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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. Therendition

    Therendition Senior member

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    Seriously. Those are amazing.
     
  2. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you! it is the maiden voyage
     
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    403s at the Giants game yesterday
     
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  4. James_M

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    I bought a pair of Indys the year before last and wore them a few times a week. After one season wear the heel was worn well beyond the rubber part so I had that replaced. A couple of months later the entire sole began to separate. As well, the tongue became displaced. No matter how carefully I tied them the tongue would inevitably begin to slip sideways to the inside of the boot. Basically after a year of wear they were done. This has nothing to do with treating the leather. It seemed to be a constructional issue. I likely do walk more than the average person but it's not like I was hiking up mountains. Are you just not supposed to walk in them? It's unfortunate because I liked them but I'd be hesitant to get a new pair given my previous experience
     
  5. mr chorizo

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    Natural CXL question:

    how do you guys clean this leather? I have montana pitch blend on my Indy boots, but they got scuffed up recently and have a few darker marks than I'd like and am looking for a method to clean em up a bit.

    thoughts?
     
  6. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Senior member

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    Do I get extra brownie points for replying while on my family vacation in San Diego? I can't lie and say reading SF isn't a nice break after spending the last week at Legoland, the wild safari park, Sea World, and the SD Zoo...


    Bryan and Joel at LSBH can make a sizing recommendation based on measuring your feet, but we do not give a guarantee for any size outside of a D or E width.

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    As far as ordering these non-stock sizes (A, EEEE, EE, etc...) we can take any stock pair order anytime. When I say stock, I mean anything in the standard Alden catalog.

    As far as our own LS models, contact me directly from time to time and I can tell you if I will be ordering something you are looking for in the near future. I will tell you though, you will probably get better results dealing with a sales person at LSW instead of me. Although I do all the buying and detailing, I am very hands off now days when it comes to customers. My staff would be much more able to follow up.
     
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  7. jerrybrowne

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    Pics?
     
  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    ravello tassel
    argyles otc
     
  9. CHRK33

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    The other thing is that you could pay attention to the Alden MTO thread and get in on a preorder. I personally have put together three group orders for people through Epaulet for a ravello captoe boot, a whiskey wingtip boot and a mixed media boot. We have a long wait ahead of us, but you could have ordered any size you pleased. It requires a little bit of planning and legwork but you can actually get what you want. Just a helpful suggestion.
     
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    Yup, that looks like the only answer really. Are there any slots open at the moment?

    The strange thing is, during January I walked into Shoemart for a pair of Alden boot laces and I walked out with a great pair of Ravello SWB wingtip 9 eyelet boots.

    Dammit, and I wondered whether I had gone crazy with impulse buying at $680 a pop. Now I wish I had taken every other style they had on offer.

    When you ain't looking it seems to rain exotic cordovans, but when you desperately need a pair? not a shoe to be had!
     
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  11. roboterkampf

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    Thanks!
    Van Dyke and Bacon are next door to "Swallow at the Hollow" on the corner of York and Norther Pkwy, just down from the Senator theater - cool to know they have Aldens. Will check 'em all out.

     
  12. El Argentino

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    Mac method. Beyond that, all I've ever done is brush,brush, brush. Very clean, has taken spots off. Brush long and hard.
     
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    I did a pre-order with J. Gilbert last winter for a cigar indy with commando soles. Last time I talked to an sa in February, they were slotted for a June or so ship date. Give J. Gilbert in Seattle a call and see if they'll have your size.
     
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    Amazing that that bar is still there. Used to be a hangout for Loyola girls. If you go by Van Dyke's post an update on what you find. I may drop in myself.
     
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    Do you recall if these were on Trubalance or another last? Fingers crossed on non-Trubalance.:embar:
     
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  16. CHRK33

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    No, those pre-orders have long since closed.
     
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    I'm almost positive it was trubalance, one of few J. Gilbert makeups that didn't use the plaza last.
     
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    Haven't Indys always been on the trubalance last?
     
  19. PhiPsi32

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    I've seen a couple of Indy make ups in Barrie and Plaza
     
  20. misterjuiceman

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    Yep, and Moulded Shoes does it on the Modified last.
     
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