***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. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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  2. Papa Doble

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    I think I'm going to hold out for them and be ready to pull the trigger immediately. I will need to nail down my size on the Grant in preparation.
     


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    I believe the last shipment of Day Trippers from Leffot were entirely presold, and I'd imagine any future shipments would be as well. Check in with them to see if they are doing another run, when they expect them, etc. I know Tassels offers the same boot in Barrie as well.
     
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  4. imolazhp_ci

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    i spoke to steven last month and he said there would definitely be another run, pre-order, when that will be exactly isn't yet determined but sometime in the near (by Alden terms) future. so definitely in the next year or so most likely.
     


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    Hey all. First time poster.

    I'm finally ready to do the deed and get my first pair of Aldens. Some variation of the Indy boot.

    Thing is, I live in the Northeast, and am really learning toward the commando sole. Leffot has the 405C, which features the commando sole and is available in my size, but I'm really learning toward the darker CXE leather. So I've emailed Leather Soul to inquire about the Ultimate Indy in my size (10.5 D, I believe).

    The best boot I've seen yet though is Epaulet's Innsbruck Indy, which seem unavailable at the moment. Would anyone more familiar with this than myself be willing to comment on their availability a) for sale here, on eBay, etc. or b) being re-run by Alden. Love the brass with the CXE leather.

    The third option I guess would be to order the standard Indy 403 and have them resoled? Would it be possible through Alden (or a similar avenue) to have the brass added?

    Thanks very much in advance -- I appreciate any help anyone's will to lend!

    ww
     


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    I got the same info from Colin. They are waiting for their order to be confirmed by Alden. Once it is, the Day Trippers will be put up for pre-order.
     


  7. imolazhp_ci

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    agreed on the commando for NE. just ordered the dark brown CXL (not CXE :)) ultimate indy for LS myself.

    if you really wanted, you could get the eyelets replaced for brass by B. Nelson. it's expensive and not worth it but people have done stranger things for aesthetic reasons.

    resoling a commando sole isn't really a viable option. Alden will now only resole shoes with the original sole they had. further, alden's commando sole is proprietary and stitched on where most others similar are glued on. unless you want a lugged Vibram sole similar to the 404 Kudu indy, that can be done by any cobbler.
     


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    That is a steal... nice...
    You never know what will happen on Ebay. I put up 974's for sale, someone bought them and then wouldn't pay. Unbelievable
     


  9. Papa Doble

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    Received some Leffot #8 Tankers this week:
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    A few more pics:
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    I almost wish I didn't look, but while an inspection under normal indoor lighting reveals essentially no flaws, under direct sunlight the front of the left boot has a section that appears lighter (took the dye differently, I guess), and that has a dark line in the middle of this section.
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    A few more pics of this imperfection:
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    Fist of all, quality photos!

    Unfortunate about the imperfection, but I wouldn't say it is a deal breaker.

    Wear in good health!
     


  11. Papa Doble

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    Thanks Bakes11771, I tried to take some reasonably good pictures.

    Yeah, it is unfortunate, especially since the fit seems to be excellent, and I am otherwise smitten with them. I know it's been said before that if you are going to get into shell, you need to let go of some imperfections. I'd be curious to hear others' thoughts (thank you for yours) on whether this crosses that line in their experience.
     
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    Thanks much for the info. Hoping I'll get confirmation from Leather Soul they'll have them in my size! I like the brass, but yeah, it's not a deal-breaker, and wouldn't be something I'd go way spend-happy to acquire (esp. given the initial cost of the shoe); the commando though is a must. Here's to hoping, and thanks again [​IMG]
     


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    Unfortunate imperfection in the dyeing, but otherwise looks like a great pair. I don't think the mark will have a real impact on the overall look of the boots. Keep em
     


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    I agree...any shell indy looks great to me. I have color 8s and love them. Easily my fav boot and top Alden. Cigar looks great too.
     


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    it may be worthwhile to see if you can even this out with some reno/venetian. the cream will allow you to pick up some dye onto an applicator of your choice and you may be able to move the dye around or just wipe it off.
     


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