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cant answer 1, but for number 2, i find the leydon last to be incredibly narrow and have to go up half a size and width to get a comfortable fit.
post #28487 of 122416
Thanks for the quick reply. I thought it may work because the lower cut Aldens I have in Modified and TruBalance require tongue pads for proper fitting. I always get heal slip without the pads.
post #28488 of 122416
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

cant answer 1, but for number 2, i find the leydon last to be incredibly narrow and have to go up half a size and width to get a comfortable fit.

+1. I find most alden lasts a touch wide but took an e width in Leydon
post #28489 of 122416
Somebody choose for me, I can't decide. Should I leap the extra 140 and grab some color 8 indys, or should i just get the cxl version.
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Originally Posted by AnOxymoron View Post

Somebody choose for me, I can't decide. Should I leap the extra 140 and grab some color 8 indys, or should i just get the cxl version.

i vote for color 8.....

post #28491 of 122416
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Originally Posted by AnOxymoron View Post

Somebody choose for me, I can't decide. Should I leap the extra 140 and grab some color 8 indys, or should i just get the cxl version.

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!
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

today: #4 WTB Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
photo-36.jpg

Sorry for the Alden-noob-question, but which last/model/leather/sole type are these?
(I don't know what #4 (colour?) WTB means shog[1].gif.)
post #28493 of 122416
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

anyone else here a fan of the tremont last? Tried it on this weekend and think it looks particularly elegant.

Love the Tre. My #4 WTB are on it and they are GREAT! Fit is nice TTS as well.
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

Two questions for you gents:
1. does anyone have white suede or nubuck? If so, how do they look after some wear?
2. does anyone stay the same size for the Leydon last as the Trubalance, Modified, Barrie?

Question 2, I'd go up the half size. Rather be a touch too big than a touch too small...can always insert pads.
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Sorry for the Alden-noob-question, but which last/model/leather/sole type are these?
(I don't know what #4 (colour?) WTB means shog[1].gif.)

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!
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

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!

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?
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Rob, are you 9.5 TTS? If so, any chance I can talk you into selling me those navy suede LWBs of yours? biggrin.gif

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.

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Originally Posted by LeJouvre View Post


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?
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

Two questions for you gents:

1. does anyone have white suede or nubuck? If so, how do they look after some wear?

2. does anyone stay the same size for the Leydon last as the Trubalance, Modified, Barrie?

1. Yes, dirty.
http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2008/07/maintenance-cleaning-white-bucks.html

2. Nope, go up from TB/Barrie size for the Leydon.
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

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?

I
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.

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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

Rob, are you 9.5 TTS? If so, any chance I can talk you into selling me those navy suede LWBs of yours? biggrin.gif
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.

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...
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

I see a lot of you guys in boots lately...I love em, but find wearing them in temps above 65, a bit "heavy". Anybody else feel this way about the boots?

 

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.

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post
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...

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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