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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. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    How much do you guys reckon I could get from my NIB not worn J Crew Indys on ebay? I'm sorta thinking of selling them to fund a pair of natty cxl indys, I have the Roy boot in brown CXL and sorta want to explore the Alden rainbow more...
     
  2. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Your best bet would be try to return them to J Crew - Indy boots are common, so you probably would have to sell at a discount to retail on ebay
     
  3. stevent

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    If you ship Europe / Asia then close to retail but expect to get offers in 100s range with the most ridiculous justifications about why their price was reasonable
     
  4. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Well I paid $338 for them from J Crew. So I stand to make a profit to be able to invest in natural Indys.. I know this is sorta dirty, but If there's a buyer than there's always a seller. And it's from J Crew who can piss up a rope.


    haahaa, oh god i know exactly what you are talking about.
     
  5. a bag of it

    a bag of it Senior member

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    What do you guys think the most casual model and color is? I was thinking either the chukka or plain toe boot from j crew would work. I'm only 20, and I don't have any need for dress shoes now or in the near future. I will be wearing these mostly with jeans and corduroys. I like the idea or cordovan because it seems like the raw denim of the shoe world. What do you guys think?
     
  6. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    J Crew cap toe boot + cuffed denim is pretty ballin
     
  7. shaunw

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    cigar gets my vote, ptb or indy boot
     
  8. ReppTiePrepster

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    Got excited until I saw the size (too big for me). Thought the same thing about the following two...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-for-L...5496651?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3f2056c34b

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-for-L...5492313?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3f2056b259

    I have another ebay gem arriving today. Will post pics later. Probably a good thing these three other Alden auctions didn't work out!
     
  9. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Color 8 or cigar in a chukka or Indy boot would serve your purposes well.
     
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    a bag of it Senior member

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    I'm leaning heavily towards color 8, but I'm stuck between the indy boot, the cap toe boot from j crew, and the chukka.
     
  11. Man with Apple

    Man with Apple Senior member

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    Started my morning off with my newest acquisition, a little whiskey courtesy of the guys at Alden SF.

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    I'm green with envy other those. Nice score. :satisfied:
     
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    As far as calf goes, there would be little argument that this model - indy boot - is the most casual:
    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me...ld_m_indy_boot_high_top_blucher_workboot.html
    However, there would be some Alden fans that would contend such a boot belongs on the work site and nowhere else.

    As far as Alden's shell cordovan colors, whiskey is the most casual - and it's not even close. This PTB is a great casual shoe:
    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me...5_ald_m_plain_toe_blucher_shell_cordovan.html
     
  14. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Of these 3 the captoe boot is the dressiest.
     
  15. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Senior member

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    #4 wtb
     
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    those look great with jeans
     
  18. Chaos_Cow

    Chaos_Cow Well-Known Member

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    Cap toe boot, definitely. You can wear that with anything.

    Have you ever been sized? Are you sure you're not actually a half size smaller?
     
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  19. mcarthur

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    wear in good health
     
  20. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    I'm going to conduct an experiment... I have a whiskey chukka in 9.5E coming (which is my true size in Barrie). I'm going to Mac break-in method them then wear then a few times and compare the creasing to my whiskey chukkas in 10D, which have gotten 20+ wears by now. I will then post some photos. Look for it in early January (I will also then probably sell my 10D whiskey chukkas if all goes well)
     
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