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@ATLVol

 

I would not worry about that.  If I took those to my cobbler he would cut it off for free. 

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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

day 6. Alden #4 - #2



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top row: saddles x ls, ct boot x tsm, sw boot x tsm, #2 lwb x aoc.
bottom row: nst x dakota house, sw atoms x leffot, saddles x j.gilbert.



Your Color #2 and #4 collection is looking mighty fine. A whole set of unobtainables.

-Mike
post #588 of 10536
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Originally Posted by gatormd View Post

What's the iconic suede boots/chukkas from alden? what color? Thanks in advance

I'd say the unlined chukka in Leydon last in Snuff Suede, but others may include a Snuff Suede Indy (Jcrew or Alden factory shop), Chocolate Suede Tanker (Leathersoul), or Snuff Suede Wingtip (Leffot or Brick+Mortar)

https://www.alden-of-carmel.com/shoes-snuff-suede-chukka-boot-364.htm
post #589 of 10536

I know this is probably not the place to ask this, but I wanted to see if any of my trusted Alden brothers have tried out Thursday Boot Company products.  They certainly look pretty good, use quality materials, and I believe they are made in the US.

 

At $199 for chrmxl boots (PT, CT, indy look-alike, etc...) they seem like they're worth a try.  Has anyone given them a try?

 

Sorry if this is blasphemous, but I was intrigued.

post #590 of 10536
Thread Starter 
I love my Snuff Suede WT Boot on Plaza from Leffot. There are some crazy nice Plaza Suede NSTs at Skoat also.

-Mike
post #591 of 10536
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

I know this is probably not the place to ask this, but I wanted to see if any of my trusted Alden brothers have tried out Thursday Boot Company products.  They certainly look pretty good, use quality materials, and I believe they are made in the US.

 

At $199 for chrmxl boots (PT, CT, indy look-alike, etc...) they seem like they're worth a try.  Has anyone given them a try?

 

Sorry if this is blasphemous, but I was intrigued.


Had a pair from their initial run, the natural cxl indy knockoff. IIRC, they are made in mexico.

 

The construction was lackluster, the leather looked/smelt horrible, like no cxl I've ever seen/handled. they also dug horribly into my foot, almost like modified last on steroids.

 

Ended up giving them away.

post #592 of 10536
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

I know this is probably not the place to ask this, but I wanted to see if any of my trusted Alden brothers have tried out Thursday Boot Company products.  They certainly look pretty good, use quality materials, and I believe they are made in the US.

 

At $199 for chrmxl boots (PT, CT, indy look-alike, etc...) they seem like they're worth a try.  Has anyone given them a try?

 

Sorry if this is blasphemous, but I was intrigued.

 

I have not but some trusted folks from the Viberg thread I believe if I recall correctly,who actually wore them more than once a month said they started to have problems after a year. I would imagine they are probably fine at that price point worn in the rotations most have here.

 

Edit: Much better answer posted prior to mine!

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Thread Starter 

Gentlemen, I thought I would get some more group thoughts on this matter, I thought that it would be good to add this to the main FAQ posting, what does everyone recommend in terms of belts for each color of Shell offered by Alden. I have been very fortunate to have been in the game long enough to have Alden Shell Belts, so I don't have much to offer in terms of advice here, but as they are not offered at this point in time and I don't see that changing in the forseeable future, what do you guys recommend, links are preferred... I only have a few days left to edit the first post... I will say that I know AE makes Shell Belts in Black, 8, and Brown, that Rancourt offers (now a limited) selection of Shell Belts, and that BB carries Canadian made Shell Belts...

 

Thanks,

Mike

post #594 of 10536
Carmina and Vass offer shell belts as well, but I'm not sure how well the colors line up. I will say that I am perfectly content to wear calf belts with my cordovan footwear uhoh.gif

Carmina offers burgundy, navy, green, color 2, and black:

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/ecommerce/categories/categories.cfm?id=482&perPage=18&view=1&orderBy=priority%2Cname&orderByDirection=ASC&filterCustomTag=13&filterCustomTag=19&filterCustomTag=55&filterCustomTag=29&filterCustomTag=30&filterCustomTag=36&filterCustomTag=228&filterCustomTag=44&filterCustomTag=47&filterCustomTag=54&filterCustomTag=206&filterCustomTag=205&filterCustomTag_205=CORDOVAN&filterCustomTag=204&filtering=on

(Link overload)

Vass would be MTO only and not sure of colors.
post #595 of 10536
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There are some crazy nice Plaza Suede NSTs at Skoat also.

-Mike

 

Where? Skoat? 

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Customized snuff suede indys for rainy day, love all the family shots been posted so far. Waiting on my Leffot color 8 Longwings to completed the family
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I'm only now starting to get into Indys and love this makeup.

post #597 of 10536
Speaking of Indy's...since I decided to keep these(below), I vowed to wear them once a week so they do not end up in the disappointment rarely worn category. So I have a few pairs of Alden's with this welt, the Brown CXL's, Black Calf and snuff Suede Indy's I believe all have it. I am sure it is not plastic however it is very plastic'ish looking. I am think they may call it natural but not really sure. While I like the contrast between welt and sole I have often thought this welt looked a shade off...sort of like too much towards a cardboard color while I think a few shades lighter than antique might be nicer looking.

I am not complaining just curious if anyone else has felt this way about this particular welt color and has anyone gone about and colored it? Also the earth chamois is like sticky paper for dog hair...lol



and my pant leg is not really as wide as it appears in this photo...
post #598 of 10536
Alden X Leathersoul UI for a rainy day in NE FL.
post #599 of 10536
Thread Starter 

It finally stopped raining here in California, so here are some pictures of my new Black Shell Cordovan Cap Toe Boots on the Grant Last (4065HC) via Alden DC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Mike

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Hello San Diegoan ,

I graciously request you not complain about your rain.

Sincerely,

People of everywhere else

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