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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. RecoveringChef

    RecoveringChef Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone offering the antique edge on a #8 lwb?
     
  2. NAMOR

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    ive got a size 11.5 jcrew #8 boot. you interested for $400-$450 ish? :D
     
  3. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    Is there any way to make the thread more easily readable, like inserting a FAQ right after the first page? I am not a stickler for styleforum rules or best practices, but we get certain questions (how do Barrie shoes vs boots fit, where can I find cigar captoe boots or color 8 antique longwings, etc) seemingly multiple times a day. For example, it seems like dozens of posters own the Color 8 Antique Longwing from Leffot and have posted their examples, yet people still don't know where to find this shoe. There are so many posts in the thread that it may not be easy to find answers by searching.
     
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  4. Terpo

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    How winter-worthy are the leather soles of boots such as the parajumpers? How do they put up with rain, wet ground (and snow)?
     
  5. Bakes11771

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    YES! PLEASE![​IMG]


    BTW, Does anyone know where I can get replacement laces for my Indys?
     
  6. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    I don't really blame readers for this issue - the thread moves very fast, and Alden is a confusing brand to follow. Since Alden lets retailers customize their own shoes and boots, there are hundreds of "models," so it is very hard to keep track of them. Even the "Alden stores" carry only a percentage of models. But if we can somehow make it easier for posters to get this information, the thread will be improved.
     
  7. REguy

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    I have on pairs I've worn a ton. Alden's heel counters are very flat and unforgiving. I've personally found English shoes to have a lot more curvature to their heels. It probably doesn't help that I have a little boney bump on my heels.
     
  8. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    Agreed! Less talk more pictures of cordovan only ;)
     
  9. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] just sold the exact pair, same size everything. never wore them sadly
     
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  10. NYDRH

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    I love the smell of fresh shell in the evening

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    Back(L to R) Jcrew Cadet, CJ RL Monks{Special Thx to Zippy}, Cigar PTB, #8 Tanker on Crepe - yes crepe and I like it
    Front (L to R) CXL SW, Whiskey VTip,Unlined PTB, BB Captoes
     
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  11. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    Not only a great collection, but a lot of these shoes are pretty uncommon
     
  12. Subutai

    Subutai Well-Known Member

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    Does the unlined PTB have an antique welt? May I ask where you picked those up, they look pretty new!
     
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    Thank you sir!

    Yes and it looks great, just got them from Leffot....get'em while there hot, I would guess they will sell quickly
     
  14. tifosi

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    Leffot just did a run. There are a couple sizes left.
     
  15. hoit1981

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    Just got off the phone with Ed at the ShoeMart. Got on the latest order of dark drown CXL chukka's on double waterlock. Should be due in 20 weeks.

    By the sounds of things, those who were lucky enough to get on the Ravello wingtip boot order are soon to be very happy people indeed :slayer:
     
  16. budapest12

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    For those guys selling their JCrew #8 cap toe boots, I'm just curious. Why do you think it is that you did not wear them/decide they didn't work in your rotation? Redundancy? Didn't work with wardrobe? I'm waiting for a pair of mine, though I am not yet sure if I will keep them, given that I have 3 other pre-orders for boots. Would be interesting to know.
     
  17. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    for me.. once I got the naval boot in #8 I realized I'd be grabbing them more often than the jcrew pct. im casually dressed for the most part
     
  18. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    I had the JCrew Captoes before, sold them, and recently purchased them again, .5 size up. They are more comfortable now, so I think they will stick around longer. Mine are great because they don't have any flaws that Alden shoes regularly come with (weird indentations or scratches, uneven color, easily broken/pulled speedhooks, etc.).

    nephew uncle nephew uncle nephew
     
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  19. tampatravel

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    ...and I bought them because I wanted a solid go to boot that would look good with a gray suit and a pair of jeans!

    For the record I bought mine off of a J.Crew go between :)
     
  20. GooseG

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    Well, my gunboats came in today. Unfortunately, I ordered a 8.5 and got a 9.5! The shoes were so long that the widest part of my foot was pinched by the shoe's waist.

    Big ups to Epaulet though. They just rushed out my correct size. These things are gorgeous though..can't wait!
     
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