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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. Toro

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    about two weeks in...found these on eBay for $100 below retail value.

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    i saw those, too bad i got small feet.
     
  2. commodorewheeler

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    REguy, I asked myself that very same question. But considering I actually rarely wear black shoes with my suits, even where traditionalists might say you should (like navy or charcoal), I would substitute this shoe for any brown shoes I considered would look good with a navy or grey suit. I also think those shoes are really beautiful. I will just have to be creative. I would also be very open to any other suggestions for what I could wear those two-tone saddles with or pics from people who already have them.
    I have a few pairs of saddle shoes, I like to wear them with jeans.
    ^ Jhcam, did the ones from Leffot have a crepe sole? These might be slightly different because I was told they were a single leather sole, which hopefully lends them a slightly more formal feel (or so i hope). I agree with your premise that black shoes are pretty boring. We'll see; I actually think they are nice-looking shoes. They weren't a must have at full price, but the more palatable 'seconds' price piqued my interest.
    Yes, the Leffot have crepe while the Shoemart's look like a single leather or waterlock. They are great shoes - I'm very pleased with mine. Playing around with shoes and clothes is what we do, isn't it? So, have fun! [​IMG]
    If the ones you got from Shoe Mart had a single leather sole, they are the makeup for the Blackbird version of that shoe.
    Can someone de-code the Shoemart colors for me and cross-reference them to the typical Alden colors (i.e. what is tan, scotch, etc)?
    "Scotch" is scotch-grain leather. "Tan" can be used to refer to either tan, dark tan, burnished dark tan, or cognac colors, from what I have seen. Neither are used to refer to shell colors.
    Anyone have opinions on this cigar shell model on the van last? I am intrigued, as it might go as a casual shoe, maybe even sockless... [​IMG]
    I bought a pair of those off of the seconds list in 8.5D, and I've decided that they're not really my style. I'm going to return them, I've got my eye on something else on the seconds list as a possible replacement.
     
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    ^ good decision on returning those, they look like orthopedic shoes..
     
  4. kgmessier

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    The iPhone flash does horrible things to the picture, but I just had to share because this is my first day wearing these and I'm really happy with them. From the dark office: [​IMG] I'll share truer pics tonight when I get home. - K
     
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    The iPhone flash does horrible things to the picture, but I just had to share because this is my first day wearing these and I'm really happy with them.

    From the dark office:

    [​IMG]

    I'll share truer pics tonight when I get home.

    - K


    Everything, from the shoes, to the socks, to the pants, to the lacing is awesome

    Good work

    EDIT - Where are these from?
     
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    "Scotch" is scotch-grain leather. "Tan" can be used to refer to either tan, dark tan, burnished dark tan, or cognac colors, from what I have seen. Neither are used to refer to shell colors.

    Small correction to this: shell cordovan is available with the scotch-grain embossing in different colors, same as calf. Alden doesn't seem to use it much, in fact among all companies it's quite rare for some reason - although I think Ron Rider likes to use it. I've never come across it in person, but it seems like it should be tough as nails. I'd like to get a pair of boots in black scotch-grain cordo someday.
     
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    Everything, from the shoes, to the socks, to the pants, to the lacing is awesome

    Good work

    EDIT - Where are these from?

    Those seem to be the 2 tone saddles that Tom at Leathersoul had. http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/201...-re-stock-lsw/ They also were on ShoeMart's seconds list in size 10 that went out on Thursday.
     
  8. kgmessier

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    Those seem to be the 2 tone saddles that Tom at Leathersoul had.

    Correct. I missed out on them with the last re-stock, so when they came up again, I jumped. Wish I was fast enough to grab a pair of the #4 saddles.
     
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    Those seem to be the 2 tone saddles that Tom at Leathersoul had.

    http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/201...-re-stock-lsw/

    They also were on ShoeMart's seconds list in size 10 that went out on Thursday.


    [​IMG]

    Is it just me, or do Leathersoul's photos look like the #8 and the black are the same color? I saw those shoes on the blog and thought nothing of them because it looked like a one color shoe. Seeing the pic on this thread, I would have jumped all over them if I knew the true color.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Is it just me, or do Leathersoul's photos look like the #8 and the black are the same color? I saw those shoes on the blog and thought nothing of them because it looked like a one color shoe. Seeing the pic on this thread, I would have jumped all over them if I knew the true color.


    Yup, I thought the same thing initially. That's why I checked with Tom at Leather Soul to be certain they were the same saddle shoes they were selling back in 2008 and 2009. They are.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Is it just me, or do Leathersoul's photos look like the #8 and the black are the same color? I saw those shoes on the blog and thought nothing of them because it looked like a one color shoe. Seeing the pic on this thread, I would have jumped all over them if I knew the true color.


    Yeah - Tom says he's a point and shoot man so his pics are sometimes iffy, but they are the color 8 and black.
     
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    The people writing the e-mails at Alden restoration are... interesting. First they misspell my name and then in the next e-mail they refer to me as a "Mrs." Hope my boots don't come back with high heels.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Is it just me, or do Leathersoul's photos look like the #8 and the black are the same color? I saw those shoes on the blog and thought nothing of them because it looked like a one color shoe.

    +1
     
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    [​IMG]

    Is it just me, or do Leathersoul's photos look like the #8 and the black are the same color? I saw those shoes on the blog and thought nothing of them because it looked like a one color shoe. Seeing the pic on this thread, I would have jumped all over them if I knew the true color.

    My #8 looks pretty close to black in person, I didn't get them from Tom BTW.
     
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    one destination complete [​IMG]
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  17. LynahFaithful

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    My #8 looks pretty close to black in person, I didn't get them from Tom BTW.

    I have some new #8 dress chukka's which are also very dark. I am expecting them to lighten over time. I did get mine from Tom. (can't get pics)
     
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    Can the #8 color lighten to a medium brown over time?
     
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    Can the #8 color lighten to a medium brown over time?

    Yes, but it will always have a bit of red/burgundy about it.
     
  20. scb

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    anyone have any fit pics with navy suede shoes?
     
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