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post #88516 of 95091
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post
 

Not sure about the pre-orders, but if you are looking to save a few bucks, there's a knock-off "ALDEN" out there for you! :D

 

 :nest: 

 

Welcome to the club, friend.

Yup, it's called AE...  :stirpot:

 

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JK!  Don't get all bent out of shape... ;)
post #88517 of 95091
"This version is modeled after an old-fashioned workboot, but updated with an EVA (aka, high-tech foam) sole, American-made welts and a soft suede body."

Maybe Alden made the welts.... Wait, the boot is made in China but they want to brag about American made welts?
post #88518 of 95091
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post
 

Not sure about the pre-orders, but if you are looking to save a few bucks, there's a knock-off Indy out there for you! :D

 

 :nest: 

 

Welcome to the club, friend.

Haha thank you. I did see that J crew make up, no thanks. I always prefer the original compared to any degree of homage. :)

post #88519 of 95091
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Originally Posted by Mghart View Post
 

Haha thank you. I did see that J crew make up, no thanks. I always prefer the original compared to any degree of homage. :)

 

Looks like you'll fit in juuuust fine.

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I would like to raid that closet

Thanks for assist the other day Moosic
post #88522 of 95091

Just arrived from Moulded Shoe:

 

 

Interestingly, they say they were made for "Conformal Shoe Store", which I guess is what Moulded Shoe used to be named.  Does anyone happen to know when the name changed?  

post #88523 of 95091
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

Just arrived from Moulded Shoe:

 

 

Interestingly, they say they were made for "Conformal Shoe Store", which I guess is what Moulded Shoe used to be named.  Does anyone happen to know when the name changed?  

 

Verry nice!!!  Do they fit the same as Trubalance calf boots?

post #88524 of 95091

For those who did not already know, there is one style of shoe that Alden claims to be the inventor, and the company is plenty proud of it.  (Old timers, remember the special packaging tissue paper?)

 

 

Tassel loafers, created in the 50's.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/11/03/garden/the-politicization-of-tasseled-loafers.html

post #88525 of 95091
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Originally Posted by RobinM View Post

For those who did not already know, there is one style of shoe that Alden claims to be the inventor, and the company is plenty proud of it.  (Old timers, remember the special packaging tissue paper?)




Tassel loafers, created in the 50's.

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/11/03/garden/the-politicization-of-tasseled-loafers.html

Penny loafer - G.H. Bass 1936:
http://stylishlyme.com/stylish-academia/loafers-history-facts-and-style/

And Spalding invented saddle shoes in 1906:
http://www.keikari.com/english/a-history-of-saddle-shoes/

This one discusses the origins of all types of loafers, including the Alden tassel version:
http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/loafer-guide-penny-gucci-tassels-weejuns/
Edited by CEE88 - 8/7/14 at 2:09pm
post #88526 of 95091

I'm thinking of picking up a snuff suede chukka for this fall.  Is there a particular version that you guys recommend?  This J Crew makeup looks interesting - lined, plantation sole, flex toe, and Barrie last.  I also see some versions that are unlined and some that are on the Leydon last, but I don't own any Aldens on the Leydon so I have no clue if I would prefer that last for the Chukka.  Advice?

 

https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~90868/90868.jsp

post #88527 of 95091
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

The soles are in good condition having been resoled recently by Alden Shoe Company.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Full-Strap-Slip-On-Brown-Shell-Cordovan-Size-9-C-/131263667069?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item1e8fec9b7d

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They may have been resoled recently, but he wore the crap out of them ever since.  :censored:

post #88528 of 95091
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

Just arrived from Moulded Shoe:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Interestingly, they say they were made for "Conformal Shoe Store", which I guess is what Moulded Shoe used to be named.  Does anyone happen to know when the name changed?  


Not sure.  The store uses both listings on line (phone# and address).

http://www.mouldedshoe.com/

http://www.whitepages.com/business/conformal-shoes-new-york-ny

When you go to the white pages and click on the store's website, it brings you to Moulded Shoe's website.

post #88529 of 95091
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

They may have been resoled recently, but he wore the crap out of them ever since.  censored.gif
Yes and alden does not recraft with those heels. The seller does not know much about alden and has no idea about the "eBay alden police" (us).
post #88530 of 95091
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Originally Posted by Mr Clemson View Post

I'm thinking of picking up a snuff suede chukka for this fall.  Is there a particular version that you guys recommend?  This J Crew makeup looks interesting - lined, plantation sole, flex toe, and Barrie last.  I also see some versions that are unlined and some that are on the Leydon last, but I don't own any Aldens on the Leydon so I have no clue if I would prefer that last for the Chukka.  Advice?

https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~90868/90868.jsp

I think it depends on what purpose you plan to wear them for. The crepe will give you more support and weather-proofness whereas you'll feel the pavement with the standard Leydon version. I wear 1/2 size up from my Barrie size (same width) in the Leydon, but many others stay with their Barrie size and go up a width. That's the only way Leffot stocks them, but the heel gets too wide for me if I change widths.
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