***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. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Super shine. I really like the way the color variations come out in the shoes.
     


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    Took a pic of my boots the following morning after long night -- vaguely remember having a bitch of a time taking them off

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    does anyone stock #8 LWB without a dark sole? sadly I did not get in on the leffot preorder
     


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    Unless you go bespoke, no shoe will fit perfectly. My feet are wide in the forefoot, with a low instep and smaller heel. The trubalance and modified are good for me, but not perfect. To get the barrie to feel "right," I modify the shoe just a tad.

    For foot health, I do recommend going "barefoot" as much as possible (I do yoga and lift weights barefoot/with Vibram FiveFingers). Aldens - and any shoes, really - are for protection and aesthetics more than comfort, unfortunately. Many makers, including Alden, have great lasts and "foot technologies," but a foot should have strong and flexible muscles to alleviate or avoid pain/problems.
     


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    BEST SHOES ON THE PLANET. BETTER THAN CATS.
     


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    If you look closely, the welt on the bureau shoes is dark stained. A few pages back there was a fantastic example of a diy where the owner sanded the edgetrim down to be natural/antiqued from dark. In this case, you can get a stock #8 LWB and do the same, and save $175 (well, that minus your labor). If the reverse welt was natural, it'd be a different story, though, as de-staining/sanding the reverse welt would be insanely tedious and not worth it imo.
     


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    Its got a dark welt anyway, so why not just buy the stock model and sand the edges?
     


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    That's what I would do if I was going for this look.:nodding:
     


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    I'm not too particular about it honestly, just not a fan of the dark sole itself.
    this right here fits the bill, so I may just do as mentioned and buy and sand. B.Nelson would get the nod for some taps, so may try and tie it in somehow


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    Looking for a source for laces that come with the suede Aldens. Need sand suede and snuff suede colored laces, cotton (not waxed), and for PTB, not boots.

    Thanks!
     


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    Where can I find tan suede barrie lasted bluchers? plain toe.

    what model is it?
     


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    Not sure if Tan and Sand are synonymous, but if they are Alden Madison. If my memory serves me correctly, J. Crew also, not sure if they still have it, I don't shop with them.


    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]TAN SUEDE[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]BARRIE LAST[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]SINGLE FLEXIBLE LEATHER SOLE[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]STYLE # 29332F[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, adobe-helvetica, 'Arial Narrow']Edit: Speaking of J Crew, check out the sweater in my signature. Would go great with any pair of Aldens! (esp. sand/tan barrie lasted bluchers)[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, adobe-helvetica, 'Arial Narrow']Edit again: Oh... you asked for "Tan" not "Sand", well there you go.[/FONT]
     
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    Call Alden (508-923-1680). Tell them that you need new laces for your shoes. They'll ask what kind and they will ship them to you for free.
     


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