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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. the_state

    the_state Senior member

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    Just a heads up, Steven Alan on Franklin St in TriBeCa has some really amazing custom Aldens in stock. Great stuff that I haven't seen around the blogosphere.
     
  2. zippyh

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    Epaulet West Egg longwings.
    Although they're also on the Leydon last, they don't feel as narrow as my unlined chukkas which is probably a good thing.
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  3. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    this may not be the place for it, but if anyone has any 9D (or TTS equivalent) shell longwings or chukkas that are too small for them and would prefer a 9.5D AE Shell Longwing, PM me!
     
  4. Ahab

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    Although they're also on the Leydon last, they don't feel as narrow as my unlined chukkas which is probably a good thing.

    Those are tight. [​IMG]
     
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    Those longwings might be the nicest longwing I've ever seen. I love the whole configuration.
     
  6. mg428

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    Great post on the Horween blog about Chromexcel leather

    Yes very nice article indeed.

    I was wondering whether anyone knows why Alden only uses brown or dark brown kudu CXL and not some other common colors, such ad navy and black?
     
  7. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    Yes very nice article indeed.

    I was wondering whether anyone knows why Alden only uses brown or dark brown kudu CXL and not some other common colors, such ad navy and black?


    I dunno, but they do the same with Shell. Ron Rider uses all kinds of different colors (from Horween) that Alden doesnt
     
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    Epaulet West Egg longwings. Although they're also on the Leydon last, they don't feel as narrow as my unlined chukkas which is probably a good thing.
    Nice! I didn't know Epaulet had a custom heel pad. That's awesome.
    Great post on the Horween blog about Chromexcel leather
    Yeah, excellent article. Really long and detailed. I love how the hides turn blue -- this is something I had never heard about.
     
  9. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Senior member

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    Yes very nice article indeed.

    I was wondering whether anyone knows why Alden only uses brown or dark brown kudu CXL and not some other common colors, such ad navy and black?


    I've got a couple in the works for Unionmade SF in black and natural chromexcel.

    Also be on the lookout for a bunch of people (LeatherSoul, Leffot, Winn Perry I think) coming out with makeups in the natural chromexcel. The swatch has been going around and it looks fantastic.
     
  10. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    New unlined chukkas after a 6 month wait.

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  11. djh

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    ^Very nice, I got those a couple weeks ago and am waiting for the tan ones.
     
  12. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    I am the opposite, I got my tan ones about 2 months ago and these lastnight.
     
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    ^ Why did you have to wait so long? They seem to be readily available.
     
  14. slide13

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    I can't remember...do the unlined chukkas have a heel counter?

    Great looking boots, i need to pick a pair up sometime.
     
  15. djh

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    They're really not that readily available - ShoeMart and Sherman Brothers were both out of stock when I ordered 5 weeks ago. I'm sure I could've found them somewhere, but I'd rather get 10% off and free shipping and wait 6-8 weeks for a shoe I'd wear mostly in the Spring/Summer.
     
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    I have two pair of the unlined chukka's and I'll probably get the third at some point [​IMG]
     
  17. Mr.K

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    ^ Why did you have to wait so long? They seem to be readily available.

    I had to wait because I wear a size 6E, which almost no one stocks. D widths are common, but not the E width. I did not mind waiting, since they gave a discount and free shipping. I love them and will eventually get the snuff color also. They are the most comfortable shoes with our without socks. Living in the south I can wear them all year round and not be cold with them unlined.
     
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    What online store has the Indy 403's the cheapest? Thanks!

    -226
     
  19. jasonfoote303

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    I can't remember...do the unlined chukkas have a heel counter?

    Great looking boots, i need to pick a pair up sometime.


    no heel counter.

    it's pretty soft back there. That's one of the reasons I've held off from picking up a pair
     
  20. edmond_evo6

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    Does anyone have experience on wearing double leather soles shoes?

    How much of their life for the normal wear?around 2-3 times per week.Thank.
     
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