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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 1900post #28486 of 1224165/20/12 at 9:44pmpost #28487 of 1224165/20/12 at 9:50pmpost #28488 of 1224165/21/12 at 12:16ampost #28489 of 1224165/21/12 at 1:30ampost #28490 of 1224165/21/12 at 1:49ampost #28491 of 1224165/21/12 at 1:59amQuote:
They're both Indy boots, yes, but a completely different look really. Difficult to give any advice without knowing your plans for the boots. But, if it were me, I'd go for the color 8!post #28492 of 1224165/21/12 at 2:40ampost #28493 of 1224165/21/12 at 3:05amQuote:
Love the Tre. My #4 WTB are on it and they are GREAT! Fit is nice TTS as well.Quote:
Question 2, I'd go up the half size. Rather be a touch too big than a touch too small...can always insert pads.Quote:
These were a special Leffot makeup Tremont last, single leather. #4 is a color, reddish in hue but much lighter than the #8, which is more burgundy. Wing Tip Blucher (WTB). LWB (Long Wing Blucher). Nice to see you over here! Must be enjoying those chukkas!post #28494 of 1224165/21/12 at 3:32amQuote:
Thanks, NYR! : ) Yes, I like them.
I was thinking about a winter (snow) boot, and those look really nice. A (high) WTB in that colour, but with some kind of rubber sole might be ideal for that purpose. The #'s refer to cordovan leather only or also calf?post #28495 of 1224165/21/12 at 3:36am
Rob, are you 9.5 TTS? If so, any chance I can talk you into selling me those navy suede LWBs of yours?
They've been reordered recently, but in a remarkable turn of events I wasn't able to grab them. Sigh. I love them so much more than blind-eyelet versions.post #28496 of 1224165/21/12 at 5:35amQuote:Originally Posted by LeJouvre
I know this is the Alden thread, but regarding boots in hot weather, when you need boots for cold mornings and hot afternoons, what do you do? Especially when you still wear your boots in the evenings when it gets cold again?
I spoke to Vass about it and we decided, for exactly this reason, that we would use camel leather as an inner liner for the sock of a pair of Cordovan boots which I ordered MTO last year. I had to source the leather myself though, and I got it from an Australian supplier.
The difference is absolutely amazing.
Vass built the inner lining with a double lined stitched camel hide. The double hide is two fairly thin pieces of camel hide stitched together to form a really soft padding. The result is one heck of a soft inner, with nice tough but supple cordovan outer and promise you, nothing is cooler on your foot than camel hide inner lining in the heat, just like they used to use in old military desert campaign boots for the French Foreign Legion and the British Forces in Egypt and Palestine way back when.
If I could find somebody to change my Aldens to incorporate a camel leather sock lining I think I will have found my perfect boot.
That's a novel approach, do you have any pictures of the final results?post #28497 of 1224165/21/12 at 6:22amQuote:
1. Yes, dirty.
2. Nope, go up from TB/Barrie size for the Leydon.post #28498 of 1224165/21/12 at 6:27amQuote:
m pretty sure they just use the numbers for cordo. #8 ~ burgundy in calf, not sure about #4 or if they even make a leather thats similar in calf skin. Alden doesn't have too many rubber sole models (if any actually) but do offer a commando sole and a Crepe.Quote:
I am 9.5. I can think about it, but I do love them...they were done two years in a row at Leffot (maybe even more) so its only one summer to wait...post #28499 of 1224165/21/12 at 6:53amQuote:
I'm the same way, I love boots but find they just don't get much wear after about the end of April, early May. It sometimes makes me wish I lived somewhere colder year round :) I always get excited as fall approaches as there are just so many more apparel options for me in cooler/cold weather. The only exception is my Alden suede chukkas.post #28500 of 1224165/21/12 at 6:57amQuote:
Well, if they're doing it again next year, maybe it's for the better. I've been on a shopping spree this year...
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