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post #51811 of 91661

Hi guys, I'm really interested in picking up a pair of Alden Indy's. I have reviews, opinions, and seen many pictures of them, I must say, I really admire the quality of these boots.

 

One problem I hope someone could help me out with is the sizing. I currently have Red Wing GT's in a size 8D, should I get the Alden Indy in the same size or should I size up or down half a size?

 

Thanks.

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post #51812 of 91661
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

cigar cap toe boot
argyles otc


One of the best pairs of boots on this thread, period. More Alden stockists should be doing boots on Plaza with leather sole.
post #51813 of 91661
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

First up is the stuff that I have in storage.

1. Plaza pebble captoe boot, indy, BBBF pebble LSW, black cordo indy, BB #8 monks, NCXL wtb, AAAC wingtip, brown wtb.
2. Brown CXL ptb on commando, BB #8 wingtips, black calf 6 eyelet boot, NCXL PTB, black plaza captoe boot, ravello chukka, suede indy,
cigar captoe, 6 eyelet boot, suede/walnut lwb, brown jcrew lwb, sand chukka.
3. Blue suede chukka, black lwb on flex, blue suede indy, #8 Indy, walnut lwb on flex.

Missing: sand suede wingtips on commando, #8 Grant captoe boots, kudu chukkas, NCXL LWB.

Current rotation.

1. Black cordo wtb, cigar wtb, #4 captoe boots, black modified captoe boots, #8 lwb, ravello lwb, whiskey indy, ravello nst boot,
whiskey ptb, cigar indy, #8 punch cap boot
2. #8 chukka, unlined black lhs, #8 lined lhs, whiskey lhs (flash makes them look two tone), whiskey lwb, cigar ptb, cigar lwb, #4 ptb,
sand suede nst, snuff v-tip.
3. BBBF Pebble calf chukkas, snuff suede lwb on leydon, snuff lhs, NCXL nst, Epaulet Obscura "homage", scotch grain NST.

I was going to do this outside but it just started to rain.

 

Great looking collection.

 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post


One of the best pairs of boots on this thread, period. More Alden stockists should be doing boots on Plaza with leather sole.

I agree. Good looking pair, Mac.

post #51814 of 91661
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Yours isn't shabby.

Tough question.
If I had to pick 3, I'd go #4 boots, ravello wing tip boots, and maybe the #8 punch cap boots..
You could ask me again later and I'm not sure I'd pick the same three. I'd probably still go with the #4 boots since I like that color so much.

How about your faves?

#4 and ravello boots are some of my favorites as well.
My favorite pair (at the moment) is ravello ptb.
post #51815 of 91661
Outstanding family pics, gents... Away from home so I may be late with mine

As I stand in my snuff suede LHS, I am determined to make a cordovan version work... Cigar here I come
post #51816 of 91661
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

#4 and ravello boots are some of my favorites as well.
My favorite pair (at the moment) is ravello ptb.

I sold a pair of ravello PTB very early in my Alden phase. One of my biggest regrets.
post #51817 of 91661
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

My humble Memorial Day Alden collection photo...



Tassels:    Cigar, Color 8, BB Mocha Kid Sude
Balmorals: Cigar Strait Tip (Citishoes), Color 8 Punch Cap, Black Punch Cap
LHS:         Cigar, Color 8, Black BB Unlined

(Implementing 'The Method' on each pair would have entailed over 90 min of brushing, so I simply wiped them down with a damp paper towel.)

Brushes, Waxes, Creams and Other Shoe Care Accessories (Click to show)





I will be interested to see what biases everyone has in their collections.  I know RTP has a heavy weighting on the LWBs.  Hopefully we have a good turn out.

