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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. sazon

    sazon Well-Known Member

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    This pic is really convincing me I need the stock 975 in my life. You wear them so well!
     
  2. MrDV

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    Outstanding! I had convinced myself I didn't need them. I have similar boots, but wow are these nice.
     
  3. MrDV

    MrDV Well-Known Member

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    Thanks sazon, I thought u just picked up leffot's version.
     
  4. masaccio

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    Lovely. Missed out recently on the pair Spoo sold on EBay. Second place, first loser. :-( Wear in good health.
     
  5. NAMOR

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    I'm really diggin' these. May I ask where you got the brass eyelets added? And how much?
     
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    Is there a way to get a 4065 style (so basically a pair of black shell cap toe boots) with full eyelets AND commando sole - every last considered?


    Because on AoC, there is only one model with hooks and commando sole
    and on theshoemart the full eyelet version but with double leather soles though

    Thanks!
     
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    I haven't seen one, but it sounds like a good makeup. I have the 4065 and I like it just the way it is. Maybe get the 4065 and have a commando put on or wait till the first resole?
     
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    thanks! I got the soles and eyelets done at Pioneer Renewers in San Francisco. I honestly can't remember how much it cost - it was over a year ago. I thought it was quite reasonable at the time.
     
  9. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Well-Known Member

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    Alcibiades, I love your cigar cap toes. Look delicious!
     
  10. Francks

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    Yeah I thought about that. The problem is that I don't live in the US (Europe) so it would be difficult for me to send the pair back just for a sole. And I don't think I could find a cobbler able to put that kind of sole easily.

    Actually I don't have any preference for eyelets over speed hooks. It's just that I heard some people here saying it could cause damage to hems.
     
  11. green garden

    green garden Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, looks like you're a C.

    I vote for my town, SFO. It is a company store so they have a wide variety of sizes. The service is excellent. Also winter weather-wise nothing will beat the city by the bay.
     
  12. violethour1951

    violethour1951 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent, reminds me of stevent's boot shell rainbow [​IMG]
     
  13. kwhitelaw

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    figured id throw up an updated collection, please excuse the natural surroundings lol


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  14. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    has any particular retailer ever done a cigar boot on commando in the past? wondering who I'd reach out to to try and get on a preorder..

    thanks in advance
     
  15. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    Great looking collection
     
  16. CEE88

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    !!!!!! Truly outstanding, Sir. Congratulations on a collection any of us would be proud to have and wear. Question about the chukkas: are they all Barrie? Is the reverse chamois chukka from J Crew? Also - second from the end: is that a modified last?
     
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  17. violethour1951

    violethour1951 Well-Known Member

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    Leffot - Cigar Indys with commando sole
    Alden DC - Cigar Captoe Boots with commando sole
     
  18. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    thank you sir.

    cigar are barrie from o'connells
    #8 are plaza from LS on a steal earlier this year :)
    the brown suedes are barrie, just got them, not sure I'll keep. no specific retailer designation inside.
     
  19. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    hmmm.. I saw the captoes last week at DC but Kathy said she only had E width.

    might need to get on a D width preorder..

    thanks for the leffot info, might try them too
     
  20. wildstar

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    Thanks guys, the tankers are super comfortable too. The feel like slippers. I like how the dark the #8 is on these, almost looks like dark cigar.
     
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