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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. Briar Snob

    Briar Snob Well-Known Member

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    I really like those. I was in Alden DC today talking about this exact shoe with Joe. Doesn't sound like they are going to do it again anytime soon.
     
  2. BootSpell

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    It truly is personal taste. My comments apply only to boots as that's what I wear almost exclusively. I prefer my boots to look "worn" as I dress mostly casually --- denim and chinos. To me, they have more character when they don't look new. Just like raw denim, the creases and scuffs on my boots are mine and reflect my use. I have a few dressier boots that I try to keep looking as new as possible for when I have to wear suits, etc. Otherwise, I only treat them (with Reno or VC) minimally to make sure they don't get too dry.
     
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  3. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    hmm good to know. I'd gladly sell off my LS indys for some plaza lasted ones.

    still bummed I couldnt get a pair of those captoes that you got [​IMG]
     
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  4. rydenfan

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    I actually prefer the stitching of the Indy on a fuller last. I would do an NST boot on the Plaza over an Indy
     
  5. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Well-Known Member

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    NST is high on my list. I have to admit that I was focused on exotics. Looking at #8 has provided me with sine clarity. I really wish the Leffot pre order wasn't at the same time as my LS boots. Debating on the antique vs dark edgetrim.
     
  6. stevent

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    Can you apply this $50 to preorders? How does J Gilbert preorder system work in this case?
     
  7. tifosi

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    I agree. I would have liked a NST on a nice, sleek last. Couldn't find one. Settled for Barrie with the Leffot version. However...if a plaza lasted does come up I might still entertain it as it will have a black edge most likely and be dressier.
     
  8. Sharpish

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    Hello Everyone:

    I am writing in the hopes that some of the more knowledgeable members of this forum can assist me...

    I am looking for a pair of Alden boots that were available at J Crew...my size in no longer available and they do not have any plans to restock this particular style...is anyone aware of a style that is similar ? I love the color and the simple toe ( cap toe would be fine as well!)

    If anyone has a pair of these in a size 8.5 (or even a 9), I would be willing to take them off your hands and pay you handsomely for parting with them...additionally, I would pay a premium for anyone that has them NIB in my size...

    Thanks in advance...here's a link and an image...

    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~19204/19204.jsp

    [​IMG]
     
  9. tifosi

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    Love the antique. Really sealed the deal for me on the leffot.
     
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  10. sevenfoldtieguy

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    All of my Barrie shoes and boots are 9D. I have AE's 1 last in 9.5D, 10C, and 10D. 10C is the best. I really like AE's 1 last.
     
  11. dusttruffle

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    ditto. i too await the JG delivery!
     
  12. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I prefer dark edge trim on color 8 models, shoes and boots. I have had antique edging before. I colored it black.
     
  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    If you like Alden stock models, and particularly if you buy Aldens, at least in part, for professional business dress, you may find yourself owning many many models in color 8 and black.
     
  14. Shawnc

    Shawnc Well-Known Member

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    This is going to seem like a silly question but what are the pro's/con's of lined versus unlined? I always assumed unlined was more casual and for wear without socks. But I would never think of a PTB that fits this bill.
     
  15. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps just opt for good quality calf if you are concerned about creases. No?
     
  16. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  17. Alcibiades

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    The main difference is that the unlined PTBs feel a lot lighter and more flexible out of the box due to the unlined upper and single, flex welt sole. Despite that I wouldn't recommend it sockless. The standard PTB is a much studier, heaver shoe with its double leather sole.

    Some people say the unlined PTB creases easier, but I haven't really observed that on my black pair.

    Both PTBs can be pretty dressy - I would even say the unlined PTB can look "sleeker" due to the single leather sole, but clearly the lined PTB is also a classic dress shoe. Both can also be worn casually.
     
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  18. magneto78

    magneto78 Active Member

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    First, go to their site and register. Once you get the email, call the store and let them know you want to do a preorder and that you have a coupon. They will take your payment information and apply the $50 credit. Unfortunately, they did charge me $20 for shipping, however this was offset by the $50 coupon
     
  19. magneto78

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    Well, iPhone a few pairs of chromexcel and creased pretty easily
     
  20. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    On this thread, perhaps yes. :D
     
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