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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. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Well-Known Member

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    lately, i have been very strongly considering selling my #8 wingtip boots and buying a pair of these instead. these pictures are pushing me much closer to pulling the trigger. beautiful!!!
     
  2. phototristan

    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    They may have been recrafted or something. My 975s definitely had that new from the factory when new:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    that should be your biggest problem-brush vigorously for several minutes and it will be all gone
     
  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    good shine
     
  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    wear in good health
     
  6. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    I'm wearing mine today. Love these boots.

     
  7. blue collar

    blue collar Well-Known Member

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    I've had shell pairs that don't have the Horween stamp (that were first quality and not recrafted).
     
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  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    cigar nst
    argyles otc
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  9. sstomcat

    sstomcat Well-Known Member

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    Rocking...
     
  10. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Well-Known Member

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    i have these! wearing them right now. these can take a terrible beating. i've ended up hiking unpaved trails with them. no joke. they can truly take the WORST beating and polish up beautifully. i love them.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Great PIC.

    I ordred a pair as well this past weekend. Unfortunately it appears I will have to wait until after Nov 14 to get mine.
     
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  12. macjedi

    macjedi Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful cigar nst!
     
  13. patrick_b

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    Thanks to the mac method :D

    They looked pretty drab out of the box so I went at em with the brush for 15-20 min last night in front of the tv.
     
  14. mcbrown

    mcbrown Well-Known Member

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    If they were recrafted at the factory they would say "Alden Restoration" on the heel pad. If they were recrafted by a third party the Alden stamp would not be there at all.

    I obviously can't say for sure just based on pictures, but this doesn't look like a recraft to me - the uppers look no more worn than the soles.
     
  15. sambodini

    sambodini Active Member

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    Hi all - looking for some advice. Got a pair of 403 'Indy' boots from Alden, directly. Felt good from the get-go. After a few days the left arch started bothering me. Felt high compare to the right, which I can't really feel. Sent them back to the shop for an inspection and they replaced the heelpads as the left was too far forward. Got them back and the issue persists - about 30 min standing and arch is getting irritated. Tried flat insoles, no help. Superfeet type don't really fit as the insole is already contoured.

    I'm close to selling them off - maybe my feet just won't work in them - contrary to all the literature about them being good for finicky feet. My only other idea is to have my brother wear them and see if he feels the same thing, possiblt indicating a defect in the left which perhaps Alden would treat.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  16. BootSpell

    BootSpell Well-Known Member

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    Don't do that! Keep the wingtip; go for both. They're different enough --- PCT vs wingtip.
     
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  17. rennavate

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    I'm considering a pair of these too. Barrie last, right?
     
  18. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    That's correct, they are on the Barrie last.
     
  19. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear it appears as they still aren't working out for you. If they aren't working for you then I would contact Alden a second time and see what they would be willing to do..
     
  20. Alpina

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    What he said.
     
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