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

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Handcuffed

    Handcuffed Senior member

    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    227
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2010
    Wonderful FAQ/Intro thread, Mike! Looking forward to a great year of posts here!
     


  2. ironclad

    ironclad Senior member

    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    274
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    Virginia
    Happy New Year, Fellas! Looking forward to all the greatness that will appear in the 2016 thread. Be well.
     


  3. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

    Messages:
    7,350
    Likes Received:
    4,494
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    
    Those LS specials are absolutely glorious DV! Wear them in good health throughout 2016!
    Great looking NST boots! Terrific way to start 2016 off! -Mike
     


  4. wigglr

    wigglr Senior member

    Messages:
    2,291
    Likes Received:
    3,762
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Location:
    Boston
    Thanks @mdubs for the great start to a new thread. Happy New Year all!!
     


  5. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

    Messages:
    7,350
    Likes Received:
    4,494
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Starting off 2016 with Ravello and Hand-Stitching...

    Alden Ravello Shell Cordovan NST Bluchers. Aberdeen Last. TheShoeMart.
    Marcoliani Argyles OTC.
    Epaulet Cedar Lavender Check Rivet Chinos.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    -Mike
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2016


  6. TommyB

    TommyB Senior member

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    128
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Fantastic first post in the new thread, @mdubs!

    Happy New Year, everybody!
     


  7. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

    Messages:
    7,350
    Likes Received:
    4,494
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Location:
    San Diego, CA

    Thanks Gents! Have a safe, happy, and prosperous 2016!

    -Mike
     


  8. mrfixit

    mrfixit Senior member

    Messages:
    341
    Likes Received:
    190
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2014
    Location:
    Austin
    i'd like to share two recent acquisitions, both on the plaza last. pardon the dust and noob photo skills.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    The NSTs are lovely and i can't wait to wear them...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]




    The wingtips are amazing as well...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]




    but I will be giving them up due to the flaws pictured below. This is my 14th pair of Alden (all firsts) and only the first pair i have received with notable flaws.
    I was offered the option to send back to Alden for repair of the scratches and nails, but on principle I cannot accept a repaired boot at this cost. Something to consider when purchasing from leffot is that there are generally no returns, even for a defective pair. Props to them for working with me in this instance.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2016


  9. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

    Messages:
    7,350
    Likes Received:
    4,494
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    The Plaza NSTs are just a perfect pairing. I think the Plaza Last is the best looking last with the NST stitch pattern. I have a pair of those and love them.

    The Leffot WT Boots are just superb. I am sorry about the damage on your boots. Leffot is a top notch retailer and will take care of their customers.

    -Mike
     


  10. Mghart

    Mghart Senior member

    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    225
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2014
    Happy New Years! And subbed. Here was a family photo I took yesterday. Barely a year and a half getting into Alden's and it just some how grew..
    [​IMG]
     


  11. Rstldr

    Rstldr Senior member

    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    216
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    Mdubs, thanks for starting this off with a great intro! Happy new year!
    Looking forward to a few new acquisitions in 2016, starting with Yenni's reverse chamois wt!!
     


  12. Wesley Crusher

    Wesley Crusher Senior member

    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    100
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2015
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hey all,

    Happy New Year!

    Picking up from where I left off on the old thread, I am still in the market for my first pair of cordovan Aldens. I had previously mentioned that I was looking into the 975s, but the 4070 straight tip boots that Alden SF has caught my eye. I am really digging the look of the 4070s compared to the 4060s. The barrie last, 360 degree welt and speed hooks are small details, but seem to really transform the boot into a more casual, less formal boot (which is a big plus for me). I feel like the 975s are a more logical choice, but the boots are really calling my name...
     


  13. Rstldr

    Rstldr Senior member

    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    216
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    Code:
    
    
    Ensign crusher- just kidding! Sounds like you are leaning towards the boots over the 975s which you will probably acquire next. I say go with the 4070 Bc it seems it will make you happy [​IMG]. Then sooner than you think you'll find yourself ordering the 975! It's just how it seems to happen!
     


  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Messages:
    35,138
    Likes Received:
    12,351
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    About as excellent and comprehensive a first post as you are likely to find, anywhere, on any forum, about any specific subject. Awesome @mdubs
     


  15. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,078
    Likes Received:
    1,185
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    

    Get what you want, what you like, and what suits your taste. 975 is very popular and deservedly so but I have 8 pairs of Aldens and no 975s - and almost definitely won't ever get myself a pair bc they're not for me (or rather, there are many things I personally prefer). There is no right or wrong.
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by