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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. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    I know they had this deal around black friday. Is this active?
     
  2. ibitegirls

    ibitegirls Well-Known Member

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    here we go, my first indy's. extremely comfortable to wear throughout the day. i was able to get a good deal on these from TBS, see below.
    one issue with these is the tongue tends to slide slightly (shoe on the left). this can be remedy by not tightening the laces too much. very happy with this purchase and the compliments that I've received.
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    Alden - Indy Boot Burgundy Waxed Leather
    Size: US 9,5
    ald-fw11-0035
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    USD 322.00
    Subtotal
    USD 322.00
    Shipping & Handling
    USD 10.00
    Grand Total
    USD 332.00
     
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  3. randomkoreandude

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    I'd say the contrast on the welt on the brown Indys stands out pretty well, too. I get comments on mine all the time, although I'm also not usually around people that wear much more than boat shoes or cowboy boots.
     
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    Indy Shoes...only Aldens I've had comments on so far.
     
  6. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

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    I agree, I got the same boots (basically) from jcrew during their pre-holiday 30% off deal. Mine ended up being $352 which seemed like a pretty good deal. They are comfortable and look pretty good at work ( I can dress casual all day long....). I haven't had the tongue issue although I don't pay much attention once I put them on....


     
  7. pdecker78

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    For all you Alden fans out there, a quick question. I purchased a pair of Alden split toe cordovan loafers (style 1030) a few weeks back and I'm having some sizing issues. The shoe is on the Grant last, which seems to be one of their less common. The salesperson at the Alden on Madison (NYC) store put me in a pair of 11.5 C, which seemed to fit perfectly at first. I've worn them about 10 times now and I feel some pressure around the ball of my foot and on the outside of my smallest two toes. I think the width is correct as I can move my foot left and right a bit inside the shoe, but I feel it may just be a little on the short side. I would like to order another pair (mine are color #8 and I would like a black pair, as well), but I can't decide if I should go up to a 12 C. I definitely think I need a little more room in the toe area, but I'm concerned that there will be too much heel slip considering the 11.5 shoe already allows some slip. I went to a local store that sells Aldens (Sherman Bros.), but none on the Grant last. I tried on the tassel moc (style 563) on the Aberdeen last and the 12 C fit perfect. The salesperson there seems to think it has to do with my toes measuring a 11.5 but the ball of my foot measuring a 12. Any thoughts on sizing similarities between the Grant and Aberdeen lasts?
     
  8. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    I stopped by there when the rumor first came up, none of the guys heard of a ravello boot arriving there anytime soon. Honestly I doubt Alden would allocate J Crew enough ravello for it to make sense.
     
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    You never know. J. Crew is probably a big buyer.
     
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    phototristan Senior member

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    ibitegirls Well-Known Member

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    Thank God for JCREW [​IMG]
     
  12. makewayhomer

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    that's why it wouldn't work. J. Crew is far too big to bother with anything like would be done in a small run of pieces. moreso I doubt their buyers and planners would do happy to plan something they need to wait 12+ months on to show results from
     
  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    enjoy wearing good looking cigar with argyles. the method should be used after every wearing
     
  14. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    here is my pic
    Alden x J. Gilbert Footwear Color 8 Shell Cordovan Cap Toe Boot- Plaza Last


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  15. 1k2go

    1k2go Active Member

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    Hey guys -

    I'm really looking for BLACK FLEX LONGWING (LSW) similar to Leather Soul had a few months back. Anyone know where I can pick some up?[​IMG]
     
  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    well stated
     
  17. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    enjoy wearing
     
  18. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    color 8 monks
    argyles otc
     
  19. El Argentino

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    I have a product question -

    I've been looking around at local cobblers and repair shops for quality products to care for both my #8 Shell Shortwings as well as my CXL Indys. Saphir isn't super common out here, and have yet to find Venetian Shoe Cream, but have found a few people that swear by "Meltonian" - any experience w/ products? Quality or not? Do I trust such boot & shoe cream on my babies? Thanks for any recommendations or info -

    [​IMG]

    (I know - mirror image from photo booth)
     
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