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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. rick

    rick Senior member

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    just ordered theses, should have monday. alden captoe trubalance last commando sole.

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  2. jaydc7

    jaydc7 Senior member

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    just a more general question ... for those of you who have cordovan indys:
    I have a pair of no8 indys and while i dont treat them like a pair of work boots, i wouldnt say i baby them in any way. I just choose not to wear them certain days depending on what I'm doing.
    Is the color of the new 405 different than the brown chromexcel?
    The 405 is adding 2 styles (403 and 404) one of which is made in brown chromexcel same as the leather soul ultimate indy and the jcrew indy. The 404 is brown kudu, and it seems all will have leather linings.
     
  3. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Double Waterloc - The double oiled leather sole on this boot is supposed to enhance durability in the wet, however I'm not sure how effective this really is in practise. The oiled sole gives greater traction overall, compared to a regular leather sole, but it is also softer and appears to wear down alot easier too. Does anyone have any experience with Alden's Double Waterloc Sole?
     
  4. MDMusic

    MDMusic New Member

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    To answer a question that was easked earlier, The ShoeMart Chromexcel for $450 is made with a much nicer leather lining, think LS UI. The 403 has a cheaper leather lining. The 403 leather lining reminds me of lambskin--some sort of thin,soft leather. I must note that I am specualting about the 403 as I have not received mine yet. The specualtion is based on the standard 405 that I received recently from The ShoeMart that was leather lined. There may be other upgrades that I didn't notice.
     
  5. Dethevn

    Dethevn Active Member

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    Thinking of pulling the trigger on these:

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    I'm looking for a dress-casual boot that would work with indigo denim and a black-ish suit. Would this work?
     
  6. edubs01

    edubs01 Senior member

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    What colors match best with shell cordovan #8
     
  7. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    leather soul just restocked their LS x SF Boot Alden SF Boot [​IMG] now comes in #8 and black shell
     
  8. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Actually trying to decide right now wether to go sf plaza boot or plaza wing tip boot

    Decisions decsions

    Kinda leaning towards sf boot but I know that the wing tip boot will be a must kop at some point
     
  9. iansir

    iansir Well-Known Member

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    Second new pair of Aldens this week, I am developing a serious problem... I couldn't turn these down though, they are ridiculously comfortable: From J Gilbert in Seattle "Cognac Wing Tip", soft calfskin uppers, single oiled leather sole, plaza last.
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  10. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Those are beautiful

    Plaza and Hampton last are so dreamy
     
  11. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Second new pair of Aldens this week, I am developing a serious problem... I couldn't turn these down though, they are ridiculously comfortable: From J Gilbert in Seattle "Cognac Wing Tip", soft calfskin uppers, single oiled leather sole, plaza last.
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    Very nice, I doubt I could have turned those down either.. I love that color..
     
  12. crosswound

    crosswound Senior member

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    edit never mind just looked up lol.
     
  13. crosswound

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    i'm trying to decide whether i should get a pair of aldens in plaza last from leathersoul or the roy boot. i'm leaning more towards a pair from leathersoul though right now.
     
  14. iansir

    iansir Well-Known Member

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    Glad you guys approve [​IMG] I really can't explain how comfortable the single leather flexible sole / soft calfskin combo is. By far the most comfortable leather shoes I've ever worn, it almost feels like wearing slippers....I can't wait until they are broken in!
     
  15. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    i had the roy boot and it was sweet ... definitely a very durable boot that will last but i found it kind of plain and too many other boots just look the exact same at a much cheaper price

    plus i have not gotten on the cordovan train and cant get off of it. im waiting for my LS 5th annys in #8 and the SF boot in black [​IMG]
     
  16. Seafinch

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    but i found it kind of plain and too many other boots just look the exact same at a much cheaper price

    Can you tell me what other boots you're talking about? I'm really close to pulling the trigger on the Roys and I'm curious what other similar boots you've found for cheaper. Thanks.
     
  17. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    Can you tell me what other boots you're talking about? I'm really close to pulling the trigger on the Roys and I'm curious what other similar boots you've found for cheaper. Thanks.


    They're kinda like red wings, wolverine or whatever... of course there are subtle differences but the general style is very alike.
     
  18. Epaulet

    Epaulet Senior member

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    Here's a pic of my stock 405's in the Presidio - I've been wearing them every day in San Francisco's crazy rainstorms of late.

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  19. Trapp

    Trapp Senior member

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    They're kinda like red wings, wolverine or whatever... of course there are subtle differences but the general style is very alike.

    One of the things the Roy's have that these others don't is the chromexcel leather. The only other boot out there (that I know of, at least) whose styling I like in this leather is the new chromexcel indy. If you already have an indy or two in rotation, but want a great looking and great wearing boot in the pull-up leather, the Roy is one way to go.
     
  20. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    Here's a pic of my stock 405's in the Presidio - I've been wearing them every day in San Francisco's crazy rainstorms of late.

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    those look great ...
     
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