***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Senior member

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    and the last
    and the sole
    and the lining
    and the color
    and the cost.

    but other than that, it's the exact same shoe!
     


  2. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Senior member

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    An experimental shoe for us: shell cordovan elastic slip-on chukka boot on the Plaza.

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    this is great. I think i remember seeing this boot in the barrie last. I am in the market for a chelsea boot and this would be a great alternative
     


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    mr chorizo Senior member

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    Tom, that's a very cool boot. Is that a stock alden pattern or did you guys collaborate on it?
     


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    Tom

    Very attractive boot - big question is how will it look/feel after lots of use. There needs to be just the right balance allowing enough movement to put it on/take it off while at the same time ensure that the boots fits properly.

    Again, LS leads and all others follow!
     


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    jt2gt Senior member

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    Thanks for the clarification...I figured there was more than just bdeuce22's quick "is this for real" reply (but then again he does have over 6000 posts here) :D

    So...do all those make it a more comfortable easy wearing chukka...is that why everyone is raving about it?

    Thanks...JT
     


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    placed an order for some snuff suede chukkas.


    jt, to answer your question and after re-reading your post in a non-bourbon induced state of mind there are differences in both, obvi. your wording made it sound like a lot of people prefer the suede chukkas over the #8 shells. imo, i prefer #8, but both have their place.

    Last - suede is typically on the Leydon and the #8 is typically on the Barrie. all depends on your foot. some guys fit in others better, but i don't have that problem.

    Sole - Suedes typically have single leather, #8 typically comes in double leather. you can feel the difference, but comfort is the same for me. i have not seen suedes in a commando sole, but #8s sometimes get made up with them. Commando is a really nice sole.

    Lining - unlined or lined. doesn't matter to me. unlined may be a little more comfy, but that is debatable since both are comfy.

    both serve different purposes for me. IMO, if you can only get one, i'd go with #8 shell, that is if you can spare the extra $$$. i think #8 is bit more versatile, but that's just my opinion and personal taste.
     


  8. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    and i say typically because stores like leffot, leathersoul, AofC, etc do all sorts of combinations of popular models.
     


  9. Alcibiades

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    Quick question - to those that have cordovan indy shoes, what do you wear them with? I have my eyes on a pair, but I don't see how I can wear them with anything but jeans or chinos. All my other cordovans can be work with jeans, chinos, slacks and suits. I don't know if I would get full value out of $700 shiny Indy. Plus, I already have a classic Indy with a commando sole for fall/winter. Thoughts? The Indy in question is whiskey
     


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    Cordo Indys work well with cords and tweeds. Heavier flannels too.
     


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    Tom is this for sale?
     


  12. Odd I/O

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    Alden has the pattern for a lazy-man chukka but no pattern for a balmoral boot? :confused:
     


  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    color 8 lhs
    sans argyles
     


  14. jasonfoote303

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    Alden has made balmoral boots in the past. I saw one in person when I was at the factory. I don't know why they stopped... sounds like there is still some interest in the style.
    Balmoral boots don't feel very "Alden" to me. I don't know their history, but I've always thought of them as more of an English type of shoe.
     


  15. Odd I/O

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    Really? They are considered to be more dressy. To be clear pics below to illustrate exactly what I'm talking about:

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