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. stevefok

    stevefok Senior member

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    Hah..you are welcome! You should spend some time reading through Mdubs' Alden of San Diego blog and you will find plenty of great info.

    I agree sometimes it hard to distinguish No8(dark burgundy) and Cigar(dark brown), especially when both colors become significantly darker recently than before.

    The color of the shoes can be revealed by the model number inside the shoes. Take the Longwing as an example, the model number of color 8 longwing is 975, cigar longwing is 97894, ravello longwing is 97504 etc.

    Then you can do some research on the internet or send an enquiry email to Alden to know the true identity of the shoes.
     
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    San780 Senior member

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    Thank you, Steve.

    The shell bluchers in question are extremely dark brown with some burgundy aspect at the heel (but not at the toe box). I am trying to pick up Cordovan cream to take care of these shoes and that's why I'm wondering about the official Horween color. I guess I'll have to write to Alden.

    The internal markings are as follows:

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  3. JSO1

    JSO1 Senior member

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    Those are Color 8 (Dark Burgundy).
     
  4. San780

    San780 Senior member

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    Thank you very much for clarifying that for me!
     
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    chrisefi Senior member

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    Dude, this shade of Ravello is incredible! Very nice my friend.
    I love these! Very nice tones and they look like they patina well. Great boots!
     
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    schmallo15 Senior member

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    Thanks for the kind words, Gents. I actually can't take credit for the patina as these were purchased from the B&S forum. They were in need of a good cleaning so this is what they look like after some Venetian, deer bone, and Saphir cordovan creme.
     
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    Brown suede unlined chukkas
     
  8. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    A few questions

    1) Where did you buy these laces?
    2) What size laces are appropriate for Alden boots in general

    Another question, for the board overall:

    Which retailer will replace a waterlock sole with the Alden commando sole? Moulded Shoe? Any others?
     
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    Anyone recognize the model number? Trying to determine the last.
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Might be my favorite cigar makeup! Enjoy them often and in great health my friend!
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    This one is a tricky last to identify, but from what I can remember, this wingtip is on the plaza last. (very similar to the BB wingtip bal)
     
  12. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    Beauties! Trubalance?
     
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    Thank you ! yes, TB last
     
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    Plaza last. Exclusive makeup to Pelle Line.
     
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    TommyB Senior member

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    Those are stunning! I'm usually not a TruBalance kind of guy but I would make an exception for a cigar or whiskey Indy.
    Nice pants too.
     
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