***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. Bonggoy

    Bonggoy Senior member

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    The Pitt Boot I bought from LS came with a dust bag. The Indy and Chukka I got from Shoemart (irregular list) didn't come with one.
     
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    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Seems like most Indys didn't come with bags then...I'll have to see if I can just buy a pair of extra bags somewhere. I normally wouldn't care that much but I don't want the speed hooks to scrape up the other boot if they're stored in a cramped area.
     
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    ++++:nodding: agree 100% on both counts. Either shoe paired with a dark edge trim throws the balance off and makes the shoe look pretty different. I purposefully sought ought the lighter trim models of my own cigars and ptbs.
     
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    none of them? I have 6 pairs on the Barrie last, all different models and they have pretty much the same fit. My cigar Chukkas feel a bit looser but I chalk that up to the lacing and not the last.
     
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    The leather looks beautiful with hints of many shades of color. Lovely. The dark black welt throws me for a loop though. Seems out of place with the light antique edgetrim - is that how it was sold?
     
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    Can't wait to see the Indy shoe with that leather!
     
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    I like em a lot, I saw them last week. Black cordovan is underrated IMO. I have a pair of black cordovan Rider balmoral boots that I love; these Alden naval boots looked very sharp as well. I think the fact that the shoe is black and the captoe make it look pretty sleek despite the barrie last. These boots would look awesome in fall/winter when wearing black ot grey outerwear, sweaters, etc, and also obviously with grey suiting. FYI Leffot also had some black longwings in stock.
     
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    The real Indy work boot?
    [​IMG]

    Alden for Need Supply coming soon
     
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    slide13 Senior member

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    ^ looks terrible IMO. Then again I pretty much hate that sole on any shoe, but seems even worse on an Indy.
     
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    It was sold black. Will probably change it to dark brown. Happen to be wearing them again today [​IMG]
     
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    If you want you can buy Alden-branded shoe bags for $20 a pair from the Madison Ave shop. A vendor on Amazon sells a few flannel shoe bags more inexpensively:

    http://www.amazon.com/Italian-Flannel-Cotton-Shoe-Green/dp/B003COMMAC/

    http://www.amazon.com/Italian-Flannel-Cotton-Large-10-5x15/dp/B003CNWL9U/

    Note that these prices are for single bags, not pairs. I use them and like them very much. (The Amazon vendor ships quickly, too.)
     
  13. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    do you guys actually keep your shoes in bags?
     
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    Yup, and the box they came in. If you have the space, then why not?
     
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    applky Senior member

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    Bags yes. Box no.

    EDIT: Also shoe bags are very useful for packing shoes in a suitcase. They make sure your soles don't dirty your other clothes, and that your shell doesn't get scuffed by the other items you might throw in there.
     
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