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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. zippyh

    zippyh Well-Known Member

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    Very common. As suspected, it's from the manufacturing process. Many if not most of my Aldens have those holes. http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/...eMart-com-flaw-issue-pics&p=828371#post828371
     
  2. ReppTiePrepster

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    You're a handsome man my friend! Lookin' good...
     
  3. tampatravel

    tampatravel Well-Known Member

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    ^^as much as @tifosi works, he must have met her at work!

    Looking good my friend!

    Have fun tonight and don't stub that pretty NST walking up any steps!
     
  4. blackboard_knowledge

    blackboard_knowledge Well-Known Member

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    I have the same stitching on a pair of boots. No one will notice it, and it definitely has not gotten worse with use.
     
  5. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    lol trust me, I kick myself every time I stumble across that picture. I could have bought that pair, talked with the shop about it, then got sidetracked and they were sold
     
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    This is exceptional
     
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    Oh lawdy, lawd, their is another amount us with particularly exceptional taste for unique alden make-ups
     
  8. BeSpiffington

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    Lagsun, your Ravello LWB's are simply awesome. While I truly love my Alden #8 boots, cigar penny's, and 990's , my Ravello LWB's are the most distinctive and unique "made in America" shoes that I own. I'm trying to get in the habit of just leaving them by the door and wearing them whenever.
     
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    Alcibiades, style counsel chairman.
     
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    I'm an 8.5 in both the 744 and in Barry. My brannock is 8.75 and width is between D and E
     
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  12. tifosi

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    NST's made it home safe and sound. Just a little wet, slushy and salty. No stubs! haha
     
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    Back to the basics today for black Friday.

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    That's very good news! Have a great Friday!
     
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    Thanks, Tampa. You do the same.
     
  16. feyy

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    Hey all, question for the heavy walkers.

    I'm looking for a PTB and it's either going to be the shell version of the dover with single flex sole or a 990 with a commando sole. i don't have experience with either of those soles. As a manhattan resident who walks everywhere, i do need the sole to give me some length. obviously the commando will last longer but how long would the flex wear on nyc sidewalks? i prefer the look of the dover, but maybe not if i need to get it resoled in 4 months...

    http://leffot.com/alden-x-leffot-dover-color-8-shell-cordovan/

    http://www.aldenmadison.com/SHELL4.html
     
  17. tigerpac

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    Commando if you want to wear them this time of year
     
  18. Alcibiades

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    I own a black cordovan unlined dover and the classic 990 with the double leather sole and wear both regularly. I also live in Manhattan and walk basically everywhere, so I have good experience with this issue.

    When it comes to walking all day, almost no Alden cordovan shoe is as comfortable as the 990. In either double leather or commando sole, the cork bed and the sole will let you walk miles with little discomfort. The shoe feels extremely solid.

    The flex sole and unlined cordovan results in the dover being a much more unstructured shoe, and walking around all day in the shoe can make your feet feel a bit tired. In addition your feet feel more feedback on the flex sole, so you notice things like cobblestone a lot more. In a way the flex leather sole can even feel softer than rubber soles such as the soles you find on Sperry or Quoddy boat shoes.

    In addition, the dover feels much colder in the kind of cold weather we are having now. It also probably feels less hot in the summer, which is an advantage.

    The dover looks sleeker than the standard PTB, but it is still has the rounded barrie last. I think the classic 990/9901 looks very elegant.

    Push comes to shove, I would rank the PTBs this way
    1) Classic PTB on double leather sole (990,9901)
    2) PTBs on commando soles (Alden of Carmel, etc)
    3) Unlined PTBs

    In fact, I am considering a 9901 or a black PTB on commando to supplement or replace my black cordovan unlined PTB.

    Hope that helps
     
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  20. Alcibiades

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    Thanks. This means a lot coming from you
     
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