***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. Trapp

    Trapp Senior member

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    Yea I ordered the 11D, it's just that they dont offer E width. Im curious if the Indys run a bit wider than the Desert Boots, if so then I think it should be good.

    I believe the indy's run just a bit wider than clarks db's right out of the store, but the clarks will see more stretch and ultimately end up the wider shoe.

    People using db's as a guide should recall how they fit before they stretched. If they were very tight out of the store (as they are for some people) then even if they fit perfect now, you'd want to be careful buying the same size in the indy.
     
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    And the Indy's don't stretch very much? Damn your making me nervous they are the wrong size. I assume J.Crew has a decent return procedure but eh this is just going to take more time. Maybe Ill just order some 11E's from shoemart so they come at around the same time, then return one of them. I prefer the J.Crew version to the shoemart version, but the changes are pretty minor.
     
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    Yea I can dig that, I also like the shoe version of the indy boot though no one sells it anymore

    try Alden SF. They had some not too long ago
     
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    Ha apparently you can bring any internet order to your local J.Crew store for a refund if you dont like it. I called to make sure that includes Aldens. That is a really cool policy so now I feel totally fine about ordering them even if they are too tight.
     
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    Truthfully Im not a huge shell fan. I think it looks nice but I prefer the chrome excel look honestly. One day Ill probably get a shell pair just to have it but it's below chrome on my list

    I hear you. The Chromexcel one is a damn good shoe... You'd be happy with it I'm sure!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Trapp Senior member

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    If you're going to wear socks like that you'd be better off with the roy boots [​IMG]

    Seriously, those are nice looking shoes.
     
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    If you're going to wear socks like that you'd be better off with the roy boots [​IMG]

    Seriously, those are nice looking shoes.


    Drat! I knew someone was going to call me on that!
     
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    I hear you. The Chromexcel one is a damn good shoe... You'd be happy with it I'm sure!
    [​IMG]


    How do you care for the chromexcel? Is any polishing necessary?
     
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    How do you care for the chromexcel? Is any polishing necessary?

    From the mouth of Nick Horween: "The last step for Chromexcel is coat of Neatsfoot Oil, so when people ask me how to condition this leather, that's always my first recommendation."


    I haven't done anything to mine so far other than just brushing them off. I don't mind letting the scuffs be scuffs at this point
     
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    Contractor came today to pick up 4 hides of Chromexcel to line my window displays with. I'm pretty stoked. Just thought I'd share. [​IMG] Thanks Nick!
     
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    Contractor came today to pick up 4 hides of Chromexcel to line my window displays with. I'm pretty stoked. Just thought I'd share. [​IMG] Thanks Nick!
    4 hides of Chromexcel. You're getting all Hollywood freaky. [​IMG]
     
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    Here are some recent buys for the spring/summer. Winter was long and hard this year in the East coast. From Blackbird, suede summer Oxford in tan [​IMG] [​IMG] From Blackbird, suede summer Oxford in chocolate [​IMG] [​IMG] From Tom at Leather Soul, tan suede Chukka in Barrie last [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Here are some recent buys for the spring/summer. Winter was long and hard this year in the East coast.

    From Blackbird, suede summer Oxford in tan


    From Blackbird, suede summer Oxford in chocolate


    From Tom at Leather Soul, tan suede Chukka in Barrie last

    Very nice. Lots of summer fun. [​IMG]
     
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    I couldn't resist the experiment...


    [​IMG] + CAT's PAW Soles


    We'll see in a few weeks...
     
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    That sounds interesting! Are you getting the heels too?
     
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