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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. Bobbo316

    Bobbo316 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the sentiments of everyone that said they dont care much for Crepe. Now Im sure Alden's sole is much different, but I always found Clarks extremely slick here in the winter. Ive nearly busted my ass numerous times trying to wear them in snowy/wet conditions.

    Thou with all that being said, there is still something that intrigues me about that Walter boot.

    PSA:

    FransBoone restocked a few styles including the color 8 parajumpers with brass eyelets and a black Indy on plaza.

    Unionmadegoods has a few new milkshake suede makeups that they sent an email out on today including a monk strap and a LWB if memory serves right.
     
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    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    The 4060 (Color 8 Grant Cap Toe Boot) can be ordered from a good number of stores. I think you can get them from CitiShoes, ShoeMart, etc. Alden DC does a special version that is also made on the Grant last, but has the Commando Sole and Speedhooks versus the standard 4060, which is all eyelets. Also, Yenni at JGilbert makes a Cap Toe boot on the Plaza last which is pretty awesome.

    Hope that helps!

    -Mike
     
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    Watchman1 Well-Known Member

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    The PTB you had looked quite well I might say.
     
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    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but it is not a Plaza Cap toe Balmoral. :)
     
  5. Bobbo316

    Bobbo316 Well-Known Member

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    Mike pull some strings and get an antique sole on those Grant boots! :)
     
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    LoL! I have the DC 4060HC and have a Leffot Naval Boot (PCT) in production... Don't think I also need the Antique Edged 4060. You may consider Kathy's Cigar Cap toe Boot. It has the tan antique edging.

    -Mike
     
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    Bobbo316 Well-Known Member

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    Your killing me! J/K
    I passed on that cigar boot last time around. Sort of wished I grabbed it but I have a bit of patience so I can wait. The boot I cant wait to see is the ravello one.
     
  8. mcarthur

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    I doubt anyone even noticed I wore bluchers last night.  I thought I'd be fine; wife thought they were perfect.  Acceptable was all I was looking for.

    Speaking of black shell, holy mole, those are exceptional!! :worship:

    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    If the long wing has a seem near the heel before finish the wing then it is hanover
     
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    Yeah, I understand. Kathy talked me into passing on the prior run. So I am currently considering the next run. I am more than patient and actually like the idea of having shoes of different ages.

    I am on Leffot's Daytripper order as I had no clue that Kathy was doing it until after I had already paid. I am VERY excited about that particular boot.

    -Mike
     
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    I hope to wear the commando soles on my DC ravello's asap so i can put a leather or waterlock sole them. Kathy talked you out of a purchase?????
     
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    They don't have that, but whatever they are couldn't pass them up for 2.50 :)
     
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    fantastic boots uncle mac.

    yes sir. ravello ptb is as good as it gets.
    great shoes
     
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    I am with DV. Your Black Mac's are the pinnacle of Black Shell.

    The Ravello LWBs are awesome. Great pickup eye heart NY.

    -Mike
     
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    ^ The 9.5 Michigan boot was on the latest seconds list.
     
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    Big fan of those Michigan boots as well - too bad there's so few pictures online. 270 degree flat welt, it looks like? And white toe stiching, or perhaps tan?
     
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    Does the welt get worn down from resoles or general wear. I guess what I would like to know, does a resole of a brand new unworn shoe have a detrimental impact on the long term longevity of the shoe/boot?
     
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