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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. grendel

    grendel Well-Known Member

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    Those are great! Where are they from?
     
  2. private eyes

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    man, Im so bummed. I bought my lightly used alden for jcrew indy boots in my TTS size, a 8, and what do you know, half size too big. I'm not a baller like most people in this thread to buy a new pair, so if anyone has a 7.5 indy they'd like to trade or sell me, please tell me.
     
  3. FrankCowperwood

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    That is a shame. And you've tried thick socks and/or an insert to fill up some of the volume? Boots like that could theoretically work if they are a little on the large side.
     
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    imolazhp_ci Well-Known Member

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    yeah that sucks man. i believe every j. crew alden is on a last that recommends going a half size lower. i'm also a TTS 8, and a 7.5 in my j. crew/alden captoe's.
     
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  5. Spencer

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    Thank you :nodding:
     
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    Now that's a shine, Uncle!

    Great looking shoes
     
  8. wigglr

    wigglr Well-Known Member

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    I believe they were a Leather Soul make-up. I bought them from somebody on here about 2 weeks ago
     
  9. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Well-Known Member

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    @Death24xASecond, nice boots! Can we get some more and better pics? You'd be surprised how few good pics they're are of this boot.
     
  10. Calikid

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    try a Dr. Scholls air foam... usually works good for me...
     
  11. makewayhomer

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    the good news is - assuming you paid a fair price - you should be able to recoup most of your money by reselling. if you patient and/or a good lister, get all of it back
     
  12. MarioImpemba

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    X2, I'd try an insert of some sort first, plus wool socks, and see if you can manage.
     
  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Nice collection of captoes. :nodding:

    I like captoes. I have captoes - blucher or bal, or both - in all shell colors, save for whiskey. But I don't want a whiskey captoe.

    The Alden 2259, ravello captoe blucher on the Aberdeen, is one of my favorites. It has been awhile since anyone has offered it, as far as I know.
     
  14. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Agreed. A full insole should quite easily remedy a 1/2 up-size error, particularly in a boot.
     
  15. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I meant what shell model are you waiting for.

    The cognac boots are nice.
     
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    Happens every time... When I write off any particular shoe model, Mac posts pics that make me want to buy them. These NSTs look great.
     
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    I'll take a few with a proper camera this weekend. Those were (obviously, heh) sneaked at work with my phone
     
  19. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    FYI, Tassels HK is hosting an Alden trunk show this weekend and is apparently launching two "rare cordovan" models. Knowing Tassels these will likely be sold out to local customers long before they are available internationally, but guys may want to get in touch with Wallace or check the online site over the next few days.
     
  20. ubiquiti

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    They were a Leffot makeup,
    http://leffot.com/2011/09/29/alden-x-leffot-day-tripper-boot/

    As a side note there is also a Ravello cap toe makeup by Tassels HK, but it is on the barrie and has a closed heel.

    On the other hand, I have narrowed my next Alden purchase down to two and I want your guys' opinion.

    It's either:

    Ravello LWB with crepe sole

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    Cigar Cap Toe Boot with Commando sole,

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    I'm currently leaning towards the cigar cap toe boot.
     
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