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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. chipshot

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    BB 06603 Unilined Penny Loafer. The absolute most versatile shoe in my rotation. Next would be the BB Eight Tassel.
     
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    congrats on the new GF and the Indys.

    Now for the $64,000 question - what does the new GF think of the Alden addiction??
     
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    She doesn't like the fact I wear mostly horsehide shoes but appreciates the fact that my shoes are better made than her $1,200 Louis Vuittons
     
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    Smoking a cigar at the lounge on this gorgeous Saturday!
    Indys with purebuejapan denim
     
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    Anyone know of a good cobbler in the philly area that I can go to for heel taps. Want to get all my Alden's heel tapped
     
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    I... I... I just don't know what to say. I didn't even know these existed! Nice DV!
    These are amazing boots! One of my favorite pairs. What a great shade of Ravello. Enjoy!
    So what did you think after seeing them in person? I had to use your picture to determine how the shade looked during the day. I had a busy week away from home and still haven't broken them out in good lighting. Congrats and enjoy them!
    Killer! These look amazing in any lighting and with almost any outfit. Great boots!
    This is one boot that I would jump all over if given the chance! These look like you acquired them back in the MTO days. They are amazing! Enjoy wearing them.
    Cigar Indy? Nice! Hope the new girlfriend can deal with this hobby! Mine is surely getting... "over" the cost of them. Not over it in a good way, haha.
     
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    Today was boot cleaning day since it looks like boot season is officially here!

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    Clockwise from top (12:00)...

    - Alden x Unionmade Color 8 Cap Toe Boot - Barrie Last / Commando Sole
    - Alden Madison Cigar Shortwing Boot - Barrie Last / Commando Sole
    - Alden DC Cigar Cap Toe Boot - Grant Last / Commando Sole
    - Alden x The Shoe Mart Cigar Indy Boot - TruBalance Last / Commando Sole
    - Alden x The Shoe Mart Ravello Shortwing Boot - Barrie Last / Leather Sole
    - Alden DC Ravello Cap Toe Boot - Grant Last / Commando Sole

    And the line up...
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    Brains and sense, marry her!
     
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    No kidding, this is a rare bird indeed... Lock it up brother...
     
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    Cigar Indy boots!!!

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    One of Alden's best imo is the cigar indy.
     
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    These are amazing boots! One of my favorite pairs. What a great shade of Ravello. Enjoy!

    This is one boot that I would jump all over if given the chance! These look like you acquired them back in the MTO days. They are amazing! Enjoy wearing them.

    nephew,
    thank you
    whiskey indy was a limited edition done by ls
     
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    black tassel
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    I got my chance to visit the Alden of DC store today. It was great fun!

    Rows of Shell goodness...
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    Bad pic, but Cigar, Black and Color 8 WT
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    Kathleen was awesome - measured me on the brannock and tried me out on a number of lasts in 11.5D and 12D. She even put me in an E just to see what it was like (too wide for sure).
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    My love of NST's is now confirmed and cemented...

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    I've appreciated Color 8 for other people, but never saw a pair that I'd buy for myself. That changed today with the pair above. Those things are stunning. Would love to see them in ravello, but guessing that is a multi-year wait. I might even like them in Color 8 over Cigar...

    What a great place!
     
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    nephew, wear only in good health
     
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    slightly off-topic, but can anyone compare the sizing of C&J 341 last to the popular Alden lasts? I'm eyeballing the Brecon chukka but have no experience with C&J. For reference I'm 8.5D/9C on trubalance, 9C in modified, 9D in plaza, haven't found a good barrie fit.
     
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