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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. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    thats all that matters :)

    I'm impulsive, but I'll prolly just wait until someone stateside offers whatever it is I'm looking for
     


  2. FrankCowperwood

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    Expensive yes, but very very unusual. If you want them, can afford them, and they have your size... :)
     


  3. sazon

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    This 4th day of the work week brings the need for the #4Captoe boot. I always seem to wear these with the same 2 suits. I need to get some variety in my life.
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  4. Michigan Planner

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    I've braved the import fees and bought from Frans Boone a few times and have always been pleased with my purchases. I think that they consistently have the most interesting make-ups available of any of the retailers that have a good selection of Alden (Leffot, Unionmade, Leather Soul...). Sometimes, you've got to do what you've got to do.
     


  5. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

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    I agree, their makeups are very much my style.
     


  6. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    I completely agree. I think Frans Boone has incredible makeups and would pay the additional fees if so warranted.
     


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    True indeed. For me, going true to size minus a width was perfect. Just that little bit of heel slip Kathy at DC says will go away after break in. I've seen other advice people swear by. Depends on shape of heel relative to arch I think.
     


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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Pics, if you please?
     


  9. sevenfoldtieguy

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    +1

    TTS less half size less one width (for me, a 9.5D to 9C).
     


  10. closerlook

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    as i suspected then, these are on the plaza, not the grant. still very nice.


    edit: ALDEN X FRANSBOONE #8 CORDOVAN BOOT
    € 670.08
    tax free (-21% vat) price (outside EU) € 553.78
    THIS IS IT:

    Plaza boots in color #8 horween cordovan, on a commando sole,
    US SHIPPING

    TAX OUTSIDE EU INFORMATION

    Tags: plaza, shoes, alden, boots, #8, burgundy, horween, leather, commando sole,
     
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  11. zippyh

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    My order status says RELEASED. Based on past experience that means a shipping confirmation will be sent very soon.
     


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    this morning, my fiance commented that i should get some new black boots because my black shell captoes looked a little beat up compared to my #8 plain toe boots. should i use this as an excuse to get a new pair or do i let her in on the fact that a horsehair brush, a little elbow grease, and some reno would do the trick?
     


  13. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

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    They are definitely darker than my other cigar cordovan from Alden. These pics are pretty old they seem to be getting a little lighter with wear. True color is probably somewhere between the two pictures, not as dark as top pic but a little darker than second pic

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  14. Michigan Planner

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    I was recently away on an extended vacation but made a couple of orders while I was away. It was nice the other day when I got home and the mailman delivered my backlog of mail that was being held.

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    Getting home to a box from Unionmade or The Shoemart is usually a good thing, but getting a box from both...


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    Let's get the Filson shirt from Unionmade out of the way...


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    Reverse chamois Indy boots from Unionmade, natural CXL longwings and ravello chukkas from The Shoemart.

    The chukka boots have been sort of a grail of mine for a while and TSM finally got some in stock in my size so I did not hesitate to pull the trigger. They are absolutely flawless, and even without running the pictures through Instagram like I did, they are are very heavy on the red end of the ravello color spectrum. The color is very similar to my whiskey Indy boots. The longwings were an impulse buy. I had been going back and forth on buying CXL LWBs for months and decided to finally take the plunge. I'm glad I did - I'm wearing them today with some green moleskin trousers and think they look great. I can see me getting a lot of use out of them.

    I haven't had a chance to wear the reverse chamois Indy boots yet, other than to try on and sort of break in, but they are very comfortable. I have suede Indys that I think are much more comfy than the CXL ones I used to have or my whiskey shell or #8 Indys, and these reverse chamois ones are almost as comfortable as the suede. Very flexible and considerably more lightweight - as far as Indy boots go anyway.
     


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    Whiskey LWB from Alden SF arrived at my place according to delivery notification :) Pictures will be up shortly!
     
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