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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. Michael Haines

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    I wanted to show you guys this bit of customizing done by B. Nelson.

    This was the J. Crew/Alden black shell wingtip boot from last year. I wanted to change the look of it and so added a storm welt and dbl. leather Rendenbach sole. As you can see the edging was done in natural/antique.

    I love them and now want to smack my head against a wall as they are too tight. This boot was always a bit snug but is now decidedly too snug for me. I usually wear a thicker boot sock for our NE winters and can no longer do it with this pair. So it's a Barrie 7.5 that fits like a 7.

    If anyone is interested it's on the B+S forum. They'll go to fleabay next week

    cheers and Happy Holidays to all.


    p.s. Mr. Spoo sold me a pair of killer EG's at a great price. Highly recommended![​IMG]
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    p.s. I need to get my act together and post a few pics of my Alden collection as I greatly enjoy the pictures that you all have posted...

    17 pair, 8 of which are shell. Actually 18/9 if you count the above pair that I am selling

    Happy Holidays to all
     
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    Any idea where I can find the (whiskey shell?) medallion cap toe??
     


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    You guys have fantastic wives! Congrats!
     


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    Nowhere that I know of.

    I have the ravello medallion captoe in the picture and I got that model from Alden DC.
     


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    I once sent a pair to AE for restoration and they came back too tight. I made them aware of it. Their suggestion: they gave me a brand new pair of my choosing.

    It seems to me BNelson will take steps to remedy your problem if you bring it to their attention. Perhaps you already have?
     


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    C&J burgundy shell captoe boots at BB online are on sale for 748.50. An additional 15% off is yours for the taking if you order online by 12/27 ($636.23). Still many sizes left. Just FYI .....
     


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    Well my Mother inlaw wants to buy me a pair of shoes for Christmas I posted earlier the Cromexcel LWB. So now I am trying to decide
    between these two. What to do? I already have all colors covered so that does not help. Any thoughts from the crowd

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    The CXL is a more casual shoe. Leffot's tan Atom can also be worn with grey and tan slacks; harder to pull that off with CXL. The CXL will do well in wet conditions, with jeans, and will develop a broken in patina (the tan calf will just be tan calf going forward).
     


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    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year to all
     


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    I am partial to the CXL's and have my preorder already in
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    I trying to talk my self out of pre ordering both. I know as soon as I do something really nice will come out
     


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    No I haven't but you are correct. Nick is a great guy and I should have told him right after the fact several weeks ago. The reason I'm not unhappy about doing this again in a bigger size is that I like to wear my boots a bit looser than shoes and an 8D Barrie is what I should I should have ordered from J.Crew in the first place.

    I did realize that they were a bit snugger than usual out of the box from J.Crew and that's when I should have returned them. If I can recoup some of my total expenditure (about $850 I think) I'm happy to buy a bigger pair.
     


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