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***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. MattPol

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    They are Barrie, but they kind of look like they are Plaza to me.
     
  2. Profligate47

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    Great shoes! Enjoy wearing!
     
  3. patrick_b

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    You and me both! I kept adding color 8 chukkas to my cart but never pulled the trigger to check out. I figured I'd pick 'em up later. I am furious at that blunder.


    In retrospect, I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did. Kudos to all you guys that took advantage. I loved reading about the guy who got the discount at the J Crew store in Copley Sq, Boston. Well done!
     
  4. FrankCowperwood

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    If you can wear an 11D in the #8 chukka, I've noted that Alden of Carmel has a pair on its irregulars page for a pretty reasonable price. I have a pair of LWBs from AoC deemed irregular, with no flaw noticeable to my eye. Don't know if it's the same for these chukkas, but maybe you can have them after all.
     
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    brother, I am with you - I bought these as my 1st pair of Aldens and I absolutely love them -
     
  6. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Question- What's the best Alden for snowy conditions?

    I don't mean trekking in the snow but more for around town when it might be snow on the ground or snowing.
     
  7. CharlesT44

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    Personally, I've been using cordovan boots with the commando sole. I'd recommend #8 if your worried about water spots. My whiskey tankers have a number of water stains around the sides. Personally I really like it.
     
  8. El Argentino

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    How does the standard sole on an Indy deal w/ snow in a similar fashion? I would think a commando would be the obvious best option, but otherwise?

    Have to deal with occasional snowfall here in Utah, and would like to know how to minimize damage acquired.
     
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  9. ninja07

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    they are the Leftfield NYC contest duck chinos from over at sufu
     
  10. zippyh

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    Those standard Indy soles are death slippery in wet mud so I imagine they'd be just as bad in snow.

    I think those lug soles like on the kudu Indy might be even better than the commando.
     
  11. WhatAboutBob

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    I like the Indy 404 with the vibram sole.
     
  12. Michigan Planner

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    I usually wear my shell #8 Indy boots if I am out and about with a bit of snow or slush on the ground. The shell just seems to clean up so much easier and quicker than any of my other leather.
     
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    Really? I disagree. I won't dispute that commando and lug soles are better for grip and traction in inclement conditions, but the neocork sole on a pair of Indy boots works quite well for a lot of weather, including snow and mud, as long as you're sure of your footing. I find the neocork sole just fine for year round wear that includes some snow and rain.
     
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  14. NewYorkIslander

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    Hey man- I am familiar with the Barrie, Modified and Trubaance. I find the Modified last (for my foot) is wider than the Barrie. 9D Modified fits me great, while 9D in Barrie is a snug fit, the E width for me in Barrie is too wide. I find the Trubalance last to be a little bit bigger overall last to the Barrie, whereas the Modified has a more tapered mid foot under the arch, opening up to a wider forefoot. Don't know if the terminology is correct, maybe someone else can explain it better.
     
  15. Pastor

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    Finally got around to taking a family pic of the cordovan boots. In order they are Allen Edmonds Dalton in Walnut Crodovan, Alden wt in Ravello, Alden Indy in Cigar, & Alden Captoe in #8.

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  16. El Argentino

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    Glorious. Well done.
     
  17. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    great stuff Pastor but these boots deserve a zippy style outdoor lighting pic
     
  18. Pastor

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    Planned on doing some outside shots but it's rainy today. Maybe later...
     
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    If you're worried about damage, the neocork sole should be just fine.
     
  20. El Argentino

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    Alright friends - the moment of truth has arrived. The final paycheck is in, and I'm going to purchase my pair of Indy's today.

    Do I go with the 403 in Natural Chromexcel or Brown Chromexcel? I suspect both would work with my wardrobe, I'd just like an outside source to help through the decision process :embar:
     
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