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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. newbiealden

    newbiealden Senior member

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    Just heard back from Kyle himself (love the personal touch)

    He can build me a black chromexcel model - which i think is going to make this shoes amazing.

    Kyle suggest I buy a 9.5 D; I'm a Alden Barrie 9 and a Aberdeen 9.5 - for reference.

    I just asked him on how I can formally put in the order - i'll let you all know how it goes.

    (on a side note - this is why "small" family businesses rule!)
     
  2. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    ^awesome

    how to size grant last? They only have an 8 in stock and my dress shoe size is 7.5 sometimes 8
     
  3. REguy

    REguy Senior member

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    This is incorrect. 1/2 size is actually about 3/16ths of an inch (~0.2 inches).
     
  4. ninja07

    ninja07 Senior member

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    good day for cigar. must say these are really great fitting

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  5. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Those look awesome, who made cigar cap toes on grant?
     
  6. FrankCowperwood

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    And once you get the details confirmed, you'll have the shoes in less than a month (they were quoting shipping two weeks from order over the summer, if that still holds...). Not, ahem, 9 to 12 months...

    +1 for sure for Rancourt service and +1 for quality.
     
  7. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    This look incredible. A good day indeed. Thanks for the photos.
     
  8. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    My experience with Rancourt and Kyle in particular was excellent.
     
  9. Alcibiades

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    This question come up so often, we should compile a list of different special shoes / boots that are regularly stocked by stores (as opposed to special orders)... For example


    Color 8
    "Tanker" norweigian split toe, speedhooks, commando sole, barrie last - Context

    Cigar
    Captoe boot, speed hooks, commando sole, grant last - Alden DC
    "JC" Cigar Indy, speedhooks, commando sole, trubalance - Leffot NY

    Ravello
    "Day Tripper" captoe boot, speed hooks, waterlock sole, grant last - Leffot NY
    "Brixton" wingtip boot, all eyelets, barrie last - Epaulet NY
    "Hunting" captoe boot, speedhooks, waterlock sole, barrie last - Tassels HK

    Brown Chromexcel
    Indy boot,"dress" finishings, commando sole - Leather Soul Hawaii
    Roy boot, plain toe, barrie last, crepe sole - Context

    etc
     
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  10. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    These are my most complemented Aldens... One woman called them "beautiful"
     
  11. advan031

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    those look fantastic...are these the ones from Alden DC? It looks like it has antique edge trim... I must resist from buying these :embar:
     
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  12. TheloniusDrunk

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    Sorry for the nooby question, but how versatile are the wingtip boots with the commando sole? Are they good for rain/slush/snow? Just rain? Rain and slush?
     
  13. blues4life

    blues4life Active Member

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    CIGAR LHS and my old Hartmann bag
     
  14. cloudshift

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    Those look awesome. Cigar is quickly replacing Color 8 as my fave.
     
  15. Beatlegeuse

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    Woops, these actually did sell already...time to update my sig! There's a chance I could have gotten a little more money on eBay, but their fees are ridiculous and I'd rather not deal with them when it comes to selling stuff most of the time.
     
  16. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    some would tell you to baby them and that they are not for any of those conditions, but i'd say that is exactly when i'd wear them.
     
  17. blue collar

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    Does Alden DC have any way of checking their stock online? Like Alden San Fran or Alden NY?
     
  18. jt2gt

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    Well...I ended up finally closing the deal on the LS Vanguards in B&S...and they are great. Best Barrie looking and fitting boots/shoes I have. First set of Alden boots and now I need more. Anyone have any size 8 Barrie (or other lasts that fit similar).:D

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  19. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

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    They are nice, I have been enjoying wearing mine about twice a week since I got them.
     
  20. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

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    Imagine this boot (The Vanguard by LS) in a cigar shell version.......I'd be all over that


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