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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. Calikid

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    Those boots are beautiful.... Love your blog!
     
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    Thanks Morgan, those boots look amazing!
     
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    wow, those are gorgeous... are yours on trubalance last like the current model?
     
  5. closerlook

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    i noticed in his role as Mayor of Portland, on the show Portlandia, he wears the unlined LHS.
     
  6. Edgein

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    Schrag, Saw those at JG the other day. You will not be disappointed. Great boot you will enjoy for many years.
     
  7. Morgan

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    Yeah, exact same boot. Adam at Alden of Carmel has been selling the AF53 for a while.
     
  8. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Well-Known Member

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    definitely one of my favorite boots that I've seen on the TruBalance last.
     
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    Size?
     
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    Which one would you guys choose::

    AF53 - color 8 on commando sole
    Leather Soul chromexcel jumper
    Cigar cordovan chukka
     
  11. chipshot

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    I have the Snuff, it's much better looking in my opinion ..... different Chukka look.
     
  12. mr chorizo

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    beales arrived...quick shot...

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    I was thinking about maybe replacing the top row of eyelets on each shoe with brass eyelets. Frans boone has a cigar ptb with all brass and it's a bit much for me, but maybe doing just the top would add a nice accent without overpowering it...

    satisfying or sacrilege?
     
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    all or nothing.
    (then again, I think the FB brass eyelets are amazing)
     
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    Agree with this. It'd probably look off just having the top row. They look good how they are, but I think brass eyelets would look good too.
     
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    I think brass eyelets would be great, too, especially given the contrast between the light-coloured welt and the rich cigar upper/edge trim.
     
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    aww yeah can't wait to pick up my pair tomorrow! :slayer:
     
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  17. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Well-Known Member

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    here's frans boone's version...

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    I would go with the color8, but I find AoC to be pretty rude and unreasonable. i would never buy from him again.
    leathersoul is amazing.
    cigar shell chukka is the way to go i think though, as cigar shell is hard to come by that is a superb classic makeup.
     
  19. Morgan

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    Because I have the day off and nothing to do, here is a rainbow of shell for your viewing pleasure. Direct sunlight is pretty harsh; for example, the cigar shell doesn't usually appear so olive, but the blazing sun revealed some green undertones. Nevertheless, this photo may help some folks get a feel for how the most common colors compare.

    From left to right:
    Alden color #8 (new)
    Alden color #8 (old)
    Alden cigar (new)
    C&J brown (RL Polo, old)
    Alden ravello (new-ish)
    Alden whiskey (starting to age, and looking more like ravello each year)


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  20. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Well-Known Member

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    I think it's a tough call between the AF53 and the jumper boot. I think the jumper boot looks better if you compare the brand-new pics on each website, but after seeing Morgan's picture, it's a real tough decision. I think once the AF53 starts creasing, it's a fantastic-looking boot. I'd probably go with the AF53 out of those. In my opinion though, nothing really beats the Alden X J.Crew QB boot in color #8.
     
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