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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. sfactor23

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    Looking good, Uncle!!
     
  2. furo

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    Good to know. Guess I'll stick with my TTS and then wear thicker socks if needed... can get away with that since they're boots
     
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    I would say that this thread is that resource. If you go back through the last few pages there is a chart the REguy put together comparing most of the lasts. And then there's the useful FAQ borderline has put together. Search this thread for answers, they are most likely here. And if you have more, call one of the retailers, several have been most helpful on the phone to me in the past.
     
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  4. Amused

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    1678 pages...I was bound to miss a few! Thanks for the pointers, I'll search for them now. Hopefully, what REguy has put together will answer my questions.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Alcibiades

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    I just copped the whiskey Indy... Kathy says they have the normal Indy rubber heel with the waterlock sole, should be interesting....

    Also, I see Leffot posted its latest.
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  6. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    Tassels has some nice suedes in

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    ^ oh that nice. Makes me want to run through a bed of daisies. Yay

    Btw, contacted Alden about a recraft and they responded with the following (overnight too):

    We no longer provide mailing bags for Restoration.  You may however, send your shoes to us here at the factory to be Restored:
    Alden Shoe Co
    1 Taunton St
    Middleboro MA 02346
    Please be sure to enclose your name, address, telephone, email in case we need to contact you, and payment information.
    The cost is $159 per pair, payable by check, MasterCard or VISA.
    Turnaround time is approximately 8 weeks.



    This is contrary to what Alden of Carmel has. AoC writes that you request a shipment bag from Alden. They also state it take 6 weeks and costs $149. So basically you are paying an additional $25 (fee increase and cost of shipping to MA. Still a solid deal IMO, because its a complete recraft and not a resole.

    Perhaps we can update OP with this info
     
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  8. furo

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    Good to know

    But I think recrafting in general is a bit overrated. Aside from the resoling, you're really just paying for the new welt, iirc

    Granted I don't know every detail that goes into a full recraft. Any treatment done to the uppers wouldn't be worth much if anything to me
     
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    Color #8 PTB. Three months with the method and a little Reno. Sorry for crappy cell phone photo.


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  10. PhiPsi32

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    You usually pay more for OEM parts/service.
     
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    agreed, not much they can do to the leather that you cant do yourself. the real value/cost is done to the outsole, insole, cork, and welt. The boot in question is so beat down that the welt is cracked/dried everywhere, the commando outsole stitching has begun to fray and conequently the rubber needs to be glued back every 2 months. Insole is worn down and course, it feels like im walking on sandpaper. Plus the insole is dirty and dark from 3 years of wear. Everytime i put my foot in a boot, its like plopping them into a tub of goop. Plus, with a recraft, you get fresh, new cork for better foot comfort.

    With resole, all you get is new outsole, and new welt stitching (not a new welt).
     
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    All depends on how thrashed the uppers are. I've seen Alden almost perform miracles:

    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/...Experience&s=212a24d5774d22277a85b3ea90d3ee73
     
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    Just beautiful....
     
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    Oh fuck. That's aweesome. I'm tempted...
     
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    Double Waterlock soles, 270 degree/storm welt. :slayer:
     
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    Here we go...the new acquisition!


    Do you guys don't think they're too redundant with my LavaDunks...? :stirpot:

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    these are gonna make any get up pop.

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    I can't wait to rock these with a nice blue or surplus green cotton suit, or jeans and a tee.

    Question: how best to protect these bad boys? Obviously they are not going to be impervious to stains and I don't mind beating up suede but these could definitely benefit from some added precaution given their color.

    Also...if someone has a good in for flat lace buying in other colors, let me know! these might get a swap...
     
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    Go for it! I hope my pics help....it was your #8 longwing with antique edge pic that forced me to pull the trigger on those...
     
  20. Amused

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    Really dig this setup. I wasn't really feeling the cigar finish, but these bluchers look awesome.
     
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