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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. veedubhkg

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    Thank you!!!
     
  2. veedubhkg

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    I like the fit of my Indy better mainly because I have a stocky built, thus proportionately speaking I feel more at home with a more bulbous and rounder last like trubalance or Barrie than say, a sleeker shape like modified or leydon lasts.

    Here's a picture of my almost-one-year-old Color 8 Indy:
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  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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    +1
     
  4. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Nice boot collection. Color 8, suede, chromexcel. I have the chromexcel chukkas, they get a lot of wear.
     
  5. Kai

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    Alden AF1 Mahogany and Whiskey Cordovan saddle shoe

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    I like that combo! Should have a nicer contrast after some time.
     
  7. sazon

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    thank you Leighlon & Blue collar.
     
  8. marg

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    thanks!

     
  9. sevenfoldtieguy

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    very nice
     
  10. 0waterbouys

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    So recently I had a pair of Whiskey Indy's develop a really bizarre blemish. To start, I'd like to point out that the beginnings of the blemish were there from the start and was not due to scuffing or wear. It looked like a patch of tiny wrinkles and lines in one spot on the side of the boot. Over about a period of 2 weeks after regular brushing/mac method I noticed that the spot had grown and now was turning a very dark brownish burgundy. I tried my hardest to brush it out but it had no effect on it. It was a quite large spot about the size of a quarter right on the side of the boot.

    I sent it back to Alden DC who in turn sent it back to the factory for repair/work. It was returned to me in no different condition and when I contacted Kathy at Alden DC about it I was told there was nothing I could do. Obviously they weren't going to refund the boot and I was told it was just a part of the inconsistencies of shell cordovan. I doubt anyone on Ebay or B&S would want them as the spot is certainly noticeable so I am stuck $730 in the hole. I guess I just have to live with it. Sorry if this a boo-hoo story or what have you it just feels nice to vent a bit. I'm probably going to turn them into my go to hiking boots and wear/distress the hell out of them.

    TL;DR: I hope shell cordovan is nice to hike in.
     
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  11. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    good looking ravello ptb and an great shine
     
  12. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    i like your whiskey taste
     
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    this might be an odd question:

    do any of you guys know if alden shoes can be re-soled or re-heeled to remove some or all of the heel height? my feet tend to be happiest when i wear minimalist/low heel rise shoes, such as vibram five fingers, chuck taylors, etc. but, my eyes are happiest when i wear aldens.
     
  14. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    very unique, enjoy wearing
     
  15. mcarthur

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    post a picture
     
  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    #8 cap toe
    argyles otc
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  17. imatlas

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    There's no reason you couldn't have them reheeled with a lower heel, however that would potentially throw off the shoe. Most dress shoes have a bit of "rocker" built into them, that is, the toe is slightly higher than the midfoot. By lowering the heel, you'd be increasing the angle of the rocker, which could result in an uncomfortable shoe. Of course, reheeling it back to a taller heel would be a simple job.
     
  18. Michigan Planner

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    Those look great and look to be broken in very comfortably. I think I may have to investigate purchasing a pair for the fall.
     
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    I'll be sure to, once I finish work.
     
  20. mr chorizo

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    WHOAH. where did those come from? those are spectacular.
     
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