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

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  1. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Meant exposed eyelets. The new laces are thicker and they absolutely suck with Aldens narrow unexposed eyelets. Note that NAMOR uses non-Alden laces on his Cigar boots.
     


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    I'm not a fan of all eyelets. I actually ironed my laces for the Indy and WTB's the other day. Was wondering if I could/should re-wax...
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    LoL. You guys are misinterpreting what I am saying. I am saying they need to have exposed eyelets not hidden eyelets. The old LeatherSoul uses hidden eyelets which are much narrower and harder to pass laces through. I am good with all eyelets or hooks plus eyelets as long as they are exposed. I just don't like the hidden eyelets on boots. :)
     


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    Handcuffed Senior member

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    Mike, are those Cigar WTBs coming from AoM? From the summer?
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Ummm. Has it been that long already?
     


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    #8 cap toe boots with speed hooks, what's the best place to get them? I understand Alden of DC often has them, anywhere else? Prefer Grant last.
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    If you want it with hooks on the Grant, then Alden DC is your place. It's model number 4060HC. Commando sole included.

    -Mike
     


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    Sweeeet! Can't wait for the WT boots on Plaza from JGilbert to arrive. ETA was January, I think.
     
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    That's a sweet model. Bummed out that I turned that one down when it came around for pre-order last summer.
     


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    Happy Monday all,

    I was fortunate enough to be able to stop by CitiShoes in NYC this past Saturday. The two gentleman there were very welcoming despite I was looking very "touristy" that day. They had quite a few makes ups in all sorts of materials at 30% off which is not on their website.

    In particular, I saw quite a few rare models including cigar shell tassel loafers, Color 8 shell NST boot on plaza last w/ antique edge, and suede indys w/ commando on barrie last.

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    I was pleasantly surprised that amount of Aldens they have. I had to walk out with the suede Indys...
     


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    Congrats on the new boots and please post a pic or two! I've been considering this version.
     


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    I am going to, I actually have a modded version of AoM suede Indys on trubalance last, I will do a side by side comparison.

    But to aid your purchasing decision, they are also currently 30% off. FYI the CitiShoes version are all eyelets.
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Thanks. Yeah, that will be a great boot!



    Yeah, CitiShoes is a frequently forgotten store here, but they have a lot of cool makeups.

    -Mike
     


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    Thanks for the heads-up, headed to NYC Wednesday. I'll be hitting the Met, Moma, the Guggenheim, Leffot, Citishoes, Alden of NY and Tourneau.
    Not necessarily in that order of importance.
     


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