***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. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    ^^^really i always liked black cordovan. i feel that the aged old cordovan boots actually have better character buildup in terms of how the shine fades and the creases etc.

    but #8's definitely have much better patina/color with wear
     


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    Roys look fantastic. Any weather treatment? Are you using trees? They're developing a very nice patina too.

    I've been using Montana Pitch-Blend Leather Dressing that I bought at Leffot. It does darken them. And I haven't used shoe trees.
     


  3. Fiddy

    Fiddy Senior member

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    Just caved and pre-ordered the Roys. [​IMG]
     


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    Trapp Senior member

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    Several people have asked to see the Roy boots after some normal wear. Here are mine, worn about twice a week since last fall.

    Thanks for the roy pics. They look nice. With the saddle dressing treatment they almost look like kudu leather, at least in the pics. Quite a bit darker with less red peaking through than other roys I've seen. Granted, I haven't seen many.
     


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    gnatty8 Senior member

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    So I received my black Indy boots today in size 7.5
    I tried them on with a pair of medium weight boot socks.
    My big toe hits right around where the white stitching curves around the toebox. Does that sound about right? There is def some room but I feel that the 7s will be too tight.


    I size down a half in all my Indies. These seem like they might be a touch too big.
     


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    Preordered the Barrie wingtip boot from LeatherSoul in snuff suede. RAHHHHH
     


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    LeatherSOUL Senior member

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    Oh wow! Tom, can you please do a special order for these for us in the US?

    Sorry! My ravello is allocated for other models.
     


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    Sorry! My ravello is allocated for other models.

    Are you saying there may be another imminent preorder for something in ravello? Do tell!
     


  9. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    got my shoes the other day ... amazing job Tom!!! i wore the SF boots today

    leather soul's 5th anniversary chukka boot in #8
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    leather soul x styleforum boot in black
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    Razele Senior member

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    Need to know!!
     


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    [​IMG]

    awesome.
     


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    Razele Senior member

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    RKD those are pretty nice
     


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    Sorry! My ravello is allocated for other models.

    Those aren't a regular Alden model or something you've done before, are they? The design is pretty much perfect regardless of the leather used.
     


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    My latest pick up. Basically a "Roy" shoe. Brown Chromexcel leather, natural reverse welt, plantation crepe sole. I have a decent amount of boots at this point so I wanted to find a casual shoe. These were the winners!

    Got them from Leffot in NYC. My wife and I ended up chatting with Steven for about two hours about shoes. His store is beautiful and his knowledge and selection of shoes is amazing. It was a fantastic experience. Highly recommended!
     


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    My latest pick up. Basically a "Roy" shoe. Brown Chromexcel leather, natural reverse welt, plantation crepe sole. I have a decent amount of boots at this point so I wanted to find a casual shoe. These were the winners!

    Got them from Leffot in NYC. My wife and I ended up chatting with Steven for about two hours about shoes. His store is beautiful and his knowledge and selection of shoes is amazing. It was a fantastic experience. Highly recommended!


    while i disagree with your choice in socks i can honestly say those look awesome and are pretty much exactly what i'm looking for. great pickup.
     


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