***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. Shalebot

    Shalebot Active Member

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    Any opinions? I have convinced myself one way and the other multiple times [​IMG]

    I think it's the ensemble that matters. I don't see why it wouldn't work.
     


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    Ah okay! I was of that opinion as well. But, I just wanted to know that there were not any rules against this type of pairing. Like tan footwear with black trousers or a jacket. For some reason I kept imagining the 405 to be much much lighter than 403, but in some of the pics 405 is not all that light/orangish.
     


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    ^^in general, rules are there for those who play it safe and/or don't have the style to pull it off. look at the italians - they will pair anything together and look perfect.

    fyi - i polish my 405s with a little allen edmonds walnut shoe cream and the boot's color is now much closer to the 403 without having the pullup effects. my boot wasn't very red, so i don't know if it would work for all 405s. it's tough to keep the contrast stitching clean, but it still looks great. you could try that.
     


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    ^^in general, rules are there for those who play it safe and/or don't have the style to pull it off. look at the italians - they will pair anything together and look perfect.

    fyi - i polish my 405s with a little allen edmonds walnut shoe cream and the boot's color is now much closer to the 403 without having the pullup effects. my boot wasn't very red, so i don't know if it would work for all 405s. it's tough to keep the contrast stitching clean, but it still looks great. you could try that.


    This is great.

    I was just about to ask about polishing my 405s. They are the pumpkin red ones though, and I was wondering what polish to use. Is there a matching polish for the pumpkin red, or will it change colour regardless. I was thinking about either Kiwi dark tan, or tan, but I know they would alter the original colour a fair bit.

    Is there any advice on keeping the stitching white, or is that just collateral damage?
     


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    [​IMG]
    whiskey PTB's
    Canvas pants by Sid Mashburn


    nice shine on your whiskey gunboats
     


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    nice shine on your whiskey gunboats

    Thank you Mac
     


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    great sock pairing, as well.
     


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    Brooks Brothers sale is on - including a pair of LWB in whiskey/ravello/? for a decent price (not many sizes left so...).
     


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    I wish BB sold shoes in different widths online. They have some nice stuff but none of it will work for me...12D is too small but 13D is too big - I need a 13A or B.
     


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    Brooks Brothers sale is on - including a nice pair of Alden LWB in whiskey/ravello/? for a very nice price (not many sizes left so...).

    Those aren't Aldens, they're Florsheims.
     


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    Those aren't Aldens, they're Florsheims.

    I don't know what they are but you're right, they're "imported" so they're not Aldens!
     


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    ^ There's some LW's under Black Fleece Accessories, made in England, that are marked down.
     


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    [​IMG] anyone interested in these? I've worn them once since i got them over a year ago sigh [​IMG]
     


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    ^ There's some LW's under Black Fleece Accessories, made in England, that are marked down.

    If the MIE ones are the same manufacturer as the Navy/White ones they had a while ago, they're made by Grenson. They run slightly big.

    The Alden made black scotch grain ones on the Grant are also on sale.
     


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