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The Official Alden Thread for 2018 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Distinguished Member

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    Every time I see pictures of these I kick myself for not jumping on that J.Crew deal when they were first released. They just didn't speak to me. I guess now I know next time it's better to buy and return than not buy.

    Looking good. Did you size down half a size? Regular width? They don't look very modified last at all.
     

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    Mocha for breakfast. Alden x Leffot mocha shell .
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    Alden x Leffot alpine grain boots in the office today
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    Color 8 tankers today. Happy Friday, everyone.

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    Leffot suede Indy's for a chilly Friday morning. IMG_3995.jpeg
     

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    Finally got to wearing my Alden 6 eyelet plain toe chukka from B&M. Got rid of the flat laces and went with round laces. I like this look better on these shoes as they are less formal. Still not sure if I know what I'm doing with laces but experimenting has been fun ... 20181207_075351.jpg
     

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    Its casual Friday and I, too, went with the 6 eyelet chukka. Indoors and outdoor sunrise shots.

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    Two questions.

    1. I emailed Alden (with pics) to ask about care/product suggestions for the dryness/peeling on my Ravello shoes and they asked me to send the shoes to them for "inspection." Any clue what that means and what the process entails?

    2. Anyone know a good place for a leather dog collar that has a quick release snap buckle instead of the traditional belt buckle with prong?
     

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    It means they need to see them in person to determine if they need to refinish; pictures aren't enough. They will most likely strip and refinish them with new glazing in the affected areas...or may just strip the glazing.
     

  12. FibroblastsMakeLeather

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    Great looking pair of shoes! The Chukkas were my first pair of Alden. I purchased 2 more pair this year. Alden shoes unfortunately were not my entry to my shoe addiction. It started with AE 15 years ago in graduate school. I worked in London for a while and wandered around Jermyn Street. This of course led me to experiment with GYW shoes at places like Charles Tyrwhitt, where I could make mistakes. After making MANY mistakes with fit and style I finally had the courage to go into the Crockett and Jones shop and try on shoes. I also experimented with Alfred Sargent. Because of the pictures on Alden's website I couldn't understand the loyalty for 'clunky' Aldens. This forum, especially pics from @Misterg12 and @BackInTheJox indicated that I should visit an Alden store to see what all the fuss was about. I had a chance to visit Brick and Mortar and lucked into the pair of 6 eyelet Chukkas and started to gain an understanding and appreciation for Aldens. I am now hooked on the culture of different retailers making their own special makeup of the classics!
     
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    Thanks guys! I love a good Sinn, I've got the 757 and a U1T. As far as tool watches go few do them better. I just jumped on the NATO bandwagon and it works great on the 757. Now back to shoes.
     

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    Went same as TB/Barrie size, 8D. Technically 7.5E or EE in Barrie is a little better, and if these came in those sizes I might have tried them. But yeah I’d go with the usual half size down TB/Barrie method for these.
     

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    Wow! Nothing wrong with those.
     

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