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These are great. Where are they from?
post #13847 of 122416
alden sf
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post
Where can I get those jeans...sick! WK, this happened to two of mine. I guess some customers will take more of this than others simply because of the Alden aesthetic/mystique (more aesthetic in my mind). You just can't find shoes styled the same way, in the same leathers. When it comes down to it, its all how much you love their look, and I gather you could give or take it. For the record, again, I sent mine back, and got the shoes back repaired perfectly FOC from Alden in a week and a half (Brooklyn to Mass). I did have to pay postage, but I was willing to. As far as C&J, its a VERY different look. Sure its quality construction, but most of their offerings are simply too sleek for the aesthetic I want. I like a shoe that can go between jeans and trousers easily (probably why I'm not a big fan of the Indy). I also like a shoe of substance (some will call it clunky), you won't get that from C&J. Kind of like apples and watermelons. Both are great fruits, but suited for very different tastes/times. If your work, like mine, easily allows a more casual/creative BD, the only C&J shoe I can think of that bridges that is the Darlton Wingtip (a beauty which I own in Scotchgrain). If the Alden "look" is what you love, try looking at Trickers, although to me they are even more clunky, and sometimes, like the Indy Boot, are best suited only for casual (jeans/chinos).
I think you could find a lot of C&J that is in the same stylistic ballpark as Alden, beyond the Darlton wingtip. obv there is the Darlton PTB and the Darlton loafer which are extremely similar to some of the most classic Alden models. boots like this or this or http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/3536.php have a lot in common with Alden boots people love, and straddle that dress/casual line you reference. it's just that C&J also has a lot of sleek business type shoes. (Alden does too, but people itt don't really care about those as much as the streetwear aldens)
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I did not understand. Are those captoe boots from J. Gilbert? AFAIK they have/will have the non-blind eyelet version.
My boots (plaza last #8 cap toe) are from Leathersoul. J. Gilbert is releasing the exact same pair later this year with a commando sole
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Where can I get those jeans...sick!
thanks! They are RRL Slim Fit in Oxblood
post #13850 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post
My boots (plaza last #8 cap toe) are from Leathersoul. J. Gilbert is releasing the exact same pair later this year with a commando sole



thanks! They are RRL Slim Fit in Oxblood

I have the plaza cap toe boots from Leathersoul. A great boot!
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I think Alden at this point is a waste of money. Sure, you might get nice materials and nice leather, but what's the point if the stitching is complete shit. Alden has some of the worst stitch work that I have ever seen on a pair of shoes. It's really atrocious. With the money I'll get back from returning these, I'll look into C&J.
For their part, C&J has quality control issues as well. I had to recently return a pair of the beloved Darltons that I bought at the recent RL sale because the heel lining of one shoe around the opening became completely detached so that a flap of leather was hanging out the back of the shoe around my ankle. This happened after only 2 wears (on carpet). The other shoe showed signs of the same defect, but not as extreme. When dealing with handmade shoes and semi-exotic leathers, I understand how manufacturing differences, imperfections and even flaws can happen. It is always a matter of determining the severity of the flaw (is it a defect, or just an artifact of the hand-manufacturing process). Differences and imperfections can be expected and tolerated, but for the price, true defects are unacceptable and warrant a return.
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For their part, C&J has quality control issues as well. I had to recently return a pair of the beloved Darltons that I bought at the recent RL sale because the heel lining of one shoe around the opening became completely detached so that a flap of leather was hanging out the back of the shoe around my ankle. This happened after only 2 wears (on carpet). The other shoe showed signs of the same defect, but not as extreme. When dealing with handmade shoes and semi-exotic leathers, I understand how manufacturing differences, imperfections and even flaws can happen. It is always a matter of determining the severity of the flaw (is it a defect, or just an artifact of the hand-manufacturing process). Differences and imperfections can be expected and tolerated, but for the price, true defects are unacceptable and warrant a return.

Agreed, and that is why I overlooked most of the imperfections on my Alden shoes, because ultimately I'm gonna wear them and they'll become less visible as time goes on (and as I put my own marks on them)
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I have the plaza cap toe boots from Leathersoul. A great boot!

I can't wait to break them in
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A new arrival... ....the final piece (or so I say now) to my shell-boot collection...Cigar Perf-Captoe (barrie last, leather sole, all eyelets, antique edge)...MTO courtesy of Alden-NYC. I now have #8, Black, Ravello and Cigar boots (and CXL)...with no real interest in Whiskey (or #4) (Sorry about the wrinkley floods...not really floods just showing off the boots...no excuse for the wrinkles)
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Im looking for some general advice on sizing/lasts.

Unfortunately, due to location (Toronto) I've only had a chance to try on a few pairs of Aldens in the Barrie last. The 8D was snug in terms of width, and the 8.5D fit well in the width, but had some slippage in the heel.

Based on this info, can anyone suggest a different last that might work for me? Or should I be hunting down an 8E.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post
Im looking for some general advice on sizing/lasts.

Unfortunately, due to location (Toronto) I've only had a chance to try on a few pairs of Aldens in the Barrie last. The 8D was snug in terms of width, and the 8.5D fit well in the width, but had some slippage in the heel.

Based on this info, can anyone suggest a different last that might work for me? Or should I be hunting down an 8E.

Thanks

A little slippage in the heel is okay on new shoes. As the shoes break in a bit that will lessen. Tightness on your little toe is likely more of a problem that may never go away and could get worse as your feet swell from walking around a lot.
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[quote=Thor;4563635]A new arrival...


....the final piece (or so I say now) to my shell-boot collection...Cigar Perf-Captoe (barrie last, leather sole, all eyelets, antique edge)...MTO courtesy of Alden-NYC.

I now have #8, Black, Ravello and Cigar boots (and CXL)...with no real interest in Whiskey (or #4)

(Sorry about the wrinkley floods...not really floods just showing off the boots...no excuse for the wrinkles)






[/QUOTE

you could wear daisy duke's and make no excuse for em cause all i;m looking at is that GORGEOUS boot!
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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post
Im looking for some general advice on sizing/lasts.

Unfortunately, due to location (Toronto) I've only had a chance to try on a few pairs of Aldens in the Barrie last. The 8D was snug in terms of width, and the 8.5D fit well in the width, but had some slippage in the heel.

Based on this info, can anyone suggest a different last that might work for me? Or should I be hunting down an 8E.

Thanks

Sure. Check out the Trubalance last. I don't have any personal experience with it, but I understand it's a bit roomier than the Barrie. Failing that, you should be on the hunt for an 8E. Good luck!

- K
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Indy 403 with the Oxblood RRL Jeans

Thought I should mention I completely copped this today and busted out my red chinos and 403s.
post #13860 of 122416
Is there anyone else around here besides me who doesn't like the Indy boot stitching?
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