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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 7450post #111737 of 1224166/12/15 at 9:11pmYou guys are nuts. A bloody Alden T-Shirt or Polo. Smh...
Let the shoes speak for themselves. A shirt is far beyond the pale of good taste in my world, unless you're an Alden employee or something. Best of luck with this very peculiar project.post #111738 of 1224166/12/15 at 9:21pmpost #111739 of 1224166/12/15 at 9:23pmpost #111740 of 1224166/12/15 at 10:01pmQuote:Originally Posted by jet
Been wanting AF43s for a long time now and think I might be close to pulling the trigger soon. What's sizing like for the ones you own, where did you buy them from and most importantly let's see pics of your Aldens. I'm editing this post to put in borderline's Alden dealers:
Leather Soul http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/category/brands/alden/ Many special items, rapid sellouts, stores in Hawaii and Beverly Hills
The Shoe Mart http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-shoes/bt-ald.html Online with shop in Connecticut. Many styles.
Alden Shop http://www.aldenshop.com/ Online with shop in San Francisco. Many styles.
O'Connells http://shop.oconnellsclothing.com/dress_shoes.php Sherman Brothers http://www.shermanbrothers.com/brand...S&BrandCode=AL Three stores in Pennsylvania. Occasional sales.
J. Crew http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/s...enForJCrew.jsp Indy Boots and Longwings
Winn Perry http://shop.winnperry.com/collections/alden Special items, including waterlock soles
Leffot http://blog.leffot.com/category/footwear/alden-brands/ Special items, store in NY Ben Silver http://www.bensilver.com/Alden-American-Shoes.html Orvis http://www.orvis.com/ A few models.
Renners Fine Boots & Shoes http://www.rennersbootsshoes.com/aldenshoes1.html Renners has a decent selection of Alden shoes and boots and their customer service is great.
Sky Valet http://www.skyvalet1.com/Alden.aspx Mail order plus shop in Washington, D.C.
Need Supply www.needsupply.com
The Bureau http://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/brand/58/alden/ Menswear store in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Since the third word of the Official Alden Thread is "AF43", here is a brief history of style AF43.
The idea for AF43 came from this magazine clipping which we have kept since 2000 or before:
The boot on the left was the inspiration for AF43, a black shell cordovan high boot, Trubalance last, with the commando sole.
Here is a picture of AF43 taken in August of 2001:
The commando sole is currently in its third iteration, and the commando sole used for the AF43 shown is the second version. You can read more about the commando sole at Alden of San Diego: http://aldenofsandiego.com/going-commando-the-history-of-aldens-commando-sole/
AF43 is Alden of Carmel's longest-running high boot (2001-2015), and possibly the longest running, continuously made (make-up, non-catalog style) high boot made by Alden. Here it is today with the third version of the commando sole:post #111741 of 1224166/13/15 at 12:01ampost #111742 of 1224166/13/15 at 2:23ampost #111743 of 1224166/13/15 at 3:21ampost #111744 of 1224166/13/15 at 4:13ampost #111745 of 1224166/13/15 at 4:29ampost #111746 of 1224166/13/15 at 4:53ampost #111747 of 1224166/13/15 at 5:06ampost #111748 of 1224166/13/15 at 5:06ampost #111749 of 1224166/13/15 at 8:28ampost #111750 of 1224166/13/15 at 8:28am
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