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"mannish shoes for boys" (Berkeley Daily Gazette Nov. 5 1914)[/I]
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Funny, I know exactly where 2111 Center St. in Berkeley should be, but I don't think the building exists any more. Thanks for posting!
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post #29058 of 122416
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out of the 3 brown-ish alden suede colors (snuff suede, dark brown suede, and tan suede) which one do you guys consider the most versatile?

Dark brown ... good all through the year, and can be worn with pretty much any outfit.
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or maybe even white. when you get them in the early summer months, theyll be nice and white. by the time fall rolls around, they will have changed colors resembling a NYC sidewalk. I hear NYC sidewalk is going to be the popular F/W 2012 look

Funny, I heard the same - do you know the Pantone colors that will be prevalent? Just curious.
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Alden White Suede Chukka Leydon Last
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You need a cane and preferably a Caddy from the 50s or 60s to go with those bad boys, bro! Looks good!
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Originally Posted by Soylent Green View Post

 

Go wider.  I had the same problem, and while the shoe has loosened up, it's still a bit annoying/not perfect.  The shoe I have is a snuff suede chukka. Also be warned, after a few months my suede chukka is falling apart at the seams.  Very disappointed in the build quality of this shoe. If anyone wants, I'll post the photo evidence.  

 

Having just acquired a 1494, I'd like to see some photos so I know what to look for.

 

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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

out of the 3 brown-ish alden suede colors (snuff suede, dark brown suede, and tan suede) which one do you guys consider the most versatile?
 

 

Snuff is a middle of the road color, not really light and not really dark.  Dark brown can worn year round.  The tan suede, however, I can't see wearing in the winter unless you're somewhere like Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, etc.

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Love the shoe and jean combo. Great contrast.

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nice, glad you got them. cant stand the roll though. dont know how it became so popular. if jeans are too long, get them hemmed

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Alden White Suede Chukka Leydon Last
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post #29064 of 122416
hi,

one question according sizing the indy boots.

will the length of the sole different compared a E and B width ? i had ordered 403 in 10 E. the length fits fine, but the middle foot coud be smaller, i have small feet, so i wanna order a 10 B.
Will the length be the same ?

Thank you in advance
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Hard to know.
The description says "oiled single leather sole" but the picture is of a standard leather sole.
post #29066 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Love the shoe and jean combo. Great contrast.

I just dont understand...confused.gif
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

nice, glad you got them. cant stand the roll though. dont know how it became so popular. if jeans are too long, get them hemmed

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Alden White Suede Chukka Leydon Last
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Those are RRLOfficer cut pants in denim, not jeans.
Apparently the roll is okay with denim in non-jean cuts.
P. W. Herman approves of this combo.
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Another noob-question (sorry): what exactly is a flex sole?
post #29068 of 122416
From Tom
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?69144-Alden-quot-flex-welt-quot-clarification&p=552676#post552676

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The term "flex welt" is just the name of the series. I'm assuming it relates to a "flexible, welted dress shoe." The outsole itself is dunked and soaked in a special oil which not only makes the leather flexible, it actually adds to its durability. The oil actually helps to move the leather around as it takes a beating rather than knicking off the leather...think platinum versus silver. The leather uppers are also different from the normal dress line. They are tumbled calf and lady calf, softer and broken in, however not as dressy and not as easily shined.

If you did resole the shoe with a regular leather outsole, it would obviously no longer be as flexible. It has nothing to do with the welt, just the sole.

One more thing, they DO have steel shanks...some people believe that the flex welt series do not have steel shanks, but the truth is that they do.

Hope that helped.
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or maybe even white. when you get them in the early summer months, theyll be nice and white. by the time fall rolls around, they will have changed colors resembling a NYC sidewalk. I hear NYC sidewalk is going to be the popular F/W 2012 look

Can you be more specific? Canal St. sidewalk is a totally different shade than UES sidewalk... I need to be sure I'm ready to fit with the trend. happy.gif
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