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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. ambivalence

    ambivalence Senior member

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    Top 3
    Cigar Captoe boot
    #8ptb
    Snuff suede longwings
     
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  2. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    if i was starting over and had unlimited choices:

    unionmade beale cigar dovers
    #8 punched captoe boot from j crew
    BBBF black shell longwing (can't believe nobody has these on their top 3)


    if i ever find a decent deal on the j crew boots, i'm going to sell my #8 wingtip boots and get the j crews instead. i think one pair of brogues is enough for me given how business casual my workplace is.
     
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  3. Profligate47

    Profligate47 Senior member

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    Thanks. Of course... Pretty faded though...
     
  4. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I had a little surprise waiting for me when I got home today. Unfortunately I don't have time for a proper unboxing right now. But I think this will be a good one.

    [​IMG]
     
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    chipshot Senior member

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    Beautiful bro.... nicely done..
     
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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    My short answer is no. But if it's that important to you B Nelson or another cobbler can re-sole the boots for you for a nominal fee. Maybe not the answer you were looking for but something to consider.

    Sweet boots BTW . . .

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    grendel!!!

    my cobbler glued on a vibram-brand lugged sole onto a pair of old alden wingtips. i think it was $40 total:

    [​IMG]

    dunno if it's as good as getting a full resole w/commando sole, but it did the job. just think of it as a commando topy. so, if nothing else pans out, you can get the shoemart joints, then head to your local cobbler and plunk down $40 or so.
     
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  9. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    ^^^ Sounds like a pretty good idea . . .
     
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    grendel Senior member

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    Good suggestion... That may be the way I go.
     
  11. sevenfoldtieguy

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    These boots are great; however, I had quite an odd experience with them. They gave me crazy right knee pain - unlike anything I had had before - or since. I had to return them. And it caused me enough concern that I didn't even want an exchange. :(
     
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    stevent Senior member

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    Who's your cobbler?

    +1
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    ^ its because no one can find that makeup anymore. quit rubbing it in! :)
     
  14. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    For the top 3 out of the 7 Aldens I've owned
    #4 Wingtip Boot
    BBBF Black LWB
    Ravello PTB on modified.

    If I could get 3 now:
    #4 wingtip
    BBBF Black LWB
    Ravello or Cigar Captoe

    First two pairs of Aldens were the 404 and 403
     
  15. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    That's quite disturbing. I wonder if something softer like a crepe sole would prevent that from happening.
     
  16. sevenfoldtieguy

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    If I were in the prediction business, I would say you would be lucky to get them by late 2013. The next round of ravello wt boots at TSM, as I understand things, are already spoken for.
     
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    underrated shoe imo: #8 shortwing on Plaza last from Brooks Brothers
     
  18. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I assume you mean the shortwing bal from BB. I agree it is underrated (I have it in black shell). The factory shortwing bal on the Tremont (I have it in color 8, wore it yesterday) is also underrated. Frankly, Alden shell bals get little discussion on this thread vs. bluchers.

    The BB version is actually on the M-75 last (similar to Plaza). I am 100% certain of it, and it has been confirmed from an Alden rep at the Alden factory. Although it is very possible you were told Plaza by a BB worker (workers who, in my experience, know precious little about Alden shoes).
     
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    interesting. this is news to me
     
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