***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. trunks206

    trunks206 Senior member

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    Ian,

    Nicely done... there may not be anyone left on this board without the cigar lwb.


    This Ian doesnt have a pair.... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Noooo why does #12 have a commando sole? Would kop if it were double leather soul or oiled leather soul... oh well.

    Yeah...I robocopped the NST blucher and boot and the captoe boot... there goes the bank account
     
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    should i assume reg Alden pricing 475 calf, 625 shell (estimate)

    shell is closer to 700 from when i emailed them a while back.
     
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    J. Gilbert appears to be enamored with the Plaza last and commando soles. I'd like to see them make some boots on the aberdeen last and with a double leather sole.

    +1,000

    Aberdeen is such an attractive last. I think there are a lot of people who can't wear it though because the toebox is too tight. From a retailer's perspective, I can see how the Plaza would be ideal -- sleek, but enough room around the foot to have it work for more people.
     
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    Sorry, I did not mean between your two shoes, I meant between your pair and mine.
    I should have figured that out. I guess I was a little slow last night when I read the post.

    Kenal0
     
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    anybody have pictures of Whiskey or Ravello shell being worn w/ khakis? are these colors too light to work with lighter pants, or do you want more contrast?
     
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    anybody have pictures of Whiskey or Ravello shell being worn w/ khakis? are these colors too light to work with lighter pants, or do you want more contrast?

    This is whiskey with very light BB khakis. Ravello is definitely no problem, lots of contrast.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    maiden voyage of smooths in Cigar, recent price hike on Alden made me get these sooner than later, being the last pair of Aldens I am interested in [​IMG] have since redone the lacing so it is straightlaced but you dont see the cross lacing underneath.
     
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    +1,000

    Aberdeen is such an attractive last. I think there are a lot of people who can't wear it though because the toebox is too tight. From a retailer's perspective, I can see how the Plaza would be ideal -- sleek, but enough room around the foot to have it work for more people.


    I agree. The Aberdeen is by far the best looking Alden last, IMO. A fair point regarding the toe box. Would be nice to see the occasional Aberdeen lasted boot, but if the demand is not there...
     
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    I agree. The Aberdeen is by far the best looking Alden last, IMO. A fair point regarding the toe box. Would be nice to see the occasional Aberdeen lasted boot, but if the demand is not there...
    The Shoemart has the NST boot on the Aberdeen last in Ravello or #8.
     
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    should i assume reg Alden pricing 475 calf, 625 shell (estimate)

    Cigar Indy's are $675.
     
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    Alden Online store, I would also try calling the Alden DC store.

    damn, they did *not* have all those sizes in the whiskey chukka, ravello LW and ravello PTB 2 weeks ago. might have gotten a whiskey chukka instead of ravello if I knew they'd have them in stock
     
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    The Shoemart has the NST boot on the Aberdeen last in Ravello or #8.

    Thanks, yes. It's the only place I had seen them, but they don't have my size in #8. Looking for black or #8. Appreciate it though. They will get more in due time, from what they told me.
     
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    First, understand that the two shoes are perfectly matched, but if you flex one more than the other, the color will move around and the two can look different for a short period. The up-close look, which I will try to capture with a better camera tomorrow, is not unlike a piece of wood that has been stained. There are darker and lighter areas, but with leather, those areas actually move. This clearly makes for a very casual shoe, and is often used to produce distressed briefcases, duffels, etc... (Snip)

    Chris, thanks for looking that up, wear them in good health.
     
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