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THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

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I've only seen it labeled as a 'brown cowhide/calf' or 'work boot leather'. I just got a pair earlier before shutdown and it is back to the closer original shade of brown as opposed to the 'pumpkin' color it was for awhile. I'm actually preferring this boot to the 403 cxl version a lot.
It has some reddish undertones in real life? I’m debating between the new 405 Vs another style in that same shade/type of leather. Do you know of any other Alden boot styles with the same shade?
 

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It has some reddish undertones in real life? I’m debating between the new 405 Vs another style in that same shade/type of leather. Do you know of any other Alden boot styles with the same shade?
Yes, definitely has red undertones. I'd say the below pic is fairly representative of my pair. Not aware of anything else using that leather currently but the updated 405s are one of my favorite casual models

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Yes, definitely has red undertones. I'd say the below pic is fairly representative of my pair. Not aware of anything else using that leather currently but the updated 405s are one of my favorite casual models

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Yeah I love em. I don’t know of any other boot in that same shade. I was looking for a slightly dressier vibe. Not super dressy but a little more. What’s close to it, walnut? Cognac?
 

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@sterlingindigo My 405s are the same as @Vocans Its a nice color, but I would say it wouldn't dress up at all. The new Madison Brown calf Alden has looks quite nice though but I've only seen tankers from AoM and LHS from the SF shop in that leather. I've had the burnished tan wingtip boots in the past and while its a nice color, its a bit loud depending on what you wear with it.
 

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@sterlingindigo My 405s are the same as @Vocans Its a nice color, but I would say it wouldn't dress up at all. The new Madison Brown calf Alden has looks quite nice though but I've only seen tankers from AoM and LHS from the SF shop in that leather. I've had the burnished tan wingtip boots in the past and while its a nice color, its a bit loud depending on what you wear with it.
Do you think the brown scotch/alpine grain color is similar enough to 4/new Indy?
 

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