The Official Alden Thread for 2016 - Share reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. Wesley Crusher

    Wesley Crusher Senior member

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    Thanks, guys. I think I've really been bitten by the Alden bug. I have been lusting after some cordovan Aldens for a while now, but could never bring myself to buying a pair. Keep in mind, up until now, I've mostly worn sneakers and Cole Haans that I get on sale for $100. I think most guys looking to "up" their shoe game start out with something a bit more reasonable like calf AEs, but I really went overboard!! [​IMG][​IMG]

    Looking good!
    Congrats and welcome to the family! Looking good!
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    They are definitely Cigar from that odd run that Kathy randomly received. This is this exact pair.

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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    ShoeMart just got a run in on the Plaza Last in Color 8 and Antique and Black.

    -Mike
     
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    Do you guys know if the Saphir cordovan cream is meant to be used in lieu of reno or any other conditioner? It seems like it's meant to be an all-in-one type of product.
     
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    Howdy. I just picked up a pair of 403 Chromexcel boots. I've commonly sized out as a 9.5 4E. Ordered 9.5 EEE from Shoe Mart, felt slighty clunky. Ordered 9 EEE, which feels okay, but perhaps too big outside of the width.

    My real concern: my upper ankle / lower calf (whatever you call that area) is totally blasted from wear. Developed some painful red marks which are now really sensitive to the boot's touch. Is this temporary? Do I need socks that totally clear the boot height? How tight should I be lacing up the top?

    Starting to think I've made a huge mistake :p Any help much appreciated!
     
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    I'd buy some socks that extend past the boots. Also, I'd probably leave the boots slightly loose until the leather softens up a bit, which shouldn't take more than a few wears.
     
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    I've been debating those the last few days, but the medallion on the Plaza last version from ShoeMart looks kind of off to me. Looks incomplete towards the front of the toe and also a bit like an illustration of the female reproductive system you'd see in an anatomy text book. The medallion on the Aberdeen? last version above looks much better to me:

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    Based on those photos, I still find the Plaza much better.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Upgraded closet space. Aldens get top shelf.

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    Tankers, meet Snowmaggedon.

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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Looking good in your Tankers. Keep warm and safe.
    Very nicely done! Of course the Aldies get top shelf!
    Welcome to the Alden Army! Those are beautiful and classic shoes. Here's to many more!
    Looking great in the King today. Hope that you kept warm!
    Looking great in your Leffot's! Those are amongst my favorite makeups. Enjoy them!
    Both the CHUPs and the Whiskeys are looking superb together. That CHUP pattern is great.
    Sorry to hear that. Hope that they find a good home!
    Looking good. Enjoy your time.
    Yeah, I doubt that. Enjoy! -Mike
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Went Tan Suede LHS and belt today. Hope that you all had a good and safe Saturday!

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    Looking good, Mike.

    I'd like to pick up some LHSs, but I think I'd really need to try them on in person. I like loafers, but they don't seem to like me (flat feet). [​IMG]
     
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