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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. MiniW

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    Is there any advantage to a plantation sole beside better traction on wet surfaces ?

    comfort!

    It's pretty squishy and it's also surprisingly long-lasting. I have 2 pairs now
     
  3. GoSurface

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    Have guys seen the new Aldens at Leffot?
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    I just died and went to shoe heaven. I wouldn't wear them much but damn are these fuckers beautiful.
     
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    comfort!

    It's pretty squishy and it's also surprisingly long-lasting. I have 2 pairs now


    Plus they are very, vert quiet. Makes an amazing difference if you wear dress shoes with leather soles daily!
     
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    Plus they are very, vert quiet. Makes an amazing difference if you wear dress shoes with leather soles daily!

    Yes, this is one of my favorite things about plantation rubber soles! [​IMG]
     
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    9.5^^^^
    is that a for sure thing? I dont wanna spend 500 dollars on some Alden and finding out that they dont fit [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone pulled the trigger on the cordovan indy from J Gilbert?

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    They look pretty nice!
     
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    is that a for sure thing? I dont wanna spend 500 dollars on some Alden and finding out that they dont fit [​IMG]
    Really? [​IMG] Dude, there is no guarantee unless you get measured. Most of the comparison's you mentioned were garbage but my best guess based on your Red Wing would be 9.5 based on what I have read about the Red Wings. Some members have both boots so they would know more. But even then if the last does not fit you, it does not fit you.

    Your best bet if you cannot go to an Alden store would be to go to Nordstrom or a good shoe store and get measured properly. Then if they say you are a 10 get a 9.5 in Indy.
     
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    Anyone pulled the trigger on the cordovan indy from J Gilbert?

    They look pretty nice!

    Yes, very nice and versatile. They should age well. [​IMG]
     
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    Can someone PLEASE post some photos of #8 indy boots with jeans?

    All I could find is this. I will appreciate if my dear forumites can post some more.
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    All I could find is this. I will appreciate if my dear forumites can post some more.
    I do not have #8 Indy's but I would just do it. Classic combo. IMHO you cannot go wrong with Chromexcel, #8 or Cigar Shell Indy's. All should be more versatile and richer looking than black with a new pair of #8 looking black in less than perfect lighting.

    The #8 is very tempting to me.
     
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    I just died and went to shoe heaven. I wouldn't wear them much but damn are these fuckers beautiful.

    Coming soon to a WAYWT post near you..
     
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    is that a for sure thing? I dont wanna spend 500 dollars on some Alden and finding out that they dont fit [​IMG]

    [​IMG] FFS, do some reading in this thread and other Alden related threads. The answer is there.
    And if you're so worried, just order them from J. Crew. It's not like returning them there is an insurmountable task.
     
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    IMO sort of similar, but the heel in the Grant seems roomier. This is one where you definitely need to try on.

    thanks for clearing that up for me guess i have to take another trip back to the store to try it on. i wanted the leathersoul plaza cap toe boots but they sold out. so i was looking at another pair of cap toe boots on the grant last.
     
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    Anyone pulled the trigger on the cordovan indy from J Gilbert? They look pretty nice!

    They're very nice. I had them for a few months but sized them wrong, so I had to get rid of them.
     
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    All I could find is this. I will appreciate if my dear forumites can post some more.

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    here's my no.8 indy
     
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    Looking forward to picking up a pair of the J Crew Indy Boots. Unfortunately, they're sold out of them for about a month, which gives me some more time to save up!
    I'm a 10D in Allen Edmonds Wingtips...would this make me a 9.5 for the Indys?
    I figured I'd ask, though I should also go to another store that carries Indys and try on a pair...
     
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    here's my no.8 indy


    Very nice. Where did you get them from?
     
  19. edmond_evo6

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    i bought it from hong kong around one year ago.
     
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    Coming soon to a WAYWT post near you..

    I can deal with living vicariously through you. [​IMG]
     
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