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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. CharlesT44

    CharlesT44 Well-Known Member

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    Good point, hadn't really thought of it. My plan was waiting until I was ready to send them back to Alden's for the restoration, then have the commando put on, as well as the possibility of relasting on a better fitting last.

    The Hampton Last is by far my favorite, just fits like a glove. Dann-online.com is the only site I've found with a decent selection on this last. theshoemart.com has a few too, but no direct shipping to Canada. Second favorite is the trubalance, so future boots will probably be more indy's. Black shell as well as ravello shell.
     
  2. Renalan

    Renalan Well-Known Member

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    Salesman at Alden SF told me to not expect Shell Cordovan to stretch, probably not worth it.
     
  3. scb

    scb Well-Known Member

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    the opposite of what the guy at Citishoes said this afternoon
     
  4. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Well-Known Member

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    I agree that shell doesn't stretch much
     
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  5. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    I did get a pair of Barrie wing tip boots to stretch a little from 10.5d. So you may get something to work with. Depends on what you need.
     
  6. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Well-Known Member

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    Just got these today...Alden for Epaulet Brixton Boot in #8. The light sole was pretty polarizing, some loved it and some hated it. I personally love it!

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  7. FrankCowperwood

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    Very sharp, edge trim included. Love them with the light grey trousers. Enjoy.
     
  8. wrinklefree

    wrinklefree Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps a variation on the F***, marry, kill game (or maybe not that similar)-- but if you had to choose 3 of the 5 shoes below to take with you, which would you take (excluding harsh weather)?

    I'm going to live overseas for ~1+ years and with the airline weight and bag restrictions I can only conceive of taking 3 of my very small Alden collection.

    Ravello LW leather
    Color 8 PTB leather
    BLK cordovan boot Barrie Commando
    Cigar Indy leather
    Indy boot
     
  9. REguy

    REguy Well-Known Member

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    Loving my Leather Soul Monks...

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  10. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    Ravello longwing
    Color 8 PTB
    Indy boot or Cigar Indy (pick the more rugged sole)
     
  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    enjoy wearing! consider the break in method
     
  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    thank you! enjoy wearing the sharp looking boot
     
  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    i second
     
  14. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    i like your monks and argyles
     
  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    color 8 tanker boot
    argyles otc
     
  16. CharlesT44

    CharlesT44 Well-Known Member

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    Do you use over shoes? Those soles look nearly untouched.

    Sexy boots
     
  17. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Well-Known Member

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    Indy boot sizing question guys...

    I tried on an 11d in white athletic socks, and the tip of my big toe hit pretty much right at the apron stitch on the vamp, if not a smidge over. This feels slightly long to me, who is accustomed to snug bluchers, but I'm curious to hear your thoughts. I also laced them fairly tight as I like that clean look, and this probably pushed my foot back a little.

    Thus far, the most natural fit to me has been 11D in the van last on my LHS, which is snug enough for a loafer but my toes don't pinch at all.

    thoughts?


    ps....killer brixton boot and context tanks. number 8 is just the best.
     
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  18. meso

    meso Well-Known Member

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    Leffot x Alden navy chamois brogue boots.

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  19. Spencer

    Spencer Well-Known Member

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    Can someone reccomend me a good "casual" black Chukka?

    Was looking at Leather Souls Flex Chukka, anyone have any other reccomendations?

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  20. wrinklefree

    wrinklefree Well-Known Member

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    Lovely looking boots. Does anyone know if someone did a makeup of a blue suede long wings (besides Frans Boone)...?
     
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