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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. ambivalence

    ambivalence Well-Known Member

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    Do you have their email or something..? so i could email them and check if they still have my size..

    alright, will ask you to help me proxy if they wont ship it to me :D
     
  2. amftx

    amftx Well-Known Member

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    Just got my first Indy boots. Brenda at Alden was gracious enough to send me some flat waxed laces. Maiden voyage this weekend.

    Any recommendations for the right polish to use on dark CXL?

    [​IMG]
     
  3. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    Forget who, but someone was looking, I think for snuff suede LWBs. Leffot has them again.

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    Those are nice looking shoes.
     
  4. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Well-Known Member

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    i dont have their email since i always jsut walk in or call. i can call them for you and find out your size

    you can PM me what size and model and everything and ill see if htey ship intl

    but maybe someone else on here actually has an email for them instead
     
  5. Dayman

    Dayman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I have been looking for new belts lately.
     
  6. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Well-Known Member

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    So when you lace like this you don't actually use, or hook into, any of the speed hooks?
     
  7. lagsun

    lagsun Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if Alden of DC carries any other cordovan boots (i.e. Cigar or #8 Indy or #8 Captoe)? Otherwise I'll call them tomorrow. Thanks.
     
  8. amftx

    amftx Well-Known Member

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    I put the laces like that just for storage. So the laces aren't hanging down, flopping around, or getting caught in anything.

    I haven't worn them yet, but when I do I plan to use the speed hooks.

    You have given me an idea though....
     
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  9. Teger

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    i dont use speed hooks.
     
  10. CFowler2790

    CFowler2790 Active Member

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    I'm about to get my first pair of Aldens, specifically the Indy, but stuck on which color to get, the 403 or the 405, such a tough one!
    Also is the J.Crew Indy a chromexcel version of the original 405 or is the same color as the 403, because the website says its a 405 with chromexcel and that its dark brown...
     
  11. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Well-Known Member

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    I like the 403 Indy. I've tried on the 403 and the 405. The 405 is lighter with a little bit of a reddish hue which didn't appeal to me.

    The Alden Shop of San Francisco is easy to deal with. Order online, free shipping, and no hassle returns on unworn shoes.
     
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  12. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Well-Known Member

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    Question regarding Leydon last sizing, do you wear the same size Leydon as the Hampton/Plaza last?
     
  13. Therendition

    Therendition Well-Known Member

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    J.Crew's 405's are Chromexcel. I can confirm beyond the website's description, as I owned a pair for some time.
     
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  14. CFowler2790

    CFowler2790 Active Member

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    So they're basically a 403 with different stitching on the side/heel, and the pad on the inside says J.Crew? I've been squinting at comparison pics for ever now trying to figure it out lol

    Edit: Nvm, finally got lucky and searched the correct term on google and found the answer, turns out my squinting comparison was spot on [​IMG]
     
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  15. closerlook

    closerlook Well-Known Member

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    yes.
     
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  16. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Well-Known Member

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    New arrivals at LS. If I hadn't just purchased a pair of natural cxl boots...........

    [​IMG]
     
  17. terradilavoro

    terradilavoro Well-Known Member

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    Last week i cleaned my Alden NST Tanker made of natural CXL for the 1st time - they showed some indigo stains from my raw Denims

    [ATTACHMENT=2613]Alden x LSH NST Tanker Natural CXL.jpg (45k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

    After cleaning with Saphir Renomat they showed up very light - the left one got one coat with an small amount of Neats Foot Oil applicated with a rag

    [ATTACHMENT=2614]Alden Natural CXL 001.JPG (3,054k. JPG file)[/ATTACHMENT]

    this is how they look after two heavy coats with Neats Foot Oil applicated with a soft brush - they darkend significantly

    [ATTACHMENT=2615]Alden Natural CXL 004.JPG (2,883k. JPG file)[/ATTACHMENT]
    [ATTACHMENT=2616]Alden Natural CXL 006.JPG (2,988k. JPG file)[/ATTACHMENT]

    I will show you a pic after some wear in sunlight in 2 weeks

    cheerio
    Joachim
     
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  18. furo

    furo Well-Known Member

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    ugh.... that black sole really ruins this for me ... something about the black under brown look that just kills it

    Much prefer the version below, with what appears to be a standard leather sole with regular brownish-reddish edging (I could be wrong though since I can't see the bottom):

     
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  19. advan031

    advan031 Well-Known Member

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    Furo, it's the same shoe...lol

    the black you're seeing is the commando sole:

    [​IMG]
     
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