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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. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    How good is Alden's restoration service? I found a pair of Shell cordovon dress shoes at a thrift store for $60, but the heel/sole is destroyed, and the upper has quite a few nicks and scrapes.

    Also, they're a half size too large, can they relast to a size down?


    Thread about Alden restoration.
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=164135
     
  2. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    How good is Alden's restoration service? I found a pair of Shell cordovon dress shoes at a thrift store for $60, but the heel/sole is destroyed, and the upper has quite a few nicks and scrapes.

    Also, they're a half size too large, can they relast to a size down?


    you'll basically been in for a restored shoe for $200 ish. some of which is new, some of which is old and beat up. and maybe doesn't fit.

    you're better of trying to find something in your size in better shape for $300 ish
     
  3. Trapp

    Trapp Senior member

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    ^Agreed. Flip it on ebay (disclosing the sole damage) and you'll probably get your $60 back and then some. Put the funds towards a shoe that fits.
     
  4. machochino

    machochino Senior member

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    no, calf. AF89 from alden of carmel.

    Can you post more pictures at different angles and worn on? mucho appreciated.
     
  5. werdswerf

    werdswerf Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me what type of leather the front-leftmost Indy in this picture is? I'm thinking it's Brown Aniline Pull-Up, as it doesn't seem red enough to be Chromexcel, but I'm not sure. Thanks in advance for the help ... real close to pulling the trigger on these.
     
  6. LeatherSOUL

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    Can anyone tell me what type of leather the front-leftmost Indy in this picture is? I'm thinking it's Brown Aniline Pull-Up, as it doesn't seem red enough to be Chromexcel, but I'm not sure. Thanks in advance for the help ... real close to pulling the trigger on these.

    Brown Chromexcel.

    http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/200...ate-indy-boot/
     
  7. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    Can anyone tell me what type of leather the front-leftmost Indy in this picture is? I'm thinking it's Brown Aniline Pull-Up, as it doesn't seem red enough to be Chromexcel, but I'm not sure. Thanks in advance for the help ... real close to pulling the trigger on these.


    Brown chromexcel.

    Just picked up a pair from Leffot in NYC. An absolutely beautiful piece of footwear. Highly recommend the store. Steven, the owner, is very knowledgable. Very personalized service.
     
  8. PETEROCK1

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    i finally have these in my possession...

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    thanks tom for the ultimates!
     
  9. sixsails

    sixsails Senior member

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    Does anyone here with flat feet have experience on the Barrie last?

    Thanks
     
  10. mg428

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    ^Vintage Indy.


    Somebody please correct me if I am wrong but I think the question is about Vintage Jumper boots, and not Vintage Indy. However, if the jumpers will have the same (oiled nubuck) leather, that photo of the Vintage Indy will also be greatly helpful for those who are wondering how these jumpers would look like.

    Let me add some more photos of what I think is a Vintage Indy.
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    Does anyone know if Alden (or I guess one of the many stores that carry them) offer a plain toe boot in black calf with the barrie last? I like Alden of Carmel's AF89 but I need the toe room of the barrie (and I prefer the shape as well). I don't follow all the various Alden models so I apologize if this is a dumb question.
     
  13. Vaitek

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    Be careful - I bought the Chromexcel Indy Boots from Mike and ended up ordering wingtips 2 days later. Alden's are addicting!

    Now I'm looking at black chukka's... Someone, cut up my CC's and freeze my bank accounts, quick...
     
  14. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    A goofy ass picture one of my friends took when we went hiking up this badass waterfall. I took my Aldens off to take a dip. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. imightbechad

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    Be careful - I bought the Chromexcel Indy Boots from Mike and ended up ordering wingtips 2 days later. Alden's are addicting!
    Now I'm looking at black chukka's... Someone, cut up my CC's and freeze my bank accounts, quick...
    Ok, now that I've gotten a pair or brown long wingtips... What's your thoughts on a black shoe/boot to compliment for for more formal attire. I am getting a dark grey (charcoal) and Navy suit. I have these on order: [​IMG] http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...ongwing/Detail I'm seriously thinking about these now: [​IMG] [​IMG] Would these be ok with my suits? I'm not sure about wearing the black chukkas with casual wear, but it's something I can test out and see for myself. Thought I'd get some feedback from people that know these shoes a lot more than I do.
     
  17. mg428

    mg428 Senior member

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    Does anyone know if Alden (or I guess one of the many stores that carry them) offer a plain toe boot in black calf with the barrie last? I like Alden of Carmel's AF89 but I need the toe room of the barrie (and I prefer the shape as well). I don't follow all the various Alden models so I apologize if this is a dumb question.

    http://winnperry.com/updates/alden-d...-officer-boot/

    If you email Jordan of Winn Perry, he will send you larger versions of the photos. I recall that there is a real life photo of the boots worn with a slim navy suit in this thread.
     
  18. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    not sure why, but this picture is beautiful!
     
  19. TasselsHongKong

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    For starters, the colours and the composition is very nice. It really sets the mood. Also, it's probably because the boots stand out from the rest of the background, in focus with the rest of the image out of focus. The result of a nice lens.

    I like the picture very much too. Beautiful.
     
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