***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. youretheman

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    Hi Namor,

    Looks sharp!. comfortable more importantly. which model number is this? rubber or leather soul. I've been C & J guy, have 3 pairs but i want to go US this time around.

    Thanks

    YTM
     


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    Hi Namor,

    Looks sharp!. comfortable more importantly. which model number is this? rubber or leather soul. I've been C & J guy, have 3 pairs but i want to go US this time around.

    Thanks

    YTM
     


  3. youretheman

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    Hi Namor,

    Looks sharp!. comfortable more importantly. which model number is this? rubber or leather soul. I've been C & J guy, have 3 pairs but i want to go US this time around.

    Thanks

    YTM
     


  4. the_drizzle

    the_drizzle Senior member

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    Has anyone been to the Alden store in DC recently?

    What boots do they have in stock? Their website has a pretty limited catalog.
     


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    Anyone have details of what LS has available for their trunk sale other than the cigar and natural CXL boots and the cap toe CXL boot? Someone mentioned a suede brogue a few posts back.
     
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    Probably 6.5 D or E. I find my 9.5d barries bigger than my 10d leydons
     


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    The regular Indy is awesome and is a staple casual boot... I can't get behind this version though, white Vibram soles belong on Red Wings, not Aldens
     


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    [​IMG]
    color 8 full strap
    argyles otc
     


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    This is why SF can be such a bore. If you actually look at shell you will see all kinds of imperfections. It is impossible to get shell that has the same characteristics as calf. Most shell has little pock marks where hairs have been removed--most of the people here probably don't even know that. This dimple in the shoe was part of the character of the shell. If you don't like it, that's fine, send it back, but it isn't a sign of "shoddy selection of materials." That will undoubtedly go down as a classic igent statement. In many ways I am not a big supporter of Alden, I think they don't pay enough attention to true quality control issues--bad stitching, etc. But when you buy a material that comes with actual scar marks on it, you are kidding yourself if you believe that a small dimple is a case of poor quality control. It is the same as purchasing a '60s Jaguar and complaining that it is difficult to start in the rain.
     
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  10. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Senior member

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    that pock mark on the toe of the longwing is a dent - probably caused during shipping
    it's not a defect in the shell or natural imperfection
    I'd send them back
     


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    those white soles make the Indys look like Timberlands, which is not a good thing. As for the dimple on the shoes, if you felt the need to post pictures of them asking for advice, it is obvious that you are not happy with them so it makes sense to send them back regardless of what caused it. Good luck getting a proper replacement pair.
     


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    I didn't go back today, though i may this weekend. If I am not mistaken the three pairs of boots en route were wing tip/brogues and I know one was in cigar.
     
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  13. Burton

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    Ugh! Misinformation!
     


  14. jasonfoote303

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    Just stating my opinion of the photos - based on a lot of experience.
     


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    I stopped by the Alden trunk show at LSBH today and the rep (or vp) confirmed that the price increase will happen early next year and it will be around $100, maybe more. Now i'm thinking I should grab the natural CXL ptb from the shoemart soon...
    On the side note, LSBH had some Alden models on sale. LWB in dark brown suede was $340 (only sz 9) and dark brown indy boots w/ commando sole was $398. They had 11.5 on display and I'm not sure that's the only size they have. Other models may be on sale as well but I only checked out Indy and LWB.
     


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