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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. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Looks like the cobbler over laid another piece of leather to re-enforce the area. Is that about right?
     
  2. private eyes

    private eyes Senior member

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    The jcrew indy's are on a different last than the regular 403/405 indys , correct? Since my size 8 jcrew indy is a half size too big, if I were to get the regular indy's , should i go with a 7.5 or stay with a 8 ?
     
  3. stanford88

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    With all of these recent Alden collection pictures, how do you store all of your shoes? Care to share pictures? With some people having 7+ pairs of shoes, I would imagine shoe boxes are too clumsy?

    Thanks
     
  4. sqroot3

    sqroot3 Senior member

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    i wish i had all aldens but i store mine on stacked jos a bank woodlore racks...with the boots on top. yummy cedar!
     
  5. Chien

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    hmm thanks for the input.

    this makes buying the 4065 slightly harder, im too used to wrapping laces around the ankle.

    It will really be a dream come true if the blackbird milkman boots are once again in production. I did email blackbird if they are going to do another make up of it though, they said there wasnt any plans atm, and will contact me if they did.

    Alden of DC, is that the brick and mortar shop?
     
  6. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    No, they're both Trubalance last.
     
  7. terradilavoro

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    Hi Alcibiades,

    either Saphir Cordovan Cream or Reno.

    Thereby Saphir only offers 4 Colours of Cordovan Cream (01 Black/02 Neutral/05 Dark Brown/71Cordovan) and none of them matches for the RL Marlow/Dalton i do use Burgol Cordovan Cream which is avaiable in 6 different colours.

    The light brown shown in the lower middle matches perfect.
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    cheerio
    Joachim

    PS
    Have you seen Hangerprojets care instructions for Cordovan Shoes? They recommend
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    never ever
     
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  8. Beatlegeuse

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    Did TSM already have your size on order, and you just put a deposit down on an unclaimed pair? Because if this is a new pre-order, I doubt it will be ready by next April. I've been waiting almost 22 months for a Ravello boot with no end in sight right now.
     
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    I called them to reserve a pair - the phone rep mentioned they reordered the NST boot in April.
     
  11. greekgeek

    greekgeek Senior member

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    Most are in stock already or is this not the Aberdeen last model?
     
  12. DCwaxedLWB

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    Gentlemen,

    Wish I found you guys sooner. Bought a pair of black Alden shell PTBs in my size, 8D, in a local shop that is no longer a dealer. When I realized within a day they were a little too big, I started poking around the Interwebs and found you guys and read about the Barrie last and how my size should be 7.5. Store doesn't have my size and won't take 'em back.

    And after seeing Mac's pictures, I was blown away with the beauty and range of shell.

    So, where should I start? I have a pair of Alden waxed LWBs from J Crew and some nice light brown bluchers from AE, so thinking whiskey and Ravello should not be the place to start. I have a pair of relatively new black, pebble-grained Florsheim Imperial LWBs (cheaply made, not recommended) and burgundy Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger boots.

    Thinking #8 LWBs (which seems the usual answer on this forum), #8 chukkas (love the shell rolls on chukkas) but figure they will show up as seconds soon on TSM because of J Crew volume, or #8 PTBs.

    So much shell, so little $$$.
     
  13. Papa Doble

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    Not sure I understand why light brown would be a good match for the dark brown RL cordovan.
     
  14. ElDave

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    In medium colored shoes, matching polish will generally darken the leather, so you use a shade lighter to keep the color the same.
     
  15. Papa Doble

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    That's too bad, but hopefully you should be able to sell them here for a decent percentage of the purchase price. In the future, I'd recommend going through a retailer with a good return policy, such as TSM.


    It would be good to know how you intend to wear them, but I'd probably go with a PTB or chukka in #8 or cigar. You already have some brogues, but you might also consider the RL Marlow wingtips. With the current sale going on, they come to $505.75 + tax.
     
  16. Papa Doble

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    You guys know more than me on this subject, but with this reasoning, wouldn't medium brown, as opposed to light brown, be the correct choice for dark brown shoes? I guess I don't understand why you would go all the way down to light brown for dark brown shoes.
     
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    Color 8 LWB should absolutely be your next purchase, IMHO! It's funny how similar your collection is to mine. Without J Crew I'm not sure I would have discovered Alden. The following is the order of my purchases.

    Florsheim Pebble Grain LWB (crap), Cole Haan Jayhawk - brown pebble grain (even crappier), J Crew Tobacco LWB, J Crew Dark Brown LWB, Black Shell LWB, Cigar LWB, Color 8 LWB, Ravello LWB, and Color 8 PTB.

    Wish I had never spent the $ on the Florsheim and Cole Haan LWBs. They look pretty good but are terribly uncomfortable and won't last very long if worn regularly. The $400 could have gone to my next shell purchase! I suppose I've learned a valuable lesson.
     
  18. calidist

    calidist Senior member

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    Color 8 LWB for sure, its the cornerstone of any Alden collection.
     
  19. Spaghettimatt

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    For Indy boot owners: where do your/big toe end in relation to the white stitching on the Indy boot? Mine hit right at the beginning/bottom of the white stitching and I'm worried I should have gone down another size.
     
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    This is the Aberdeen last model - shows as out of stock online and I confirmed over the phone (in 9.5D).
     
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