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The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

mdubs

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Gentlemen, to bring in the New Year, I am rocking one of my favorites, and NYE classic...

Cigar Shell Cordovan LHS.

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-Mike
 

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I have a wide variety of Shell Cordovan belts from Alden, Allen Edmonds, Horween, Guarded Goods and have never had any problems or any concerns about the multiple pieces. Frankly, when it is worn, you really can't tell that it is multiple pieces anyways. I would buy it and enjoy it worry free!

-Mike

I have always found the discussion/concern about multiple pieces to be overblown. I have an AE C8 belt. Probably close to 10 years old and like with most Horween shell looks better now than it did when new.
 

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Here's a question for you guys. Someone recently left a comment on one of my recent Alden videos stating "this boot is not a 360° welt but a 270° welt with a heel rand (pre?)stitched to make it "look" like a 360° welt. It you look closer, you will see welt\rand joins on both sides of the boots." Is this true that Alden does not really use 360 welts?
 

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@ProfilaBinding

This doesn’t “feel” true to me. I’ve had some shifting on 270 welted Aldens but never on 360. (I’m going to be examining boots when I get home tonight lol.)
 

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Here's a question for you guys. Someone recently left a comment on one of my recent Alden videos stating "this boot is not a 360° welt but a 270° welt with a heel rand (pre?)stitched to make it "look" like a 360° welt. It you look closer, you will see welt\rand joins on both sides of the boots." Is this true that Alden does not really use 360 welts?

What is the boot in question?
 

ProfilaBinding

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What is the boot in question?
It's this one (N5802 on 379x last):

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Alright guys, I’d like to purchase some Alden loafers. My previous loafers are the Grant Stone Traveler in bourbon suede.

I’m looking at…
  • LHS color no. 8 (986)
  • LHS snuff suede (6243F)
  • Full strap color no. 8 (684)

Although no doubt in my mind I’ll get them all over time (one a year), I can’t seem to decide which one for 2024. Any thoughts?
 

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It's this one (N5802 on 379x last):

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The commenter is correct. That’s a 270 welt with a faux 360 heel. I forget what Alden calls this — something like “stitch around heel” — Alden won’t do a 360 welt on 379X or Modified so this is the only way to get 360 look on those lasts. Alden does, however, do true 360 welts on other lasts.

@BAK can confirm the terminology :)
 

Vincent George

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The commenter is correct. That’s a 270 welt with a faux 360 heel. I forget what Alden calls this — something like “stitch around heel” — Alden won’t do a 360 welt on 379X or Modified so this is the only way to get 360 look on those lasts. Alden does, however, do true 360 welts on other lasts.

@BAK can confirm the terminology :)
This is like finding out about Santa.
 

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