***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. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

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    Looks awesone. Love black shell, sporting some today BB PTB!

    Edge dressing is your friend ;)
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    How do you like them so far?

    I'm also looking at a pair of the 40513HC Tobacco Chamois version.

    It appears as these maybe even more water resistant.
     
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    blue collar Senior member

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    I'd stick with the kudu if I were looking for a tough, weather resistant boot.
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    My "weatherproof" Alden boot is Leffot's Indy 405 on commando soles. I treat it with Montanta pitch blend. I find that when combined with thick socks, the shoe is great in all the conditions I have exposed it to (rain, snow, mud, etc).
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    So you believe the Kudo is better?

    Can you expand on this a bit as to maybe why you think this might be?
     
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    Also, the commando sole does have a leather part - how does that stand up to snow/mud etc.?
     
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    The exposed leather portion of the commando sole hasn't been an issue on my commando-soled boots (AF43's and Ultimate Indy's). Judging by the wear so far, the rubber lugs are going to need replacement long before the leather or stitching become issues. And I don't baby my Alden boots in winter - these two pairs are my go-to shoes for bad weather in New York City (though I have proper waterproof Danner boots for more serious snow/mud conditions).

    Edit: Not the greatest photo, but here are my AF43's after a day in the country last year, as evidence of non-babying. :)
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    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    Love it.
     
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    Sometimes, not living in the US sucks. If anyone is willing to help me with getting on (= paying for) a Leffot navy suede LWB pre-order or knows a good proxy who is able to accomplish this task, please PM me [​IMG]
     
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    Just ordered the Alden/BB unlined loafer in black :slayer:

    I'm sure it will play nicely with its color 8 older brother.



    I'm getting the Kudu Indy for my dad for Christmas. I'll pass on his feedback. He manages a transportation company and sometimes has to go out in nasty conditions (investigating an accident, for example) so after I gave him a 403 Indy, he's been asking if they have a model with a more aggressive sold.



    PM sent.
     
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    +2. Leffot seems very hit and miss (more miss, really) with their Alden makeups.
     
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    smdbitchh Well-Known Member

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    Shoe tree question:

    I picked up a pair of 9.5 c/e alden shoes a few days that I found in a consignment store (someone on this forum mentioned they looked like they are on the plaza last). I have only one other pair of alden boots which are a 9.5 B/D which is what I normally wear but the C/E width felt fine in the store.

    When I got the shoes home I took the Alden shoe trees from my boots and placed them in the shoes I just purchased to clean them up a bit and I noticed that the shoe trees seemed to be pushing the sides of the shoes pretty hard..to the point where it looked like they would stretch them out a bit if I left them in.

    Has anyone experienced this before? The shoe trees are standard width im pretty sure and dont push the sides of my B/D width shoes. The shoes dont appear to be narrow by any means.
    Is the plaza last just much more narrow than the barrie?

    thanks for any info
     
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    You are the man. That's the way i plan to wear my cigar indy's--that is, once i work up the nerve to actually wear them outside!:satisfied:
     
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    Ha, thanks. The beauty of shell is that with a little brushing and a little Renovateur those boots go right back to looking babied. :)
     
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    Leffot is redoing the naval boot in color 8, last time I heard

    Leffot does more suede, more crepe / commando, more loafers, more natural chromexcel, etc than I think is the threads taste, but I will put several of their makeups up as some of the best we've seen recently (ravello day tripper, ravello tassels, color 8 / alpine saddle, the Greenwich boots in suede and chamois, the snuff copely boot, etc)
     
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