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. Akeem

    Akeem Senior member

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    Thumbs up to David Lane straps. My french ammo DLD strap is one of my favorites.
     


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    swils8610 Senior member

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    I bought these from Adam at Alden of Carmel. They arrived last week and I promptly put them away until next fall as I thought spring had sprung in Buffalo. I was wrong! About 5 inches of snow gave me good reason to try out the Comando sole!!
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    I'd heard my snuff WTB's might arrive last week - now trying to forget i heard... :(

    (I don't know how you guys survive multi-year pre-orders)
     


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    I am considering ordering a 901 be made up for me in cordovan as they are not usually created for my width. I was told it would be about 4 months from order to delivery. Can I get the sense of the forum on whether this is an accurate estimate or terribly understated. I am not interested in a full year or multi-year wait time. I would also like to get votes between burgundy or black. Thanks.
     


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    In the same boat.... Although thinking about certain other preorders keeps me from making a fuss. Hopefully this week they show up [​IMG]
     


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    I know this has been discussed before, but I've never felt confident as to a consensus:
    There's been some talk about shell boots being lasted a bit larger due to the nature of the shell leather (possibly because it's more water resistant, so it doesn't take to the steam so well during the lasting process?)

    Those of you owning Indy boots in both shell and non-shell. Do you go with exactly the same size, or a half size smaller in shell?

    Thanks!
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Looking very good Swils today in your new Wingtip Boots. Like them argyles to of course! :)

    -Mike
     


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    I go the same size in Indy.

    I remember reading that the thought was the shell couldnt stretch as much over the last like other materials, possibly accounting for a perceived roomier end result
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I go 10.5B on the Indy Boot personally. On Shell and CXL.

    -Mike
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Yeah, Shell doesn't stretch over time like other materials, due to the denser pore structure that makes the Shell that we know and love. However, it also doesn't get pulled as tightly over the Last as say a Calfskin would due to the fact that it doesn't stretch and if overtightened it cracks or rips. Thus it sort of balances out after time... Though CXL seems to stretch a lot after wear.

    -Mike
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Monday. Alden x ShoeMart Black Shell Cordovan Semi-Brogue Medallion Cap Toe Boot on the Plaza Last. Marcoliani Aqua Argyles OTC. Glen Plaid Suit.

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    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    I go same size in shell or calf no matter the last. For me, the size difference is not great enough to warrant a size change.
     


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    Thanks friends. I feel confident now as to my possible next purchase!
     


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    Looking good in your @mdubs boots! Nice combo with the grey ;)

    I agree - I've never changed sizes due to leather, but I would guess that for people who are really right on the edge between sizes, especially in certain lasts, that it might help.
     


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    linafelt Senior member

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    Anyone have experience with the Stafford Plain Toe Boot, being offered by Need Supply?

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    Be interested to see the boots with some wear.
     


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