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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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    Very nice, sazon. I can't wait to get mine!
     
  2. irbe

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    I'm guessing the cadet has the same shape as a PTB in a barrie?? Recently got shell 8 and I have to say I'm loving cordovan. But I heard the debate on black cordovan being meh...
     
  3. mdubs

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    Whiskey Wednesday here as well...

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  4. poena

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    so my jcrew perf cap toe boots are hurting my feet at one of the creases. it just bends in right at the top/side of my big toe.

    anyway to try to to fix this? is moving the crease to go somewhere else possible? I know it sounds silly.
     
  5. tifosi

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    I thought that too...until I got a pair of boots in black cordovan. Waaaay underrated in my opinion.
     
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    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    Black shell has it's place. The cadet is on the same last as the PTB, but has one more eyelet. Fit is about identical, IMO.
     
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    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    Did you get the right size? These apparently fit a bit smaller than other Barrie lasted Aldens. So, many size up from their normal Barrie size.
     
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    Interesting it seems to only work on the Black Cadet shoe and not others....
     
  9. Jortuno

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    Just received a pair of Alden Natural Chromexcel Longwing Bluchers # 97873 from the Shoe Marts seconds list. The leather on the left shoe between the laces and wingtip is somewhat darker than that of the right, also the right shoe shows some wrinkling but I can live with this. Other than these two factors these shoes are impeccable and actually very nice. Is there a way to slightly darken the right shoe to get it to match the other? - Thanks

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  10. irbe

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    Guessing b/c they recently just dropped and they didn't bother to except it.
     
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    This thinking made me pass up some great makeups over the years. Honestly I don't understand it. Black shell looks as great (particularly in the sun) as any shell color. And it's actually generally more wearable than rarer colors like whiskey.
     
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    Jortuno, the wrinkles are stretch marks. It's from using leather too close to the belly. Someone is trying to save money.
     
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    +1 The black shell LWB seems to be underrated and IMHO looks very very nice.
     
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  14. irbe

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    Well another thing is I also have a pair of jcrew x alden tobacco coming in, so trying to be good with the impulse buying.
     
  15. Mr. Moo

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    I get that seconds are cheaper, etc. but these would be unacceptable to me at any cost.
     
  16. Don L

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    Nice pick up. With the natural CXL, best to let it age gracefully. It will develop a nice patina and there will be a lot of variation anyway.
     
  17. mdubs

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    Those look awesome with the light antique edging...

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    Very Nice! definitely makes for a nice twist on the traditional, thanks for the pic
     
  19. poena

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    yea my usual barrie is a 8.5D
    I got these Jcrew PCT in 9D since my first order of 8.5D were a tad snug.

    it's only happening on the left boot. I might try a bit thicker socks next time as opposed to the thin pantherellas.
     
  20. Jortuno

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    Thanks i10casual, I have a pair of Chromexcel Wolverine 1000's that showed a few wrinkles similar to these by one of the ankles. Over time the color blended well and the wrinkles are not that that visible.
     
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