• We would like to welcome Ratio Clothing as an official Affiliate Vendor. Ratio Clothing specializes in American-made custom shirts offered at a fair price with guaranteed perfect fit. Please visit their new thread and give them a warm welcome.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

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

ScarsdaleVibe

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2016
Messages
317
Reaction score
575
Is TSM the only retailer that has a color #8 perforated cap-toed boot with an antique edge and leather outsole?

Also, does this boot exist without the medallion?
AOC Color 8 Shell Cordovan Medallion Straight Tip Boot
View attachment 1223735
You'll probably want to wait around until Leffot has Naval Boots again.
 

James1051

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2013
Messages
4,403
Reaction score
11,937
Always love new acquisition days. Received my AoC 9Bs from Adam today. Unfortunately probably going to be a couple more weeks before I can wear shell boots again but really excited to work these into the rotation.

View attachment 1223734View attachment 1223736
These are stellar!

Is TSM the only retailer that has a color #8 perforated cap-toed boot with an antique edge and leather outsole?

Also, does this boot exist without the medallion?
AOC Color 8 Shell Cordovan Medallion Straight Tip Boot
View attachment 1223735
and so are these!
 

GGMac

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 2, 2017
Messages
320
Reaction score
1,626
Is TSM the only retailer that has a color #8 perforated cap-toed boot with an antique edge and leather outsole?

Also, does this boot exist without the medallion?
AOC Color 8 Shell Cordovan Medallion Straight Tip Boot
View attachment 1223735
Brogue’s jumper had a 270 degree flat welt, antique, hooks, on double waterloc. Not sure if Mack intends to run again but it’s a great makeup.

B5487CE7-2C99-43D9-BE07-689305B6D98A.jpeg
 

Milksteakboiledhard

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 22, 2017
Messages
628
Reaction score
2,197
A few more pics in bright light. This is after a quick wipe down, conditioning last night, and brushing this morning. 2nd pic shows the mark on the eyelet I was mentioning yesterday. Still not certain what it is but I don't think it's an issue. 3rd pic shows possibly some micro-creasing. I am not quite sure. Thoughts? Significant? Last pic is of the insole - pretty certain it's leather.

Oh yeah, I also wanted to comment on sizing. I actually find these to run basically true to size so I am going to have to disagree with everyone saying they run huge. At least this pair seems to be about the way that I'd imagine a 93605 or 93602 feel in the same 9.5E just based upon my trying a 9.5D and 10D in those two models (and for the worriers among us, I tried them without laces and without flexing the shoes. I couldnt resist today.)

View attachment 1221564

View attachment 1221565View attachment 1221566
View attachment 1221567
You'll probably want to wait around until Leffot has Naval Boots again.
Brogue’s jumper had a 270 degree flat welt, antique, hooks, on double waterloc. Not sure if Mack intends to run again but it’s a great makeup.

View attachment 1223911
Thanks guys both those make ups are what I'm looking for.
 

honestpanda

Senior Member
Joined
May 8, 2017
Messages
506
Reaction score
868

JSO1

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 12, 2014
Messages
3,700
Reaction score
7,428
Horween chamois is literally a fat liquored nubuck. The leather used on these is the smooth side of the tobacco chamois, same as Alden of Carmel’s all terrain indy
https://www.alden-of-carmel.com/shoes-tobacco-chamois-all-terrain-indy-boot-574.htm and the same as these Vibergs
Yes, I understand the similarity, but Alden refers to oiled nubuck and smooth chamois as different leathers. The all terrain Indy leather is called smooth tobacco chamois whereas the Vintage Indy leather is called oiled nubuck. There must be some difference. Perhaps it’s a supplier thing. Alden doesn’t use exclusively Horween leather.
 

JSO1

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 12, 2014
Messages
3,700
Reaction score
7,428
From doing some more reading it looks like Alden has both “oiled nubuck” and “tobacco chamois” from Horween. Maybe there isn’t any difference, after all. Guess only Alden or Horween would know. But I’ve had pairs called by both names and they have seemed different, with tobacco chamois being softer, less variegated, but more oily.
 

honestpanda

Senior Member
Joined
May 8, 2017
Messages
506
Reaction score
868
Yes, I understand the similarity, but Alden refers to oiled nubuck and smooth chamois as different leathers. The all terrain Indy leather is called smooth tobacco chamois whereas the Vintage Indy leather is called oiled nubuck. There must be some difference. Perhaps it’s a supplier thing. Alden doesn’t use exclusively Horween leather.
It’s the same leather. Here’s Sherman Brothers calling it Tobacco Oiled Nubuck and Tobacco Chamois in the same listing, https://www.shermanbrothers.com/alden-plain-toe-blucher-tobacco-oiled-nubuck-9431s/. Most likely retailers choose to call it oiled nubuck instead of chamois to better convey to their customers the characteristics of the leather.
 

JSO1

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 12, 2014
Messages
3,700
Reaction score
7,428
It’s the same leather. Here’s Sherman Brothers calling it Tobacco Oiled Nubuck and Tobacco Chamois in the same listing, https://www.shermanbrothers.com/alden-plain-toe-blucher-tobacco-oiled-nubuck-9431s/. Most likely retailers choose to call it oiled nubuck instead of chamois to better convey to their customers the characteristics of the leather.
Makes sense. I’ll check with Alden to see if there is any difference beyond the naming or whether it’s just confusing marketing. Thanks for helping to clear that up.
 

Featured Sponsor

What's your favorite type of loafer?

  • Tassel loafers

  • Penny loafers

  • Horsebit loafers

  • Kiltie loafers

  • I hate loafers


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
424,145
Messages
9,091,428
Members
191,260
Latest member
AILLAILLLK5

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Top