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post #25411 of 122416
I paid about $430 for my suede chukkas. $100 for extra for the blue is a little steep.
post #25412 of 122416
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Originally Posted by vento1 View Post

Hi all,

I'm a newbie to Alden. Have picked up 2 pairs of Alden shoes from Leathersoul and looking at adding a navy suede shoe to my Alden collection for spring/summer wear.

Which do you prefer?  I have tried out the chukka at my local dealer and like the fit and look.  However I also like the LS navy suede short wings, but haven't tried it on to compare.  Looking to wear these with jeans and chinos.

Both are pretty unique and sharp in the navy suede.  

http://www.rodengray.com/shop/Suede-Chukka-men.html?variantid=8933&designer=true

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/03/16/alden-shoe-navy-suede-shortwings/

Care to share your thoughts? I know it does come down to personal preference, but just wanted to get a feel from all you Alden fanatics:D  and to help me finalize my decision.

i prefer the LS short wings,
post #25413 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post

The cigar captoe is a beautiful shoe. I wish it fit my wide feet or they made it on a Trubalance last. Agree with you, would love this in a shell as well.

Alden DC stocks the cigar captoe boots in an E width. I have wide feet and basically sizing up in E from barrie (I can wear 9.5E/10D in barrie but wear a 10E in grant) worked for me.
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Anything similar to the Leffot Naval boot? Looking for a pair of cleaner black shell boots and just want to see what my options are outside of the standard Alden models Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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How about Alden of Carmel's AF43 and AF60, both simple, commando-soled black shells.
post #25415 of 122416
How do i treat scuffs on the toe of my boot? Everytime I wear them out I get new scuffs around that area.
post #25416 of 122416
^ Lots of horse hair brushing would be the first thing I'd do.
post #25417 of 122416
I gotta get back to brushing them, I was doing it at like 2 am last night after I got home. Got so tired satisfied.gif
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I gotta get back to brushing them, I was doing it at like 2 am last night after I got home. Got so tired satisfied.gif

Hop to it!
post #25419 of 122416

What's the best possible deal on a pair of #8 cordovan chukkas?  Anything less than retail?  

post #25420 of 122416

London,


Thanks for sharing your thoughts and good eye to notice the price premium.


When I was at RG, I noticed the brown, snuff suede first and then saw the navy suede.  At RG, they have the brown, snuff suede listed at $398 and the navy suede didn't have a price on the shoe, but the salesman assumed it would be $398. 

 

Navy suede caught my eye and when I went to try it on, the salesman then noticed on the box that the navy chukka was listed at $530.  I inquired why it was so much more, he didn't have an answer. 



 

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I paid about $430 for my suede chukkas. $100 for extra for the blue is a little steep.


 

post #25421 of 122416

Dodo,


Thanks for sharing, I also like the LS short wings, but can't try it on. 

 

The other 2 pairs of Alden I purchased from LS and had a chance to try it on as I was there on a holidays. 

 

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i prefer the LS short wings,


 

post #25422 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Alden DC stocks the cigar captoe boots in an E width. I have wide feet and basically sizing up in E from barrie (I can wear 9.5E/10D in barrie but wear a 10E in grant) worked for me.

thanks, will check this out. how does the grant feel to you relative to the barrie? still plenty of toe room?
post #25423 of 122416
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What's the best possible deal on a pair of #8 cordovan chukkas?  Anything less than retail?  

One of those J Crew 25% off coupons where they forget to pull all the Aldens from the site.
It's a crapshoot.
post #25424 of 122416

^ lol, yes, I vividly remember passing on that deal during the Holidays (I think it was even up to 30% or more at one point, best deal ever).  

 

I don't think anything of that sort is going on right now (sad).  

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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

What's the best possible deal on a pair of #8 cordovan chukkas?  Anything less than retail?  

One of those J Crew 25% off coupons where they forget to pull all the Aldens from the site.
It's a crapshoot.

30% , actually teacha.gif
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