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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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Suede chukka boots on crepe are a pretty common makeup (Church's makes one, for example)
     
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  2. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Agreed - and I suspect the owner, if using Alden trees, went by the Alden size recommendations (and why wouldn't you, right).

    Sometimes I wonder if Alden shouldn't tweak their recommendations on tree sizing. For example, 9.5D and up, IMO, can easily go with a large.
     
  3. Beatlegeuse

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    yeah, seems like it's always better to go up with the trees, especially on Barrie and Trubalance. I have a pair of 403's in a 12C, so technically I should use a size Large shoe tree, since it's a narrow size 12. But, I find the XL works much better for my shoes.
     
  4. neutrino

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    Guys, looking for strategic advice. I've just ordered a cigar LWB from Alden SF. If I need something just a bit dressier (and by that I don't even mean a suit, just some trousers and an OCBD), will a #8 PTB stand up to the task? My reasoning is that it's good to have something in #8, and also in a different style. I only have a natural chromexcel LWB, and I don't plan on having 10+ pairs. Ok, I know what you're thinking [​IMG], but I really don't. So I need maximum coverage with minimum pairs.

    Also, is there such thing as a #8 PTB on a commando sole? EDIT: of course, I went to Alden of Carmel for that, but they only seem to have it in black.
     
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    Got it. I see where you are coming from. Unlined suede / flex is great in the summer with lightweight chino. Looking forward to fit pics
     
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    Get a pair of C&J captoes for dressier environments
     
  7. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Yes - and I think the responses to this one will be near unanimous. If you get it on the commando sole, you will be making it more casual, and therefore perhaps defeating your stated purpose.
     
  8. neutrino

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    ^ Oh thanks, yes, I'm aware of that, and I'm fine with it. More important to have more grip outside here where I live.

    NAMOR, thanks for the suggestion. I think those captoes are too dressy for what I'm after [​IMG]
     
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    I have a pair of #8 PTBs with a commando sole (they were a Alden restoration job before they stopped taking custom jobs) and they are a bit on the casual side. My work is business casual so they are good enough for me but might offload them to fund other purchases.
     
  10. Morgan

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    If you need something dressier, get a balmoral shoe.
     
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    Alden x Leffot #8 Tanker
     
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    Thanks for this, Morgan. Reason I ask is that I have a pair of ravello Day Trippers preordered from Leffot in 9D (Grant last) and I'm just wondering how long they will be in comparison to 8.5 cigar longwings, which I own (Barrie last). This gives me some indication! Appreciate the work.
     
  13. mcarthur

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    Cigar Indy by Alden for J. Gilbert:
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    wear in good health
     
  14. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    good looking nst boots
     
  15. neutrino

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    Guys, thanks for the responses re #8 PTB. If anyone is interested, my question to AoC got forwarded to J.Gilbert, and Yenni replied that they were going to order this exact thing - a #8 PTB with commando sole. No particular time estimate was given.
    I'll think about it though, maybe I'll leave it as it is with the leather sole, and just have some boots handle those foul conditions - especially with that deal going on at Amore Clothing.
     
  16. ambivalence

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    ^they dont seem to reply my email (amore clothing)
     
  17. Hampton

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    Very nice!
     
  18. Olifter

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    Holiday weekend? I emailed him Thursday night and he replied early Friday morning. I called him and placed an order. He called me back almost immediately with shipping details. He did mention they were getting a lot of calls from SF members, and his phone was busy for about 20 minutes before I got through. I ordered a #8 LWB for $525. At 20% off, I'll check there first next time.
     
  19. bucksfan

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    Is it a sale at Amore, or are they just 20% cheaper?
     
  20. dddrees

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    I recently joined the Alden club a couple of months ago and have since purchased a few of their shoes since then. Initialy I got a pair of plain toe bluchers, then a couple of Men's Handsewn Oxford Luxury Comfort Calfskin in brown and black, a pair of Indy Boots, then finally a pair of Books Bros #8 Cordovan Leather Wingtips.

    Great shoes.
     
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