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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. FrankCowperwood

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    Uncle,
    Thank you. I will!
     


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    Alden NYC stocks a chromexcel captoe boot on commando soles... I don't have any experience with Kudu
     


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    Love the thick wale cords. A staple in my winter wardrobe as well. I have always admired your personal style as much as your O/S shines.
     
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    They don't have my size...11.5d only E or 11 e... So Sad...
     


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    Does anywhere stock the Alden 990 in Commando sole?
     


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    Seven,

    Would it be possible for you to post some pictures of yours? I am considering getting on J. Gilbert's preorder list but would like to have a better indication of how they look on the Plaza.

    Thanks,
    Jason
     


  7. FrankCowperwood

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    J Gilbert/Alden of Carmel does I believe, as well as some other nice shell makeups on commando.
     


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    those look great, Frank.
    Don't you have a pair of #8 beefrolls from Rancourt as well? how would you compare the two?
     


  10. FrankCowperwood

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    I do indeed have the #8 beefrolls from Rancourt.

    The two loafers are different beasts (aside from the different strap). The Rancourts are really much more casual, unlined with a softer construction in the toe and in the sole (no Goodyear welting). The Rancourts come across as being much more of a handsewn shoe to me. Once broken in, they are like wearing slippers. That's why I like them.

    But I also like that, while the LHS has the hand stitching on the toe, it also has a more substantial feel with a high toe box that I think is going to stay that way from the photos I've seen here.

    I really like them both.
     


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    I had the chamois indy from shoemart. I really liked them and the leather was really rugged much like the kudu. Unfortunately they were my first alden purchase and I made the mistake of getting a E width which my feet were swimming in. I would definitely recommend the shoemart chamois indy or cap toe both of which come on the commando. I agree the lug sole on the kudu indy is just too rugged looking
     
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    Was ist das "o/s" shine? Outlaw Shark?
     


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    Outstanding. That's what I always thought it meant when Mac says "Nephew, O/S shine"
     
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    I'm thinking 'Outstanding' , but I've been wrong before and my kids love to goof on that fact
     


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    Thank you! I had forgotten that the v-tip is also called the Algonquin split toe. This opens up a few more options on TSM and unionmade.
     


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