***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. London

    London Senior member

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    I paid about $430 for my suede chukkas. $100 for extra for the blue is a little steep.
     


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    i prefer the LS short wings,
     


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    Alden DC stocks the cigar captoe boots in an E width. I have wide feet and basically sizing up in E from barrie (I can wear 9.5E/10D in barrie but wear a 10E in grant) worked for me.
     


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    How about Alden of Carmel's AF43 and AF60, both simple, commando-soled black shells.
     


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    How do i treat scuffs on the toe of my boot? Everytime I wear them out I get new scuffs around that area.
     


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    ^ Lots of horse hair brushing would be the first thing I'd do.
     


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    I gotta get back to brushing them, I was doing it at like 2 am last night after I got home. Got so tired :satisfied:
     


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    Hop to it!
     


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    What's the best possible deal on a pair of #8 cordovan chukkas? Anything less than retail?
     


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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and good eye to notice the price premium.

    When I was at RG, I noticed the brown, snuff suede first and then saw the navy suede. At RG, they have the brown, snuff suede listed at $398 and the navy suede didn't have a price on the shoe, but the salesman assumed it would be $398.

    Navy suede caught my eye and when I went to try it on, the salesman then noticed on the box that the navy chukka was listed at $530. I inquired why it was so much more, he didn't have an answer.



     


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    Dodo,

    Thanks for sharing, I also like the LS short wings, but can't try it on.

    The other 2 pairs of Alden I purchased from LS and had a chance to try it on as I was there on a holidays.


     


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    thanks, will check this out. how does the grant feel to you relative to the barrie? still plenty of toe room?
     


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    One of those J Crew 25% off coupons where they forget to pull all the Aldens from the site.
    It's a crapshoot.
     


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    ^ lol, yes, I vividly remember passing on that deal during the Holidays (I think it was even up to 30% or more at one point, best deal ever).

    I don't think anything of that sort is going on right now (sad).
     


  15. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    30% , actually :teach:
     


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