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post #35416 of 87547
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I've always found the NST shoe to be a bit of an odd one... It combines some relatively sleek features (blind eyelet vamp, single leather sole, flat welt, Aberdeen last) with a pattern in the front of the shoe that makes the shoe simply look very big and casual. Every time I look at the shoe at Alden NYC, I'm always struck at how "big" it looks compared to other cordovan shoes the same size. I think the NST looks a whole lot better on a boot. Maybe Alden should experiment with machine stitching on the NST shoe...

I have the color 8 nst boot on the Plaza with commando sole on order from JGilbert and I am hopeful they will work for me. I previously ordered the ravello nst boot on the Aberdeen from TSM and, while it was beautiful, I had to return it due to it being too pointy for me.

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post #35417 of 87547
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

Gents, what are the options if I want to get a commando-soled non-cordovan boot? What should I consider apart from calfskin AoC boots?

i posted this before, but my cobbler charged me $40 to glue on a vibram commando-style sole onto a pair of aldens. worked great, i actually dont' know what the difference is between that and an official alden commando sole.
post #35418 of 87547
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

i posted this before, but my cobbler charged me $40 to glue on a vibram commando-style sole onto a pair of aldens. worked great, i actually dont' know what the difference is between that and an official alden commando sole.


Mexi,
is yours a full sole or is it like the one that comes from alden? (my cobbler said a full commando was no problem but had no idea where to source the type alden offers)

Neutrino,
have you seen the pebbled calf captoe brogue on commando that J Crew offers?
I think it looks badass.
post #35419 of 87547
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

Mexi,
is yours a full sole or is it like the one that comes from alden? (my cobbler said a full commando was no problem but had no idea where to source the type alden offers)

here you go:
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

my cobbler glued on a vibram-brand lugged sole onto a pair of old alden wingtips. i think it was $40 total:
ff3fd901_brown-lwb.png
dunno if it's as good as getting a full resole w/commando sole, but it did the job. just think of it as a commando topy. so, if nothing else pans out, you can get the shoemart joints, then head to your local cobbler and plunk down $40 or so.
post #35420 of 87547
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

Gents, what are the options if I want to get a commando-soled non-cordovan boot? What should I consider apart from calfskin AoC boots?

Check out jcrew pebble grain cap toe. Mine was delivered today, I'll try to snap some pics for you.

post #35421 of 87547
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

Gents, what are the options if I want to get a commando-soled non-cordovan boot? What should I consider apart from calfskin AoC boots?

I went with the tan wing tip boot from J. Gilbert … just got 'em Wednesday smile.gif

I was also considering the cxl perforated cap toe boot from AoNY, but thought they'd be too similar to my 403s.

http://www.aldenmadisonny.com/DRESSCASUALS2.html
post #35422 of 87547
My cap toe #8 caught a downpour today and got wet. Hit them with a brush a few hours later, should i re-apply some #8 cream on them?
post #35423 of 87547

I have a question, and I'd love some help!

 

I want to buy my first pair of nice boots. I am looking at a couple of different models for this winter. At the top of my list is the Alden Indy 403 or the Wolverine 1000 Mile.

 

I prefer the look of the 403. Would this boot be okay for the Boston winter. I go to college, so it would be sort of urban wear.

 

I would plan on getting them topied and use some Obenaufs LP/Venetian Shoe cream combo (or some variation of the sort - just some sort of protection and preservation combo (I am open to recommendations))

 

Thoughts?

 

Thanks so much (in advance)!

post #35424 of 87547
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

I went with the tan wing tip boot from J. Gilbert … just got 'em Wednesday smile.gif
I was also considering the cxl perforated cap toe boot from AoNY, but thought they'd be too similar to my 403s.
http://www.aldenmadisonny.com/DRESSCASUALS2.html

That CXL perforated captoe looks awesome, and it's not similar to Indy at all. You should get them as well.
post #35425 of 87547

Today: wore my favorite Alden make-up of all time - Color 8 shell straight cap toe boot with all eyelets, Grant last

and came back to my apartment to these.

Thanks J. Gilbert and Yenni!

 

On a side note, has anyone ever had toe taps (standard or flushed) installed on crepe soles?

I am entertaining the thought of buying the AoC ravello LWB but I need the leather tip to last.


Edited by ubiquiti - 9/28/12 at 5:49pm
post #35426 of 87547
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post


I went with the tan wing tip boot from J. Gilbert … just got 'em Wednesday smile.gif
I was also considering the cxl perforated cap toe boot from AoNY, but thought they'd be too similar to my 403s.
http://www.aldenmadisonny.com/DRESSCASUALS2.html

 

Post some pics of the tan wing tip boots when you get a chance.

 

And I agree with the other post that the CXL PCT boot is way different from a 403 and you should get that also!  To hell with budgeting...

post #35427 of 87547
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

I have a question, and I'd love some help!

I want to buy my first pair of nice boots. I am looking at a couple of different models for this winter. At the top of my list is the Alden Indy 403 or the Wolverine 1000 Mile.

I prefer the look of the 403. Would this boot be okay for the Boston winter. I go to college, so it would be sort of urban wear.

I would plan on getting them topied and use some Obenaufs LP/Venetian Shoe cream combo (or some variation of the sort - just some sort of protection and preservation combo (I am open to recommendations))

Thoughts?

Thanks so much (in advance)!

You might want to get something with a commando sole for Boston winters.
post #35428 of 87547
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

My cap toe #8 caught a downpour today and got wet. Hit them with a brush a few hours later, should i re-apply some #8 cream on them?

I'd probably wait like a week before putting anything on the shell if at all.

Get some Alden Leather Defender for next time.

Personally, I plan to thrash mine and let them build some character.
post #35429 of 87547

jcrew cap toe pebble grain iphone pics. Looks like those heel pads are in short supply...

I wish these had a plain cap toe, no perf, like the winn perry makeup.

 

 

 

 

post #35430 of 87547
did those really come with a missing heel pad??
I'd send those the hell back, wtf.


they look awesome otherwise.
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