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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    ^ I agree 2012. Conviction, Resolve, IRONHORSE!
     
  2. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    If you're referring to the color 8 boots, those are pure sex. I was on the fence between those and the cigar longwings. Frans Boone's makeups make other retailers look stodgy.
     
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    Ordered about 5 or 6 times from the Bureau.
    They shipped FedEx. Never paid brokerage or duty.
    I think their shipping includes customs clearance.
    Shipments have been Trickers.
     
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    On the Fran Boone makeup, what do you guys think about the cigar shell PTB on a crepe sole? I like the cigar but I'm holding back because of the crepe sole. I would prefer a leather sole because it'll be more durable & lasting, I think. Any comment / advice?
     
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    I really love the hearty use of brass eyelets on frans boone's makeups.
     
  6. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    yeah im diggin the brass too. with this F/W collection, FB has made brass eyelets synomous with their name. its a great touch

    would also be a great way to give a face lift to an old pair of Aldens
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    ill be in the SF Alden store tomorrow. fingers crossed they have the unlined #8 ptb in my size.. if they do, i might need to have my cobbler put some brass eyelets on them
     
  8. jdpirtl22

    jdpirtl22 Well-Known Member

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    I just received the ravello indy from frans boone and wasn't charged customs, a surcharge, conversion fee, or anything else other than their flat shipping rate. Also received excellent service and would order from again.
     
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    ^ that's fantastic. Was this FedEx? Did you give any special instructions? That's the boot I want to order actually since its still available in my size. My convert app is failing me. Wish this was right: [​IMG]
     
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    Where is your cobbler and do they do metal toe taps? I work a few blocks from Alden SF.
     
  11. jdpirtl22

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    personally i love the crepe sole. I don't have it in shell but if fb still had my size in the cigar boot it would have been a very tough choice on what to get.
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    hahaha if only the euro was that beat up, i think i would go into debt buying up all the shoes and clothes i could! Ended up paying 780US when everything was said and done and i didn't give any special instruction. and yes it was fedex. The boot itself is fantastic, the batch of ravello came out amazing. I will take pictures tomorrow in sunlight and indoors and put them up.
     
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    How long did you wait for the shoe? My Cigar PTB should be in the pipeline soon, we need PICS! The newer shell seems lighter per some picture here.
     
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    When need a cobbler here in the Bay area who could put metal shoe taps!
     
  14. NAMOR

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    I dont know of a SF cobbler that does metal plates. Im also in search of a local shop that can do metal eyelets
     
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    I have two models with crepe sole (AWW, and ravello LWB from Alden of Carmel). I personally like it a lot - it's incredibly comfortable to walk on and provides good traction in a wide range of conditions. But it makes the shoes look extremely "chunky". That's not a bad thing, but it's a very particular thing. Whether you like it or not depends on how you plan on using the shoes.
     
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    Very excited to see your pics.
     
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    Hi Namor, could you please also snap some pics of their color 8 Indy boots?

    Thanks.
     
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    It's a deal breaker for me personally. I wouldn't buy it. Some seem to really like the crepe sole though ......
     
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    I like the crepe sole. Got em on cigar shell beales. I wouldn't have chose it myself, but really wanted a pair of cigar shell. Turns out, it's more comfortable than the leather soles on my LWBs.

    It's variety. Some people get the same shell color, some people like the same sole on everything. It's all good. Personally, I'm getting 1 shell in each color before doubling up and none of my shoes so far have the same sole. They each serve a different purpose.
     
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    Anyone out there own the 2211 (black shell NST on the Aberdeen)? If so, what do you find yourself wearing them with mostly (e.g., gabardines, twills, jeans; dress or casual or both; etc.)? To not clog up the thread, a PM would be fine. Thanks fellas.
     
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