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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. sazon

    sazon Senior member

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    an offering has been added in my sig for those who wear a 10D on the Barrie
     


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    stevent Senior member

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    BBBF today:
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    Pants are left field indigo duck selvedge
     


  3. REguy

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    ^ The Grant is a very underrated last. It strikes just the right balance between bulbous and overly pointy.
     


  4. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Yeah like it a lot. It's actually a bit sleeker as the pair there is a bit tight width wise so the shoe bows out a little when I'm wearing (vamp doesn't fully line up like it should)
     


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    anyone gotten irregular mailings from tsm recently? been waiting...expected them within the single digits of september...sad
     
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  6. imatlas

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    Where are the captoe makeups from originally?
     
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  7. bucksfan

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    I got one 2 days ago for 11.5e, but nothing else (I'm also signed up for 12d, 12e, 11.5d)
     


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    per el argentino's natural cxl indy boots...


    agreed! how do you polish/care for them? my pair need some love and these look great...
     
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    I am wearing my cigar shell LWBs today, and noticed that the leather has separated on the inner side of one shoe where the longwing is stitched to the vamp. The photo illustrates this, but I have to bend the shoe quite a bit for it to show.

    These have been worn no more than 20 times total. I bought them here on the forum within the last six months, and I'm wondering how to approach Alden customer service regarding repair / replacement. Any advice is appreciated.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Patek Senior member

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    I have a question about boots. Alden shoes are not much to my liking but I am found of the boots.

    Last fall I purchased a pair of Indy cigar cordovan in a size 11.5 (I believe from Shoe Mart). I almost went with the tanker boot cordovan 8.

    I do like the Indy, but now I am considering also getting the tanker. I have a few questions:

    How similar are these boots? I don't want shoes that look too much alike.

    Are the heels thiner on the tankers thiner than the Indy's? I wear a size 11.5 and the Indy's have quite a substantial heel.

    Last question, do I order the same size in tankers (Barrie)?
     


  11. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    Mac method, man -


    Essentially,
    Wear
    Take off
    Trees in
    Immediately brush down at medium strength and rather quick brushstrokes for 5-10 minutes (combined)
    Put in closet.

    I've reno'd them maybe 2x in 9 months now.

    Maybe a quick wipedown with a mildly damp towelette or something if they're noticeably dirty - otherwise the brush takes most of it off.

    EDIT: I think I applied a single coat of meltonian shoe cream early on in they're life. I believe that's why they've darkened and "aged" a bit from new-naturalCXL color. I like it, personally.
     
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  12. blue collar

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    That much (extreme) rolling/folding looks like the shoes are too big for you. I know you said you had to bend the shoe a lot, but even at full stride she shoe should never look like that. IMO.
     
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    cigar goodness...Alden of DC cap toe in grant.
     


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    ^Rockin....love it. JT
     


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    I sized down appropriately for Barrie last (this isn't my first / only pair of Alden LWB), and there isn't a lot of room in the toe box / they don't slip, so I don't thing sizing is an issue. The shoe is bent at about 45 degrees - maybe more - in that photo. So, with that aside, any advice on how to approach this with Alden since I didn't buy this pair from a store?
     


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