or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 202  

post #3016 of 122416
v nice

when did prices go up?
post #3017 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post
v nice

when did prices go up?

I got a notification a few weeks ago. We had good stock on things like the Snuff Chukka & Shell Longwings, so we're able to keep them at the same price for a while. But the new stock items that we bring in have all gone up a bit - like the Indy boots have.
post #3018 of 122416
Trying to deicde between the 403 Indy Boots in Brown Chromexcel or Tobacco J. Crew waxed longwings.
I need a new pair of brown shoes and only have enough loot for one pair.

Thoughts???
post #3019 of 122416
The Indy price went up again? How much is it now?
post #3020 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by edubs01 View Post
Trying to deicde between the 403 Indy Boots in Brown Chromexcel or Tobacco J. Crew waxed longwings.
I need a new pair of brown shoes and only have enough loot for one pair.

Thoughts???

Probably depends how versatile you need these to be. If you want something you can wear with a sportcoat and tie, as well as on weekends, then the longwing is the way to go; if this is strictly for denim/chinos, my vote would be for the 403.
post #3021 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cid View Post
Finally received my pair of suede unlined chukkas from theshoemart - size 11.5 B/D, but they fit narrow. Has anyone else experienced the same? Do they stretch much? My Barrie lasted shell chukkas fit great in size 11 B/D.


I find them to fit quite narrow as well compared to other shoes. They will stretch but only as much as your feet make them. Ultimately I think you should be comfortable from the beginning.

If anyone prefers the fit of the Barrie instead of the Leydon, we have these chukks on the Barrie now.
post #3022 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cid View Post
Finally received my pair of suede unlined chukkas from theshoemart - size 11.5 B/D, but they fit narrow. Has anyone else experienced the same? Do they stretch much? My Barrie lasted shell chukkas fit great in size 11 B/D.

I found the same, slightly narrow, but not so much that they are uncomfortable. Nice shoes..
post #3023 of 122416
just go my Alden Indys from Jcrew. Should I be coating these with something before I start wearing them to protect them? If so, what should i use?
post #3024 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by racknac View Post
just go my Alden Indys from Jcrew. Should I be coating these with something before I start wearing them to protect them? If so, what should i use?

I would just start wearing them. The pull-up leather is meant to be worn hard. After a while (several wearings) you should probably polish with a cream (Meltonian or Saphire, for example).
post #3025 of 122416
I bought the unlined chukkas and returned them, too narrow and uncomfortable for me...
post #3026 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by racknac View Post
just go my Alden Indys from Jcrew. Should I be coating these with something before I start wearing them to protect them? If so, what should i use?

Mike from Epaulet suggested I treat mine with Kiwi Mink Oil - picked up a handle of it from Target for under $5.
post #3027 of 122416
Just in case some of y'all don't keep track of Tom's blog:







Great stuff!
post #3028 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by WatchGuy View Post
Those are great Ahab. Where did you get them?

Are those Leydon?
OK, I ignored you at first and I apologize. These are actually seconds from Shoemart.



Not even sure of what is wrong with them. They are on the Barrie last.

Quote:
Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post
v nice.

I'm hoping to snag something like it as a second. there is one I've been looking at but it has a huge commando sole and I don't want that.
This is certainly possible if you are patient. See above boot. I was looking for something like it but it was not in stock anywhere when I was looking.
Quote:
Originally Posted by glimmertwins View Post
Funny - I just looked at my pair I got from Leffot and I have the same thing as you - only on the left shoe though. So weird. Can't believe I missed that earlier.
Damn, I have already worn my shoe every day for two weeks. What happened when you talked with Steve about it?
I am not sure I would care. Especially if you were wearing it for two weeks and did not notice yourself. The chance of someone else noticing in infinitesimal.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cid View Post
Finally received my pair of suede unlined chukkas from theshoemart - size 11.5 B/D, but they fit narrow. Has anyone else experienced the same? Do they stretch much? My Barrie lasted shell chukkas fit great in size 11 B/D.
I am returning a pair today. I am not sure if they were narrow or being unlined does not sit well with me. I do not like the way they fit at all.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
Probably depends how versatile you need these to be. If you want something you can wear with a sportcoat and tie, as well as on weekends, then the longwing is the way to go; if this is strictly for denim/chinos, my vote would be for the 403.
Listen to him.
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post
I find them to fit quite narrow as well compared to other shoes. They will stretch but only as much as your feet make them. Ultimately I think you should be comfortable from the beginning.

If anyone prefers the fit of the Barrie instead of the Leydon, we have these chukks on the Barrie now.
Curse you Tom! A little late for me.
Quote:
Originally Posted by JonB27 View Post
I bought the unlined chukkas and returned them, too narrow and uncomfortable for me...
+1
Quote:
Originally Posted by imatlas View Post
Just in case some of y'all don't keep track of Tom's blog:

Great stuff!
Thanks imatlas! I am all shoed out at the moment but I need to see fit pics of that shoe.
post #3029 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cid View Post
Finally received my pair of suede unlined chukkas from theshoemart - size 11.5 B/D, but they fit narrow. Has anyone else experienced the same? Do they stretch much? My Barrie lasted shell chukkas fit great in size 11 B/D.



Cid, They look great.I love mine. I had the same issue and ordered a 6E and they still seemed narrow for a supposed wide shoes. After a wear or two they are perfect now and I can't wait to get my dark brown pair in that I was just informed will be another 3 weeks.
post #3030 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by imatlas View Post


Great stuff!

Interesting, but these are a shoe I would need to see IRL before I'd buy them. That red sole is either going to blow me away or make me puke, and it's hard to tell which from a picture.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.