***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. scb

    scb Senior member

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    who got the cigar captoe boot with commando sole from alden dc?

    on the fence...I really wanted the ravello captoe boot from leffot, but i'm never going to find one in my size. might get this cigar instead


    and applky: thanks for the grant advice
     
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  2. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    I prefer commando soles on my boots as opposed to the double leather. It just seems much more functional to me. And I am not one to baby my shell (or any material for that matter) and will commonly wear my "good" shoes to work or to walk to the store even when there is snow and ice on the ground or in the pouring rain. Wearing leather soled shoes to walk around outside in the winter in Michigan is asking for trouble.
     


  3. Marw

    Marw Active Member

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    Just got my 2nd & 3rd pair of Aldens! Couldn't be happier!
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  4. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

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    I have them both. If I were forced to choose I think I would pick the Ravello. The cigar cap toe from AofDC is pretty damn nice though.
     


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    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Good choices - these were my first 2 pairs of Aldens, both are very versatile and have gotten a lot of use!
     


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    I picked up the cigar from DC for essentially the same reason - they had my size. That said, I couldn't be more pleased with them.
     


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    I think I'll be waiting quite a while for ravello cap toe boot in my size.
     


  8. CharlesT44

    CharlesT44 Well-Known Member

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    Just got the leffot tankers with commando soul. It is perfect! I live in Canada, so there is always some snow and ice on the ground. The commando sole handles it like a boss. Any Alden boots I buy will definitely have the commando sole from here on out.
     


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    applky Senior member

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    ^ Keep in mind that if there is a make up that you're interested in without a commando sole, you can have the boot resoled at a reputable cobbler. (Many on SF, especially B. Nelson, will do mail order if you prefer.)
     


  10. applky

    applky Senior member

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    No problem.

    Your patience will be rewarded.
     


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    Those look awesome! How is that leather-can you care for it the came way you would chromexcel?
     


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    JPFNY5 Senior member

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    They are on a crepe sole and are extremely comfortable. I had that same question and was told to beat the HELL out of them and they will age just FINE !! Wipe down
    is all they need.
     


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    JPFNY5 Senior member

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    Which tankers did you pick up?
     


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    I just received phone confirmation that my 9.5e 44621 Alden Ravello Wingtips shipped from Shoemart. When I browse their site right now I can also see that they have lots of Ravello sizes in stock in that boot and you can add them to your shopping cart...so it seems like they have a shipment in with some that are not spoken for. Happy hunting. :nodding:
     


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