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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. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    I spoke to one of the owners, Joe. He was very helpful and efficient. Stand up people at Shoe Mart, I'd say.


    Agreed on all counts. [​IMG]

    Just got a pair of plain toe boots in Natural Chromexcel from them. Pretty excited.
     
  2. Mr.K

    Mr.K Well-Known Member

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    anyone been successful in getting 10% off Aldens from shoe mart over the phone?

    They did give me 10% on my 2 pairs of unlined chukkas last year since I had to wait almost 7 months for them.
     
  3. King Leer

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    Got a pair of Chromexcel Leather Indys from a consignment store for $180
     
  4. lpounds

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    I just pickedthese up on ebay for 61 bucks.

    What I am really interested in is buying into the latest pre-order for some Alden Roy boots from Context. When I saw these on for 60 dollars I figured I would give them a try also.

    Would this auction price be considered a reasonable deal? Can anyone lend some insight on the AA/B sizing?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  5. mike f

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    The AA refers to the heel size and the B is the width. They are a 12 B or narrow.
     
  6. ChrisGold

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    New arrival today from Shoemart - much softer than my other cordovan out of the box. Breaking them in right now.
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  7. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Well-Known Member

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    With the rest of the family... so far.
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    With the rest of the family... so far.

    What kind of lining do the cigar have in them? Looks different than the color 8's.
     
  9. ChrisGold

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    What kind of lining do the cigar have in them? Looks different than the color 8's.

    Great question. The color is definitely lighter, although the leather seems to be the same. (It is not quite as light in person as it shows in the picture)
     
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    To Unclesam099:

    I have 'em and love 'em! They're 974 Color 8 on the Tremont last...
     
  11. cimabue

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    Nice collection! I'm partial to the cigar, as always. 'Hoping the ravello boots I'm waiting on aren't going to be as reddy orange as they seem to be in some photos. Don't like red in a shoe, which is why I don't have any #8 or burgundy shell.
     
  12. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I will be adding more ravello next. They do photograph a bit on the orange side, but they are really beautiful shoes in person. (Although I should add the caveat that all the cordovan finishes seem to vary from pair to pair - my #8s are very different in color, with the PTB being very red and the Chukka almost black)
     
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    ravello wt


    I'm really liking this shoe, especially with the heel piece. Makes the shoe look more rugged and masculine.

    This Alden thing is nuts. I'm ready to swap out all my English made shoes (except for the monkies!). Anybody looking for a pair of gently worn Sandalwood Graftons, UK 9F?
     
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    ravello wt


    Great shoes, Mac. Where'd you pick them up?
     
  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    I'm really liking this shoe, especially with the heel piece. Makes the shoe look more rugged and masculine.

    This Alden thing is nuts. I'm ready to swap out all my English made shoes (except for the monkies!). Anybody looking for a pair of gently worn Sandalwood Graftons, UK 9F?


    thank you
     
  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    Great shoes, Mac. Where'd you pick them up?

    thank you
    from tom
     
  17. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    color 4 and black saddle
     
  18. MiniW

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    ^ those are awesome, totally unnecessary for me but I would buy them in a heartbeat if I saw them
     
  19. Gunner72

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    First post....thanks for all the great Alden sharing. Picked these up on the Shoemart seconds a couple of months ago. I thought maybe they were #8 shortwings, as they clearly were not longwings. Couldn't figure out what they were once I got them as they are not the usual shortwings either. I eventually saw something on the Leffot site about an Atom Wingtip Blucher -- in calfskin, on the Tremont last, with five eyelets. Mine, according to Shoemart, are on Barrie, and have four eyelets. The only Barrie, Atom Wing Blucher, also cordovan, I could find was on Tassels, however those don't have the metal eylets mine do. Anyway, loving my first Alden endeavor. Thought I'd post as I haven't seen many mentions of this Atom wingtip. From Leffot: The Atom was originally part of the Foot Balance System made on the Truflare last. Our Atom is tweaked a bit here and there. We went with a more conventional five-eyelet blucher on the Tremont last and used the new “burnished” tan calfskin for the uppers, a deeper, richer color than the old tan. We detailed these shoes with versatility in mind; they can be worn equally well casually or for business. The soles are single leather bone bottoms with mid tan edges they’re light and flexible. The Tremont last fits similar to the Barrie but has a round higher toe box with a slight chiseled drop that adds a bit of formality that the Barrie lacks. All and all we think this is one of our most versatile Alden make-ups.
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  20. afterglow

    afterglow Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of Kudu Ultimate Indys arriving shortly. Is it okay to condition them with some Obenauf's LP or will I just ruin the boot?
     
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