***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. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    ^^ Honestly, if I were you, meaning if I wasn't so Big in Japan (12D), I would definitely check out MOTO in Aoyama. Excellent craftsmanship that rivals Alden and is very reasonably priced, when compared with importing.

    There's a thread here:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/299228/leather-arts-crafts-moto-aoyama-tokyo-japan-appreciation-thread

    Edit: Let me add that there is a bit of a push to try and get larger sizes from MOTO, if anyone is interested feel free to voice your interests at the MOTO thread.
     
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  2. TheArgonaut

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    Anyone know if its cool to use Montana Pitch leather dressing on calf-skin?
     


  3. blue collar

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    I have not used it on calf myself. However, I can imagine it would darken calf (if it's a light shade).
     


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    How sad that he felt he needed to apologize in advance for the roll on his jeans.
     


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    It should only be used on calf, never on shell. It does darken it a bit as well.
     


  6. WhoKnewI

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    Really like the profile on those boots.
     


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    For those who ordered with Tom Austin what service did they use to ship?
     


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    UPS ground, should arrive Friday.
     


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    Ahh ok damn that's a week at least to California.
     


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    One of the worst parts about Alden is the wait. Constantly checking a tracking number is so frustrating. I have been waiting since last Wednesday to get my Whiskey Indy's from DC. I still have 2 more days...
     


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    Ah okay, sorry I was of not too much help haha. :embar: Do tell me more about this Pegasus leather though...


    I think I saw some irregulars of those LWBs. Kudu seems like a pretty good choice - I think some PTB would be lovely.
     


  12. Beatlegeuse

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    Just called Tom Austin...nothing good in my size unfortunately. But, my NRO snuff suede chukkas should be arriving sometime today. :D
     


  13. keithp3521

    keithp3521 Senior member

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    Just listed a pair of 10 D color 8 LWB on Ebay. Here's a link:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/180895280512?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649

    I just can't get the sizing right on the Barrie last. I'll try again, as one does with true love, but I may end up being a full size and a half off my proper fit in standard U.S. sizing. Wish I lived near a brick-and-mortar store so I could try a few different sizes on.

    At any rate, sorry for the griping. It's just disappointing because I got such a good deal on these babies (from the TSM irregular list) and they're gorgeous, but they simply don't fit.

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  14. WhoKnewI

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    I found that sizing the barrie last isnt simply size down 1/2 from your usual size, at least not for everyone.
     


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    But when it is, it's oh so easy and efficient.
     
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