***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. JPFNY5

    JPFNY5 Senior member

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    Perfect Fall day in NY for these. Swapped out the laces for these two-tone Epaulet ones.[​IMG]
     


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    You called it. Amazing fit out of the box. Can't believe how comfy the uppers are.
     


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    What boots are those? Are they tan suede?
     


  4. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    Those appear to be the Alden x J. Crew Suede plain toe boot that they sell on their site.

    They are snuff suede and not tan suede.
     


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    True, but in the pic above they look tan to me.

    Ahab? What say you?
     


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    These are seconds from the Shoemart. Advertised as Snuff suede, plantation crepe soles...but we all know how that can go. You can see the seconds mark in this picture. I guess on the crepe soles they cannot put them on the soles.

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    They usually look pretty light in all conditions.
     
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    Just opened my latest Alden and love them. I was bale to get my hands on a Special Edition Obscura cap toes from Tassels in Hong Kong. They are on the Hampton Last and have my favorite sole, the single oiled flex sole. I have never purchased shoes that came with not only a box and bags, but a leather covered shoe horn and a custom special edition tote. The service was amazing just like Toms has always been. I ordered Monday and they came today.

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    Mind me asking how much all in? Also curious how you find the fit...TTS or did you size down like the Barrie?
     
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  11. Mr.K

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    The fit true to size and for me is the best Alden last I have tried yet. It has a nice toe shape, just a little more rounded than the Aberdeen I have and not as round as the Barrie. It is a great in between last for toe shape. The price with shipping was about 175.00 premium over what you would find for a similar shoe in the US. You can contact Tassels in HK if you are interested. I like them because the stock smaller E sizes like I need.
     


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    For the winter months, do you fellows wear certain Aldens with rubber soles for better traction? All of my Aldens have leather soles, and admittedly, I'm not sure if I have the guts to wear them in the heavy rain.


    I'm thinking about getting a couple of pairs with rubber based soles to hold down the winter.
     


  13. Ritchee

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    ^During winter, I wear Alden Indys, on days that the weather allows, I wear Alden ranger mocs. On deep snow days, I have a pair of vintage LL Bean insulated waxed duck boots.
     


  14. Mr.K

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    I am lucky living in the South, i can wear my oiled leather soles all year round. If I was in a place with snow and slush, I would get something with a commando sole.
     


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    I think something like a plain toe in #8 (or even cigar) with a commando sole would work best as it can be worn during the say with a suit and at night. Someone has to carry this model... Leffot had a ravello with a commando sole a few months ago.
     


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