***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. LynahFaithful

    LynahFaithful Senior member

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    I have two pairs of Alden's on the Barrie, one is the Chromexcel NST, and the other is the AlanC contest boot and I agree that the NST is narrower than the boot, particularly in the toebox.

    Edit - Both are 11.5B.
     
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    quick question: do alden indies come with dust bags? i just received some 403's from union with nada inside..
     
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    I can't speak about the 403's specifically, but when I bought my 405s about 3 years ago they came stuffed in a smaller brown Trubalance box. They were dropped shipped directly from Alden and came in plastic bags but no felt bags. They're designed as orthopedic work boots. Work boots don't come with felt bags.
     
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    ^ My 403's from The Shoe Mart didn't come with dust bags either, just plastic bags. Does Alden make a dust bag specifically for boots? I'm not sure my other bags would be big enough to fit these clunkers in there.
     
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    And if they were my size, they would have been sold long ago. Agreed- LOVE RAVELLO
     
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    LynahFaithful Senior member

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    My Indy's from LSW came with dust bags. They are sitting right here in my office and they are 15" tall by 12" wide.
     
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    My 403's did not have the dust bags. My Brixtons did though and I bought both from Epaulet. So it must be a work boot thing.
     
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    Does anyone have any experience with the tobacco chamois Aldens? OK in the rain or no?
     
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    Roys came with Alden dust bags and shoe trees, Context rules.
     
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    MickCollins1916 Senior member

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    My chromexcel Indys from J Crew came in the normal green Alden box, in plastic, with dustbags.


    Wearing my tobacco chamois Indy boots w/crepe sole right now in a steady D.C. rain. Huge fan!
     
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    The reverse chamois is saturated with plenty of oil and will repel water. Perfectly fine in the rain!
     
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    Agree (same issue on the Ravello PTB). With the antique (lighter) welting and edge trim the shoe is beautiful - the darker welting/edge trim doesn't cut it.
     
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    it's an easy fix and doesn't cost an arm and leg.
     
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