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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. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    10.5D, just hope it's not too narrow, they are unlined though so should stretch
     
  2. zippyh

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    I think you and I take the same size.
    I'm guessing that 10.5D leydon is going to be too small.
     
  3. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Yeah we do, and just placed the initial bid, and one for $10 more when I saw I was still winning, didn't actually expect to win them :embar:
     
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    i checked those out. the context roy is on the trubalance, and i am ok with that*. i was looking for a boot that falls more on the casual side and was afraid that the leffot boot looked a little too refined. the j. crew snuff was an option but barrie + crepe turned me off.

    *the indy boots i had in the past killed my feet so i sold them, and i avoided the trubalance since then. however, last time i was in J Gilbert i tried on the reverse-chamois indy and it was super comfortable. giving it a shot on these roy boots.
     
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    Hey Shawnc - I was one of the folks asking about the Alt Wein recently. And my interest was absolutely spurred by seeing that shoe on this site. If it wasn't sold out, I'd order one right now.:slayer:
     
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  6. Johnniegold

    Johnniegold Well-Known Member

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    Black Medallion Tip

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  7. CEE88

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    Thanks MrDV. FYI - it was a bee.:nest:
     
  8. Kwaker

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    Can someone explain what is being depicted in this picture taken from the Alden factory?

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    To me, it suggests that the original insoles are removed as part of the restoration. Is that correct? Perhaps it is then re-installed as a benefit to the original owner who would then not have to repeat the break in process?

    If I were to consider purchasing pre-owned quality footwear, I would want fresh, flat leather insoles installed as part of the restoration.
     
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    Holy crap, I was just thinking about this. Someone is reading my mind! [​IMG]
     
  10. Kwaker

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    I'm an 8D in Barrie ... you?
     
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    [​IMG]OK...now this is really freaky, but I have an idea what is going on.
     
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    I want to like it, but it's not something I would buy based on that single photo. It may take some getting used to, for me anyway. Unlike J Crew's snuff suede-color 8 saddle shoe, which I picked up when it was first offered. I saw that shoe on their site, and five minutes later I'd purchased it.
     
  13. Dugan

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    Just received my first pair of Aldens (and Corodovan) yesterday. I had to wait 7 months!!! (special order for my EEE feet)

    Photos to come.
     
  14. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Another Alden must-have! Great shoe my friend...
     
  15. BeSpiffington

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    Nice rolls on your black medallions my friend.
     
  16. bespoken pa

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    Too many 8ds on here you guys should probably size down maybe a 7.5e just a suggestion. No ulterior motives.
     
  17. tifosi

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    [​IMG] May the best man, win [​IMG]
     
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    Great pick up. I almost got them as well (but a few other purchases got in the way).

    I've had my Quoddy suede mocs completely soaked several times and honestly they were no worse for the wear. Never done that with my suede Aldens though. Spray them for sure. Maybe try Nano spray?

    Although I don't have the suede Roy, I do have the CXL Roy Boot and it has been my daily driver for about two years. Fantastic boot for looks, comfort and durability. Also, can't give the guys at Context high enough praise for customer service & all around professionalism. I happened to be in Madison earlier this Summer and they showed me around the store (while my four year old son wrecked havoc) and gave me extra boot laces.

    Here's my Roy Boot - I usually use SR but last week applied Alden neutral Fine Boot Cream, which changed their look from the usual luster to more of a shine. I'm sure that will change as the weather turns.

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    Hah, agreed, I am 8D too. I think many of us are in the PA area too :). No wonder everything I try to buy is sold out in 8D like right away!
     
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    That moment....when you slip on your Grail LHS...[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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