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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. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    I "heard" that Leffot's shipping quotes are usually pretty good. First quarter 2014 sounds pretty promising!
     
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    In my experience the Indy CXL fits fine while Indy Cordovan fits tight at the vamp, both in same size.

    Can any Tanker owners state whether or not they fit differently than their boots w/o stitching? I'm also thinking about pre-ordering. TIA!
     
  3. PartagasIV

    PartagasIV Well-Known Member

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    With the recent J.Crew coupon, got these white suede 10.5's for $392 shipped. Used Nano spray and it's amazing.

    [​IMG]
     
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    100 yrs Well-Known Member

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    anyone got a pic of suede aldens that they've left untreated and worn with reckless abandon? not purposefully abused, just worn on the regular.
     
  5. Stewbone

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    Looking for an answer to this too, I've been wanting a suede boot that I can carelessly stomp around in for the fall.
     
  6. Don L

    Don L Well-Known Member

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    Sharp look Counsel
     
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    TactileOne Well-Known Member

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    If they are 11Ds I'll take them.
     
  8. tifosi

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    I was thinking the same if they were 7.5D or 8D!! haha
     
  9. FENWAY

    FENWAY Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, those are my Indy's (new in pic). Pretty sure they were MTO and ended up at The Shoe Mart. A lighter #4...more like Ravello [​IMG]


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  10. TactileOne

    TactileOne Well-Known Member

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    My very first pair of boots was a pair of Wolverine 1000 miles in a rust cxl, comfortable as all get out. I'd love to find a pair of Alden PTB in brown CXL w/commando soles for winter wear. Any one know a source?
     
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    Hi El
    I'm 9d in the Leydon lwb fr Epaulet. At The advice of Citishoes, went with the 9e snuff chukka for my widish foot. No problems here. If anything, it old be nice to have some roominess for such a casual, slipper-like shoe.

    Pull the trigger and enjoy in good health, my friend.
     
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  12. CEE88

    CEE88 Well-Known Member

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    I have several pairs of suede Aldens - chukkas, saddles, LHS - but they're still pretty pristine. However I noticed this photo on Leffot's tumblr site that might help you: http://leffot.tumblr.com/post/56696709018/alden-suede-party-at-leffot
     
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    J. Gilbert did a black/4 saddle shoe last year (LS did a blucher version - JG model was not). I am the proud owner of one such pair.

    EDIT: sorry - just realized several folks already mentioned the JG 4/black saddle. But it is worth mentioning more than once -- it's a great looking shoe.
     
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    I am still angry I got outbid on those
     
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    Very cool pic from the veranda of your country estate. Your snuff suede LHS look the perfect fair weather friends.
     
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    Uncle, I like your gunboats and argyles.
     
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    BootSpell Well-Known Member

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    Hey El':

    Same experience for me. I walked into Alden SF with my #8 PCT boots in 7.5D Barrie. The SA recommended the 8E in the unlined Leydon chukka boots I wanted. I tried the 8D and 8E and the E was definitely better. The D was a bit too tight across the instep for me.
     
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    dslonghorn4 Well-Known Member

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    A little ravello on a casual Friday. Love how these look in natural light.

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    TactileOne Well-Known Member

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    Just came on these on ebay all 11.5: Ravello chukka, Cigar PTB, and Cigar LHS all look newish.
     
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    BeSpiffington Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous gunboats El. Since you have so many beautiful and handsomely shined Alden shoes have you turned any of your fellow legal eagles to the dark side of shell cordovan addiction? I miss your creative Snapseed pics.
     
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