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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. Dbear

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    I own the ravello LWBs on crepe. As Alcibiades said, they're not a good first Alden, but they can be a nice addition. You can quibble with the aesthetics, but not with the comfort. I generally reach for either of my crepe-soled pairs first for weekend walks in the city.

    Having said that I'd go for the cigar boots first if I were you.
     
  3. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I once had a pair of Grenson chukkas in a crepe sole, they were the most comfortable shoes Ive ever owned - largely b/c of that crepe sole I think. it gets a lot of hate but comfort is a great thing. it's a great part of a mix.



    have you ever seen the results of a B.Nelson resole w/ crepe?
     
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    These would get my vote.

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    Thanks man! Me too. I'm in Australia and there's nowhere to buy Alden except for online. This isn't a problem, save for the issue of sizing. I only know my size on the Barrie last with certainty. With the others, it's a bit of hit and miss.

    Guys, as you know - I'm looking to offload a pair of Pitt Boots, size 9.5D - what would you consider a fair price including shipping from Australia to CONUS? Happy to take all reasonable offers :)
     
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    That's a nice crepe shoe but where can you get that one?
     
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    No, but I have inquired about it. I should ask for photos. Crepe sole always looks bad though.
     
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    I was eyeing the jcrew LWB with exposed eyelets and crepe - but decided on #8 chukkas instead.
     
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    They started selling whiskey LWB and cigar NST shoes at 10:30am today,
    when I arrived at around 12noon, all whiskey LWB are nearly gone and the NST shoes still got a few left, luckily I could still grab a pair of LWB...this is crazy.....
     
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    Cigar Cap Toe Boot.
    In my opinion crepe sole would best suit suede or calf, not shell.
     
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    Man all this crepe talk has me itching to buy a pair. Might just pull the trigger tomorrow...
     
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    He's done it before quite a few times, I would report him but I can't as they are not my intellectual property.
     
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    Got my AF60s today, not the exact boot I wanted but close enough (speedhooks vs all eyelets) and they are quite nice. First pair on the recessed commando and it feels pretty good.

    Didn't get home till late so it's gonna have to be an instagram pic:

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    might be old news, but this site lists a #8 lwb on the grant last, which you don't see very often (at least that i'm aware of).

    http://www.dann-online.com/clothing/aldenshoes/shoes page10.htm

    no idea about this shop - the website is marginally worse than the alden one, which is quite a feat. it looks like an old link that hasn't been updated because there's some crazy talk about "custom" orders taking 6-10 weeks, but the prices are in line with current. thought i'd toss it out there in case anyone wants to give it a shot.
     
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    Is leffot taking order for those captoe?
     
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    Still very much in the honeymoon phase, I've worn these 3 times in the last week. I received several comments & questions about their make and the shine and even received a nod from the shine guy at the airport. They looked fairly drab out of the box but I took a brush to them for 15-20 minutes and they were transformed.

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    I thought about applying a coat of reno but I just don't think they need it. One thing that I've found is that they are not dry at all nor have they exhibited any blooming. Compared to my other shell shoes, both AE they just look tremendous.

    My AE Leeds and Macneil in burgundy shell look great after an application of Reno but appear visibly dry after just a day or two. A quick brushing brings them back but I'm happy that the Alden boots don't exhibit the same characteristics.
     
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    That is incorrect information (but I wish it was correct). Indeed, if you scroll down they correct themselves by stating the LWB is on the Barrie last. That website is a complete mess.
     
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    And this is the issue for me with respect to crepe. A crepe soled shoe - IMO - is completely disqualified from anything but the most casual settings. But I have no doubt that it is comfortable.
     
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