Nice collection.
post #51818 of 91661
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

alden family picture







back row: ravello day tripper, #8 plaza, #4 cap toe, ravello sw, pebble cap toe, ravello plaza
3nd row: #4-black saddle, #8 lwb, blue suede lwb, #4 atom, #8-alpine saddle, ravello lwb
2rd row: ravello ptb, snuff lwb, hayburner saddle, whiskey sw, tan suede ptb, black bb lhs
front row: snuff-#8 saddle, whiskey ptb, #8 saddle, cigar lwb

Nice collection.
post #51819 of 91661
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

One of the best pairs of boots on this thread, period. More Alden stockists should be doing boots on Plaza with leather sole.

nephew,
thank you
post #51820 of 91661
Only own one pair of Alden at the moment, woe is me...

However, thought I'd share my family photo of brothers from different mothers on this memorial day.

The All-American Boot Collection:

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Back Row: Danner Mountain Light II, Red Wing 8138, Red Wing Hawthorne Iron Ranger
Front Row: Wolverine 1000 Mile Rust, Alden #8 Wingtip Boots, Allen Edmonds Fifth Street

Please excuse the horrible carpeting, it's a rental and I have a dog with white fur...
post #51821 of 91661
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Originally Posted by ClambakeSkate View Post

Only own one pair of Alden at the moment, woe is me...

However, thought I'd share my family photo of brothers from different mothers on this memorial day.

The All-American Boot Collection:

Nice boot collection!  And thanks for sharing.

 

I have to say, I'm a little disappointed in the turnout so far...

post #51822 of 91661

Updated family pic.  (Not pictured here is a snuff LWB from J Crew on its way.)

Top Row:  Black calf SWB, Black Pebble Grain LWB, Camel Suede PTB, J Crew Calf Brown LWB, J Crew Calf Tobacco LWB

Middle Row: J Crew Color 8 Perf Cap Toe Boots, BB Color 8 Medallion Cap Toe Blucher, Black Shell LWB, Black Shell PTB, Cigar LWB, Ravello LWB

Bottom Row: Color 8 Tassel moc, Color Short Wing Blucher, Color 8 LWB, Color 8 PTB, C&J-RL Brown Shell Marlows, Whiskey Short Wingtip Oxford

 

 

Comparison pic between calf and similar shell color.

Color 8 Club  (It is in fact king)

My grails (pardon me for including my Marlows).

My imposters... These were my introduction to leather soled shoes; my gateway drug.  Alden for J Crew came shortly afterward.

Allen Edmonds Auburn and Florsheim Pebble grain LWBs.

 

Happy Memorial Day my friends...


Edited by ReppTiePrepster - 5/29/13 at 7:58pm
post #51823 of 91661


A slightly older photo. But here is my growing shoe collection. Started as solely Allen Edmonds and now Alden's have taken over. I just got a pair of Cigar Cap Toe Balmorals from TSM last week that are not pictured.

Have a great day all!
post #51824 of 91661
LWB:


Cigar, Ravello & Whiskey

LHS:

Whiskey, #8 & Ravello

Chukka:

Whiskey, Cigar, Ravello, AoC Brown Calf & Frans Boone Black Shell Six Eyelet

Suede:

Winn Perry Little Tanks, LS Safari (Sold) & LS Snuff NST

CXL:


Winn Perry Indy Shoe & LS CXL NST

Shell Boots:

Blackbird Chemist Boot, Leffot Cigar Indy & #8 WT (Sold)


Whiskey Indy & #8 Indy



Leffot #8 NST & #8 WT (Sold)

PTB:





LS #4 4x4 & Cigar



Whiskey & Unlined #8

Calf:

Leffot Westsider & AoC Brown WT



LS #8 Saddle NST & LS #8 Ranger




Ravello Medallion Captoe & Whiskey LWB

Think that covers everything, apologize for some pics that have been used before & for the two pair that I sold being included in the pics.

Bonus pics:

#8

Ravello:

post #51825 of 91661

horrible iphone photos of my small collection. suede chukka is from AE, couldnt pass up for $99 as i rarely wear suede and couldnt justify alden cost.

not pictured, as they havent arrived yet, as ravello LWB from jcrew. first pair got lost in shipping, have a smaller pair in the mail now, hoping they fit smile.gif

 

 

 

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