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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. phototristan

    phototristan Distinguished Member

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    Indiana Jones is a fake character though. The real story is that Harrison Ford worked as a carpenter before he made the big time as an actor, and swore by Alden 405's while working all day in the shop.

    When he got cast as Indiana Jones, the costume designer was trying different boots for him but he insisted on wearing his trusty Aldens. The studio then went to a shoe store in Burbank and bought several paris in Harrison Ford's size to use in the film. Some were aged and dirtied for different scenes, etc.
     
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    Dbear Distinguished Member

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    i don't believe you.
     


  3. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

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    I have to try and convince my boss to do the same.
     


  4. marmottan

    marmottan Well-Known Member

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    Very nice and well-cared PTB.
    Wear them in good health.

    All of you must have already watched this:
    From 00:30, this story is briefly explained.
     


  5. MarioImpemba

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    That shine! What's your secret? That is insanely awesome. Jelly.
     
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  6. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Senior Member

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    You take that back right now.
     


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    To the contrary, it is precisely shoes like this that are special. :nodding:
     


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    So amftxs point still stands right?
     


  9. blue collar

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    :spew: :rotflmao:
     
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    They are offering the Indy Boots and Tanker Boots in E widths. I just preordered the tanker in 9.5E. I don't have any tankers or NSTs, and the classic #8 tanker would be a welcome addition to the collection.
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     


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    I need a B width, so I'm still SOL. The only pre-orders that work for me is when the retailer lets you order any size, which is what I did with Leffot and Epaulet so far this year.
     


  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    good shine on your ptb
    with good care they should last at least 39 years
     


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    Very handsome shoe...how are they in terms of versatility and what do you wear with them? Are they the kind of shoe that needs to be kept up a bit to look good or do they lend themselves to wear/age? And are they a bit on the "attention-grabbing" side or do they tend to blend into an outfit like most other longwings?
     
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  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    [​IMG]
    cigar wt boot
    argy;es otc
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