***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    Quick question: If I take a size 7 for Clarks Desert boots, what should I go for with Alden sizing? I ask because there's no place in Montreal I know that sells them, so I am forced to go online.

    Help this Alden n00b, who very much desires to be initiated!



    This question is going to be impossible to answer perfectly. Alden uses many different lasts and for many people they fit differently. Also, you might fit in a 7 with Clarks for many different reasons. These reasons would need to be compensated for with your Alden sizing.

    You best bet would be to get a general idea from the forums and order a few/bunch of sizes from a retailer with a liberal return policy. Shoemart would be one choice. Also, Brooks Brothers sells a number of Aldens in Shell Cordovan. Some of their versions are identical to the like Alden styles, while others are IMO better looking.
     
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    jasonfoote303 Senior member

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    Wow... thread took a turn to the darkside since last night!

    good entertainment but I hope we can all try to play nice. It's supposed to be about the shoes.

    I'd like to thank everyone who contributes positively to this thread. It is my favorite one by far.
     
  3. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    These got soaked right through yesterday in a torrential rain.

    Who says suede is hard to care for:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Who says suede is hard to care for:

    the unwashed...

    is this the pair with the loose stitch row? glad to see them back with you...

    ...rain ain't no doggie weather [​IMG]
     
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    I love these! I love the color, style and most of all love that there are no speed hooks! I am on the fence on ordering these. Unfortunately I have a pair of shell #8 cap toe boots which fill this need.
    Go for it Ahab. [​IMG] You need a tanker boot in your collection. The all around storm welt on this tanker indy is heavy duty. There is also the next restock of the LS Hawaiian NST Tanker hopefully soon. Too many boots...
    Wow... thread took a turn to the darkside since last night! good entertainment but I hope we can all try to play nice. It's supposed to be about the shoes. I'd like to thank everyone who contributes positively to this thread. It is my favorite one by far.
    +1. [​IMG]
    These got soaked right through yesterday in a torrential rain. Who says suede is hard to care for:
    Nice one. These look like they didn't have any water contact at all. Did you do some type of maintenance or just let it out to dry?
     
  6. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    These got soaked right through yesterday in a torrential rain.

    Who says suede is hard to care for:

    Those are very nice. I assume those are the unlined chukka's?
     
  7. gnatty8

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    the unwashed...

    is this the pair with the loose stitch row? glad to see them back with you...


    Same model, but exchanged them for a new pair..

    Nice one. These look like they didn't have any water contact at all. Did you do some type of maintenance or just let it out to dry?

    None, actually this was second wear, right out of the box. When I say soaked, I mean soaked right through too.. Wore them through dinner and then put trees in them when I got home. Didn't even brush them.. [​IMG]
     
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    Those are very nice. I assume those are the unlined chukka's?

    Those are the ones. Thinking about getting them in snuff also, I love these shoes.
     
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    Same model, but exchanged them for a new pair..

    that's what i meant. iirc, you've been afraid they would send them in and you have to wait...
     
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    that's what i meant. iirc, you've been afraid they would send them in and you have to wait...

    No, they straight out exchanged them..
     
  11. Mr.K

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    These got soaked right through yesterday in a torrential rain.

    Who says suede is hard to care for:

    [​IMG]


    Great shoes. I love both my pairs. I am hoping the wife lets me add the snuff color in the near future. They go with almost anything.
     
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    jeeeeeezus ahab... ridiculous! love the ravellos.
     
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    Does anyone know of a place in Los Angeles I could get fitted for or at least try on some Aldens? Specifically, Indy boots?
     
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    Does anyone know of a place in Los Angeles I could get fitted for or at least try on some Aldens? Specifically, Indy boots?

    LSBH. Hopefully soon.

    Sorry dude. [​IMG]

    http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/201...-slight-delay/
     
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    jeeeeeezus ahab... ridiculous! love the ravellos.
    Ravello is the best
     
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