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 52  

post #766 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by robin View Post
Nobody does anything similar to foof's longwings.

I've seen cordovan paired up with the flex welt before, but it didn't seem right.
Thank you!
post #767 of 122416
Just a random question. Not looking for a debate on the merits of leather sole vs. commando.
Does anyone else wish Alden of Carmel would offer more boots with a leather sole? I have a pair in the commando but it just doesn't give me that same feeling of "just right" that my shell indies do. If they came with a leather sole I would own a pair of the AF 84 already.
post #768 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikesduc View Post
Just a random question. Not looking for a debate on the merits of leather sole vs. commando.
Does anyone else wish Alden of Carmel would offer more boots with a leather sole? I have a pair in the commando but it just doesn't give me that same feeling of "just right" that my shell indies do. If they came with a leather sole I would own a pair of the AF 84 already.
I've asked him about this before, and his response was that it was his personal preference. You could always have the commando soles removed as well (they're just stuck on top the regular leather soles).

Between Leather Soul's dressier styles, and Carmel's casual models, I think there is a good balance between the two.
post #769 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by robin View Post
I've asked him about this before, and his response was that it was his personal preference. You could always have the commando soles removed as well (they're just stuck on top the regular leather soles).

Between Leather Soul's dressier styles, and Carmel's casual models, I think there is a good balance between the two.


I agree with you in essence but just wish they came the way I want them from the start. I also would like a regular close heel welt on some of his wingtip boots rather than the 360 welt. Just bitching cause I'm bored.
post #770 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post
For the record, very pleased with the sizing on my whiskey LWB. Super comfortable and beautiful shoes. Good advice on the 8.5E.

Wow nice shoes, from where and how many dolla?
post #771 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by greekgeek View Post
Wow nice shoes, from where and how many dolla?

Thanks. Alden NYC and $650.
post #772 of 122416
I've been seeing more references to a "Lexington Last" on some Japanese sites lately. Does anyone know if this is another last that Alden's pulled out of their archives, or are the Japanese just giving another last a different name?
post #773 of 122416
Navy suede bluchers.



post #774 of 122416
Those are gorgeous.
post #775 of 122416
Thread Starter 
Robin we need to collaborate and order up some shoes to sell. First up are the tobacco reverse suede mocs.
post #776 of 122416
I have a question about the Leydon last. I wear an 8.5D in the Barrie last and the heel is snug while the forefoot is very roomy. Would an 8.5D in the Leydon last be too small for me?
post #777 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by lagsun View Post
I have a question about the Leydon last. I wear an 8.5D in the Barrie last and the heel is snug while the forefoot is very roomy. Would an 8.5D in the Leydon last be too small for me?
You might want to try a 9D in the Leydon.
post #778 of 122416
That's what I'm thinking but my 8.5D Barrie's have a lot of room in the front. I'm also a US 8.5D in some BB Peal C&J shoes on the 325 last so wondering if I can fit the 8.5D Leydon....
post #779 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by robin View Post
I've been seeing more references to a "Lexington Last" on some Japanese sites lately. Does anyone know if this is another last that Alden's pulled out of their archives, or are the Japanese just giving another last a different name?

It is an old last, long nose, squared off. Not my cup o tea. Japan did a few shoes on it years ago and it didn't really fly.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lagsun View Post
I have a question about the Leydon last. I wear an 8.5D in the Barrie last and the heel is snug while the forefoot is very roomy. Would an 8.5D in the Leydon last be too small for me?

I would try the 9D, definitely not 8.5D.
post #780 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post
It is an old last, long nose, squared off. Not my cup o tea. Japan did a few shoes on it years ago and it didn't really fly.
Thanks Tom!
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.