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 4706

post #70576 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I agree. My first order of business when acquiring color 8 boots is to swap brown laces for black laces. My first order of business when acquiring color 8 shoes is to swap brown laces (or whatever color they come with) for black laces.

Cool, never thought of doing it, but it is a nice touch.

-Mike

Styles mentioned in this thread:

post #70577 of 87457

I like the look of that, but I'd stop wearing any brown items with the number 8... but it is interesting, thanks for the pics

post #70578 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by sazon View Post

epc2 - i think you're correct on that one.

Thanks for the comments on the black boots guys.

I wish I knew where these came from. These were a gift to me from a friend who knows how much I’m shell addict.

TIL that I need better friends.

post #70579 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

Must have been gunboat day on BART this morning. Stood next to someone wearing a brown CXL LWB while I was in my snuff suede LWB. I think I can count on a single hand Alden sightings on BART over the past year.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post
 


I have never ever seen another Alden shoe in the wild. I thought I did once in Sacramento, but I was afraid the guy who was wearing them didn't speak English, so I didn't approach him. *whew* that could've been awkward.

hmm...I have never seen Alden in the wild in Los Angeles. Maybe I work in the wrong sector! :0

post #70580 of 87457
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

The first class of Massachusetts State Troopers to ever not have Alden trooper boots supplied to them - just graduated.  They will have to buy their own and supplies are limited.

post #70581 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I could not agree more! They are classics. Good luck with the fitment and post some pics when they arrive!

Just got them in.

To recap, last week I asked for sizing info on #8 LWBs. I'm a 7d on the Indy boot, 7.5d on eh AE #5 last, and 6.5E on C&J 337/348. Not that it really matters, but I measure 8.5b/c on a Brannock (7.75 arch measurement tho).

Of these, the indy boot is actually the least snug and pretty comfy with medium thickness athletic socks. I was actually concerned that a 7d LWB might be too much volume, that perhaps a 7.5c or even 7c would work better.

The verdict? The toebox feels crowded. The rest of the shoe feels great. But this is a crazy stiff shoe and my assessment here feels pretty marginal - if calf and they had some give, I'd probably think they were just about right. My same size Indy boots (well broken in mind you) feel substantially roomier, like a half size up. I haven't laced them up and walked around as there's a big warning label from Shoe Mart not to do so lest I sacrifice my ability to return.

But with just them on my feet with thin dress socks, the heel feels secure. The instep is okay, it seems like if they were laced up the flaps would be pretty close to touching (I have a decent arch with low instep). But I need more toebox.

It looks like I may have access to a 7.5c, does that seem the most reasonable route? The toebox issue is one where a touch more would probably do it, but would probably be okay losing some volume in the rest of the shoe..
Edited by brandall10 - 1/7/14 at 5:08pm
post #70582 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

Nice.
The black laces are a nice touch.

nephew,
thank you
post #70583 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Beautiful boots Uncle. What last are they on?

nephew,
thank you
plaza last
post #70584 of 87457

Please help, Where can i get this boot from? Context has it in Color 8. I'm wondering if anyone knows where to get it in black shell. Thanks so much for any help

 

post #70585 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Franky Paige View Post

Please help, Where can i get this boot from? Context has it in Color 8. I'm wondering if anyone knows where to get it in black shell. Thanks so much for any help



All I have seen is Context and LeatherSoul (who did it a few years back and I don't think that they were on the Commando sole).

Edit: they were Commando and was done in 2009... Ref: http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2009/08/11/alden-shoes-nst-hight-boot-in-black-shell-cordovan/
post #70586 of 87457


These just arrived today. I'm in my PJ's breaking them in, in classic SF fashion. Probably going to wear them tomorrow.
post #70587 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by coinopcollector View Post



These just arrived today. I'm in my PJ's breaking them in, in classic SF fashion. Probably going to wear them tomorrow.

Congrats, great looking versatile boot. We've got some lucky pajamas on this forum (even if not pictured).
post #70588 of 87457

Ok Alden experts, how would one go about finding a cigar shell PTB? Is it possible to order through a retailer or do I need to wait for a retailer to do a run? Any thoughts?

post #70589 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post

Ok Alden experts, how would one go about finding a cigar shell PTB? Is it possible to order through a retailer or do I need to wait for a retailer to do a run? Any thoughts?

Call all the major Alden retailers (DC, SF, and NYC) and ask if they will be doing another run of Cigar PTBs anytime soon and get your name on a list.
post #70590 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post
 

Ok Alden experts, how would one go about finding a cigar shell PTB? Is it possible to order through a retailer or do I need to wait for a retailer to do a run? Any thoughts?

 

10.5E on antique sole

 

http://www.fransboonestore.com/store/Brands-Men/alden/alden-x-frans-boone-cigar-cordovan-plain-toe

 

10.5D on crepe 

 

http://www.fransboonestore.com/store/Brands-Men/alden/alden-x-frans-boone-pt-cigar-cordovan-on-crepe

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 ***