***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. CharlieAngel

    CharlieAngel Senior member

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    Woah! Great aging on that boot! What model is it?

    Fuck if I know. I just google image searched Alden Indy and posted them up to satiate jet's fascination with them. [​IMG]

    It does look nice, though, doesn't it?
     


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    That's amlai's #8 Indy he got from me a few years ago.
     


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    Those boots of amlai's are kind of famous. Unfortunately, i believe he sent them in for recrafting and alden re-dyed them against his wishes. So they lost that great patina.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    Ok sizing exercise again guys, tell me my barrie size

    -10.5 asics
    -11 in nike running shoes
    -43 in common project and margiela

    I do not have any AEs so please do not ask me what my AE size is. I like my shoes fitted and wear thin to medium socks. Thanx boiz.
     


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    Ok sizing exercise again guys, tell me my barrie size

    -10.5 asics
    -11 in nike running shoes
    -43 in common project and margiela

    I do not have any AEs so please do not ask me what my AE size is. I like my shoes fitted and wear thin to medium socks. Thanx boiz.


    10.
     


  6. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Damn that was quick thanks man many warm thanks. Can I get some reassurance from more guys so I can have peace of mind? Not that I don't trust you INY I'm just paranoid. Are you the same size?
     


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    jet, I'd recommend a 10 as well. My Nike running shoes 1 full size larger than what I wear in Alden Barrie.
     


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    Damn that was quick thanks man many warm thanks. Can I get some reassurance from more guys so I can have peace of mind? Not that I don't trust you INY I'm just paranoid. Are you the same size?

    I wear a 10.5 in Asics as well, and I am a comfortable 10 with the Barrie Last.
     


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    I'm thinking about getting some Alden PTBoots... noticed several different soles floating around (Crepe, Barrie, Flex, etc.) what are the differences and what would be best for Los Angeles type weather/terrain?
     


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    I just purchased a pair of AF53's and it looks like there's a puncture hole in the cordovan on the back of the right boot. I asked at the DC Alden store and was told this is typical of their boots. I've never seen anything like this on any Aldens, has anyone ever had something like this with theirs? Thoughts on what I should do?
    [​IMG]
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    ^never seen that but I don't know if it's common

    jet, I'd recommend a 10 as well. My Nike running shoes 1 full size larger than what I wear in Alden Barrie.

    I wear a 10.5 in Asics as well, and I am a comfortable 10 with the Barrie Last.

    Thank you gentlemen!

    I'm thinking about getting some Alden PTBoots... noticed several different soles floating around (Crepe, Barrie, Flex, etc.) what are the differences and what would be best for Los Angeles type weather/terrain?

    Your choices for the soles are commando, leather, double sole (two leathers stacked), crepe, oiled, rubber sole and I may be missing one or two. You mean for LA type sunny weather year round? Whatever you like or looks best to you and what your objective is with the shoes. Flex is the welt detail/construction and barrie is the last, neither of these are sole choices. For PTB I do like crepe soles but that is a personal choice.
     


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    I just purchased a pair of AF53's and it looks like there's a puncture hole in the cordovan on the back of the right boot. I asked at the DC Alden store and was told this is typical of their boots. I've never seen anything like this on any Aldens, has anyone ever had something like this with theirs? Thoughts on what I should do?
    This is normal of all of their shoes.
     


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    really. I dont think Ill be buying any aldens for a while
     


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    It's a nail hole from where the upper was held to the last during the construction process. Often somewhat hidden by that back strap but you can usually see at least a little of it on a lot of them in my experience.
     


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    still seems like something youd not expect for a 400 to 500 dollar boot.
     


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