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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. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    I have the same shoe in snuff suede arriving tomorrow

    what is the consensus on how to treat suede prior to wearing?
     
  2. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Spray with water repellent (widely available)
     
  3. brooklyn

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    It was the middle of the day and I was wearing a pair of cotton dress socks. The snug fit was felt at the top of shoe and not really the sides. It could have been that the laces were to tight but I don't think that was the problem.

    I have a pair of 405's in a 8.5 but sized up for when I wear thicker socks.
     
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    This is good because your foot will sink in to the cork foot bed up to 1/4 of an inch and leave an imprint. Should alleviate at least some of the snug fit. Was it so snug that your feet were throbbing?
     
  6. raphaelargus

    raphaelargus Well-Known Member

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    The ones they sell look like rebranded Tacco Leather Insoles (also called Luxus or 613). You can get them for half the price from elsewhere online.

    I use these all the time to get a perfect fit in some shoes. I'd say that they add about 1/4 size.
     
  7. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    Where'd you get these?
     
  8. zippyh

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    Black unlined LHS. Gonna get my Michael Jackson on...
     
  9. shaunw

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    Mine just arrived today, the order process was very strange. First there was a charge on my cc. Then it showed the cc transaction was cancelled so i sent an email to customer service asking why my order was cancelled. They reply with a message that the order is shipped and included a tracking number. Now its weird because there is still no charge on my card and im tracking my package. This afternoon i get home from work package is here so i checked my cc and it has been charged. For a couple days i though they sent me a free pair of aldens.....yea!
     
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  10. JermynStreet

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    This is hysterical. Great response.
     
  11. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I got the Black Unlined. [​IMG]

    Not sure I get the MJ reference, unless you mean moonwalk? (Sorry, I'm slow)
    What'd you get?
    [​IMG] Glad that someone found it funny.

    Edit: Also, post more pics of those cap-toes for me to drool on?
     
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  12. Marshall W

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    I don't think I'm in love with the crepe. It looks nice with the snuff suede, but I wouldn't get it on a cordovan shoe. When these wear out, I think might try having B. Nelson put a double leather sole on them.

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    i just called directly and the sales rep applied the 30% discount to a pair of #8 straight tip bluchers without batting an eye...got an order confirmation within 30 min, card billed, shipping confirmation in 2-3 business days.

    was gonna get the lhs in 9d--had it in my cart the night before--but when i got around to checking out after work on the day the sale started, it was out of stock! hoping you get yours.

    i will splurge for the faster shipping next time.



    on a related note, any success with ordering j.crew alden shell with their ongoing 25% discount? none on this end...
     
  15. closerlook

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    i actually really like the crepe sole, but only on an indy boot, which is already bulkier in profile. it makes for a very comfortable ride.
    i just got the unionmade version

    ill post pics
     
  16. david3558

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    Well... I'm on that Alden grind this week - so in addition to the snuff suede (J.Crew) LWB's I picked up the 9751's - LWB in Black Shell... :slayer:

    Now my preorder with Leffot needs to be the Kudu LWB...

    Any idea how the sizing of the RL Marlow would be? I don't know how the color would compare to Cigar or other exotic shells...
     
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    For me if I buy too many expensive socks I can't afford to buy the expensive shoes...
     
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    I know what you mean. I posted these recently to compare single waterloc flex welt to crepe on the chukka. I have to say its growing on me.


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    Don't have a side view.
     
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    I was bored sitting in hotel room and snapped a few pics of my cigar indy's for fun.

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