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Alden Cordovan boots

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Phil, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. Phil

    Phil Senior member

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    I wear ankle boots with suits all the time. Like shoes, they vary in respect to formality. I have a pair of single leather soled Banbury boots, from Edward Green, that I would wear with any suit in my wardrobe. Conversely, the Alden boots I have are much chunkier. Double soled, bigger lasts. They dont look right to my minds eye with thinner wieght suits. They look great with heavy tweeds though.
     


  2. Phil

    Phil Senior member

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    I wear ankle boots with suits all the time. Like shoes, they vary in respect to formality. I have a pair of single leather soled Banbury boots, from Edward Green, that I would wear with any suit in my wardrobe. Conversely, the Alden boots I have are much chunkier. Double soled, bigger lasts. They dont look right to my minds eye with thinner wieght suits. They look great with heavy tweeds though.
     


  3. Garage/Surf Rock

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    I'm weighing two different options right now in terms of Alden cordovan boots: a black chukka monkstrap and a high lace up cigar shell wingtip (or maybe even a plain toe shell cordovan).

    I'm deciding based on the following criteria: versatility and durability. Which do you guys recommend? I do wear navy, gray and brown pants quite often, as well as dark jeans. I'm so lost but I feel a strong desire to own a really decent pair of boots. I've yet to drop this much money on some nice boots so I'm deciding carefully.
     


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    I'm weighing two different options right now in terms of Alden cordovan boots: a black chukka monkstrap and a high lace up cigar shell wingtip (or maybe even a plain toe shell cordovan).

    I'm deciding based on the following criteria: versatility and durability. Which do you guys recommend? I do wear navy, gray and brown pants quite often, as well as dark jeans. I'm so lost but I feel a strong desire to own a really decent pair of boots. I've yet to drop this much money on some nice boots so I'm deciding carefully.


    FWIW-cigar shell is very scarce right now. Both Tom at LeatherSoul and Adam at Alden of Carmel indicated new cigar shell boots/shoes won't be coming in until at least mid 2008.
     


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  6. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    trust me , shell in #8 burgundy color is very beautiful and versatile as well.
     


  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I have a pair of the burgundy chukka cordo boots coming from TomLeathersoul [​IMG] [​IMG]

    If you're ordering online, def give Tom @ Leathersoul a shout out. Really cool guy and it's always nice to support fellow forumites. Plus you wont have to pay salestax with him (unless by rare chance yer in Hawaii)
     


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    I'm weighing two different options right now in terms of Alden cordovan boots: a black chukka monkstrap and a high lace up cigar shell wingtip (or maybe even a plain toe shell cordovan). I'm deciding based on the following criteria: versatility and durability. Which do you guys recommend? I do wear navy, gray and brown pants quite often, as well as dark jeans. I'm so lost but I feel a strong desire to own a really decent pair of boots. I've yet to drop this much money on some nice boots so I'm deciding carefully.
    I really like the monk chukkas. Unique, offbeat and classy all at the same time.
     


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    I've been eyeing the cordovan chukka boots for some time now and was wondering how they fit. I'm a 9D in AE Park Avenues. Should I order the same in the cordovan chukkas?
     


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    I really like the monk chukkas. Unique, offbeat and classy all at the same time.

    pic?
     


  11. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I've been eyeing the cordovan chukka boots for some time now and was wondering how they fit. I'm a 9D in AE Park Avenues. Should I order the same in the cordovan chukkas?

    chukka is on the Barrie last, same as my longwings. I sized down ½ on everyone's advice that owns that last and it was spot on. So you should get 8½D if you are AE 9. I am AE8 and got 7½ Alden Barrie last and it fits perfect.
     


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    I was planning on making a standalone post and cross posting it everywhere later, but since this thread is on topic, here goes: Moulded Shoe has a unique pair of shell boots that someone should buy. They are Alden, Norwegian Split Toe ankle boots (I didn't count, but probably around 8 or 9 eyelets) in No. 8 shell with the combination crepe sole (with leather tip) on the Barrie last in size 8E. I think they also have a storm welt though I don't remember. These are unique and are the only pair left over from a small special order run some years ago. They would be perfect cold weather boots and I would get them in a second if they fit me. I have admired them every time I go in the shop but as they have been making me envious I though I might as well help Moulded get rid of them. Their number and address is on the website. I don't know how much they cost or whether Moulded Shoe will ship or accept returns. Stop in, or call and ask for Ronnie as he will know exactly which boots I am talking about, though I suppose so will anyone else who answers the phone. Imagine this No. 8 shell boot: [​IMG] with the crepe sole and the apron and toe stitching of this shoe: [​IMG] and you will have the idea.
     


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    Moulded Shoe is a terrible name. I keep reading/thinking Mouldy Shoe.
     


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