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

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    Some tan suede LHS today.

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  2. ATLVol

    ATLVol Senior member

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    ravello tassels for me today.....

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  3. Matty123

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    So I received my B+M Reveese chamois WT today. They are beautiful and oily and I love the look.... However they are tight across the arch and outside of my foot. These are a 9.5 3E. I'm wearing them around the house to see how they feel but I fear they are too tight...
     
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    ltjaw Well-Known Member

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    I am curious to know which Alden vendors offer the plain toe or straight tip boots in shell cordovan on the Grant or Plaza last?
     
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    It is for this reason I kept my true size (12) and went down in width (c). If I see a 12B on the irregular list, I'll try that as well. The 12C is good, but still pretty wide. Trubalance is very wide last, and IIRC was originally designed to accommodate orthotics.
     
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    Quote:Grant last cap toe boots are the 4060. TSM, Alden DC are ones who normally run them. For Plaza versions you might want to contact Yenni at brick and mortar to see if there are any plans for those.
     
  7. gilby

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    The straight tip on Grant last is the 4060 in Clr 8 and the 4065 in black shell. These are a standard models and aren't hard to find. The Shoemart, Fransboone and Alden NYC offer them (may be some others). Plaza boots are another story. I'm not aware of any in those makeups since JGilbert stopped carrying Alden. Perhaps Brick & Mortar will fill the Plaza void. The Shoemart does have a few Plaza
    models as well as Fransboone, just not the makeups your looking for.
     
  8. StrangeJeremy

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    We are about to pull the trigger on our make-ups. Once we settle on a couple small details, we'll put them out there for pre-order.

    The first of the two will be an all-black Indy boot - 360 reverse welt, commando sole in black, with black edging. No speed-hooks, black eyelets all the way up.

    We're going back and forth between black CXL, which I don't like that much, and the black Walkabout leather, which is very similar to the Kudu.

    Anyone have any thoughts about those two leathers?
     
  9. Matty123

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    Does anyone know what animal Horween uses for their reverse chamois?
     
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    ^ Black Shell
     
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  11. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    Isn't it sheepskin?
     
  12. budapest12

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    Google chamois and you will get that sense but no. Almost certainly cow - reverse chamois is roughout and chamois is oiled nubuck. Terms used by Alden/Horweem can be pretty confusing at times (Bureau Belfast continues -- years running now -- to say that Alden kudu leather is from antelope.... No...)
     
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  13. Matty123

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    Yeah it's technically supposed to be European Antelope, but I was hoping for
    At least sheepskin. So you're certain it's cow and nubuck taboot??
     
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    I'm not certain 100% but 99% yes. To be clear I mean that non-reverse chamois is oiled nubuck -- I think I originally got that from this: http://leffot.com/tag/horween-chamois/

    Reverse chamois is roughout leather as I understand it. Should be "bovine" leather.
     
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  15. MrDV

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    #8 medallion cap toe monks

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  16. HenryIII

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    Snowy day here in MI, so office residing Color 8 LHSes today. I don't wear these nearly enough

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  17. HenryIII

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    Well... hot damn!
     
  18. ASLP

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    Out of curiosity, what do you like about having all-eyelets as opposed to eyelets and hooks? I've been thinking about going the same direction, so that the laces are more contained when I take my boots off.
     
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    Huh? Sorry i don't get this at all.
     
  20. Kahuna75

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    I think Alden's speed hooks are so close together they take me longer to do than eyelets. Outside of Chamois and the likes which can make all laces a little tougher for a while. I generally either have to unlace only the top eyelet or none at all. Also the eyelets are uncomfortable when crossing ankles if you sit that way.

    That being said I would not skip getting a build I really really wanted if it has hooks. If I am on the fence the hooks sway me not to buy.
     
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