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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. applky

    applky Senior member

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    Clarification: Brown Chromexcel is indeed the same price as the brown cowhide. Natural Chromexcel generally seems to be ~$40 higher. A worthwhile upcharge, in my opinion.
     


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    The cut in the welting doesn't look bad at all. But i have to admit the indy certainly looked as if the shoe had been in some sort of packaging accident. you guys are reminding me about why one should never buy expensive things, such as shoes, on the internet. I'm quite glad there are 9+ places in NYC that sell alden shoes.
     


  3. phototristan

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    [​IMG]
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF0131_1_40000000001_-1



    I looked at them today myself in person. You're right, they do feel quite light, a bit too light for boots, IMO and definitely a lot lighter than Alden boots. They seemed almost toy like or something.

    I have no problem with they way they look though, the color is almost like whiskey, a little darker.

    BTW, these boots are on the same last as the AE Leeds PTB which I have in Black shell and really like a lot. For PTBs, I even like the Leeds more than Alden PTBs. Somehow the AE's seem less bulky and more sleek which works well for a PTB.
     


  4. El Argentino

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    Thanks to both applky and marg for the help.

    Further noob question:

    What does "pull-up" leather refer to? Been on the board forever for denim, only recently for shoes. I would assume it's thinner, at least?
     


  5. phototristan

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    Unless you are J.Crew. They call their Chromexcel Indy boots 405s...
     


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    Pull up leather primer:

     


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    That is freaking amazing. You don't realize there's so much you don't know about until exposed to stuff like this. Thanks for the post.
     


  8. phototristan

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    Pull-up leather rocks. Shell Cordovan rocks. I sorta feel like I don't want normal leather ever again. In fact, I cannot look at a pair of normal leather shoes with the same respect any more.
     


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    WELL HERE WE GO LIVE!!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    OH... AND MERRY CHRISTMAS !!
     
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    north shore...eh? east egg or west egg? my blue suede tassels are well known in those parts.

    look sick!
     


  12. fitchottie

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    Not my thing the whole tassel, also the right shoe stitching looks uneven on the top...
     


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    adds to the Alden charm
     


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    J Crew talks a great deal.

    C'mon you're killing the Gatsby magic.
     


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    got Saphir Cordovan and tried this morning

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    i've never tried Rénovateur, can anyone compare between Rénovateur & Cordovan?
     
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