***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

    Messages:
    1,147
    Likes Received:
    393
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Anyone want to get in on a Frans Boone order? The Aldens I want are less than 500 EUR and I don't want to pay an extra 50 EUR shipping. PM me.
     


  2. Profligate47

    Profligate47 Senior member

    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    324
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Location:
    Wilton Manors
    

    I wear the same size, 10 1/2 D in both. The unlined BB seems a bit roomier, and feels as if it stretches over time, although cordovan barely stretches. Good luck!
     


  3. furo

    furo Senior member

    Messages:
    6,192
    Likes Received:
    231
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    
    -10 points for posting a pic of your Granny knots immediately after someone posts a vid of how to tie a proper knot :marchal:
     


  4. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

    Messages:
    1,147
    Likes Received:
    393
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco
    For serious about joining forces on a Frans Boone order.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2012


  5. furo

    furo Senior member

    Messages:
    6,192
    Likes Received:
    231
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    

    probably
     


  6. AldenLuver

    AldenLuver Senior member

    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Which do you think would be more suitable/versatile for business attire (i.e. suits and business casual)... whiskey LWB or cigar LWB
     


  7. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

    Messages:
    1,842
    Likes Received:
    138
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    

    out of those 2, cigar. whiskey would stand out a bit much for that purpose methinks.
     


  8. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

    Messages:
    4,700
    Likes Received:
    815
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Location:
    The Forum
    

    But I like my memaw! :satisfied:
     


  9. unclesam099

    unclesam099 Senior member

    Messages:
    467
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Location:
    SE PA, USA
    

    Very unfortunately, I've worn them at home on carpet for a bit and they are far too loose on my foot. I definitely need a 12D in the Hampton.

    As nice as they are, a nice balmoral of some sort in Cigar is what I'd really like. I think that Whiskey will be after Cigar.
     


  10. lummers13

    lummers13 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Location:
    Chicago!
    Forgive me for constantly posting pics of my whiskey lwb's, they're my only pair :embar:

    Birthday's at the end of the month so hopefully I'll have a new pair to contribute :slayer:

    This is from our first snow back mid-Jan after dinner. No welts or water stains for my pair

    [​IMG]
     


  11. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

    Messages:
    8,435
    Likes Received:
    1,568
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    So today I realized commando sole makes the cap toe boot too clunky to wear with skinny jeans, leather sole it is. Now I just gotta find some store with a cap toe #8 in size 8 in stock.
     


  12. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

    Messages:
    1,147
    Likes Received:
    393
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Winning combo?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


  13. edubs01

    edubs01 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Location:
    Philly
    Have a few shoe polish questions...

    What color Saphir polishes should I purchase for the following:
    Color 8
    Burnished Tan Calfskin
    Brown Chromexcel

    Thx gents!
     


  14. cielo

    cielo Senior member

    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2006
    Location:
    los angeles, ca
    Has anyone experienced uneven insoles/footbeds? I don't think I've seen this discussed.

    I didn't notice that the left shoe of my 403s had a small bump near the ball of my foot when first trying them. After some moderate walking at my office job, I began to notice it with every step. Alden acknowledged the defect and replaced the shoes for me; the new pair was nice and flat.

    I recently tried on another pair of Aldens with a similar issue. I'm afraid of running into this problem on one of my pre-ordered shoes as those would essentially be non-replaceable until another production run. I wonder if a cobbler could apply heat and successfully flatten any abnormalities. Thoughts/experiences? TIA.
     


  15. hkpm

    hkpm Senior member

    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    65
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Well my boot has the uneven outsole issue. Although it is very slightly uneven, but I notice it with every step.
    I think I can't do anything about it and try my best to get used to it...
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by