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Been conditioned and spoiled by leffot to expect a cohesive and easy to follow message
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During check-out process, when one is to choose shipping method, there are a few different UPS options and then there is one called "International shipping". Would be nice to know if that is PostNL.
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Don, your Indys are looking great! Surprised to see them get worn twice so quick. :-)

 

-Mike

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The many shades of suede. Today's selection is a fine LWB done up in Horween tobacco reverse chamois on double waterlock.

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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

slightly off-topic, but can anyone compare the sizing of C&J 341 last to the popular Alden lasts? I'm eyeballing the Brecon chukka but have no experience with C&J. For reference I'm 8.5D/9C on trubalance, 9C in modified, 9D in plaza, haven't found a good barrie fit.

If you were a 8.5D Barrie / Trubalance I would recommend UK8E in the 341.
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You mentioned that crepe soles are good for wet weather and that is the complete opposite of my experiences... Is higher quality crepe sole just better at being more water resistant?

I've always found the crepe that Alden uses to be extremely good in wet weather - probably the best sole on any shoe or boot that I've tried. Crepe-soled shoes are my go to option, especially in the winter when I am always walking across a polished marble lobby and people are tracking in all sorts of slush and snow just compounding the slipperiness of the floor. My crepe-soled All Weather Walkers are great when I am outside and walking across icy sidewalks and/or parking lots. My only complaint with Alden's crepe sole is that they don't do it across the entire shoe and they leave the toe area at the front of the shoe as a leather sole. I've had more two pair that needed to be sent back to Alden to be resoled prematurely because the leather area starts to break down pretty badly (right where it meets the crepe) and begins to expose the nails. Both times I've had that happen Alden replaced everything free of charge and covered shipping both ways with no questions asked. It leads me to believe that this is a known problem to Alden.

FWIW, in the Marine Corps (and I imagine that it's the same in the Air Force and Navy) a lot of the aviation mechanics and other folks that work on the flight lines will get a sole on their combat boots very similar to Alden's plantation crepe. It provides extra traction for them when they are working on the smooth concrete surfaces of the runways and hangers and will not slip when they step into whatever fluids get spilled out while they are working making the surfaces even slicker.

I've walked into factory hangars on rainy days wearing plantation crepe sole and they're death slippery. Granted wet smooth concrete surfaces are going to be slippery no matter what you're wearing but I was surprised at how bad the plantation crepe was.
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Cigar Brixtons.
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Cigar Brixtons. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Absolutely stunning Zippy!

 

-Mike

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Question for the community, I am thinking of renaming my blog from Alden of San Diego to something else, anyone got any ideas? I am hoping for something cool like the old Agatine Eyelet site...

 

(Note: I get like 2-3 questions asking if I stock model blah per day from people thinking that I run an actual store).

 

The intent of the blog is to provide people more static information about the Alden Brand (as this is a very dynamic environment and not a good place to post stationary content) and a platform for me to post longer thoughts and stuff. Personal sales is more of a secondary objective...

 

Thoughts would be rad.

 

-Mike

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How about; "The Alden Index"

"Alden Aficionado"

Something that indicates your personal passion for the make.
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I walked into the church wearing 405s, walked out married wearing 907s last weekend.


Congratulations to you and your bride!
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Cigar Brixtons.

That's a great looking combo!
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I've always found the crepe that Alden uses to be extremely good in wet weather - probably the best sole on any shoe or boot that I've tried. Crepe-soled shoes are my go to option, especially in the winter when I am always walking across a polished marble lobby and people are tracking in all sorts of slush and snow just compounding the slipperiness of the floor. My crepe-soled All Weather Walkers are great when I am outside and walking across icy sidewalks and/or parking lots. My only complaint with Alden's crepe sole is that they don't do it across the entire shoe and they leave the toe area at the front of the shoe as a leather sole. I've had more two pair that needed to be sent back to Alden to be resoled prematurely because the leather area starts to break down pretty badly (right where it meets the crepe) and begins to expose the nails. Both times I've had that happen Alden replaced everything free of charge and covered shipping both ways with no questions asked. It leads me to believe that this is a known problem to Alden.

FWIW, in the Marine Corps (and I imagine that it's the same in the Air Force and Navy) a lot of the aviation mechanics and other folks that work on the flight lines will get a sole on their combat boots very similar to Alden's plantation crepe. It provides extra traction for them when they are working on the smooth concrete surfaces of the runways and hangers and will not slip when they step into whatever fluids get spilled out while they are working making the surfaces even slicker.
Very informative. Thanks MP.
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Cigar PTBs
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Question for the community, I am thinking of renaming my blog from Alden of San Diego to something else, anyone got any ideas? I am hoping for something cool like the old Agatine Eyelet site...

(Note: I get like 2-3 questions asking if I stock model blah per day from people thinking that I run an actual store).

The intent of the blog is to provide people more static information about the Alden Brand (as this is a very dynamic environment and not a good place to post stationary content) and a platform for me to post longer thoughts and stuff. Personal sales is more of a secondary objective...

Thoughts would be rad.

-Mike

I'm a fan of alliterations, so how about "Alden Almanac"?
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