***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. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    These look great. I noticed that you often wear bals with chinos and cords, and I like these combos. Are you always wearing a jacket when you do this? I guess I'm pondering how casually one can wear a bal (excluding suede, as I think suede bals can be dressed down a bit more).
     
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  2. REguy

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    Leffot just posted up an outstanding pair of CXL Pitt boots with brass eyelets and commando sole. I'm not a boot guy, but these are fantastic. Nice range of sizes too.
     


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    I called Nick at the Ludlow store today, and someone snatched my size up. Oh well, wasn't meant to be. Hopefully I can get a Ravello Chukka from Shoemart sooner or later.
     


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    Anybody happen to know which make these might be? I just bought them.
     


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  7. Michael Haines

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    Indy 401 wore them tonight bar hopping in San Antonio
     


  8. FourMileBurn

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    Then I take it that they are the chromexcel's then? Sorry for the n00b q's. These will be my first pair of Alden. My collection mostly contain RW's and Wolverines.
     


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    Looking for feedback on the following black shell boots (from those that own or have owned one or both):

    1. Indy on TruB last with commando sole (Shoemart)
    2. captoe on Grant last with commando sole (Alden DC)

    I am considering one or the other. Thanks guys.
     


  10. El Argentino

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    I believe the 401 is just standard calf leather, not chromexcel.
     


  11. Michael Haines

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    You correct
     


  12. MickCollins1916

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    I owned the AF60 from Alden-of-Carmel, which is a captoe on the plaza in black shell, and ended up getting rid of them. With the commando sole, they were too military looking for my purposes. I thought the same of the Alden DC version on Grant when I saw them recently. All depends on the look one is going for I guess. I have the cigar version, and I am not wild about the commando sole on it, really, but I dig the Grant last.

    Love the Shoemart Indy on commando. It's far more casual by nature though, so maybe that's why I don't mind the sole in that context. But I also recently sold a cigar pair on commando, and that was part of the reason I parted with them (along with the hand stitched apron).

    #8 loafers on Grant today.
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  13. Don L

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    DC Captoe on Grant is one of the most comfortable boots I own. I love the Commando sole given I live in New England. Appearance wise, when on, you have no clue it is a commando sole.
     


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    Fantastic Boot
     


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    I like that they have a lot available in "E" width. I hope they start doing this more often. If I didn't just get a pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile boots, I'd probably be all over this.
     


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