***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. schrike

    schrike Active Member

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    Thoughts on a black chukka with raw denim? Specifically, AF59 from Alden of Carmel (http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index...re_Toe_170.htm)

    I've got a pair of AF53 (color #8 shell high boot with plain toe in Trubalance) that I like, but I need to expand my shoe collection more.

    I'd like something in the Plaza last, as it is a bit more sleek than Barrie or Trubalance. These seem like they could dress up when required, but are simple enough that they might look good with jeans, too; but I'm not sure how well black would pair with indigo.
     


  2. 1969

    1969 Senior member

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    I wear 8.5 in other Aldens and even that is a little tight. No way I could an 8 unless these run huge. Plus im turned off by the fact that they are orthopedic shoes and the build quality isnt up to par with the standard Aldens. Its tempting, though.
    ^^referring to Alden for Steve Alan White Bucks... Mine arrived today. Not tempting at all actually. Biggest issue is that they aren't even suede as the website copy claims, but rather white calf. I was aware they were not Alden of New England, but having them in hand now they appear even more cheaply put together than I had expected.
     


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    I've been searching around for different ways of treating Indy Boots. It seems a lot of people feel the normal Indy Boot color is too bright and red.

    Has anyone polished to try to darken / make them browner?

    Wax treatments?

    How do you all take care of / modify your Indy Boots?

    I'm getting my first pair tomorrow [​IMG]
     


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  5. charlesleoiv

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    I think that goes for all other items. The shortwings I want specify in the description:



    I guess because these are preorder.


    It's true that there are no refunds on pre-orders, but otherwise you're golden.
     


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    edubs01 Senior member

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    Let us know if they are back in stock. Those pics have me seriously wanting a pair now.



    That reminds me, I need to give the NY Alden store a call if those are back in stock.
     


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    I've been searching around for different ways of treating Indy Boots. It seems a lot of people feel the normal Indy Boot color is too bright and red.

    Has anyone polished to try to darken / make them browner?

    Wax treatments?

    How do you all take care of / modify your Indy Boots?
    )


    Just Obenaufs LP and brushing.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Does anyone think the Alden #8 PTBs will work with a solid navy Brioni suit?
     


  10. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Not as well as cigar or ravello lol
     


  11. Trapp

    Trapp Senior member

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    Just want to respectfully disagree with those who think the shell indy boots are too dressy for raw denim. The styling of the boot is casual from top to bottom, esp. with a commando sole. The shell only seems dressy when the boots are new or well polished. A few pics can be found on SF and elsewhere that show how well they can look with denim.
     


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    edubs01 Senior member

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    Just called the NY Alden store and they have the Black Indys in stock.
    Heading up to NY and def going to stop by and pick up a pair.
    Price is $365
     


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    Dumb question: Did Alden (or does Alden) make a taller boot? Say, with the height of a 10-15 hole Dr. Marten.
     


  14. RFX45

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    Just called the NY Alden store and they have the Black Indys in stock.
    Heading up to NY and def going to stop by and pick up a pair.
    Price is $365


    Sounds good, I was going to call in an hour or so but it's good to know they have it in stock. I hope they got some wide sizes too.
     


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    That reminds me, I need to give the NY Alden store a call if those are back in stock.

    they had them in the window this past weekend

    i would assume they are in stock
     


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