or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** - Page 3199

post #47971 of 91576
Gents - was there a blue suede chukka on the Leydon last a few years back? If so, who did it? Thanks.

Styles mentioned in this thread:

post #47972 of 91576
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post



Leffot NST with Leather Defender applied for spring showers & EP

perfection perfected.
post #47973 of 91576
Quote:
Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Gents - was there a blue suede chukka on the Leydon last a few years back? If so, who did it? Thanks.

Here's one at Alden NY.
post #47974 of 91576
Does anyone have these plain toe boots? Saw them on Unionmade. Really liking them.
a2ymeges.jpg
post #47975 of 91576
Quote:
Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Gents - was there a blue suede chukka on the Leydon last a few years back? If so, who did it? Thanks.

Not chukka on Leydon last but a nice makeup on Barrie just arrived at LS:

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2013/04/08/alden-shoe-navy-suede-shortwing-lsw/
post #47976 of 91576
No. 8 PTB Shells today... Just a classic...
post #47977 of 91576
Thanks Papa
post #47978 of 91576
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalceoAdamator View Post

No. 8 PTB Shells today... Just a classic...

Love these 3 colors together. Very nice!
post #47979 of 91576

This is interesting - my 8.5D JCrew Cap Toe Boots are actually smaller in exterior dimension/circumference than my 8D LWBs. Both are Barrie last. 

 

Interior feels about the same.

 

I know a lot depends on the width of the welt and the LWB have a really wide welt. But still interesting that an 8.5D is be smaller than an 8D. 

post #47980 of 91576
Quote:
Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

This is interesting - my 8.5D JCrew Cap Toe Boots are actually smaller in exterior dimension/circumference than my 8D LWBs. Both are Barrie last. 

Interior feels about the same. Who would have thought that an 8.5D would be smaller than an 8D? 

This seems to be a theme for Barrie lasted high boots. For example, my 11 D Tankers on the Barrie appear to fit similarly to 10.5 D and 11 C PTBs on the Barrie.
post #47981 of 91576
Quote:
Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

Ahab if you want to part with your split toes, and they might fit an 11-11.5d, I'd be interested.
Sorry, I do not have any split toes. 11 - 11.5? My gunboats are destroyer class, not cruisers.
post #47982 of 91576
Quote:
Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Does anyone have these plain toe boots? Saw them on Unionmade. Really liking them.
a2ymeges.jpg
They will age nicely.
post #47983 of 91576

RE: Alden quality control (or lack thereof) - you ain't kidding!

 

I went to Alden SF on my lunch break today and took a close look at 3 pairs of LWBs, every one had some form of small defect or another! 

 

-One pair had a deep hammer tap imprint on the sole edge (that would only be able to be remedied when you have them resoled).

 

-One pair had pretty bad Color 8 uneven dye issues. Quite noticeable in indoor lighting and would be very noticeable out in the sun. 

 

-One pair had some stitch holes right along a stitch seam where it looked like they messed up and then went back and re-sewed. 

 

IMO, all three pairs should have been rejected as seconds, not first run quality. 

 

The guys at the store said that one one pair is usually never absolutely perfect yet there can be varying degrees of imperfections. They also do not allow you to pick one shoe from one box and swap it with another box. This is likely because then they would end up with one pair where each shoe had some defect. From what I saw, usually only one shoe had some form of defect.

 

They were quite nice about it, had no problems letting me examine all of the pairs in my size they had in stock, and said on any of them I could get a refund or exchange if I decided I couldn't live it with after I got them home (as long as they were not worn).

 

On the one hand, when paying so much for a new pair of shoes, you want them to be virtually perfect. On the other hand, it is true that once you wear them for a few months, usually you start  not really caring  the about imperfections any more. 

post #47984 of 91576
Quote:
Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Love these 3 colors together. Very nice!
Thanks!
post #47985 of 91576
Quote:
Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Gents - was there a blue suede chukka on the Leydon last a few years back? If so, who did it? Thanks.

I got my pair from Epaulet in '10.
There have been other retailers carrying it though.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim

Styles mentioned in this thread:

Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***