***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. ElDave

    ElDave Senior member

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    Do you fill out the width of the Indy or is there space? I know a lot of TTS D-widths could use a C-width in the Indy.

    Also, I had a type-o as I am a TTS 11E.
     


  2. brokeassp

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    that`s a nice width between the uppers for lacing.
     
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  3. blue collar

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    This. 100%
     


  4. Slooop

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    Can anyone tell me how these Chamois Commando Sole calfskins would do in an NYC winter? Say for a commuting to work boot?

    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me...elet_cap_toe_boot_commando_sole_calfskin.html

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    They don't seem to have a storm welt and probably aren't as good in winter as the 404 Kudus would be, however I love the color, calfskin and the captoe on the commandos more than the moc toe on the Kudus.

    Though the Kudus have a better sole for snow/ice and a storm welt.

    If the commandos would hold up fine however, I'd be all over them. Or should I just call it a day and pick up a pair of LL Bean Katadhins.....that also have a cap toe at a much cheaper cost....?
     


  5. REguy

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    ^ I have the shoe version of that boot. I actually got stuck in NYC during a huge winter storm a couple years ago and they held up fine. They picked up a little salt from walking through deep puddles, but a light washing took it off. The oiled leather is pretty resilient.
     


  6. meso

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    Yes, more fitted clothing will help. Also it depends on your particular dimensions. I have wider shoulders and am tall so prefer larger shoes, otherwise my clothing just looks odd. I don't think Aldens are disproportionately small, at least not like wolverine 1000 mile boots are, for example. The Barrie last tends to be fairly chunky. When people refer to size they are talking about the whole "footprint" as well as the shape of the toe and sole.
     


  7. Alpina

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    My chamois shoes are great in the wet, so the boots would be even better. The heavily oiled leather also is good at resisting salt intrusion. I posted about sealing mine several pages back.
     
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    I wear the same size, 10.5 D in BB LHS (Van) and BB tassel (Aberdeen). Did not change width. IMO, lower vamp on tassel might not work as well for you as the LHS. Good luck! Try on if you can...
     


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    anybody having problems emailing Adam from AoC? keeps giving me delivery failure.
     


  11. HAL 9000

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    Is it me or do the laces on the Alden rip really easily? The speed hooks creates holes in my laces...
     


  12. imolazhp_ci

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    never had this problem.
     


  13. private eyes

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    never had my laces rip or even show wear..
     


  14. PhiPsi32

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    Same here. The only laces I have that are wearing down are on my conservation boots which have all eyelets. Check for burrs on the eyelets or hooks.
     


  15. Stewbone

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    The only lace problem I have with my speed hooks is my cat chewing through them :crazy:
     
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