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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    the one size fits all chups, whats the upper limit on that pair? 10, 11? what size do you take in brannock? and do you get heel slip when wearing them.
     
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  2. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    NAMOR, I can't wear the one size CHUPs. I have to get Larges. I think you should go that way as well.

    -Mike
     


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    JSO1 Senior member

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    So I've been on a bit of a good streak lately, and have been able to snag a lot of my favorite makeups. More details on all of them in a comprehensive post this weekend, but for now, enjoy these, which arrived today.

    Ravello Chukkas! These have an incredibly nice shade of Ravello, from 2012.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Thank You Sir.

    Alden San Diego :)
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    thank you sir, ill keep an eye out!
     


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    marvaments Senior member

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    Don't wear these often, forgot how much I liked them...Whiskey LWB with Epaulet EFF REDA Danube Crosshatch

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    Classic boots, good look.

    Don, nice job repping the calfskin!

    Love it, RTP. Man I sure wish it was sunny and 75 instead of staring down 15-20" of snow. Love the Titleist muscleback. I'm a Mizuno guy but appreciate the heck out of Titleist gear. Those shoes are looking good, probably look even better when the birdies are dropping!

    Amazing rich color.

    I'm not usually a snuff guy, but those are making me think twice...

    Let's see here...classic Made in USA golf shoes with the croc/gator aesthetic, a trusty Callaway forged iron, and what appears to be Italian or Sicilian painted ceramic. You are a man of the world!

    Unbelievable one-two punch. Love the all-eyelet look on the Brixtons/Hallecks.

    Dipped in caramel.

    This image will probably show up in a fashion magazine somewhere.

    Tried and true.
     


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    FLW Senior member

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    Question for the experts:

    I just received a pair of PCT boots in #8 shell cordovan. To me, the finishing on this pair is awful... as in, they seem like they should be seconds. Here are the issues:

    Very small welts (3-4 mm across, about 5 of them) on the heel of one boot
    Brogueing off-center where the shaft is sewn to the vamp
    Shaft stretched so tight on one boot that the brogueing has actually been stretched from circles into ovals
    Scratch on the toe of one boot, circular about 1/4 inch long
    Pin prick sized hole on the vamp where it almost looks like a needle was passed through the leather with no thread

    These are going back, no matter what, but am I over-reacting here? Has shell gotten this scarce that these now pass for first quality?

    I am just trying to gauge what to expect in the future. Thanks!
     


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    Rstldr Senior member

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    Namor. I'm 10.5EE TTS and have a few chups pairs in one size fits "all". I'll say that I can get them on and they are not uncomfortable - but getting them on over my heel is a chore. Next purchase of chups will be in a large size if I can find them. Hope that helps.
     


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    ironclad Senior member

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    Those don't sound like seconds to me.

    More like thirds!

    Care to share any pics?
     


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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    gave the gf all my chups, just couldnt pull them on/off
     


  14. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    welcome,
    #8 will lighten with wear, but it will not lighten to look like old #8. this saddens me.
    you should try barrie size 10E.
    lots of factors play into cordovan rolls: fit, shoe design, hide thickness, frequency of wear. Mike fastidiously attacks rolls, not fair to compare his shoes to anyone else's.
    lovely ravello - blue trouser combo.
    thanks for the kind words. these are on the plaza last for leather soul. i like the look, takes forever to lace "all blind eyelets"
    thank you sir. nice golf saddles. i will get nicer golf shoes someday.
    2/2!! you wear them well.
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    Sure thing!

    Scratch
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    Warped brogue (looks like a footprint)
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    Welts
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    Shoddy brogueing (this is the least severe of all of them for sure)
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    Needle hole
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    These were brand new, first quality from a trusted Alden seller, mind you. I would honestly expect better from Meermin or Jack Erwin. I have six Aldens already, so I know that this is (or at least has been) out of the norm.

    Anyone else seen something like this? Esp. with shell?
     


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