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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. lagsun

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    In case you're wondering how the Marlow/Darlton compares. Click to embiggen.
    8, cigar, darlton, whiskey, ravello
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    My old pair next to a brand new pair. Flash washes it out but you get the relative difference.
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    Looks quite nice. So where can these be purchased? They seem like vapor in that they are not really for sale anywhere?
     
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    Not that it matters much, but what kind of sole is on those NRO Shell Indys? Wicked boots and I just got a nice little check from Uncle Sam...
     
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    I love how shell ages. Wonderful patina.
     
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    Anyone know of a pre-order for Cigar Indy , commando sole....or some one currently selling a size 11.5d
     
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    Double leather.
     
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    alden sf has the 97896 while the shoe mart is the 97894

    I didn't realize this and ordered the 97896 from SF in november and they edge was basically black. I sent them back and got the lighter edge from alden of carmel
     
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    http://jgilbertfootwear.com/ is taking preorders for that. $200. deposite but they say it could take up to 2 years to arrive. Probably sooner but you never know.
     
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    They come and go from the Ralph Lauren website. If you want a pair now, call/visit an RL store and they can more than likely track down a pair.
    They retail for something like $800-850 but they also go on sale several times a year.
     
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    I second this: narrower toe box and looser heel. I love the look of the Darlton, and I think it dresses up nicely, but I much prefer the Barrie fit. The Darlton actually shows some gaping at the "waist" of the shoe when I walk.
     
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    I believe that is for the #8, which I got in on that and should be here later this year...
     
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    I believe one of the Alden dealers has the regular Cigar Indy but no commando... I just like the way the commando feels... the 404 is one of my favorite shoes, Also the J gilbert Wing Tip boots... both have the commando sole.
     
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    Email them. This is the full list of what they are working on for preorders, according to what they emailed me:


    Fall/Winter 2012
    Color 8 Plain toe boot, plaza last with commando sole - ORDERED PLACED
    ALREADY
    Color 8 Indy boot, trubalance last with commando sole - ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS
    Tan Wing Tip boot, barrie last with commando sole - ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS
    Color 8 Cap toe boot, plaza last with commando sole - ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS
    Color 8 Wing Tip boot, plaza last with commando sole- ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS
    Reversed Chamois Indy boot, trubalance last with crepe sole-ORDERED PLACED
    ALREADY
    Black Shell Cordovan Medallion toe blucher, plaza last with single oiled
    flex sole (in color 8 as well)- ORDER HAS BEEN PLACED
    Color 8 Plain toe blucher, barrie last with waterloc sole- ACCEPTING
    PRE-ORDERS
    Color 8 Medallion toe boot, plaza last with commando sole (no wing design)-
    ORDER HAS BEEN PLACED ALREADY SO ONLY D WIDTHS AVAILABLE
    Color 8 Norwegian front boot, plaza last with commando sole- ACCEPTING
    PRE-ORDERS Cigar Indy boot, trubalance last with commando sole - ACCEPTING
    PRE-ORDERS


    And orders already place, but you might be able to preorder if you are a D width:

    SPRING 2012
    Snuff Suede Wing Tip Boot (barrie last with commando sole)- ORDER HAS BEEN
    PLACED ALREADY SO ONLY D WIDTHS AVAILABLE
    Navy suede Cap toe boot (plaza last with crepe sole)- ORDER HAS BEEN PLACED
    ALREADY SO ONLY D WIDTHS AVAILABLE
    Navy Suede Plain toe blucher (plaza last with single oiled flex sole)-ORDER
    HAS BEEN PLACED ALREADY SO ONLY D WIDTHS AVAILABLE
    Snuff suede wing tip blucher (plaza last with single oiled flex sole)-ORDER
    PLACED ALREADY SO ONLY D WIDTHS AVAILABLE Black Shell Cordovan Medallion toe
    boot (plaza last with commando sole)- ORDER HAS BEEN PLACED ALREADY SO ONLY
    D WIDTHS AVAILABLE
    Shell Cordovan Saddle shoe- black shell & color 4 (barrie last)- ORDER HAS
    BEEN PLACED ALREADY SO ONLY D WIDTHS AVAILABLE
     
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  17. fitchottie

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    Thank you very MUCH.....
     
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    Anyone know who has a cigar PTB? TSM does not have my size...
     
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    ^^ Yes double leather oak sole.

    I'm taking them in after a couple of wears to get a Vibram topy applied by my cobbler. Figure it's best practice to break in a bit so that the topy adheres better with respect to how my foot bends
     
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    Anyone know where I can find a Natural Chrome Excel Indy boot in 9.5? The Shoe Mart seems to be sold out. Where they the only ones carrying this boot?
     
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