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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. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    I'm looking for suggestions that are definitely not SF-approved. I pretty much wear lace-up boots all the time and they are a real pain at the security check points when travelling. So....does anyone know of good quality (preferably Goodyear-welted but Blake-stitched would be okay) lace-up boots that are good-looking, of a casual style and that are comfortable and that have a side zip (Horror of horrors!). There you have it. And I'm not really interested in Chelsea boots. Thanks.
     
  2. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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  3. Broark

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    Quick question: where can I get some waxed laces for my Indy boots? I think they would look better than the regular laces.
     
  4. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

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    Why not get some shoes for your travel days?
     
  5. El Argentino

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    Thanks -

    I've never used wax on my Indys. Just brushing. TBH, I don't buff a ton either.
     
  6. MoneyWellSpent

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    That sounds like it's gonna be a tough search. The Frye Company www.thefryecompany.com has quite a few to pick from in various leathers and finishes. As for construction, they are totally model specific. They offer everything from Goodyear-welted to Blake Stitched to glue jobs. The frustrating part sometimes is figuring out which type of construction has been used. The pictures give some clue, but with the use of "fake" stitching in so many fashion first brands out there, it is not advisable to go strictly based on appearance. Most of Frye's offerings are sort of reminiscent of their western boot heritage, so they would be quite different than your AE's and Aldens. Then again, you are from El Paso, so a western boot may fit in quite well...
     
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    Thanks, will give them a holler!
     
  8. zippyh

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    I got a pair of John Varvatos lace up/zip boots a while ago that are of decent quality.
    I wouldn't pay full price for them ($700) but they go on sale a lot.
     
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    Yup, those are the exact ones I was talking about. I am not a big saddle shoe guy but I would LOVE a pair of these. I really wish someone would do these agin, I think they are killer looking.
     
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    Thanks for being the voices of reason.
     
  11. ElliottPapineau

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    I only use Venetian Shoe Cream and a brush.

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    Don L: awesome shade of whiskey. How old are they and where did you buy them, if I may ask...
     
  13. Don L

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    Only about 5 months old and they are from TSM
     
  14. fiestaplatypus

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    I picked up a whiskey LWB from their website about 2 weeks ago and it's a very similar darker shade. Probably from the same batch...very happy with them.
     
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    Cigar Tassels - Maiden Voyage

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    1) I appear to be in the minority on this, but I have no issue wearing antique edging with cigar when it comes to many models (this Atom, NST, even LWB). When I owned the color 4 Atom, I viewed it as a dress shoe... The single sole and tremont last helped with that as well

    2) If you want a brown wingtip, a no brainer is the Marlow wingtip
     
  17. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    I wear chukka boots for travel... in and out (also carry one of those small shoehorns in your carry-on luggage).
     
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  18. sevenfoldtieguy

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    yes and yes

    The 2145 is one of Alden's most attractive dress shoes.

    Nice pick-up.
     
  19. BootSpell

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    Thanks, guys. You have all given me good suggestions which I will mull over. Appreciate it.
     
  20. kwhitelaw

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    what about these for travel? LS had a good bit of stock of them on clearance last month

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