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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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I have boots -some with all eyelets and some with speed hooks. In a perfect world they would all have all eyelets and I may very well have BNelson replace the speed hooks at a later date with all eyelets.
     
  2. Yokj

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    wore my indy cigar today. 742 dollars of goodness[​IMG].


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  3. Bakes11771

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    I feel that you especially deserve to be treated nicely by them.

    I notice that you aren't one to boast about such things, but would you be willing to share how many pairs of Alden's you own?

    I remember that you were on quite a tear for a while.
     
  4. Chaos_Cow

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    Shamefully not even the most I've paid for shells. My whiskey long wings were more because of NYC tax...
     
  5. PhiPsi32

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    Yes, well, every time I called LS to inquire about a shoe, they happened to have one in my size. It was quite remarkable really. So a good chuck of my Alden collection is courtesy of LS. I'll have to check my closet, but I probably have 10 pairs er no make it 14 pair if you count the black shell cap toes I have on order.
     
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    blucher or bal? straight tip or perf tip?
     
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    Would it be appropriate to infer that you have 4 pairs of black shell cap toes on order?

    While 10-14 is no small feat, I thought it may have been more. I guess the tear that I was noticing may not have been exclusive to Alden, and you may have shared some pics of Rancourts and Vibergs that you bought. It just seemed for a while that every time I clicked on a thread, you had just gotten a new pair of shoes. You must have a lot of calluses on your feet from breaking in so many new pairs.
     
  8. 33peace

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    I have recently fell in love with the look of the Shell Cordovan Alden Indy.
    So far, I think these have been my favorite- http://epauletshop.tumblr.com/post/3127508729/officersindycigarshell

    I have spent about the last 3 hours calling everywhere from Hawaii, California, New York, Seattle with 0 luck of any in stock, preorder, or future shipments. Does anyone have ideas of what the best way to acquire a pair in the future is, or to get notifications of future orders?
     
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    The shoe mart ones posted earlier today are pretty darn similar IMO.
     
  11. sevenfoldtieguy

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    If those aren't close enough, one may be waiting for a few more years ......
     
  12. 33peace

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    I am an 8.5D, which are currently sold out. I called and they said May 2013 was expected restock date.
     
  13. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    May 2013 isn't that long of a wait in the Alden scheme of things. Just the blink of an eye really...
     
  14. Bakes11771

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    Also (sorry for so many posts in rapid succession) is 8.5D your true size? or your Trubalance size? As they may vary SIGNIFICANTLY.
     
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    Sorry, I have 13 (for some reason I really thought it was only 10). The 14th are black shell plain cap toes, Hampton last from Alden NY.

    Originally, I had also forgotten the two pair of Truflare wingtips I recently acquired.
     
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    I wear an 8.5D in my Alden Indy 403, so I am guessing it would be the same in the Shell Cordovan. Is that correct?
     
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    FYI, Alden of NY just emailed me they just received a Cigar Indy (trubalance, double leather soles) in 8D that are on hold for me. Since I picked up a pair with commando soles a few months ago from J. Gilbert, I'm going to let them know I no longer want them.
     
  18. Yokj

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    if you are 8.5D in barries, I feel that 8D would work with the indys. they run a bit wider with indys from experience with my pair. If you are that desperate for it, get the 8. you always can return them.
     
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    looks like it might be time to snatch up a couple staple shoes and retire from the shell ring [​IMG]
     
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