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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Distinguished Member

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    mmm v nice
     


  2. amlai

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    Some people do get turned off by the original eggplant color though.

    I once had a pair that was somewhere between eggplant and Barney purple! Thankfully it's gotten less vibrant over time. (So much so that I don't even remember which pair it was now!)

    I've had #8 age to almost cigar shell-looking, but with a tint of red to it. I've also had cigar shell lighten up significantly, though so far never quite whiskey colored.
     


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    here is my collection of aldens with my newest addition of the cigar aldens (lower left) sorry for crap pics [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    This is a pretty noob question -- so please bear with me. I have a 10.5 in a pair of AldenxEpaulet Brixton Boots on the barrie last and I thought they fit me pretty well, but I can still slide my foot around when flat on the ground a little bit. Is this normal?

    Since it's a higher shoe, the heel slip is minimal when laced all the way up, but since I'm planning on purchasing other shoes I thought I'd inquire as to how they're supposed to fit. Is it supposed to be snug everywhere? Or is a little bit of slip pretty normal?

    TIA
     


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    here is my collection of aldens with my newest addition of the cigar aldens (lower left)
    sorry for crap pics

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    may i ask does the cigar indy using Handsewn or just same as other indy boot on the front stitch?
     


  6. amlai

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    may i ask does the cigar indy using Handsewn or just same as other indy boot on the front stitch?

    All of mine (405, #8, cigar, whiskey) are all the same normal stitch.

    My understanding is that there are only 5 ladies at Alden that can do it, so it's a throughput issue.
     


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    yes,it was because i saw the cigar indy was using Handsewn on front stitch in the photo...
     


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    Good eye Edmond!

    Alden decided to handsew my recent batch of #8 Indys as well. Sometimes it seems like they just feel like handsewing certain batches. [​IMG]
     


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    it's a funny case[​IMG]

    when your no.8 indy release?
     


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    How does one identify handsewn versus machine?
     


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    if i understand what edmond is pointing out is the front / top stitching on the front of the boot. i had actually mentioned to steven at Leffot that it was more raised than my other indys which i am guessing indicates hand stitching? is that correct edmond or tom? thanks
     


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    Yes that's also the only difference I noticed, the stitching on the vamp is slightly raised.
     


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    you are correct.the cigar indy is using hand stitching on the vamp this time.just like the nst and lhs shoes.
     


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    Very interested in the release of these as well...
     


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    Can someone post photos of handsewn #8 indy boots?
     


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