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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. DBate

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    Gents,

    after having the pair sitting in the box for the last couple of weeks (been a bit busy at work, just wore them a couple of minutes to check the correct size), I finally found the time to show them som love and give them an 'initial treatment' to prepare them for their maiden voyage tomorrow - can't wait [​IMG].


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    And in case someone wonders... that's a pair of Indy Boots in the background waiting for their treatment [​IMG].

    Have a great weekend!
     


  2. NewYorkIslander

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    So bummed I missed these...enjoy paesan!
     


  3. mr chorizo

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    Lets see some pics in natural light! Those look amazing.


    In other news, was at Sid Mashburn today and they have either light ravello or dark whiskey shell ptbs on the Barrie in the DOVER pattern, which I prefer. Double leather sole
     


  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    #8 LHS
    argyles otc
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  5. linafelt

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    Thanks for everyone's feedback on this...

    And to be honest, I am not being hyperbolic in exepecting my boots to last 10 years -- especially at $500 a pop! The Chippewas that I am replacing cost me $65 on sale, and I have worn them 3 or 4 days a week for 10 years. Reheeled them once, and only now is the leather beginning to split. So, yes, I expect Aldens to last many years. After all, they are advertised as "lifetime boots."

    Anyway, lots for me to think about.. I am also looking at Whites Semi-Dress and Viberg's 1940s boot. I don't mind paying for a quality boot -- but I really WANT a quality boot if I pay.
     


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    ^^^ I'd be very interested to see these boots after a refurb.
     


  7. Kashiwa

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    ^^ To be honest, if I were looking at chromexcel, and trying to meet the requirements you've set, I would look at White's. They use a thicker cut, and there is much less stretching and creasing and, most importantly, a more durable boot.

    Here are a fine pair of smokejumpers (photo and boots belong to Nicholas @ Hollows Leathers).

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    Japanese maker Moto also uses a thicker cut of CXL, and I think these before / after pics show that it holds up better.

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    Same story for Japanese maker White Kloud.

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    Perhaps the same applies to Viberg.
     
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    They have the exact same sale now. I tried checking out and it looks like Aldens are excluded from this promo this time around. I tried on the LWBs
     


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    Dem Burgundy PTBs
     


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    Alden Sloat Plain Toe Boot, natural CXL leather, ~1 year old. Second photo shows the accurate color of the boot.
     


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    Wow, #4 cap-toe boots look insane. I have the alden for j crew in a similar shade, but I feel like I just caught a glimpse of her hotter sister :uhoh:
     


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    Cigar is great. No apology needed. :D
     


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    Ha nice man. Made me laugh!
     


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    thanks for all of your compliments gents. I'll try to get some pics in better light today.
     


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