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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.

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    Adam was RIGHT!!! When I ordered the Indy boots pictured in my snow photo earlier today, I told him I was needing a good boot to wear in snow while running snowblower and walking dog. He said "don't worry, they will handle it". Today I got to experiment with them vs the AE Higgins Mills boot. HM=slippery and wet feet, Alden=not slippery, dry feet (both were worn for 1/2 hour while running the snowblower). I think I may get rid of the HM's as I have Natty Indy's and prefer either Lug or Commando sole to Dainite. Or just relegate them to "nice weather" boots as they don't make Natty HM any more. But Adam was RIGHT!!!
     

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    Those laces are really nice and look good with the suede. I may have to order some. Are they waxed well? Or straight cotton.
     

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    Cross Post question from AE thread. Has anyone here ever ordered a pair of trousers from a company named Hertling, in NY? Got an email and there is a pair of Donegal Trousers with side tabs that look very interesting. But I have no experience with the company.
     

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    Yes, myself and many others here have trousers from Hertling. I’ve purchased all mine through @Epaulet and they are quality trousers. Just make sure the fit is what you are looking for but quality isn’t an issue.
     

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    Thank you.
     

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    We got DUMPED on big time. We're so close so I suspect we are in the same storm. I have yet to shovel my driveway, waiting for it to stop before I go out and work hard!
     

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    Should a Balmoral Barrie and a Blucher Barrie lasted shoe fit the same way? In other words, take the same size across both styles?

    Seems like a silly question, but just one I wanted to get answered.
     

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    I'm too old and lazy to actually use a shovel :), so I use my snowblower (plus running it is fun). But the thing is maxed out at about 6 inches of snow depth, so I do it two or three times depending on the storm. I know I will be out there again later today/early evening as it's still FREAKIN' SNOWING and we have had 7 inches at my house so far. Dog loves it though.
     

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    Yep, same storm. Been watching weather channel and it seems to stretch from Kansas to Ohio or so.
     

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    I agree, but I know the fit works for me, and I have literally no blue denim that fits at the moment, so I grabbed some. Can't beat the price...
     

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    My favorite and most worn Aldens. Indy boots by JCrew...

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    Hi all, first time to this thread but not really new to Alden. Wanted to get some recommendations on upkeep for some chromexcel Indy’s. I’ve had them about 2 years and have done nothing to them but a stiff brush before and after wear. I’m thinking it’s time for some conditioning as I wear them pretty hard (they are my primary wet weather boot). What, if anything, do you use? I’m not looking to add a shine, mainly just make sure I keep the leather in good condition and don’t let it begin to dry out. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Nice choice. That version is my favorite Indy boot build. Brass eyelets, 360 welt, kudu, commando... yep.
     

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