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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. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    quick question for you guys - does anyone have any experience with the alden crepe sole on icy sidewalks? I know nothing will save you from a complete sheet of ice, but I've had a lot of trouble wearing the Indy neoprene soles on icy and recently shoveled sidewalks in the winter and was wondering if crepe would be just as good as commando soles for that purpose. If anyone has the Roy boots or similar shoes and wore them in the winter, please comment. thanks!

    I've worn the plantation crepe, commando, and the indy soles many times on ice. With respect to traction I'd say the commandos are best, then the plantation crepes, and finally the indy soles. IMHO the plantation crepe soles are best in slush and snow though- the leather on the commando soles can get soaked.....
     
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    FYI.

    DC Alden has started a list for a possible run of Whiskey LWB. Call them up if you want to be added to the list.
     
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    FYI.

    DC Alden has started a list for a possible run of Whiskey LWB. Call them up if you want to be added to the list.


    What do you think they'd go for?
     
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    They currently have some cigar lwb (not in my size though) and I think they were around $650, so it should be the same. Actually now that I think about it, they also had some plain toes in whiskey and they were around $650 as well.
     
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    Hm, some1 rushing to the new Leathersoul Store to pick up a pair of the new limited editions? If yes - shoot me a pm :>>

    Simon.
     
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    403 update:

    On week 15 since original order date with North River Outfitters. Requests for updates get a form letter at this point, so I contacted Alden directly. They confirm an estimated 18-week lead time at this point.

    I went a half-size down on my order based on what I thought was a general consensus as to fit, it's dismaying to see recent posts suggesting the Indy is TTS.
     
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    403 update:

    On week 15 since original order date with North River Outfitters. Requests for updates get a form letter at this point, so I contacted Alden directly. They confirm an estimated 18-week lead time at this point.

    I went a half-size down on my order based on what I thought was a general consensus as to fit, it's dismaying to see recent posts suggesting the Indy is TTS.


    indy boot is not tts you will be fine with the half size down.
     
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    This is great, i like the suede offerings from Alden. Really would love to see more exciting colors such as blue and dark green!

    Alden x LS x Toyo x SE

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    indy boot is not tts you will be fine with the half size down.
    +1. If you're a 9D usually, for instance (don't know what your actual size is), you should buy 8.5D in Trubalance. You're good.
     
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    cigar lwb 6 months or so excuse the dirty floor again.
     
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    Do you guys think that Blackbird's short wing blucher (1st pic) would go well with raw denim? or do you think something like the whiskey Epaulet had (2nd pic) would work better? or do you feel that Aldens are a bit formal looking and I should look elsewhere for a wingtip to go with jeans? If so, any recommendations that are on par with Alden quality wise? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Do you guys think that Blackbird's short wing blucher (1st pic) would go well with raw denim? or do you think something like the whiskey Epaulet had (2nd pic) would work better? or do you feel that Aldens are a bit formal looking and I should look elsewhere for a wingtip to go with jeans? If so, any recommendations that are on par with Alden quality wise?


    take a look a the picture right above your post. I don't think you can do much better than that.
     
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    indy boot is not tts you will be fine with the half size down.

    +1. If you're a 9D usually, for instance (don't know what your actual size is), you should buy 8.5D in Trubalance. You're good.

    Thanks guys. Normally a 10.5 E so ordered a 10 E. I've found I can wear a variety of lasts from AE and BB so thought it would be worth the gamble.
     
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    Do you guys think that Blackbird's short wing blucher (1st pic) would go well with raw denim? or do you think something like the whiskey Epaulet had (2nd pic) would work better? or do you feel that Aldens are a bit formal looking and I should look elsewhere for a wingtip to go with jeans? If so, any recommendations that are on par with Alden quality wise?

    The longwings work well imo. Otherwise I'd take a look at Trickers.
     
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    cigar tassels
     
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