***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Burton

    Burton Senior member

    Messages:
    1,695
    Likes Received:
    226
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    

    That's a nice crepe shoe but where can you get that one?
     
  2. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

    Messages:
    2,306
    Likes Received:
    403
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
  3. Morgan

    Morgan Senior member

    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    491
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    

    No, but I have inquired about it. I should ask for photos. Crepe sole always looks bad though.
     
  4. bucksfan

    bucksfan Senior member

    Messages:
    957
    Likes Received:
    104
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    I was eyeing the jcrew LWB with exposed eyelets and crepe - but decided on #8 chukkas instead.
     
  5. hkpm

    hkpm Senior member

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    They started selling whiskey LWB and cigar NST shoes at 10:30am today,
    when I arrived at around 12noon, all whiskey LWB are nearly gone and the NST shoes still got a few left, luckily I could still grab a pair of LWB...this is crazy.....
     
  6. jacksh

    jacksh Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Location:
    Shanghai
    


    Cigar Cap Toe Boot.
    In my opinion crepe sole would best suit suede or calf, not shell.
     
  7. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Messages:
    9,555
    Likes Received:
    1,431
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    




    Man all this crepe talk has me itching to buy a pair. Might just pull the trigger tomorrow...
     
  8. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Messages:
    9,555
    Likes Received:
    1,431
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    

    He's done it before quite a few times, I would report him but I can't as they are not my intellectual property.
     
  9. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Messages:
    9,555
    Likes Received:
    1,431
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Got my AF60s today, not the exact boot I wanted but close enough (speedhooks vs all eyelets) and they are quite nice. First pair on the recessed commando and it feels pretty good.

    Didn't get home till late so it's gonna have to be an instagram pic:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. 100 yrs

    100 yrs Senior member

    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    148
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Location:
    A Blues Igloo
    might be old news, but this site lists a #8 lwb on the grant last, which you don't see very often (at least that i'm aware of).

    http://www.dann-online.com/clothing/aldenshoes/shoes page10.htm

    no idea about this shop - the website is marginally worse than the alden one, which is quite a feat. it looks like an old link that hasn't been updated because there's some crazy talk about "custom" orders taking 6-10 weeks, but the prices are in line with current. thought i'd toss it out there in case anyone wants to give it a shot.
     
  11. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

    Messages:
    4,083
    Likes Received:
    1,138
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
     
  12. brostymie

    brostymie Active Member

    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    

    Is leffot taking order for those captoe?
     
  13. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

    Messages:
    2,145
    Likes Received:
    833
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Location:
    NBPT, MA
    Still very much in the honeymoon phase, I've worn these 3 times in the last week. I received several comments & questions about their make and the shine and even received a nod from the shine guy at the airport. They looked fairly drab out of the box but I took a brush to them for 15-20 minutes and they were transformed.

    [​IMG]


    I thought about applying a coat of reno but I just don't think they need it. One thing that I've found is that they are not dry at all nor have they exhibited any blooming. Compared to my other shell shoes, both AE they just look tremendous.

    My AE Leeds and Macneil in burgundy shell look great after an application of Reno but appear visibly dry after just a day or two. A quick brushing brings them back but I'm happy that the Alden boots don't exhibit the same characteristics.
     
  14. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,292
    Likes Received:
    451
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    ND
    


    That is incorrect information (but I wish it was correct). Indeed, if you scroll down they correct themselves by stating the LWB is on the Barrie last. That website is a complete mess.
     
  15. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,292
    Likes Received:
    451
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    ND
    

    And this is the issue for me with respect to crepe. A crepe soled shoe - IMO - is completely disqualified from anything but the most casual settings. But I have no doubt that it is comfortable.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by