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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. REguy

    REguy Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the Tremont is like a svelte version of the Barrie.
     
  2. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    Those Atoms getting shown off look great. So the Atom is Alden's short wing, essentially? I like that it's on something other than the Barrie. Makes it distinctive.
     
  3. captainfunk

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    Not exactly a short wing, but similar. Per leffot:

     
  4. Pastor

    Pastor Well-Known Member

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    There are no 9D or 9.5D available in the #4 Atom. Just wanted to save someone the time and trouble of calling. :(
     
  5. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    I think the Atom is a poorly designed shoe. The line that goes from where the lace supports attach to the vamp is a strange feature that causes misbalance and a funny look.
     
  6. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks pretty cool - different from the longwing and the standard wingtip - here is another good example of the style

    http://blog.leffot.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/dsc_00033.jpg
     
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  7. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    Alden makes a normal "wingtip" balmoral

    http://www.aldenshoes.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=95&ParentID=94&PageID=&Action=

    And they will also do a "shortwing" in a special makeup that is very similar to the RL Marlows

    http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2011/09/12/alden-shoes-8-shortwing-for-style-forum-lsw-lsbh/

    I've only seem the "Atom" done for Leffot and Tassels - it is very similar to the Church's Grafton I posted earlier
    http://www.tassels.com.hk/en/made_to_order_details.php?id=66

    The Obscura captoes also borrowed heavily from the old Atom (they basically but a captoe up front instead of a wingtip pattern)
    http://www.gq.com/style/blogs/the-g...bscura-magazine-x-alden-boot-and-wingtip.html
     
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  8. wj4

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    Sand suede PTBs today for my first day at the new gig.

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  9. zissou

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    Act fast, and you can get the Aldens off J Crew for 25% off. They allowed me to add them to cart, and 'HOLIDAY' still works even though the deadline has passed.
     
  10. cielo

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    Barney's has a black shell chukka in 10.5 for $409 (formerly $555).

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  11. advan031

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    Is there any way to protect snuff suede from raw denim transfer?
     
  12. rosenkruez

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    Thanks! I finally got to order LWB tobacco w/ 25% off. We'll see how I like the color.
     
  13. crosswound

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    what are some good shoe trees for aldens besides the alden branded ones?
     
  14. Simplicio

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    Nice looking shoes.


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    I believe these are Atoms, here in snuff suede, crepe sole, Barrie last. Courtesy of Frans Boone. The price was higher than I would have liked (buy Aldens in the US), but I do like the shoes.
     
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    Can't believe they fixed this in the middle of night :embar:
     
  16. ambivalence

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    hey guys do you think i will be able to fit in a aberdeen last in 8c if im wearing alden indy in trublance last in 7.5d?
     
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    I'm about to invest in a new pair of dress boot. Either cap toe or wing tip - I'm either going to get calf leather or cordovan. But I have never owned cordovan - I know how to live with and care for regular leather but I'm a little worried about living with and caring for with cordovan. It will be a big expense.

    Any thoughts or experiences will be helpful. Do creases bother you? The changing hue over time? I'm looking into color 8.

    PS - I mentioned this before. My father owned two pair of cordovan shoes, one he used for formal settings and one he used for his job. He was a short haul truck driver (in and out a lot in all kinds of weather) and those work shoes last 30+ years. Is cordovan really that robust?
     
  18. fitchottie

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    So no luck with Alden, I ordered from Jcrew the Cordovan Captoe and the plain toe boot.... I get both and both have what i consider defects... The cordovan had orange peel and white haze over the entire left boot, and the plain toe boot had sole edge dressing over the rear of the left shoe and up the sides... I shit you not it looks like some one drew up the side with a black magic marker..... Oh and to top it off I find out there is no way in hell a Barrier last fits the same as a truebalance... I wear an 11.5d in true balance and the 11.5d Barrier was squeezing my foot to death, but funny thing is the Cordovan felt looser than the plain toe..... so off they went back to Jcrew.... However, I had a pair of 11.5 waxed long wings on waitlist for 12/10/11 but decided to get the 12 which they had in stock and don't ya know they gave me 25% off twice, they honored the first price of 363.00 from the first sale and since they changed the order and since this is my third pair I am returning for defects she gave me another 25% off... making it 291.00 with shipping.... Oh yea... now if these don't fit..... I am returning them and sticking with Truebalance.....But I hope they do fit since Jcrew honors this price for 7 days that means I can cope the Brown and Black longwings for the same price of 291.00...:embar:
     
  19. fitchottie

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    I Actually prefer calf, Cordovan felt weird and squeeking..... but it could just be me.
     
  20. Alcibiades

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    You will need Aberdeen 7.5E or 8D
     
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