***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. kippy

    kippy Senior member

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    Those look awesome. Good choice of jeans with them as well. I love how Chukkas are so versatile.
     
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    What pants are these? Exemplary combo.
     
  3. Roguls

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    They *seem* darker. Once they're in sunlight, they are most definitely just like you've come to expect the cigar color. Look at some Pitt Boots I had (sold them because I just don't love the Barrie).
     
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    good looking boots, enjoy wearing
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    i like your chukkas
     
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    Brown flannel from Epaulet, no longer available.
     
  7. Renalan

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    So I just received my #8 Longwings today and they're great but one thing. Would you guys send these back? Check out the right shoe.

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    I can stand the eyelet dye issue on the tongue, but I don't know about this dimple.
     
  8. ambivalence

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    So guys should i get a 7.5d or 8d for the alden longwings #8?

    if im a us 8d for clarks db... us 8 for markmcnairy... us 7.5 for alden indy 405... and uk 7 for trickers malton
     
  9. Roguls

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    ^ I would send those back. That would drive me insane. You could build it up with wax, but that is a no-no for cordovan.
     
  10. mcarthur

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    i would send back!
     
  11. 1wb

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    ^ Looks like a dent from one of the brass ends of the dust bag strings. Unfortunate mark? Definitely. Would I return them? Personally, no. In my experience, there is no such thing as a new pair of Aldens that on close and repeated inspection you will find absolutely NOTHING wrong. A scratch, a ding, a fleck of gold paint from the insole insignia, some edge dressing - almost every pair has some small imperfection.

    * Edit: I stand corrected. When it comes to Alden shoes, I think all can agree that Uncle Mac knows best. If Mac says send 'em back, send 'em back.
     
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    my new cigar LWs look almost black in lower light. my old PTBs looked much lighter
     
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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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  14. Burton

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    I would not send those back-- that is not a manufacturing defect. Shell is an imperfect material and that is, for most of us, part of the charm. Probably happened while they were taking the hair off the horse's ass--literally. It is part of what makes "shell" a uniqu material.

    This video (despite the fact that it shoes AE and not Alden) should be continually reposted in this thread.

    If you don't want to watch the whole thing skip to around 4:20 and you can see where this likely happened.

     
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    +1. Anyone?
     
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