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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. furo

    furo Senior member

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    I wouldn't really say that's true. It all depends on how you walk and how tight you tie them.. I've seen pairs easily stretch to close that gap over time
     
  2. mcarthur

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    great shine on your boots!
     
  3. Marcellionheart

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    No. When I bought mine, they had half the gap you did and even with the speed hooks, I can't close the gap a year later.
     
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    I have had mine for over two years and there has been very little change in that area of the boot. You'd have to lace the sh*t out of the boots to make the uppers stretch that much. I'd think you'd end up breaking the cotton laces that alden uses before you'd get them to stretch out.
     
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    Thank you for the replies. All were helpful. I guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens as I break them in a bit more.
     
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    Whiskey Indy Boot
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  8. interlockingny

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    ^ Outstanding.

    One of the better shades of Whiskey Shell I have seen in a while.

    Enjoy wearing.
     
  9. AldenLuver

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    Quick bit of advice needed... I own a pare of brown calf LWB and a pair of cigar shell LWB. I have a chance to pick up a pair of dark brown shell Crockett and Jones made for RL Marlow short wing tips for a real nice price ($690 tax included). Would this be a redundant purchase? Should I wait and pick up a pair of whiskey or ravello LWB? Or maybe a ravello wt boot? This will have to be the last pair I purchase for a while (maybe the year). I am a huge long wing aficionado
     
  10. EngProf

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    Seems to me that the Ravello WT boot would be a great complement to what you already have.
     
  11. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    enjoy wearing
     
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    VERY nice. the look of all eyelets instead of 1/2 speed hooks is really attractive. really adds lots of character to the boot.-
     
  13. AldenLuver

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    I'm actually leaning in that direction. Thanks...
     
  14. LeatherSOUL

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    Yup, actual Dainite sole!


    B.Nelson did a great job and I'm very happy with the results.

    They are the stock #986, lined. Basically my beater shoe so they've been through a lot.
     
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  15. lagsun

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    I've been contemplating selling my C&J RL Marlows and getting Cigar or Ravello LWBs instead. The Ravello wingtip boots or Cigar Indy are very tempting as well. Damn you SF :)
     
  16. bl@ster

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    Has anyone ordered Alden's from Moulded Shoe? They seem to have a pretty good selection of modified last stuff. How's the service?

    http://mouldedshoe.com/
     
  17. Soylent Green

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    Great shoe, no doubt, but redundant for you. Wait and get whiskey or ravello lwb. Easy choice, except you need patience and discipline to execute it. If you have to get something now, number 8 lwb would make more sense, IMHO.
     
  18. AldenLuver

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    I actually have the #8 LWB. I need whiskey and ravello to complete the shell rainbow in LWBs!
     
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  20. Jpvfx

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    Speaking of shoe fitting : Anyone have these LSxSE Special Editions? - What do you think?
    These are stunning (imho) - I've had many boots over the years but these, Aldens + (LSxSE) nailed it.

    If anyone is struggling with a 8 or 8H as tight fit - please PM me. Sadly my pair of 9D are to big.

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