***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. rennavate

    rennavate Senior member

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    Ok, so I own a pair of C&J Pembrokes in tan scotch country grain, and I love 'em. Cigar LWBs have been my next-purchase shoe for a while now, but I'm beginning to think I should get LWBs in #8 instead, because Cigar would be too similar to my Pembrokes?

    A newyorkranger picture of the Pembrokes, for anyone unfamiliar with them:

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    What do you guys suggest? I don't have a burgundy shoe at the moment.
     
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    Roguls Senior member

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    He's most likely sold out - I called the day they were available, and got the only pair left in my size. The details on these were just so good; I had Tom's Snuff Suede PT Flex Boot, and these blow them away - they work in a semi-formal way as well, with the brogue cap and the 270 degree welt.
     
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    Get #8, far more versatile.
     
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    I live in Minnesota and am approaching winter with a new paid of
    Alden 403 boots. Is there something I should put on them for
    snow and wet weather? are the cork soles good in slippery conditions
    or should I be looking at 404's with more traction?
     
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    makewayhomer Senior member

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    How so? I actually think cigar is more versatile as it looks better with pants in the khaki family, but can be worn with everything else as well
     
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    If you're looking for something for snow, you must go with the 404s or resole the 403s.
     
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    Alden Indy Laces issue

    Am I doing something wrong? It seems I can hardly walk for 30 minutes without the laces coming undone... am I tying with too much tension, or too little, or what? Appreciate forum insight.
     
  8. Ahriman4891

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    maverick:

    I had the same problem as you years ago. I suggest you try some secure knots:

    http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/knots.htm

    I don't remember Ian's secure knot ever coming undone in the 7-8 years I have been tying it.
     
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    terradilavoro Senior member

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    Terry Moore - How to tie your shoes :)



    cheerio Joachim
     
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  10. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    ^^ The color on No. 8 cordovan changes quite quickly. They lose that dark color and start to lighten to a nice burgundy. Very versatile with jeans and khakis IMO.
     
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    does anyone know of a sole (and anyone who sells it) similar to the Alden Commando sole, but instead of the ridges going all the way back to the edge of the heel, they stay recessed from the edge like they are on the forefoot?

    goal is to get a nice profile from all around while still maintaining the performance of the vibram

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    ^ Cat's Paw. I believe they went out of business, and were acquired by Biltrite.

    Mike at Epaulet is selling a pretty awesome Yuketen boot with Cat's Paw/Biltrite soles/heels, and you can see from the detail that they have recessed grooving. Lower profile options from them, I believe, still do exist. You'd have to find a cobbler who had them in stock, or could source them.

    Example of Yuketen boot with Cat's Paw/Biltrite heel/sole here: http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1225/Lace-To-Toe-Boot/Detail
     
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    I wore my sand suede Alden Irregulars for the first time today. I expected comfort instantly due to the lightweight suede, but I guess it will take time to break them in. I also think that the Modified last fits a bit larger than Barrie.
     
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    Namor, i emailed you the refund came through and i returned the money to you.
     
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