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Alden Cordovan boots

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

  1. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Senior member

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    I'm partial to mine [​IMG]

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    The #8's are the 4060 model and the black's are the 4065.



    Are all three of these the same size (or is the Long Wing different)?
     
  2. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    i got my plaza wingtip shell boots from Tom LeatherSoul:


    they are amazing. My first pair of boots and they are simply amazing. rich sweet smell to them, decadent feel, very heavy,
    and easy to put on and laceup,
    i thought they would be hard to get my feet in and out but it is not since it is a derby boot.

    thanks Tom!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Brian,

    how is the sizing on those?

    Thanks,

    lefty
     
  3. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    Those are awesome, shoe. Honestly, I like them even more because they are somewhat "un-Alden", they have that slightly chiseled and flattened toe, and from what I can tell an extended welt lip? But still all incorporated into that bomb-proof Alden manufacturing. Love it.
     
  4. Serg

    Serg Senior member

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    mine are on the way!
     
  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    hello everyone thanks for the great complements.

    the sizing is actually it runs a tad bit long but the width is great.

    i usually take a size 10D in most shoes, i got a 10D in these and the length is a tad long but because these are boots, the fit is very good and comfortable. VERY COMFORTABLE!

    Tarmac, actually the photo from Tom is a bit tricky because the toe is not that flattened nor chiseled. it is actually traditionally round but a slight square but still this compares to the gunboat look of the barrie sort of.

    however the boots are immense, very beautiful and very awesome. i wore them to church today and out tonite and they are amazing.
     
  6. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Brian, don't you usually have an admiring period? What made you wear these outside so quickly?
     
  7. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    Brian, don't you usually have an admiring period? What made you wear these outside so quickly?

    you guys really know me [​IMG]

    i dont know why, but i guess mostly because these are Cordovan and these are boots , really rugged looking with the double sole so

    i wanted to get them to their natural antique, aged, and manly-worn look as quickly as possible.

    you see, i saw a few photos of beautiful aged cordovan shoes those that are 20 to 30 years old. i want my boots to get this way.

    my other shoes are elegant dress shoes, i usually have a cooling period or wait period for those.
     
  8. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    Very nice, Brian. Is that a leather or a rubber soul?

    this is a double leather sole.

    If i had a choice i would have gone for the lugged rubber commando sole.

    as a rugged , gunboatlike, thick manly boot like this deserves to be worn in foul weather.
     
  9. Serg

    Serg Senior member

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    Now i just need a lighter pair to round out the boots.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Are all three of these the same size (or is the Long Wing different)?
    All of them are the same size (11.5 B/D). The longwings are on a different last though.
     
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    Just basically the standard chukka with a crepe sole.
     
  14. Hard2Fit

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    All of them are the same size (11.5 B/D). The longwings are on a different last though.

    How do they fit?
     
  15. robin

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    How do they fit?
    Nearly perfect, but a little roomy in the toe box.
     
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    Probably a stupid question, but what's the big deal with crepe soles? Wouldn't the double soled shoes with a traction, topy-like cover be near as good? I'd particularly like to hear Tom from LS's opinion as they mention crepe soles for Winter/wet weather.
     
  17. LeatherSOUL

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    Probably a stupid question, but what's the big deal with crepe soles? Wouldn't the double soled shoes with a traction, topy-like cover be near as good? I'd particularly like to hear Tom from LS's opinion as they mention crepe soles for Winter/wet weather.

    I can't say that I have too much experience with crepe soles in winter conditions here in Hawaii where winter is 65 degrees, but I did wear my crepe sole Aldens when I visited the factory during a snowy few days and they were great.

    Somebody else could probably give you some better first hand experience.
     
  18. Tarmac

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    Crepe is softer, and for many people more comfortable. More cushion.

    It's also simpler to make and has good traction. And lasts a long time, you can wear through the entire sole before having to repair it without damaging the rest of the shoe.
     
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    Can leather soles be replaced with crepe during re-crafting? Does crepe stay pliable in very cold weather, unlike Dainite?
     
  20. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    Crepe is softer, and for many people more comfortable. More cushion.

    It's also simpler to make and has good traction. And lasts a long time, you can wear through the entire sole before having to repair it without damaging the rest of the shoe.


    +1.

    only downside is that it's really easy to get dirty.
     

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