Ode to the Alden LHS

Discussion in 'Andy's Trad Forum' started by qwerty, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. qwerty

    qwerty Super Member

    Taking Doctor Damage's lead (but never even thinking to aspire to do for this forum all that he has done), I thought it might be fun to start an Alden LHS thread.

    Here are some pictures culled from eBay listings, Google Images, and the like:

    In the beginning. These must be very old, considering the V-cleat, no-rubber heel. Notice the toe box collapse due to the lack of lining. Still beautiful.
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  2. qwerty

    qwerty Super Member

    Those were ancient BB unlined LHSs. Here are some (less) ancient Alden LHSs which seem to have been resoled.

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  3. qwerty

    qwerty Super Member

    A gorgeous brand new pair of BB LHSs:

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  4. qwerty

    qwerty Super Member

    Some amateur photos from Google.

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  5. qwerty

    qwerty Super Member

    A gorgeous Japanese rendition, first brought to my attention by Harris back in 2005: the 99162. I often wonder how these would look in a size larger than 7.5. These were around $800 shipped to the US back when Harris first posted them, I believe.

    In Color 8:

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    In black:

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  6. qwerty

    qwerty Super Member

    More.

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  7. qwerty

    qwerty Super Member

    With these last two pictures of the LHS in action, I invite you all to post your own LHS pictures.

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  8. Harris

    Harris Advanced Member

    Many thanks for the photos.

    Boyer's article tells the history of the tassel moc. I wonder when the LHS moc came into being.
     
  9. AlanC

    AlanC Sartorial Sultan<br> Moderator, Trad Forum

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    Who was it that offered a full-strap LHS available recently? To my taste that was a slight improvement on the standard LHS, but that aside, the LHS is just the perfect casual shoe.
     
  10. wolfhound986

    wolfhound986 Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    qwerty, nice photos!

    Being a 986 fan, I can look forward to my own pair acquiring that nice patina as it ages. Gets better with time. Of course, there's something awesome about a factory-fresh, brand new pair as well!!
     

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