***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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I was thinking the exact same thing. Hope to see and hear from you again Mac!
     


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    You can create a new paypal account with diferent email and opt it as US resident.
    I have two, one for international shipping and one for the US.
     


  3. Papa Doble

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    I received a pair of ravello NSTs on the Aberdeen last from Shoe Mart today. Now that I've seen them in person, I realized the combination of the Aberdeen last and the NST style isn't for me (maybe a #8 NST boot on the Barrie last is in my future). They also happened to not fit particular well either. I ordered 11.5 D, and I'm an 11.5 D on the AE 5 last for reference. I'm in the process of determining my Barrie last size (I think 11 D). These seemed to be a bit too long, and large in general (there was very little gap in the laces).

    Anyway, I figured I'd take some pictures before returning them:
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    I really enjoy mine which I bought from Leffot[​IMG]

    They are pretty versatile and age gracefully.
     


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    I've always found the NST shoe to be a bit of an odd one... It combines some relatively sleek features (blind eyelet vamp, single leather sole, flat welt, Aberdeen last) with a pattern in the front of the shoe that makes the shoe simply look very big and casual. Every time I look at the shoe at Alden NYC, I'm always struck at how "big" it looks compared to other cordovan shoes the same size. I think the NST looks a whole lot better on a boot. Maybe Alden should experiment with machine stitching on the NST shoe...
     
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    I agree with that. I find the V tip looks much better than the hand stitched NST. imo
     


  7. ReppTiePrepster

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    I can't tell from the pictures, but would you consider these on the darker end of the ravello spectrum? Thanks!
     


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    The ones I received had a double leather sole, but I know some have a single leather sole, and I get what you're saying. Maybe a boot with a heftier welt and last balances the style out.
     


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    Speaking of NST boots...

    I'm wearing my Leather Soul Tankers on this rainy day in Boston.
    These have been through 3 boston winters, I've never babied them.
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    I personally like the NST on the Aberdeen. No accounting for (my) taste, I suppose. These NST boots look very good, zazaza. What sole are they on for use in Boston winters? I put my name in for the Leffot NST preorder, and if I recall those are on the commando sole.
     


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    Thank you, Frank.
    These are on a commando sole as well. Surprised at how comfortable they were initially and how well this sole has held up. (haven't needed a resole yet and I've worn them pretty hard)
     


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    Yeah, I pre-ordered the Leffot tankers as well. It looks like a shoe that you can travel with to somewhere like Thailand, wander/hike all day in the jungle with it, then get back to the hotel in Bangkok, wipe em down and brush em off, then head out to dinner at night, and the shoes would be wholly appropriate in both settings.
     


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    Good to hear. My one experience with commando sole leads me to believe it is quite comfortable.


    Agree. It's a rare instance in which I feel as if I've ordered boots that are going to be very practical. :embar: Not sure how close mine will ever get to Thailand, but I like the scenario nonetheless. :)
     


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    On Alden Commando Sole...does anyone know where to get these resoled. BNelson does a full commando...not the Alden Style one. Anywhere else good besides sending back to Alden for the Alden style half sole and heel commando. thanks...JT
     


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    alden longwing from AoC.
     


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