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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. prez

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    Those Frans Boone chamois/suede saddle shoes!
    Unfortunately I have enough crepe soles already.
     
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    A few weeks ago I was ready to unload this and my 9901 to create some funds and space for other models. I decided my New Year's Alden-resolution needed to be enjoying my 990 and 9901 more often. Glad I did. This shade of color 8 is pretty unique, lighter shade and very cherry-like as opposed to the darker classic shade. The lighting in these pics doesn't show this all that well.
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    Fantastic shade of #8!
     
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    I agree completely. Those are in the can't sell pile imo.

    -Mike
     
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    The creases aren't pysically removed. Only the bloom (white appearing oils) is removed from the crease which reduces or eliminates its appearance.
     
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    I agree, but would argue that I can get them to lay down much flatter as well. ;-)
     
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    I've wanted these Chromexcel Viberg Service Boots ever since I first saw them, but they've been out of stock for most of the past year. I also recently found out that Dainite soles wear a lot less comfortable to me than Alden commando soles so I was really excited when I saw these Alden Chromexcel captoes. I think they look just as good while being $150 less and having speedhooks.

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    Really? I've bought the Color 8 Vibergs twice in the last six months only to return them. I wasn't a fan of the overly saturated reddish tone. You must have a hard to find size. That said, the Vibergs are at another level of build quality, which reflects the price difference. I suspect you'll still want a pair of Vibergs even if you purchase those Aldens.
     
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    Ravello. LWB today.
     
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    Nailed it!
     
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    Vibergs build quality isn't more impressive than Alden to me. I think you're way better off with the Aldens. Viberg also get a terribly stupid looking crease on the actual toe cap. I can't stand the way they look after wear. Just silly
     
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    Professional man of leisure! Looking great, Mike. Nobody does it better (isn't that a Bond theme song?)
     
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    I always wondered why Viberg boots were at a higher price point than Alden boots given you are getting less on paper (Viberg chromexcel boots at Alden shell cordovan boot prices). I've never handled or tried on a pair of Vibergs in real life - is the finish and construction really commensurate with the pricing premium in your opinion? It seems the materials used are more or less the same as Alden (Horween).
     
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    Great combo, @prez. Ravello and blue are great together. I might have to look into these CHUP socks. They make those in OTC?
     
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    I've got the Brown CXL PCTs and love them. I was a little reluctant with the natural welt, but now wear them all the time and even rock them at work on Fridays with chinos. Can't speak to the Vibergs.
     
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    A few weeks ago I was ready to unload this and my 9901 to create some funds and space for other models. I decided my New Year's Alden-resolution needed to be enjoying my 990 and 9901 more often. Glad I did. This shade of color 8 is pretty unique, lighter shade and very cherry-like as opposed to the darker classic shade. The lighting in these pics doesn't show this all that well. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [/quote These are terrific, I too have gone back to standard color 8 basic models with much love of the eggplant patina. Those are a perfect example of simple works every time.
     
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    Cigar Sunday
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    First wear? Looking fantastic.
     
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