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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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    there's a few make ups I missed in the past but I don't remember the smooth TC tanker from Leffot. I remember several Reverse Chamois make ups. I may just have missed the regular smooth chamois make up.
    I know a few years ago TSM did a TC smooth cap toe boot but they did not have my size. I know many love the reverse TC and it is nice. I'm hoping something shows up in 2016 in smooth TC in a tanker or CT boot. I" prefer commando but could also live with a double watercolor too.

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    Delicious!

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    What's the best way to contact Alden- is there an email?

    I have a pair of Indys I've had for about 4 months and they're pretty much falling apart prematurely IMO. Do others think this is normal or it would be reasonable to ask them to fix?

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    No expert here, but that don't look good.... :eek:
     


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    No, no. Nobody owns Cigar Brixtons.
     


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    The question is how those Indys were worn and treated. That shouldn't happen but if you were wearing them a lot and especially in snow, rain and SALT, that could really do damage fast.
     
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    I did wear them several times in the snow, but they are boots after all- and it's not even been one season. Guess I'll see what AoM has to say.
     


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    I've worn my Ultimate Indy's through 5 Boston winters with no thought as to what I was stepping in (salt, slush etc) and nothing like that has happened. I'm still on the original commando soles even (though they are about dead now).

    that's a defect.
     
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    That's a pretty easy fix for a cobbler to glue those pieces down. It might not be worth the time and effort to send them back. You could even re-glue yourself with some Shoe Goo.
     


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    Hi, I always use this table to have an idea
     


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    Not all boots are created equal. Alden leather/rubber Commando soles are not particularly robust. The leather "mid soles" absorb moisture and could create a lot of problems.
     


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    Thanks for posting this chart. I've never seen this, great resource.
     


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