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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. zippyh

    zippyh Well-Known Member

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    ok here are the other Aldens that Nomad currently has.

    Can any of you Alden experts tell me(from looking at the pic alone) if the first pair of Black Alden's are made from cordovan leather.
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    They look like cordovan to me but that's 75% wild ass guess.
     
  2. s3lam

    s3lam Well-Known Member

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    If they are in fact cordovan leather is the $565 retail price tag very reasonable ?
     
  3. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Well-Known Member

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    If they are in fact cordovan leather is the $565 retail price tag very reasonable ?

    well that's a normal price, yeah
     
  4. zippyh

    zippyh Well-Known Member

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    If they are in fact cordovan leather is the $565 retail price tag very reasonable ?

    That sound like the price for cordovan before the last price increase a few months ago.
    Sound pretty high if they're calf.
    I have no idea how prices translate to Canada though.
    What's the price in relation to the other shoes?
     
  5. s3lam

    s3lam Well-Known Member

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    Will there be a place on the shoe that says whether or not that they are cordovan or not...Is there a stamp or some kinda marking on the inside of shoe with this info?

    I paid 545 minus 15% off for my pair....but tax is 13% here..so basically paid just under $545 when it was all said and done =)
     
  6. phototristan

    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    They look like cordovan to me but that's 75% wild ass guess.

    Hard to tell in this pic but they sorta don't look like cordovan to me. I think black cordovan is much shinier generally. It can almost look like patent leather sometimes.
     
  7. interlockingny

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    Hard to tell in this pic but they sorta don't look like cordovan to me. I think black cordovan is much shinier generally. It can almost look like patent leather sometimes.
    They look like shell to me. The model number for the black shell cordovan plain toe blucher is 9901 which could be found on the inside of the shoe. It would also be stamped on the sole (usually the case) if it was shell cordovan. Nice pair either way.
     
  8. vivalet

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    love your recent posts! Great shoes, great taste!

    Maybe include a description of what you are posting so we know? And since your pants are also always nice, id them too!!

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  9. kgmessier

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    this is 100% win

    very nice!

    Kgmessier,

    Really appreciate your pic posts!


    Seriously. those are beautiful.

    Thanks, guys. I got them from Srivats in one of his crazy shell cordovan purges. He really knows how to treat his shoes.

    Gorgeous - - ravello captoes on the Grant last?

    Whiskey caps on the Aberdeen. The last runs on the long side, but narrow as well.

    love your recent posts! Great shoes, great taste!

    Maybe include a description of what you are posting so we know? And since your pants are also always nice, id them too!!


    Thank you, sir. I'll do this in the future. The trousers are tattersalls from Epaulet.

    - Keith
     
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    The nomad ones are not Shell Cordovan. I've handled them in person and, moreover, asked the owner who ordered them in the first place. He said "Toronto was not ready for shell cordovan" which sadly I had to agree with.
     
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    The nomad ones are not Shell Cordovan. I've handled them in person and, moreover, asked the owner who ordered them in the first place. He said "Toronto was not ready for shell cordovan" which sadly I had to agree with.

    Why not?
     
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    Can anyone comment on the difference between the Leather Soul snuff suede PTBs vs the J Crew suede bucks? Specifically, is the color of each of these accurate in the pictures? And, what are the differences in color?

    Can anyone comment on the individual shoes themselves?

    Thanks in advance.

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  14. kgmessier

    kgmessier Well-Known Member

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    I can't speak to the J. Crew shoes, but in my experience, Leather Soul's pictures tend to be pretty color-accurate.
     
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    bonjour
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    been to paris 2 weeks ago [​IMG]
     
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    Can anyone comment on the difference between the Leather Soul snuff suede PTBs vs the J Crew suede bucks? Specifically, is the color of each of these accurate in the pictures? And, what are the differences in color?

    Can anyone comment on the individual shoes themselves?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I own the J Crews. I think they are tan whereas leather soul is snuff. See below for a comparison of the colors

    http://blog.leffot.com/2010/03/19/alden-suede-chukkas/

    Other than that, I believe they are the same shoe. The J Crews I owns are great. Unlined and on the flex welt, they are great with or without socks.
     
  17. astris

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    Can anyone comment on the difference between the Leather Soul snuff suede PTBs vs the J Crew suede bucks? Specifically, is the color of each of these accurate in the pictures? And, what are the differences in color?

    Can anyone comment on the individual shoes themselves?

    Thanks in advance.

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    The LS ptb's are snuff, the j.crews aren't (not sure what color Alden considers them). The j.crew have external lace hole hardware, LS have it on the inside.
     
  18. natesjuice

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    may i ask ... what is the difference between a lined shoe and an unlined shoe? thanks
     
  19. Joenobody0

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    may i ask ... what is the difference between a lined shoe and an unlined shoe? thanks

    One has leather lining on the interior of the shoe and one doesn't. Unlined shoes will crease more, probably stretch more, and will be more comfortable.
     
  20. trunks206

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    Man with all this talk of suede PTBs, I just cant wait until my tan unlined pair get in to Blackbird. I wish I could have snagged up both pair of recent LS offerings...the blue suede ones are amazing.


    However I did notice that the recent Jcrew catalog suggested to size down "one whole size" for their pair of unlined PTBs. Do those that own any other pair of suede unlined Aldens go with this suggestion or is this just a typo? I went with the same size I wear on my other barrie lasted shoes since they fit on the snug side and I already size down a whole size due to my semi narrow feet, but seeing that has got me a little worried.
     
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