***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

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Assume you've check TSM's website.

    Give Alden Madison Ave a call, I believe this is a standard model for them. That's where I got mine.

    Maybe Alden DC too? I can't remember if I saw these there or not.
     


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    This might be my favore make up from Alden. Enjoy.
     


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    Was just at DC yesterday, almost 100 % positive they did not have whiskey chukka's.
     


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    Wow those are outstanding!

    Are they MTO or where did you pick them up?
     


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    Thank you Uncle, I appreciate the feedback.
     


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    You made two apologies that were definitely not needed. Firstly, calf is a great way to "gradually" work your way to shell. That's how I did it. Guys who buy shell as their first foray into higher-end footwear amaze me. Going from $100-150 shoes to $700 shoes in one leap is incredible.

    Secondly, the picture may not be as good as say, CTYGGG's, but it's good enough to show that's a great pair of boots there. I don't wear much black and only have a few pair but that pair or something similar is now on my list.

    Thanks for sharing.
     


  7. FrankCowperwood

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    I'm going to risk offending many members in this thread and the vast majority of shoes in my closet by saying that I don't necessarily think that shell is the ultimate goal of Alden ownership. :hide:

    I know we focus on shell a lot here, but there are many great Aldens in other leathers that we see here too. So go for shell if it is for you, and don't worry if it is not. Enjoy those boots. :)
     


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    I'm very new here, albeit a long time lurker, and this thread has provided me with most of my knowledge and almost all of my inspiration regarding every shoe i've purchased for the last two years. I love shell, and Alden's was definitely the inspiration behind my initial love of the brand. But as I've become more and more familiar with the product, I find myself looking more and more at the other alternative horween leathers, especially the natural CXL and the chamois.
     


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    Alden SF had a re-stock a few weeks back, but it looks like there are no 8.5s on the website. May not hurt to give them a call just to make sure.
     


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    Natural CXL is a great option for casual wear. I find shell options to be too formal for my tastes. Exceptions are there of course - I think #8 LWBs look amazing with jeans - but generally speaking. I'm not exactly an argyle sock kind of guy and find tassels hilarious. :hide:
     


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    To replace the rubber portion of the back heel, can any standard cobbler do this? Roughly how much?

    Thanks,
    Thomas
     


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    Yes and very cheap, $15.
     


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    I think many people covet shell because it is so difficult to find. Let's be honest people want what they cant have. Ludlows ravellos were gone in a day for that very reason. I jumped on my cigar Indys bc I knew if I didn't it could be a couple of years before I get another shot at them. I personally like shell because of the low maintenance aside from the stunning good looks.
     


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    Interestingly enough, the only pair of tassels i own are a natural cxl makeup from unionmade.
     


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    I have much more to learn about shoe maintenance, but if I would have listened to the first person who sold me a pair of alden shell instead of using this forum for research, my shell shoes would have faaar too much wax paste on them. As it stands, I have four pair and have not done anything to them with the exception of the mac method. And they look great.

    I know the method calls for very periodically using wax, but is it absolutely necessary?
     


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