***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. sfactor23

    sfactor23 Senior member

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    I don't own the Roys, but I can vouch for the 404's - absolutely love them -
    however, my wife says "the Roy's are cuter"
    (maybe I can justify to her buying them now by saying "but you said they were cuter!")
    :)
    fwiw, the Roys are now on preorder at Context's website
     


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    btw, for me, the 404's required absolutely no break in time whatsoever - they were comfortable from the second I put them on
     


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    What have been people's experiences with Montana Pitch Blend on 403 CXL? I tried some on an old pair of Allen Edmonds Cascades that I use as beaters, and it darkened the leather considerably. Does it mellow out over a couple days? I hate to think how much darker it would make natural CXL.
     
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    A worthy goal, no doubt. Right up there with tenure.


    Even I am left speechless...
     


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    ozzyboo Well-Known Member

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    I have this same shoe from Leffot's last run. Love it. It makes me happy every time I look down and see them on my feet.

    Does anyone know where I can get a #8 PTB w/commando (or crepe) sole? Would love to add to my PTB collection but leather soles just don't work for me.
     


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    ++ My sense is that the white sole makes them fashionable with the younger set. My rational for the Alden purchases has always been that they are a timeless design that will look good for decades and the white sole makes them appear way too fashionable for long-term use.
     


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    I agree with you. Redwing has been doing the white wedge sole for a looooong time, these Aldens just seem like fashion stuff.
     


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    looking to pick up my first pair of Alden's, but I'd like to ask some questions before I pull the gun.

    I am looking at the dark brown Indy Boot or the dark brown LWB, unfortunately, being still a student I cannot justified to pick up both pairs at the same time.

    Therefore, I am asking you guys whether if the Indy boot is wearable during the hotter days of summer? I am looking for a pair that can be more versatile, in terms of raw jeans, chinos, and navy/charcoal suits at times.

    Thank you in advance for any feedback. :)
     


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    Indy boots are totally unsuitable for navy/charcoal suits at an time of the year.
     


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    I don't think I'd wear an Indy with a suit. Not even a dressier pair like in #8 or Cigar.
     


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    Lwb if you plan on wearing with suits but I'm distracted by your avatar. Nice!
     


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    +++ I agree with your comment that the white sole "makes them appear way too fashionable for long-term use" and might add that the white sole makes them way too ugly for short-term use as well. But that's why there's vanilla and chocolate.
     


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    Thanks. so i'll pick up the LWB now, I am looking at the dark brown and the seconds of #8/cigar in size 10.5D, if anyone wants to sell theirs, please let me know. :)

    I will pick up the indy's next time as my winter casual beater.

    on my avatar, Kate Upton is just too hot, period.
     
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    Thank you. That's good to know. I'd love to see a picture of them in the wild if you have the time.
    I can't say I've ever seen a #8 PTB with commando or crepe soles. Unionmade did a cigar version with a crepe sole, and it was handsome as all get out.
     


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    I missed out on the Ravello PTB w commando sole from Leffot - close to a perfect shoe. Funny, when I read your question about the #8 PTB with a commando or crepe sole I thought there have got to be lots of places that carry that but the only one I saw in my brief survey that was even close was the J Gilbert version with the waterloc sole. Note to retailers - that sounds like an easy special make-up.
     


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