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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. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

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    I have, thanks, but they don't have either of those in brown. Been tough to find a
    brown balmoral I like...

    Those models have been discontinued for about a year now. You're best bet is to contact the main Alden stores who might still have some in stock.
     
  2. mechanical pencil

    mechanical pencil Well-Known Member

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    How about the cigar shell plain toe bal, # 90730, from ShoeMart? I love that shoe. Or the straight tip bal in brown calf (920)?

    Yeah, I love that shoe too! I've got the cigar shell chukka, so nice. But the price...

    I don't have just a brown "dress" shoe to wear with a suit. (Bal?) The straight tip in calf looks kind
    of un-inspired, prefer that shoe in cordovan I think. I've really been looking for a plain ol brown wingtip....

    Thanks for the ideas!
     
  3. mechanical pencil

    mechanical pencil Well-Known Member

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    Those models have been discontinued for about a year now. You're best bet is to contact the main Alden stores who might still have some in stock.

    Good idea Robin, thanks! I'll give it a shot....
     
  4. Morgan

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  5. mechanical pencil

    mechanical pencil Well-Known Member

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    Yup, those are beauts!
    But like most of those nice looking C and J's, they don't seem to come in wide...

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  6. constant struggle

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    so i think i am going to kop some indy's... i don't want any predistressed jawns... do they only come in that one lighter brown color or do they come in a dark brown anywhere?
    also where 2 kop at a decent price?

    http://www.johnhelmer.com/prod.itml/icOid/237

    Is this the normal color? If so I want to KOP at best price only of course..




    Or is this link the normal color?
    http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=109



    SOMEONE HOOK ME UP WITH THE INFO


    also size down 1/2 from allen edmonds?

    i want the indy to be my go to fall shoe for casual outfits
     
  7. zippyh

    zippyh Well-Known Member

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    Black cordo, suede, #8 cordo, standard brown.
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    Leather Soul also has/had brown and black calf "Ultimate Indy".
    Also a sand color suede version.
     
  8. onion

    onion Well-Known Member

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    Are there any well shot WAYWT, or other random pictures of people wearing Alden cordovan chukkas?
     
  9. wiru

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    ^^ yes, from get smart. prob more than a year ago
     
  10. Warren G.

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    I was looking thru some old Alden thread this morning. This is one of get smart's pic [​IMG]
     
  11. constant struggle

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    so i think i am going to kop some indy's... i don't want any predistressed jawns... do they only come in that one lighter brown color or do they come in a dark brown anywhere?
    also where 2 kop at a decent price?

    http://www.johnhelmer.com/prod.itml/icOid/237

    Is this the normal color? If so I want to KOP at best price only of course..




    Or is this link the normal color?
    http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=109



    SOMEONE HOOK ME UP WITH THE INFO


    also size down 1/2 from allen edmonds?

    i want the indy to be my go to fall shoe for casual outfits


    anyone?
     
  12. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    I was looking thru some old Alden thread this morning.

    This is one of get smart's pic
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    since then I added a Vibram topsole on the already thick Alden double sole, so now it's basically "triple sole taper to double sole" and the chukkas are monsters, which is great, as it's congruous with the very gunboat-y Barrie last which are beasts to begin with.
     
  13. shoreman1782

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    Stopped by the Alden store in DC at lunch--NEARLY bought a pair of frankenshoe LHS in cordovan with a crepe sole/leather toe. They are bricks. $300 down from over $500, but didn't quite fit and $300 is a lot for a mistake. 11Ds are still there for anyone interested.
     
  14. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

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    Crepe sole LHS's? Kinda weird, but I dig it.
     
  15. justtemple

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    Stopped by the Alden store in DC at lunch--NEARLY bought a pair of frankenshoe LHS in cordovan with a crepe sole/leather toe. They are bricks. $300 down from over $500, but didn't quite fit and $300 is a lot for a mistake. 11Ds are still there for anyone interested.

    You didn't happen to notice if there were any boots there...of the suede variety?
     
  16. shoreman1782

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    You didn't happen to notice if there were any boots there...of the suede variety?

    Didn't notice any suede specifically, although they had a good number of boots out. I'm sure you can call.
     
  17. mechanical pencil

    mechanical pencil Well-Known Member

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    Looks like The Shoe Mart has a bunch of new Alden styles up on their website.
    No pics yet tho..

    I guess we'll have to wait to see what an
    "Alden Men's Algonquin Blucher Oxford Calfskin Contoured Depth Brown" looks like.
     
  18. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody seen or tried on the Indy Boots Low?

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    I think it is a bit interesting but I have a somewhat mixed feelings about it.
    I think it could be a good casual shoes worn in the spring/summer.

    What do you guys think?
     
  19. jaydc7

    jaydc7 Well-Known Member

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    I like them a lot, but I've only seen them sold in Japan.
     
  20. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

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    I don't like them. They should fit the same as the 405's though. They're also not new, Alden used to make and sell them as "work shoes".
    I like them a lot, but I've only seen them sold in Japan.
    Leather Soul and Winn Perry will be selling them I think, if they're not already.
     
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