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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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew
    thank you
     
  2. mcarthur

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    wear in good health i like tassels and you will become addictive to this classy style
     
  3. MrGuy

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    CTYGGG, almost all of your posts refer to "EP". What is EP?
     
  4. Randomore

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    Epaulet, most likely referring to the pants.
     
  5. ReppTiePrepster

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    Welcome to the tassel club. It is Alden's own original classic! Wear in great health my friend...
     
  6. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Tassels are classy. Let us know when you buy your second pair. :D
     
  7. sevenfoldtieguy

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    You are welcome. :)
     
  8. hkpm

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    Thank you all.
    I have been eyeing on the navy suede tassels already [​IMG]
     
  9. sevenfoldtieguy

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    For shell cordovan full recrafts, I have used 3 cobblers:

    Alden - 159, JR resole, bags, trees, 8 - 10 weeks; officially they say 6-10 weeks and, as posted here earlier, some have had them back in 6 weeks
    AE - 150, JR resole, bags, trees, 3 - 4 weeks
    BNelson - 150, JR resole, bags, trees, 2 - 4 weeks

    I have used each of them various times, and have also had AEs and Aldens restored at BNelson (as well as other brands). They have all done a nice job.

    Personally, I don't really care about the turnaround time.

    I am to the point where I use Alden for Alden, AE for AE, and BNelson for others (e.g., vintage Florshiem or Hanover).

    In my experience, the one great thing about using Alden for Alden and AE for AE is that the shoes are returned as if they are a brand new pair. It makes the money spent and the wait time totally worth it.

    Alden only does recrafts with the same materials as the original (no changing leather sole for commando, for example). So this might mean a guy has to go elsewhere. AE allows a person to switch things up. BNelson, of course, has a variety of options.
     
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  10. stylenoob718

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    I sized down a full inch, 11.5 normally to 10.5, for an alden boot barrie last.

    I'm looking to pick up a pair of alden plaza last oxfords. Based on a graphic it seems I should go "tts" with this last, do you think I could make a 10.5 plaza work then? I'm on the wider foot end of the spectrum.

    Any thoughts appreciated, thanks!
     
  11. kwhitelaw

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    I wouldnt try to size down to 10.5 in plaza if your TTS is 11-11.5..

    I have a thin foot IMO and there'd be no way I could size down .5, let alone a full size, in plaza.
     
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    Alden uses j. Redenbach soles? Hadn't heard that before.
     
  13. Kashiwa

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    Thanks. I more or less knew this, but would love to believe otherwise.
     
  14. Bakes11771

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    With all this discussion of re-craft/restoration, does anyone have any experience with having loose stitching repaired?

    I have asked this question once before, but only got one response, and am curious to hear others. I know that Nick at B Nelson lists it as one of the services that he performs during his restoration, but I'm curious how it comes out? Good as new? Or is it more of a 'best they can do' scenario?

    The one response I did get the last time I asked this question mentioned that Alden replaced the one stitch all the way through the lining to the inside of the shoe. Is this the only possible way to repair a loose stitch?

    Has anyone ever had 'good as new' results?
     
  15. christoffer78

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    Super! Thanks. Great forum, great thread [​IMG]
     
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    Looking sharp in your cigar LHS.


    Thank you sir.


    Thank you.




    Correct, Epaulet is indeed EP.
     
  17. Alcibiades

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    You wear them well
     
  18. Alcibiades

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    You would need a 12D... I wear 9.5E in Barrie and the 10E suede leydons fit me (with a tiny bit of snugness in the width)
     
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    #4 atoms x leffot

    in the shade
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    direct sunlight

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  20. CalceoAdamator

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    Black 6 eyelet cap toe shells today...on Plaza last...
    [​IMG]
     
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