this one but I'll repeat what others have said, great pictures and an amazing boot. Hang on to your wallet, it's in for a wild ride.
     
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    I was wondering if you'd show up. [​IMG]

    Thanks K.


    Thanks. I think. :)
     
  20. ReppTiePrepster

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    There really is no comparison. Had the Dalton walnut shell, but sold them when I finally acquired the ravello wt boot.
     
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