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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. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    And more temptation [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    ouch, the sole is [​IMG]

    sorry sri, epic fail
     
  2. Dewey

    Dewey Well-Known Member

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    Those are gross, especially the sole.

    They look NOS.
     
  3. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    ^Those sole has the old Alden logo from the 1980s (not sure how long the logo was used). They must have had a box of them in the back room. It's genuine '80s throwback.

    I don't think it's as bad as some of you do.
     
  4. joz411no

    joz411no Well-Known Member

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    Like anything else the natural chromexcel and those soles will have to be taken into context. Somebody here will wear them with jeans or casual shoes, post pics, and many will say, "Well, I don't hate them THAT much." I'm no huge fan of the soles either but given the entire outfit one my decide to wear with them they could very well match up nicely.
     
  5. joz411no

    joz411no Well-Known Member

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    Uhhhhh..... wear them with casual pants obviously.
     
  6. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, all the articles I've ever read about shoe trees stated that the shoe trees are only necessary for several hours after you take the shoes off for the reasons you mentioned. I can see how that will be the case because after a long day when I take off my shoes and socks, my socks aren't exactly bone dry due to sweat, so I can see how the trees will absorb the moisture. However, IMO having one set in every pair of shoes seem quite excessive and expensive.

    The local Nordstrom always have a set on sale for around $20 BTW.


    I get them at Nordstrom Rack for around $14. Same exact brand as Alden.
     
  7. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Well-Known Member

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    Those natural chukkas are a WORK BOOT style... along the lines of a Red Wing. Those soles are the Goodyear wedge as found on many, many other work boots.
    That's the style. They aren't meant to be dressy.

    I love them!
     
  8. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's as bad as some of you do.

    right you are [​IMG]

    but just think of the comments(in any other shoe thread) if this wouldn't be alden's... just sayin
     
  9. PorterInjax

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    Just got off the phone with Bryan at Leather Soul and ordered the Cap Toe Boot on the Plaza last! Happy Early Birthday To Me!
    BTW, Bryan was great to talk with and very informative!
     
  10. rick

    rick Well-Known Member

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    to my alden brother's not sure if this is alright but i am selling a bunch of my aldens and figured i give you guys first crack. i will post them up on the sales forum either tonight or tomorrow.

    1. cigar ptb barrie shoe double leather sole
    2. ravello longwing barrie crepe sole
    3.context split toe boot black commando sole barrie
    4. jcrew indy boot trubalance
    5. dark brown nst shoe double leather sole barrie

    all are a size 10.5d

    let me know if yoiu have any questions like i said i will post pics asap.
     
  11. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Well-Known Member

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    to my alden brother's not sure if this is alright but i am selling a bunch of my aldens and figured i give you guys first crack. i will post them up on the sales forum either tonight or tomorrow.

    1. cigar ptb barrie shoe double leather sole
    2. ravello longwing barrie crepe sole
    3.context split toe boot black commando sole barrie
    4. jcrew indy boot trubalance
    5. dark brown nst shoe double leather sole barrie

    all are a size 10.5d

    let me know if yoiu have any questions like i said i will post pics asap.


    Damn! Wrong size!
     
  12. mg428

    mg428 Well-Known Member

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    http://blog.leffot.com/2010/09/01/th...oot-breakdown/ So no one owns these boots? I thought that these were quite popular boots. Leffot put two different batches for sale within the last 6,5 months. Please someone post pictures. Any comments regarding versatility will also be greatly appreciated-- I found some previous posts of Ahab where he inquired about their versatility but it seems no one had replied.
    OK I am giving up, yet I am seeking a last chance... At least people who saw them in the Leffot store may comment on them??
     
  13. joz411no

    joz411no Well-Known Member

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    I feel your pain. I've been looking for a shot of the George Boots, in action, for quite some time now. They're like Big Foot or something, only spoken of in folklore and on Leather Soul and
    The Shoe Mart websites. Depressing to say the least.
     
  14. Ahab

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    Some white nubuck seconds I picked up around Jan or February:

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    I have posted pictures of these when they were new but figured I would post an update after 10-15 wears. Hopefully it will be helpful. White suede saddle shoes.

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  15. jasonfoote303

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    OK I am giving up, yet I am seeking a last chance... At least people who saw them in the Leffot store may comment on them??

    I saw them today. In person they are just plain gorgeous. I don't know how versatile they are... I think it would just be more of an emotional thing. If you love them, just get them. I think they're cool!
     
  16. rick

    rick Well-Known Member

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    to my alden brother's not sure if this is alright but i am selling a bunch of my aldens and figured i give you guys first crack. i will post them up on the sales forum either tonight or tomorrow.

    1. cigar ptb barrie shoe double leather sole
    2. ravello longwing barrie crepe sole
    3.context split toe boot black commando sole barrie
    4. jcrew indy boot trubalance
    5. dark brown nst shoe double leather sole barrie

    all are a size 10.5d

    let me know if yoiu have any questions like i said i will post pics asap.


    pics and prices are up on sales forum
     
  17. scb

    scb Well-Known Member

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    so i've seen a bunch of pictures of alden's tan suede, and each picture shows a different color. can someone post a picture that shows the true color? i've seen some pics that look extremely light and some that border on snuff suede in what i'm assuming is very bad light.

    can someone point me to a "true" color picture?

    thanks
     
  18. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    so i've seen a bunch of pictures of alden's tan suede, and each picture shows a different color. can someone post a picture that shows the true color? i've seen some pics that look extremely light and some that border on snuff suede in what i'm assuming is very bad light.

    can someone point me to a "true" color picture?

    thanks

    Going to be hard to capture 'true' color for a variety of reasons....in addition to the lighting, the camera itself is in question with the settings, and also if the picture has been post processed in any way.


    A question for those who own multiple pairs of Aldens...do you get the Alden bags with all of them? I only have 2 pairs as of now. The first one didn't come with them and the 2nd pair did. Both came from the same seller.
     
  19. GreatHighway

    GreatHighway Well-Known Member

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    I received bags with every pair. Where did you get them?
     
  20. zazaza

    zazaza Well-Known Member

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    Alden offers a tan, snuff and brown suede. (i think)
    from what i remember, and unfortunately what doesn't seem to currently be available, the chukka the shoemart offers is available in all three variations, all with accurate pics on their website. maybe email them and ask for pic of their tan?



    so i've seen a bunch of pictures of alden's tan suede, and each picture shows a different color. can someone post a picture that shows the true color? i've seen some pics that look extremely light and some that border on snuff suede in what i'm assuming is very bad light.

    can someone point me to a "true" color picture?

    thanks
     
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