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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. Thor

    Thor Senior member

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    Yea- the stitching really popped out in this photo- kinda surprised me...it doesn't seemingly stand out as much in real life...

    Speed hooks suck incredibly bad..they look awful and are barely functional and highly problematic...they tore out of these boots within a week of their arrival...Alden replaced with eyelets...the aesthetics don't really come into play as no one ever sees that part of the boot- unless your a fanboy hoisting your pants for a goober pic on a forum :)
     
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  2. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    Well, y'know... :embar:
     
  3. CharlesT44

    CharlesT44 Well-Known Member

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    The color on these is incredible! How long/how frequent have you wore these?
     
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    g.michael Senior member

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    just about to ask the same thing--it looks like the alden purple dye has faded and left the nice patina/original horween color. maybe it's the lighting?
     
  5. Thor

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    I have had them for about 1.5yrs...I have worn them pretty frequently- perhaps 3-4 times a week...a little less so far this year as I am working in an office in downtown SF. This was the first time I have worn them to the office...

    They are significantly patina-ed -

    perhaps I will do a compare and contrast picture with my other #8 boots which are much newer/darker...
     
  6. NAMOR

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    This boot torments me
     
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  7. P. Bateman

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    ^ Am also a bit thrown by the contrast stitching, I didn't know they even made the #8 with a contrast stitch tbh...

    Makes the boot a bit more casual than I'd like, but looks like you've gotten some great use out of them
     
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    Mart, shoe mart
     
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  10. Sui Generis

    Sui Generis Well-Known Member

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    They just got a re-stock of Ravello wingtip boots too.
     
  11. Alcibiades

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    They have my size available too... :uhoh:
     
  12. brokeassp

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    sweetjesus! wish shoemart got the ravello nst in c widths
     
  13. Thor

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    It is my casual beater boot...I do not baby these at all...rain, snow, beach, mud etc...the rest of my boots are more dressy ('cept for maybe the CXL).

    Here they are in contrast to newer #8 wingtips:

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    ...and cuz I would much rather take pictures of my boots than work- here is the whole gang: (the PTB are over 20yrs old)

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  14. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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    Man those aged incredibly. Doesn't even resemble #8 anymore. Well done.
     
  15. jerrybrowne

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    These are great. Where did you get them?
     
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    Here are the two boots I was deciding between, both black cordovan captoes with speedlaces. Alden SF size 8.5D on the barrie, double oak, blind eyelets, and Alden DC size 9D on the grant, commando sole and agytyne eyelets. The SF boot is on my left foot and is the left boot in the side by side pics. I had a whale of a time deciding, as you can see these are very similar, but I'm going with the Alden SF, the Barrie last was just slightly more comfy, the commando sole was chunky for what I wanted, and i like the blind eyelets.

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    Alden SF, style 4065H:
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    Can we see a close up of the 20 yr old PTB's? 20 yrs ago I was still in college in rural NH, feet shod with Stan Smiths or hiking boots in winter.
     
  18. MR_Song

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    Happy Friday! would like to share what came in my mail today. Alden LS x SE boots in natural! I can never be happier!!! :happy::happy::happy:
    You can check out more pics in my blog, here
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  19. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    ditto to that request. love seeing real old shell.
     
  20. seer

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    That is one nice looking boot! I bet the leather will age nicely...
     
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