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Beat up and look great. Maybe I will give them a brush and a bone after a few more wears.
So far they have seen snow, rain and one puddle. Still holding up great.
I will say I find them a wee but stuff in the ankle.
Definitely a great colour.
Now I need more 😉


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ClassyCanuck: Do these have double leather or Commando soles? I'm getting these or a longwing/shortwing and losing sleep over picking the soles. I'm in the midwest and get a lot of rain unexpectedly so my shoes have to be able to not die if walked in some rain puddles from time to time. Considering Alden of Carmel have both Aldens on Commando as an option or getting double leather and perhaps Topy them just to secure from the rain. How have yours held up in the elements? Thanks in advance!

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Originally Posted by ClassyCanuck View Post

e5e4ybav.jpg

Beat up and look great. Maybe I will give them a brush and a bone after a few more wears.
So far they have seen snow, rain and one puddle. Still holding up great.
I will say I find them a wee but stuff in the ankle.
Definitely a great colour.
Now I need more 😉


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ClassyCanuck: Do these have double leather or Commando soles? I'm getting these or a longwing/shortwing and losing sleep over picking the soles. I'm in the midwest and get a lot of rain unexpectedly so my shoes have to be able to not die if walked in some rain puddles from time to time. Considering Alden of Carmel have both Aldens on Commando as an option or getting double leather and perhaps Topy them just to secure from the rain. How have yours held up in the elements? Thanks in advance!

By all appearances those are double leather.

You should get commando given your worries and sleeplessness. biggrin.gif
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If I had a J Crew card I would buy that remaining size 9 in a heartbeat.

More sizes just popped up

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does it work on the color 8 captoe boots?

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how does the Hampton last fit compared to Barrie & Aberdeen? i wear 9d on Barrie, 9e on Aberdeen.
just bought the 901 on Hampton in 9e but feels shorter with my toes right up to the end of the shoe.

In written literature, Alden suggests that the Hampton and Aberdeen will be the same size, and that each should be one width wider than Barrie. Curiously, the notion of one width wider than Barrie for Aberdeen/Hampton is adhered to by seemingly precious few (and I am not among the precious few), and most go up 1/2 size in length from Barrie when going to Aberdeen/Hampton.
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Originally Posted by irishcafe View Post

those navy cxl lwb on Jcrew's website looks pretty good to me!

https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~A1214/A1214.jsp

I would kop, but my Alden account has $16 in it as of this morning.

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By all appearances those are double leather.

You should get commando given your worries and sleeplessness. biggrin.gif

Ok ok, I am prone to hyperbole wink.gif

Do people find the Commando clunky at all? I have not seen an Alden Commando in person on a longwing or the chukka.
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Hi.  Newbie here and first post.  I've been browsing this thread for some time and really love some of the Alden shoes and boots I've seen here.  I recently acquired a pair of used black Alden PTB style # 2817 in Plaza last size 8.5 B/D.  Not having tried Alden before, I took a shot hoping this is somewhat true-to-size.  Unfortunately, even with a soft insole I put inside, my heels are still sliding out.  These shoes look to be slightly longer and wider than my other 8.5D shoes.  For reference I measure 9D Brannock and fit nicely in AE 65 last (ex. Strand).  Is the Alden Plaza last just longer and wider?  Are all Alden shoes slightly longer than other brands in same size?  What last should I be looking for?  I really would love to get a LWB some day when funds become available.  Thanks.

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Workplace hazard...Alden shell glare.

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Ok ok, I am prone to hyperbole wink.gif

Do people find the Commando clunky at all? I have not seen an Alden Commando in person on a longwing or the chukka.

No it's is extremely low profile and not clunky at all
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I'm not much of a loafer guy, but smack my ass and call me Sally, those are spectacular!
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Ok ok, I am prone to hyperbole wink.gif

Do people find the Commando clunky at all? I have not seen an Alden Commando in person on a longwing or the chukka.

I have the Alden of Carmel commando sole chukka new this winter.  I have found them to be very comfortable and the perfect go-to in a particularly tough Cleveland winter.  I have also had the double leather sole chukka and do not find the commando sole to be any more clunky.  

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ClassyCanuck: Do these have double leather or Commando soles? I'm getting these or a longwing/shortwing and losing sleep over picking the soles. I'm in the midwest and get a lot of rain unexpectedly so my shoes have to be able to not die if walked in some rain puddles from time to time. Considering Alden of Carmel have both Aldens on Commando as an option or getting double leather and perhaps Topy them just to secure from the rain. How have yours held up in the elements? Thanks in advance!

 

These are dbl leather.

They are like skates in the cold and in the wet cold.

I have no experience with a commando sole, my guess is that on ice you would be no better off.  Not sure about the wet.

 

You can always just get these and buy a pair of SWIMS overshoes, no?

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You don't even need digital cameras, man...though I carry one at all times. Iphone 4 and 5 take great pictures with natural lighting.


Wow, great trousers! What are they?
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Workplace hazard...Alden shell glare.

I'm emailing HR, that's just plain dangerous.
Awesome and awesome.
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