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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. harrythedog

    harrythedog Well-Known Member

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    How does the amount of selection compare to the Shoe Mart and places in NYC?

    in addition to barney's and the tannery. he can try j crew and north river outfitters on charles st
     


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    Wore the natural chromexcel Indy Oxfords for the first time today. Out of all the Aldens they are the most comfortable right off the bat.
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    Are those NSTs? I got 'em too and agree with you.
     


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    Recently bought a pair of beautiful black Alden longwings. They turned out to be about a half size too big [​IMG]

    wanted to get some more information on them though because the logo inside seems a bit different then most i've seen. i was wondering if any of you alden experts can tell me what last it is on? if its a new or older model? deadstock? vintage? also is there an alden database where i can look up info about the shoe from the serial number inside?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Not typical beach-wear...but #8 Indy's will do just fine when asked....a beautiful sunny days in SF:

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    Gorgeous boots and an even more gorgeous day in Cali. My flight back home to Cali is delayed but my Indys served me well in Detroit.

    I love the pic of the white pants with Indys that a previous poster showed us. Well done
     


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    For a thread with some great pics, the last few pages have been exceptionally great! Question here, today I wore my C&J Pebble Grain (my rain shoe) and I feel like I cheated on my Aldens. LOL. I have the Winn Perry boots in the brown calf. http://shop.winnperry.com/products/a...ck-captoe-boot The leather is so supple and soft, how would they handle a rainy day? I know the soles are made for the wet, but the calf??
     


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    I've got a question for ya'll. Which I'm asking in a general thead in Men's Clothing as well.

    I've got a lighter grey glenplaid Billy Reid suit I want to wear to an event coming up. The pattern is fairly muted, some hues of red. I'd love an excuse to buy some cordovan Aldens. Would a PTB, say cigar or, hell, even whiskey shell work with this?

    I'd, of course, wear the PTBs often, but I guess I'm looking for an excuse to pull the trigger.....

    Sorry no pics currently of the suit.
     


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    I've got a friend in Boston who's getting married in June.

    He's wanting to buy his first pair of Alden shoes - probably long wings.

    If he's already decided to pull the trigger on a pair, where could he go to get fitted and pick up on the same day? He doesn't have a lot of time to wait. Plus, he's willing to drive. Looking for stores that would have decent selection and size inventory on hand.

    Shoe Mart in CT?
    Places down in NYC?

    thanks!


    NorthRiver Outfitters in Boston and other MA locations should do just fine. I got my Chrome Excell Indy's there when everyone else was sold out.
     


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    I've got a question for ya'll. Which I'm asking in a general thead in Men's Clothing as well. I've got a lighter grey glenplaid Billy Reid suit I want to wear to an event coming up. The pattern is fairly muted, some hues of red. I'd love an excuse to buy some cordovan Aldens. Would a PTB, say cigar or, hell, even whiskey shell work with this? I'd, of course, wear the PTBs often, but I guess I'm looking for an excuse to pull the trigger..... Sorry no pics currently of the suit.
    Ravello, son. With some interesting socks.
     


  9. Stokely

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    Ravello, son. With some interesting socks.
    Good call dad. I hadn't even thought of ravello........ Perfect medium between whiskey and cigar. Would chukkas work with a suit? Sorry all, I'm a child/adolescent therapist and don't have many occasions to wear a suit.
     


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    ^ Some like chukkas with a suit. I don't. The PTBs you were referencing would work well, or some wingtips. Captoes are classic, but IIRC Ravello captoes can be difficult to find on short notice.

    Where are you located? If you can go into one of the Alden shops in DC, NYC, or San Francisco, you might have a greater selection of the rare cordovans.
     


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    I just received a call from my regular Alden dealer and they have some ravello cap toe boots coming in the fall and I put my name down on a pair. Now I just have to wait.

    And who is the dealer. That's exactly what I've been looking for.
    Thanks!


    Curious about the dealer as well.
     


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    Curious about the dealer as well.
    Could be Leffot. The ravello captoe boots posted a few pages back are from them, I believe. Even if it's not, Leffot regularly stocks Ravello captoe boots. One of their "regular specials" I believe.
     


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    ^ Some like chukkas with a suit. I don't. The PTBs you were referencing would work well, or some wingtips. Captoes are classic, but IIRC Ravello captoes can be difficult to find on short notice.

    Where are you located? If you can go into one of the Alden shops in DC, NYC, or San Francisco, you might have a greater selection of the rare cordovans.


    Thanks man. I agree with you on the chukka/suit thing. I'm not the biggest fan of captoes, but what do I know. Wingtips would be nice, although I thought it may be too much with a gp suit? Thoughts? I don't need much coercion to get some wingtips though.
     


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    I've got a question for ya'll. Which I'm asking in a general thead in Men's Clothing as well.

    I've got a lighter grey glenplaid Billy Reid suit I want to wear to an event coming up. The pattern is fairly muted, some hues of red. I'd love an excuse to buy some cordovan Aldens. Would a PTB, say cigar or, hell, even whiskey shell work with this?

    I'd, of course, wear the PTBs often, but I guess I'm looking for an excuse to pull the trigger.....

    Sorry no pics currently of the suit.


    light grey with little red in there? sounds like color 8 to me! don't count out the original.
     


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    Jhawkmac - they are a modified last Alden, which runs big, most likely from Moulded Shoe, NYC.
     


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