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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. MrHappyHappy

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    Couldn't choose a boot brand or style so decided to try them all… This is what I call a leather addiction! LOL!

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  2. totalair1

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    No-He wore a pair he bought from TSM. I'm sure he would like to have a pair of Whiskey LWB, I would too!

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
  3. lagsun

    lagsun Well-Known Member

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    Here is a picture of my current boot collection to show the different colors/shapes as well as compare to the Crockett & Jones Islay boot I recently picked up while in Paris (Left to Right):

    • Cigar captoe with commando sole on Grant last - US9D (Alden DC - picked this up off B&S before I figured out my true size)
    • Cigar Indy with commando sole on Trubalance last - US8D (J. Gilbert)
    • Dark Brown Scotch Grain C&J Islay with dainite sole on 365 last - UK7E
    • #8 captoe with commando sole on Grant last - US8.5D (Alden DC)

    I wear the Cigar captoe boot with a full insole as they are a little big. They also get the least amount of wear since I work from home most days and still have too many shoes in the rotation (#8 LWB, Ravello LWB, Snuff LWB, Snuff dover PTB). Might have to cull them from the herd at some point...

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  4. what whale

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    Thanks! I'm going to stop by the cobbler's with these & also put in an order for a 10D.


    Thanks! Glad to here length is not the issue!


    Good advice, thanks. Gonna go up a width!
     
  5. Shawnc

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    I just sold mine to a guy who wanted them to wear in his wedding. Thought there might be a connection.
     
  6. Techdaddy

    Techdaddy Well-Known Member

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    The brown boot in the middle looks awesome! Nice choices!
     
  7. Techdaddy

    Techdaddy Well-Known Member

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    How does one achieve a shine like this?

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  8. applky

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  9. docalden2013

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    send the shoes to PatrickB and pay him well. he has quite a shoecare skill set.
     
  10. bkotsko

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  11. epc2

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    Quick question regarding chamois leather, which is more water resistant, reverse or smooth?

    Thanks.
     
  12. werdswerf

    werdswerf Well-Known Member

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    Anyone here have experience with Frans Boone shipping to the US? I really like their version of the of the Indy boot, but they already bordering on too expensive for a CXL boot - if I get hit with customs fees, that would push them well over $700.
     
  13. docalden2013

    docalden2013 Well-Known Member

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    They were a pleasure to deal with. When I bought the plaza indys from them, they explicitly stated they were shipping me an American-made item so I did not get hit with customs fees.
     
  14. mdubs

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    Same experience here.
     
  15. NYDRH

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    +1
     
  16. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    I like that Frans Boone frequently stocks E widths. I wound't be surprised to order from them in the near future. Seems like a cool store in general.
     
  17. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I will mention that they include Alden trees with their sales, which make the purchases more palatable.
     
  18. rydenfan

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    They are really great. They are super responsive via email and always ship very quickly. They seem to have excellent taste in everything they stock and put a lot of thoughts into each footwear makeup that they do.

    I really want those reverse Chamois snuff suede saddles they have, but can't really justify it since I have the Chamois LWB's from Leffot
     
  19. docalden2013

    docalden2013 Well-Known Member

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    Alden SF is shipping me some whiskey lhs. They're allegedly arriving Weds. Yay. Here's hoping the shoes are not mismatched in size just like last year, when I tried ordering whiskey lhs's from another retailer...
     
  20. mdubs

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    Color 8 LHS for airport convenience. My dog wouldn't leave me alone, so she made the post.

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    -Mike
     
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