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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. jmemt

    jmemt Active Member

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    I want those boots so bad! They are gorgeous!
     
  2. CalceoAdamator

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    I had to call day after day after day, and after about 10 days they finally returned my call... they're terrible.. just need to have some patience....
     
  3. CalceoAdamator

    CalceoAdamator Senior member

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    (Sorry on the re-post - forgot to quote...) I had to call day after day after day, and after about 10 days they finally returned my call... they're terrible.. just need to have some patience....
     
  4. CalceoAdamator

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    I'll second that...
     
  5. El Argentino

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    These are gorgeous. You'll love how they evolve over time and care. Care-wise, just brush them thoroughly after wear, and use a little Venetian or Reno when they look a bit dry. Enjoy! One of my favorites.



    I believe I can safely say I would kill for a pair of those boots.
     
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  6. Ahab

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    Contact Tom at Leather Soul. Leather Soul has a lot of experience with the Plaza last and I think would be the most likely to do it as long as you stick with calf or #8.
     
  7. TactileOne

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    I'm with you on that, but I'd have a pipe going as well.
     
  8. Hill

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    Was having a shit day and decided to get some air. Had a talk with my man about his square toe Kenny Coles. [​IMG]
     
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  9. CalceoAdamator

    CalceoAdamator Senior member

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    Think you got across to him?
     
  10. CalceoAdamator

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    No.8 dress loafer shells today, yea I know "dress" with no socks... LHSs are being restored... LOL[​IMG]
     
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    Pretty sad i didn't get the Leffot #8s with antique edgetrim. how hard is it to have the dark edgetrim changed to antique? anybody know how much it costs? If it's not a big deal, I'd just buy a used pair of regular #8 longwings...
     
  12. phototristan

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    My input on that is that the antique edge trim does tend to accentuate the clunkiness of the shoe so that's something to be aware of.

    I've compared a color 8 LWB and Ravello LWB with antique edge trim and with the same with black edging and the black always seems to look sleeker. Just my thoughts.

    In terms of your question I've heard that somebody has sanded off the black edging with a sander and then treated with natural clear edge treatment, however on such expensive shoes I don't know if I would attempt that on my own. Perhaps a good cobbler could do it for you?
     
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    Casual Friday. Snuff Suede Chukkas. J Crew Selvedge Denim.
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    I just got the antique color 8s. They look awesome, but I agree, my most "sleek" looking cordo longwing are probably my ravello with dark brown edge trimming
     
  15. ClassyCanuck

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    What's that saying.... A picture is worth something, something.
    Pics of your newly acquired please:D and thanks.
     
  16. alex4nder

    alex4nder Well-Known Member

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    PSA: A tale of two tankers.

    Alden SF has a #8 trubalance tanker up for sale, so I ordered one to compare against my Leffot #8 barrie tankers (which are slightly too tight). Both are 9.5D, both are NST. It's hard to tell from the photos, but the barrie boot is ~1/4" longer and the trubalance boot is ~1/4" wider. I think I like the antique edge of the Leffot boot more.

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    BTW, anyone with a commando-soled barrie NST in 9.5E know what the widest width of your shoe is? I'd be curious to see how it compares to the 9.5D trubalance.
     
  17. green garden

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    Cold Iron, what is your size in Dundee vs. Alden chukka?
     
  18. Alcibiades

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    Thanks for the photos

    The square toe of the Trubalance works better for cordovan Indy boots versus tankers, IMO... The split toe stitching on the Barrie version looks a lot more fluid with the rest of the boot, while the split toe on the Trubalance version seems more like an add on.
     
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    I'm surprised the Barrie is longer than the Trubalance in the same size.
     
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    Check back tomorrow AM...
     
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