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***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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    A real gentleman's pair of shoes. Very nice sir.
     
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    Thanks again!

    That is strange because I measure the same and am the same Barrie size. I am slightly under 8.5 on the Brannock so that could be the difference. But hey...works out for both of us!
     
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    Context have a preorder up for #8 Tankers with Commando. Very nice looking.
     
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    Great score tifosi! Wear in great health your royal, cap toe boots my friend...
     
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    Thank you very much, Repp!
     
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    Oh DonL, you just had to do it to me... looking great in your lovely ravello NST's, fine combo was well. Smitten and envious![​IMG]
     
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    In addition to adding to an already incredible collection, you are amassing a fine vintage selection. Keep'em coming MrDV! [​IMG]
     
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    The pic doesn't indicate a need. Lovely straight tips J-gold!
     
  10. ReppTiePrepster

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    I tried a pair of NSTs on the grant and a George boot on plaza this summer at Alden on Madison and Leffot. Both lasts were great! I hope to have one of each down the road.
     
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    [​IMG]You are quite the wordsmith BeSpiff... I always enjoy reading your descriptive posts. Were you an English major? Keep'em coming my good friend!
     
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    "Johnniegold: Black Straight Tip Blucher Oxford. These are due for a restoration soon. Gotta love black shell."

    +1 for black shell.

    The 2161 is a staple in a businessman's wardrobe.
     
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    RTP: As for the NSTs on the Grant, what model?
     
  14. rydenfan

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    I cant believe there was an 8.5D Grant #8 boot around and I missed out on it. Nice score indeed!
     
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    I've never gone the pre-order route, but I've been looking into them more and more as I hear about them from this community. This is the first time I've seen where the entire price is expected up front. Is that normal for Alden pre-orders?
     
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    Sorry rydenfan! I can't believe I actually got them. I am usually a day late and a dollar short on this stuff.
     
  17. tifosi

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    At some places it is. Leffot just opened up a #8 Tanker pre-order as well. 20% due up front.
     
  18. Johnniegold

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    Thanks. I think the Alden Straight Tip (particularly in black shell) is more lawyerly than the Alden Attorney shoe. Just my .02 of course.



    Thanks RTP. Because of my pitiful photography skills, you don't really notice the excessive wear around the toe area.
     
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    Gentlemen, I need your help. Can you share your experiences with wearing a full-eyelet (no speed laces) cordovan boot to work (office/professional job). Does the full lace-up get a bit fatiguing on the shins after several hours? Comparisons to a cordovan chukka or an Indy would be helpful, since that's all I have experience with in terms of Aldens. (FYI: contemplating a cap toe purchase, to be specific).

    I'm also interested in hearing if you think having a chukka and a cap toe boot in the same color cordovan has felt a bit redundant/too similar, and perhaps would avoid it if you could do it all over again.

    P.S. I recognize these would be very personal/idiosyncratic experiences, but I'm interested nonetheless. Thanks!
     
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    And if they are willing to add a special size for you that isn't part of the typical pre-order (like a "C" width) you might need to pay 100% up front.
     
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