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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. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Distinguished Member

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    The other instance is the Strand by AE and I only mention that cuz Alden has no 3/4 brogue oxford in brown cordovan....

    At least not at the moment....
     


  2. ReppTiePrepster

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    Have to agree! The Dundee isn't quite as comfortable, and isn't finished quite as well, but I highly recommend it. These are my walnut shell Dundees...
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  3. Wesley Crusher

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    Very nice! [​IMG]
     


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    Agreed @ wigglr. I have two pairs of Indy boots; (Snuff Suede and Ultimate Indy (CXL). My eyelets are even closer when laced up and almost touching at the top. That is due to my skinny ankles :) They fit properly, so no worries.
     


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    The Carmina longwing is awesome as well, and comes in a great shade (cognac, like mahogany, somewhere between ravello and color 8). But it's narrower and pointier than the Alden LWB and not as iconic. But close to the same price with slightly nicer finishing, and comes with free trees. A good substitute for ravello if you're not up for the wait.

    For color 8, nothing tops the 975 though (with black edges of course).
     
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  6. HenryIII

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    Stop it! Just stop it!
     


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    Those look like they were dipped in chocolate. [​IMG]
     


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    Something a little bit different... Someone sent me a pair of vintage Alden 986s in Horween #8 Shell Cordovan and asked if I could try to make a card holder out of them. Here is the result. I documented my entire process from deconstruction, burnishing, hand stitching to edge finishing and added a bit of commentary as well. You can find that image album here. Incredibly fun project to do and I'm pleased with the results. Let me know your thoughts!

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    I just came back from vacacions and this is what I found:

    - Color 8 wingtip boot plaza last (Leffot)
    - Cigar PTB plaza last (HL)

    I think the plaza last is awesome and I am sorry for the bad quality of the picture :)

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    ^ very nice acquisitions, and kind of crazy how dark both cigar and color 8 is now.
     
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    Greetings everyone,
    I have purchased a pair of recently-recrafted Alden 990s. The shoes are in great condition for the fair price I paid, but I was wondering what to do about the damaged/split cuffs on both of the shoes (perhaps caused by the previous owner not using a shoehorn). What can--and should--a cobbler do (to at least prevent it from getting worse)?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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    Contemporary Alden Cigar is the new black...
     


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    I saw this, and every time I see this thread I want to buy three more shoes!

    These are cordovan?
     
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  15. Watchman1

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    Yep.
     


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