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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. imatlas

    imatlas Distinguished Member

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    You do realize Leffot's current reserve order for cigar Indy is for Fall 2010 delivery? That's a about a year and half from now!

    Spot quiz: what year is it?
     


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    Heel slippage should go away as the sole becomes more flexible.

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    Thank you! Much appreciated!!!
     


  4. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    You do realize Leffot's current reserve order for cigar Indy is for Fall 2010 delivery? That's a about a year and half from now!

    Spot quiz: what year is it?

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  5. halberdklown

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    can anyone compare the Alden Roy boots to something like say, chucks or vans sizing? never had a shoe like this before (have owned only 1 pair of dress shoes all my life since i was a freshman in high school, and even those were from some wholesale shop in downtown LA.) any help would be appreciated
     


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    2010! Honestly I was prepared to wait that long! (So I guess I am rather pleased now)
     


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    Hello

    My first post here. Just got this pair of aldens from ebay for casual wear.

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    Have to get some polish for them since their bit beaten up. Have been looking for some saphire polishes but I don't know what color to choose(medium brown, dark brown, mahongy or burgundy). Any advises? Or should I choose something completely different?

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    Congratulations and welcome to the family. Those look brown. I would go medium brown unless you wish to darken them a little or you think you may need help to hide some blemishes in which case dark brown. [​IMG]
     


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    more long wings : [​IMG]
     


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    Wow! So nice! I'm definitely making my way back to more black shoes after being brainwashed by the SF think. I'm putting some black shell cordovan longwings on the list.

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    toni, those aldens look ready to be on th Sartorialist
     


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    When it comes to black longwings, I'm torn between shell or pebble grain calf. I don't have any pebble grain shoes as I generally don't love the look, but it seems pretty classic on that particular model and color. Right now I only have 2 pairs of black shoes and no black shell, just Grenson for Paul Stuart wholecuts and EG wingtips (Malvern on the 82). I really liked the Alden longwings in shell on the Grant last for the Black Fleece line.
     


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    Pebble grain calf can look great on longwings, particularly brown longwings. They tend to patina in interesting ways.
     


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    Just got this email from Winn Perry detailing their upcoming FW10 collabs with Alden: Hello everyone, You are receiving this e-mail because you have expressed interest in our special make-up program with Alden Shoe Co. Below are the styles that we will be making up with Alden for the Fall/Winter 2010 time-frame. If you have any interest in pre-ordering these models, please contact us by e-mail [email protected] or by phone at 503.922.1298. 97786 Double Waterloc Longwing **Pre-orders Due Thursday 3/4/10 by 5PM Pacific Leather: Walnut Brown Calf Sole: Double Waterloc w/ light antique finish Welt: 360 Reverse Last: Barrie Stock Sizes: 7D-12D Price: $450 Brown Chromexcel Longwing Leather: Brown Chromexcel Sole: Commando w/ light antique finish Welt: 360 Reverse Last: Barrie Stock Sizes: 7D-12D Price: $TBD (Estimated $425-$475) 45193H Tobacco Reverse Chamois Boots ("Little Tanks") **Pre-orders Due Thursday 3/4/10 by 5PM Pacific Leather: Tobacco Reverse Chamois Sole: Plantation Crepe w/ light antique finish Welt: 360 Regular Last: Barrie Stock Sizes: 7D-12D Price: $435 "Earth" Reverse Chamois Boots Leather: Earth Reverse Chamois (This color is a very dark mud brown and appears all but black) Sole: Plantation Crepe w/ match finish Welt: 360 Regular Last: Barrie Stock Sizes: 7D-12D Price: $435 Straight Tip Cap Toe Boot Leather: Tan Vegano Sole: Double Waterloc w/ light antique finish Welt: 360 Reverse Last: Barrie Stock Sizes: 8D-12D Price: $TBD (Estimated $425-$475) Perf Straight Tip Cap Toe Boot (*No Medallion) Leather: Color #8 Shell Cordovan Sole: Double Waterloc w/ match finish and good year heel Welt: Regular Close Heel Last: Barrie Stock Sizes: 7D-12D Price: $TBD (Estimated $575-$650) 6 Eye Chukka Wing Leather: Color #8 Shell Cordovan Sole: Double Waterloc w/ match finish Welt: Regular Close Heel Last: Plaza Stock Sizes: 7D-12D Price: $TBD (Estimated $575-$650) V-Tip Blucher Leather: Walnut Brown Calf Sole: Double Watlock w/ light antique finish Welt: Regular Close Heel Last: Hampton Stock Sizes: 8D-12D Price: $TBD (Estimated $425-$475) Plain Toe Boot Leather: Burnished Mahogany Waxhide Sole: Commando w/ mahogany finish Welt: Reverse 360 Last: Barrie Stock Sizes: 7D-12D Price: $TBD (Estimated $425-$475) Ranger Mocc Leather: Smooth Tobacco Chamois Sole: Plantation Crepe Welt: 360 Regular w/ light antique finish Last: Van Stock Sizes: 7D-12D Price: $TBD (Estimated $425-$475) Mackinac Boot (*Same as Ranger Mocc, but in boot) Leather: Smooth Tobacco Chamois Sole: Plantation Crepe Welt: 360 Regular w/ light antique finish Last: Van Stock Sizes: 7D-12D Price: $TBD (Estimated $425-$475) Straight Tip Cap Toe Boot Leather: Brown Scotch Grain Sole: Double Waterloc w/ goodyear heel Welt: 360 Regular w/ light antique finish Last: Barrie Stock Sizes: 7D-12D Price: $TBD (Estimated $425-$475)
     


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    I think that, but plain toe, might be what I target next. I'll probably end up deciding in the next 2-36 months.
     


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