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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. millerbk

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    Yes they have the double waterlock. The cost also had the new Alden price increase so I wasn't to happy about that
     
  2. chipshot

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    So is the sole on the Alden shell cordovan shoes.... well cordovan? Seems I've seen them stamped that way on the soles. If so, are the calf shoes soled with calf? Odd question I know but these Alden soles are harder than say C & J. Why?...
     
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    So now I am thinking the water lock soles are softer in nature. I thought I read this somewhere and it has my interest piqued.
     
  4. sevenfoldtieguy

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    On this front: Alden DC should have a 9.5D in the black shell captoe boot on the Grant, commando sole. This particular boot, in cigar and black, gets some mention on here so I thought I'd mention it.
     
  5. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Mac: I am not one to pair black shoes with trousers that are any variation of brown. Having said that, you have manged to pull it off here just fine. Well done.
     
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    Well ive fallen for the shortwing as my first love in an Alden. Can anyone offer some direction in getting a pair of shortwings in #8? LeatherSole is doing another run sometime in 2014. I cannot have an unrequited love for that long. Any advice for hookijg a pair in 2013 would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Shell_Cordovan_Wing_Tip_215.htm
     
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    jvc44 Well-Known Member

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    I would appreciate some opinions. Norwegian front #8 or Brixton#8 from epaulet ?
     
  9. sevenfoldtieguy

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-SHELL...1051059?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3a7df106b3
     
  10. sevenfoldtieguy

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    What are your primary uses?

    casual, dress, both, dress trousers, denim??
     
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    Seven, Mostly casual and denim, I like them both never saw either except on here . I have captoe from BB in burgundy and would like to try Alden's but have never tried these lasts, thanks for help!
     
  12. Burton

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    Question on Tremont last fit. I understand it is roomier than Aberdeen or Plaza and some people size down but is that an effect of volume, length or width?

    Does anyone stay TTS? How does it compare to the BB snap?
     
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    Reverse tobacco chamois Indys today
     
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    color 8 indys x frans boone
     
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    bespoken pa Well-Known Member

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    Jvc I'd go with the brixton. Reverse chamois and true religion new school nice!!!!!
     
  16. jvc44

    jvc44 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks bespoken
     
  17. jvc44

    jvc44 Well-Known Member

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    Those Indys look good
     
  18. hypomnema

    hypomnema Well-Known Member

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    So excited to see these. I just reserved the black shell shortwings from Leathersoul yesterday.
     
  19. zippyh

    zippyh Well-Known Member

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    No the soles aren't cordovan nor are they calf.
    I believe they are oak bark tanned leather.

    Allegedly Alden uses Rendenbach soles when they recraft but some other brand of similar grade soles when new.
    http://www.lederfabrik-rendenbach.de/1/company-profile/

    I haven't noticed any difference in wear between Alden/C&J soles.
     
  20. jvc44

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    Anybody got some worn Brixtons to show?
     
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