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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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    This one is not even close: cigar, for sure. I have both, and I would choose probably 15 Alden models over the whiskey LWB.
     
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    hypomnema Well-Known Member

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    Trying to decide between the atom cigar at leffot and waiting for a sale on c&j marlow wingtip.
    Does anyone know when the marlows usually go on sale?
    I have boots (snuff suede chukkas, cigar chukka and color 8 Brixton) and a pair of black shell shortwing bluchers on order with LS. What would you guys get for a good all around brown shell shoe?
     
  3. El Argentino

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    Definitely the Cigar. Far more versatile working it into business-wear. The color of whiskey is great, but decidedly more casual.
     
  4. Olifter

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    I have five Alden shells, two black, two #8 and one cigar. Of course, personal preference and needs enter into these decisions. For me, the cigar is more versatile than a whiskey would be. Mine is a LWB.

    I have a whiskey LWB on my own wish list, also a cigar cap toe balmoral. Not sure which one I'll go for next, depends in part on availability and any deal, but I'm leaning towards the LWB whiskey as I have a pair of brown J&M cap toes that are really fine, made in USA, look good and are comfortable. Also, another issue for me is that I don't know how much use I'd get from the whiskey LWB, I just want a pair because they look like real cool shoes.

    Eventually, I'll probably have both, another cigar and the whiskey.
     
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    Always a good day for whiskey
     
  6. DCRoyal

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    Anyone have any recommendations for belts to wear with Ravello? I've found a couple of leads but didn't know if anyone had a go to that they would recommend. Doesn't have to be perfect, obviously, but something that comes close.

    It is very difficult to ascertain true color on the Internet so any advice would be appreciated.
     
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  7. Steel28

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    Whiskey is unreal color. I will get it again for sure.
     
  8. FrankCowperwood

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    Whiskey captoes on the Hampton last

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    I tend to agree, but he's a physician. The lack of suits makes whiskey easier to complement. I'd keep the pair that sings to you more.
     
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    haaaaaaiiiii
     
  11. Numbernine

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    [​IMG][/IMG][​IMG]just happen to be wearing sorry for the cell pics
     
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    Mind blowing. My latest Unicorn. :slayer: I don't care if whiskey is the most casual shelll and the cap toe bal is one of the most formal styles. It just works.

    Edit: Great color combos Frank
     
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  13. BeSpiffington

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    Thanks for the pics. I haven't jumped off the cliff just yet, but I'm definitely leaning. I'll be stopping by J Crew tomorrow to see if I can pick up a promo code, or maybe hypnotize a salesclerk.
     
  14. spicycho

    spicycho Well-Known Member

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    I own these, they're my favorite aldens. Just wear them with pants with a small leg opening and they'll look amazing.
     
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    user name stevent has a new unworn pair of 10 1/2 d on b & s
     
  18. ReppTiePrepster

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    I would go with Cigar before whiskey (which is what I did) and I too had the J Crew brown waxed calf and color 8 LWBs. Cigar is a little more versatile. In all honesty though, you could go with whiskeys first and not miss a beat. With your indicating that you already have the brown waxed and color 8 LWBs, it sounds like you want those Whiskeys. Go for it. They're both awesome and you can always pick up a Cigar LWB later (I think??).
     
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    Thanks englade, but I wear an 11D. Oh pooh!
     
  20. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I find cigar easier than whiskey to pair with all kinds of clothing.
     
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