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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. LynahFaithful

    LynahFaithful Well-Known Member

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    It may well be my eyesight or the photo but there appears to be a missing perf on the right shoe on the outside about 2/3rds of the way back not quite to where the heel joins the shoe. Top perf.
     
  2. El Argentino

    El Argentino Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they're 974s (look at the Q&A section underneath all the seller info). Great shoe. Love mine.

    Tremont is still on the "size down .5" side of the graphic that was posted a few weeks back. I got mine as an 11.5 B/D, whereas I'm normally a 11.5E-12D. So, you'd probably be ok. It's still a long sole.

    I have an issue w/ Alden...

    Now that I have some, all I want to do is wear them - thus giving them no time to breathe. Wearing any other shoe feels like a step down. And the only cure seems to be purchase more.
     
  3. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    I actually have a pair of Tricker's Stow Brogue Boot. They are definitely country boots and are less (and you thought it was not possible) sleek than the Alden Barrie Last. The calf leather is significantly better than Alden's calf and Tricker's quality control is much better than Alden's (maybe British Northampton standard is different than other companies).

    Saying that I still go Alden for shell cordovan.
     
  4. NotClever

    NotClever Well-Known Member

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    Well shit, now I have to hope that someone skyrockets the bid up to an unreasonable level before I end up buying them despite having promised my fiancee I was taking a break from "big" purchases.
     
  5. ecox

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    Good eyesight! Yep, there it is. Funny, it's only on the right shoe.

    [​IMG]

    -Erik
     
  6. phototristan

    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    That's cool. I can see it in their branding/logo, etc.
     
  7. edubs01

    edubs01 Well-Known Member

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    So I have decided that I need a Color 8 boot.

    I already have Cigar Cap Toe boot on order so I am ruling out that style.

    I have narrowed it down the the following two:

    Plain Toe:
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    Wing Tip:
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    Thoughts???
     
  8. seer

    seer Well-Known Member

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    Really, what is in their logo - I never noticed.
     
  9. sazon

    sazon Well-Known Member

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    If you like the plain toe look, J. Gilbert has a really nice color 8 plain toe boot, on the Plaza with commando. A bit sleeker than the plain toe Trubalance boot above.
     
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  10. nstar2442

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    Can anyone help me identify the model of the Alden boot on the right? Also, somewhere I may be able to still order a pair?

    [​IMG]
     
  11. mcbrown

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    It depends very much on what you are looking for. I have the AoC plain toe boots, they are a great boot for casual wear or something just shy of a beater boot. I wear mine when they may get wet, muddy or scuffed, but not so much so that I know I should be wearing my ugly waterproof Danners - i.e. I would wear them for strolling in a light snow, but not for shoveling the driveway. I guess I wear them in all of the same circumstances I wear commando-soled Indy's. They are way too casual looking for e.g. business casual attire - no one will mistake them for "proper" shoes, no matter what else I'm wearing.

    I don't own those wingtip boots, but given that they are (a) wingtips with (b) leather soles on (c) the Barrie last, I would be as comfortable wearing them in the office as I am in, say, RL/C&J Lindricks. I do not wear my Lindricks in the woods like I do with the commando-soled boots. I would probably wear these boots in any circumstance where I would wear longwings.

    So I put the question back to you: what kind of boot do you want?
     
  12. ceoceo

    ceoceo Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a pair of Natural CXL Plain Toe Boots in Military Last. Unusual last + even more unusual Vivram Christi sole makes me assume that this model is a special make up for Japanese retailer. :teach:

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    I know people here are more of MC type but does anyone here own Fiorentini + Baker 745 boots? How does the sizing compare to Indys/whatever last you have?
     
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  13. zippyh

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  14. NotClever

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    Hah, that's one of those pictures that is just cutting off the model number and just blurry enough that you can't read the web address. Any chance you actually have that magazine for a better pic?
     
  15. nstar2442

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    I know - the model name is just out of sight! I don't have the magazine - jacked the pic from someones ebay auction.

    Hoping someone knows the name of these or something similar.
     
  16. ceoceo

    ceoceo Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone been to J Gilbert's brick & mortar? Yenni has such an adorable voice I wonder if she has the looks just as. :inlove:
     
  17. advan031

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    lol...maybe ask her for a picture the next time you order! Yenni is extremely nice and helpful.
     
  18. JPFNY5

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    The way Indy's were meant to be worn!

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Beatlegeuse

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    edubs - I would highly recommend the wingtip for a nice Color 8 boot, but that's just my opinion and I like wingtips more than plain toes in pretty much any scenario. So like others said, it really depends what you're looking for. You can't really go wrong with either :)
     
  20. phototristan

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    I have a question about Ravello shell - how does it age? Does it get lighter or darker over the years? If I don't want it to get darker but don't mind if it lightens, what wax polish would I use (when I use it which would be not often)?
     
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