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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. LeJouvre

    LeJouvre Well-Known Member

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    YA!!

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    And you should feel how well they wear, rain or shine, hot or cold, always frigging amazing. They look good with jeans, a caraceni suit, short cargo pants, dammit, I even feel tempted to go surfing with them on some days.

    Really, Camel hide lining, especially the double camel hide lining, has been the best thing I have ever done with cordovan boots.
     
  2. AnOxymoron

    AnOxymoron Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I guess cxl vs. shell isn't a fair fight. Maybe the real question is if I should buy #8 right now or wait for a re-stock of cigar shell indys.
    I'll be rotating them with my whiskey indys as my everyday shoes, almost always paired with some darker raw denim. I don't know if color 8 is too fancy for that or not.
     
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  3. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    Alden simply makes more longwings, which is why you see them more often... SWB is a bit dressier of a shoe, but longwings are great as well. I don't really prefer one or the other
     
  4. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    CXL Indy boots are (at least to me) an all weather, all condition, good looking boot. Color 8 (or cigar) Indy boots can also do that but people tend to not wear them as much in rain, mud, etc. I think either the brown leather or CXL Indy boots are awesome and should be a part of any Alden collection, but if you are only going to own one, get Color 8 or cigar...

    But you aren't going to only own one, so get a CXL and a cordovan Indy.
     
  5. WhoKnewI

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    The LW is simply a very classic shoe. I myself prefer the wingtip bal on the tremont last.
     
  6. Edgein

    Edgein Well-Known Member

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    No Kudu Indy love? They may be the best foul weather version. Thoughts?
     
  7. Michigan Planner

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    I have a pair of kudu longwings and really love them. And you are correct about them being a good foul weather option - the water just rolls right off of them.
     
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    Yeah great for snow as well since you have the lug sole
     
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    Ah yes, the voice of reason has spoken. My wallet and I thank you. Good thing those commando sole cigar indys are nowhere to be found.
     
  10. AldenLuver

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    A month ago I would have said LWB, but after seeing these, I'm not so sure...
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  11. AnOxymoron

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    Question: is comparing sole length/width measurements on two pairs of shell indys a bad idea? My 8.5E whiskeys measure the same as some 9D cigar indys on a commando sole, and I'm really considering pulling that trigger....
     
  12. El Argentino

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    At this point I have one of each. Shortwings seem like they're a bit more dressy because they're usually balmorals.
     
  13. blue collar

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    Oh no...thats not goint to be good for the ol' wallet
     
  14. AML225

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    If you were given a choice of #8 or cigar Indy boots what would you get? Taking into account you already have 2 pairs of #8/burgundy cordovan shoes and a pair of cigar LWB on order. Hmmmm....
     
  15. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Well-Known Member

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    cigar cap toe boots from Alden DC.
     
  16. ElDave

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    Where'd you get kudu longwings? Any pics?



    Short wings usually bals? What?
     
  17. JasonV

    JasonV Well-Known Member

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    I have the Kudu Boots that Bureau did as a makeup, easily one of my favourite boots - the material is amazing!

    Also, sorry for spam but just listed 3 pairs of Aldens that didn't work out for me - hopefully can find a new home.
     
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  18. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Well-Known Member

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    not spam at all...good looking boots!

    question: you sized DOWN for the plaza last from the barrie? i've never tried plaza but sounds counterintuitive.
     
  19. trig

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    i'm guessing he got them from leffot

    http://leffot.com/shop/alden-x-leffot-kudu-longwing-blucher/
     
  20. El Argentino

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    Most of Alden's shortwings are balmorals. The above SF10 aren't, but all their standard shortwing models are from what I've seen.
     
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