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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. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget that they have the straight tip captoe and the perforated captoe... Straight Tip Example: http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me...d-4060_ald_m_cap_toe_boot_shell_cordovan.html Perf Tip Example: http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~20853/20853.jsp Also found this, it's a brogued perf tip. Example: http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me...-mxsb-44921h_ald_m_9_eyelet_cap_toe_boot.html Also thought to mention Chukka boots, Alden makes both 2 eyelet Chukkas and 6 eyelet Chukkas and the George Boot Chukka (has a monk like buckle). Also seen NST Chukkas and Slip-ons Chukkas. So I guess that takes us to 8 full boots plus 5 chukka boots styles (ignoring lasts which can change the designs "feel".) -Mike
     
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    LS just cleared those out in #8 and black for $395 IIRC (might have even been $295) in larger sizes.. Didn't look quite 'right' for me so I passed
     
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    I've always been afraid of suede shoes because I thought they were delicate and hard to care for. My short time on the thread has taught me otherwise. As such, I am hoping for suggestions on snuff suede LWB's, preferably on crepe.

    I like the AoC model on commando but they are a little darker than I prefer (though I think I can live with these). I really like the Fran's Boone model with exposed eyelets, bot no crepe. I saw a pair on eBay with crepe but given the asking price, I'd rather go new.

    Any suggestions on where I can get a lighter shade of suede on crepe or commando?
     
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    essential !

    great score!
     
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    Don't forget NST and Medallion toe.
     
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    Uncle Mac, I'm very partial to the 990 because they were my first Alden's. Yours look particularly nice. Do they have a commando sole?
     
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    Out to lunch wearing Humus suede lwb w/ crepe sole from Fransboone again .
    One of my most comfortable pairs
    Sorry about the pic, taken w/ ipad
     
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    Jgilbert has a preorder going right now for a 990 (#8 ptb) on a commando sole. I just hopped on it last week. Expected delivery in march

    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Color_8_Plain_Toe_323.htm
     
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    Gentlemen, I've got a question this morning. I want a pair of shell Indy's to take the load off of my epaulet Innsbruck cxl's which I really love. Should I settle in for a long wait, or never, for these,[​IMG] or just go ahead and get a black or #8 on commando which I believe are still out there?
     
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    You can't go wrong with the #8 indy. I have the cigar version and am looking to pickup the #8 too when i can find my size.
     
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    shaunw, if your an 11D just sell me yours and you can get the #8's. Just kidding, kinda. Have you seen the black Indy's on commando?
     
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    All of their Goodyear-welted models have a cork footbed. The other models will not.
     
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    Alden makes non Goodyear welted shoes? I do not recall seeing any.

    -Mike
     
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    Those are worth the wait B. Order those and wait to see if a SMart irregular has #8 or black on lists. I've seen them plenty of times on the size 9 list.
     
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    MoneyWellSpent Well-Known Member

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    Yep, see some of their Cape Cod Collection.
     
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    Hey guys, I have AF53 color 8 coming from alden of Carmel this week, are there any QC issues or any thing else I should look for? For that kind of money I expect them to be prestine, and I don't wanna overlook anything that I'm not aware I should be looking for. Thanks in advance
     
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    +1 Adam is good about visually inspecting all of his shoes.

    -Mike
     
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