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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. Marcellionheart

    Marcellionheart Well-Known Member

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    These are the Alpine Grain Perf tip boots. The waterlock sole holds up well in the wet, but you may notice that I've almost completely destroyed the toe on these. I may have to resole them earlier than I thought and get metal taps put on them.

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  2. scb

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    saw someone trying on some whiskey chukkas at the madison ave store today and he was flexing the boot to make the largest crease he could, asking the sales person "now if I do this, see that big crease, am I going to not like that in the future? see, I can make it on the other foot, too"

    hope he bought those
     
  3. scb

    scb Well-Known Member

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    also, someone pick for me. whiskey indy or nst? :)
     
  4. harrythedog

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    had one jumper fully laced and... snapped the other one while lacing. as i had no backup laces and was in a rush threw on the ultimate's and headed out.
     
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    :lol: :lol:

    A pissed off QC victim taking his revenge?
     
  6. EngProf

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  7. ClassyCanuck

    ClassyCanuck Well-Known Member

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    I picked this up recently from Leffot.
    So far, so good.
    Sorry for the lousy pic.

    Now, what to get next.

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  8. scb

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    NST shoe, though. not boot. choices are whiskey indy or whiskey nst shoe. still choose nst? i can't decide
     
  9. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Well-Known Member

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    yeah i only like nst boots not shoes. i dunno im not a huge fan of whiskey indy's though
     
  10. mcarthur

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    color 8 lwb
    argyles otc
     
  11. i10casual

    i10casual Well-Known Member

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    I really like those. I hope someone makes these again.
     
  12. Burton

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    Fritzl, as usual, is correct. Dainite is awful in snow. It is very slippery and does not provide any tracation. I think it works fine with a little bit of water but once the temperature drops it is useless.
     
  13. reedobandito

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    So can someone give me a quick rundown on the properties of cordovan? I'm seriously considering the Alden cordovan cap toes sold through J Crew, as I've had no other luck with cheaper boots. I'm most afraid that they'll begin to bubble around the toe box, which I think looks hideous...
     
  14. trunks206

    trunks206 Well-Known Member

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    My newest addition: Leffot ravello cap toe boot.

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    Perfection in boot form imo.
     
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  15. scb

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    I didn't think I was until I saw them in person
     
  16. NAMOR

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    :fu: way to make me feel envious..
     
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    touche
     
  18. fritzl

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    nice boots. imo, you are not forced to do a full resole when the toe is worn down. a good cobbler builds up the front part and installs the flushed plates or just nails the standard plates on this basement. this a very common repair method.
     
  19. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    thanks for backing up.
     
  20. jet

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    You are a gentleman, thank you.
     
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