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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. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    +1. Look like cigar. All cordo Indys used to be machine stitched until ~2 years ago.....
     


  2. LaymanX

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    Thanks! What's the break-in method? These fit like a glove! Plaza last is outstanding.
     


  3. themagicwislon

    themagicwislon New Member

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    Hi, Im a long time lurker and this is my first post. I had a pair of Indys for a couple of years before I sold them to put towards my round the world trip. Well, 5 months in and Ive arrived in LA armed with my credit card and on the hunt for some new shoes. I do regret selling the Indys hence why I may buy some more. Being from the UK, its a good opportunity to try on and also save in shipping etc.

    The issue that I have is my 10.5Ds appeared to fit well but the uppers/stays? would actually meet when I laced them up. The lacing looked a bit narrow. I was considering options for boots and Ifound that a couple of other makers would have me down as a B or C width but never a D. Now, I really want some Cigar Indys from NY but am staying on the West Coast so could get a pair sent over but no trying on.

    Im sure there is an element of dumbness to my question but if the upper/stays meet when i lace the boots, does this mean they are too wide even if the boot appeared to fit fine otherwise? Maybe I have a low arch? This is a bit of a deal breaker for me as if I could gert away with the D width again then my options for the Indys and also LWBs are a bit healthier.

    Any views much appreciated,

    Thanks
     


  4. Renalan

    Renalan Senior member

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    So I'm looking to replace a pair of CJ Shortwing Bluchers that didn't fit right with a pair of Aldens? I see that it's not a typical model, anyone got eyes on a retailer doing a collab that has them right now?
     


  5. REguy

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    The whiskey NSTs are impressive, although prices are becoming :fu:. I'm not that old, but I remember buying my first pair of Aldens for $230 and thought I needed my head examined! I'm sure in another few years I'll be reminiscing over the good old days when $700 was a relative bargain. Enough with the kvetching. On to a couple recent acquisitions...

    [​IMG]
     


  6. Michigan Planner

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    Those look great. I have a pair of Tankers in #8 on their way to me from Context. After placing the pre-order in August, I got the shipping notice today. They seem to be arriving a few weeks earlier than estimated.

    I don't plan on hitting the stores on Black Friday, but the stores will be coming to me... I have that order and some items coming from Filson. It will be a nice day here. :slayer:
     


  7. brokeassp

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    thanks its my favorite indy. can`t find it on shoemart though.
     


  8. grizzlybear

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    WOW shit i want :(
     


  9. zissou

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    how would you guys compare the plantation crepe sole to double oak leather? I'm guessing the crepe is considerably more comfortable?
     


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    Good god! If these weren't made on the blobby truebalance last, nobody other than me would be getting a gift this Christmas.

    If another shop makes these on the Grant last I couldn't give them my money fast enough.
     


  13. geoffmartin17

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    Agreed. From the side those look great - from the front, they look awful.
     


  14. rosenkruez

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    Alden shoes at J crew now 25% off. Just ordered a pair of J crew indy. I know they are not the original indy design but I'll take it for 367 dollars.
    Then again, it's only 70 dollars difference w/ regular indy 405 so we'll see which one I'll keep.
     


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    so true. Its become a crapshoot. You really dont know what you are going to get.


    +1. Reminds me of the Seinfeld "two face" episode
     


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