***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. nbernie

    nbernie Senior member

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    My vote goes to the Cigar LWB

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    Amazing shoes. (White socks? Doesn't do the LWs justice.)
     


  2. harrythedog

    harrythedog Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input, makes sense. I don't have any Cordovan shoes so maybe I should spring for them. The cap toe #8 boots look pretty good to me too. Decisions decisions...

    i;m on a #8 bender at the moment... so #8 gets my vote. if you can do it, you will be happier in the long run. been wearing my #8 indy's everyday for the past week and they are already looking great! that said you can;t go wrong with either shoe!
     


  3. Pastor

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    Thanks for the input, makes sense. I don't have any Cordovan shoes so maybe I should spring for them. The cap toe #8 boots look pretty good to me too. Decisions decisions...

    I was in the same boat a few weeks ago. I wanted a pair of Cordovan shoes ad couldn't decide what. I ended up buying the Cigar LWB (pictured above) and a pair of Ravello WingTip Boots. THese are my only Aldens and my only cordovan shoes among at least 10 pair of Allen Edmonds. After having the Aldens for a week I can say that they are the BEST shoes I own. The Cordovan leather is awesome.
     


  4. Pastor

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    Amazing shoes. (White socks? Doesn't do the LWs justice.)

    They are really tan (khaki) . You can't see them too well with the lighting in my room.
     


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    They are really tan (khaki) . You can't see them too well with the lighting in my room.

    Pastor-

    Where did you get the Cigar LWBs from? They are great.
     


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    Pastor Senior member

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    Where did you get the Cigar LWBs from? They are great.


    I got them from the shoe mart. I wasn't sure of my size since they were my first Aldens so I got two sizes of the same shoe. I just sent the ones that didn't fit back today.
     


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    Took delivery of a pr. of dark brown suede NST Aldens last week. The edge of the sole was dressed with really cheesy looking blobby, unevevnly, incompletely applied black paint. I figured the layers of leather in the sole and heel were probably quite handsome so I sanded off the paint and dressed the sole edges with the Fieblings semi-transparent brown edge dressing. An hour of work dressed the shoes up from Wal-Mart to something approaching the $425 Alden wants for them. I figure Alden owes me a $250 stylist's fee. I am also willing to consult on quality control. Alden, call me!!! You need help.

    Photos of this would be greatly appreciated!
     


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    So I lost my Alden virginity last weekend by buying a pair of Indy 403s and have just placed an order with Epaulet for their last pair of black Brixton Wingtip Boots. So yeah, addiction has a hold of me . . .
     


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    How do you like the 403's?
     


  10. ChrisGold

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    My vote goes to the Cigar LWB

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    Great looking shoes, thanks for the input.
     


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    The Shoe Mart kinda pisses me off. I emailed them a question and got no reply. So, they won't get my business...

    That's good - better selection for the rest.
     


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    That's good - better selection for the rest.

    couldn´t have said it better.
     


  13. AlanC

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    Alden for Brooks Brothers captoe bluchers

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    Very nice Alan, the epitome of the the sensible, well made, and functional American shoe. I could wear those to church, or with a pair of jeans to run Saturday errands.
     


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    My first order from leather soul - very happy with these! I will be wearing these on my wedding day [​IMG]. The kidskin leather is interesting...curious to see how it wears

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