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The Official Alden Thread for 2019 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Thrift Couture

    Thrift Couture Distinguished Member

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    Indy in shell, not too bad... Looks good to me.
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    Thanks for the code....did you size the same as standard lined LHS?
     

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    Very nice shade. Good job on the customization as well.

    I'll say......
     

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    Helps to have the machine stitch. The hand stitch on the shell in the boots doesn’t look as good to me, and the fact that it is totally squared off bothers me and makes the boot look extra clunky.
     

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    audog Stylish Dinosaur

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    I would say split toe boots might be "dressier" in general, however a split toe boot in something like reverse chamois would be less "dressier" than a plain toe boot in something like color 8 or Ravello. But if both were same leather, I'd say split toe.
     

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    audog Stylish Dinosaur

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    A great all weather boot, handles rain/snow just fine. Might need to oil them after a lot of use, but mine have been used all winter in snow, ice,rain and look great with little if any cleaning or work on them.
     

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    The fact that it has the dark sole edge makes it less clunky, and it doesn't hurt that I wear a 9.5D.
     

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    Do BB retail stores have stock on Alden shell that does not show on the BB webstore?
    If so, how does one search the in-store stock?
     

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    Thanks, gentlemen!
     

  10. audog

    audog Stylish Dinosaur

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    looked at the pre-order, it's a nice boot. FWIW, the A/T sole is even better in snow than the Commando sole, but does make a boot look "clunkier". Yenni doesn't seem to have a chamois on A/T. Adam does.
     

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    Unfortunately, I haven’t found my size in either yet. I own 11D lined shell and 11.5B unlined shell. I ordered 12B and it was a tad too roomy at the vamp and heel.
     

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    Last time I was in Barcelona, it was the Alden snuff suede chukka that spent the most amount of time on foot. Excellent choice!

    Incidentally, my employer's HQ is in Barcelona, while US operations are in RTP. Just may cross paths with you one of these days.
     

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    audog Stylish Dinosaur

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    TSM Natty plain toe boots on TB for granddaughter duty today IMG_4993.jpeg IMG_4995.jpeg
     

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    Comparing some machine-stitch to hand-stitch to help lurkers understand 5A8F211A-8CCD-43BA-84E9-44B6EC586921.jpeg BDBF0428-F148-4D01-823B-CF35DCF88630.jpeg 863E6525-F915-49A3-8876-04D3525C8443.jpeg 0E24CBCC-2864-4DC1-BC36-2426FADA1308.jpeg
     

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