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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. csmitty

    csmitty Well-Known Member

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    Odd. I didn't even notice that. But agree first I've seen it. But we all knew it was Aberdeen anyways. Some other models might be helpful though.
     
  2. JjasonL

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    Does Alden make a shell Chelsea boot?
     
  3. brp2

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    Alden does not make a Chelsea boot, period.
     
  4. Vicious49

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    Do you guys think there is enough of a difference between these 2 to justify keeping both or is it just redundant?

    Tobacco chamois on commando and CXL on crepe
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  5. stevefok

    stevefok Well-Known Member

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    I certainly won't keep both.
     
  6. rosslovethreads

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    Feels redundant... Sorry friend. Cash towards your next!
     
  7. rosslovethreads

    rosslovethreads Well-Known Member

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    I know there are options for aftermarket commando soles out there, but I've never seen anyone throw crepe on something. Has it been done?

    I'd like to see some pics of the commando B. Nelson (or any good cobbler) does. Not full lugged vibrant, but the hybrid commando.
     
  8. schmallo15

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    Agree with others. Seems redundant.
     
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    Yes they do. I bought a pair last year from Leather Soul. #8 shell, Plaza last. No side zipper though.
     
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    I prefer the darker welt and the classic Indy stitch as well. I can't stand the nearly white, natural welt on the 403s. It's almost blinding. I've got a deposit on the next run of LS Ultimate Indys. Darker welt and commando soles to boot! My ultimate indy :)
     
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  12. walds11

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    You got a super deal, no doubt about that! I am sure that the natural welt will darken over time. I really wanted the 403 on a commando sole and that's the main reason I went after the LS UI. It will be long wait, but well worth it. Per Will @ LS, before end of year, if not sooner.
     
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    Next corporate event is 3/17.....30% off makes a lot of their offerings more attractive
     
  14. ATLVol

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    Clear and cool weather = cigar from DC for me today.

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    Would really like to see better pics of the brass eyelets when you get them. Maybe laced up as someone else said.
    Thanks and they look great!
     
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  17. Bonesy

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    Looking for some advice-
    I am looking to get a black or #8 boot to wear primarily with jeans while working. I was lucky enough to score a #8 indy off of the Jcrew pricing glitch a few weeks back but am concerned with the crepe sole. I am a real estate appraiser so I won't be wearing these while digging ditches or anything but they will see frequent wet grass and the occasional construction site with dirt and mud. Is this the wrong boot for me?
    Would I be better off considering the Ironside Indy? I dig it, it has the commando sole, but I am worried the chamois will stain with all of the waling through wet grass I do.
    Thanks for any insight.
     
  18. kwhitelaw

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    got a pic? cant say I've ever seen a pair from alden
     
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    @inn8chiro - your cobbler did really some nice work on these ! They look awesome.
     
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    After another terrible winter here in NYC, I am thinking about investing in black and color 8 bluchers on commando soles (likely from AoC) for next winter... I want to take a poll among those that wear conservative business dress, often have client meetings, etc

    1) Would you feel comfortable wearing barrie lasted, commando soled shoes with business suits, ties, etc?
    2) If you had a business meeting with someone you hadn't met before, how would you react to someone wearing commando soled Aldens of this type in this setting (assume that it is winter and that is/has snowed recently)

    Often I find guys do the "wear Bean Boots, hiking boots, timberlands" to work, then slip on shoes at work method - I don't want to do that. I am also skeptical about overshoes.
     
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