***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. 12halfshell

    12halfshell New Member

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    Not sure if this has already been noted but the current BB sale includes cordovan ($100 off purchases over $500, $200 off purchases over $800). I felt obligated to order a pair of LHS for BB in #8.
     


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  3. BeSpiffington

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    As to the issue of using colored laces I'm all for it. When partnered with matching socks, I prefer argyles, I've always gotten compliments, especially from the ladies. They are definitely a conversation starter which draws interest and positive attention to a gentleman's footwear. [​IMG]Putting in coloured laces is a good reminder to buff your shoes before stepping out. It's also just a fun thing to do.
     
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    My other ankle boots only have 5-7 holes/hooks ... the 10 featured on my Indy's do seem excessive.
     


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    Thanks, Be. I've had similar experiences. Women enjoy playful socks and laces apparently.
     


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    Sorry to be a pain, but can you name all those? I like at least half of them :)

     


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    Nothing bores a lady more than a man who takes himself too seriously.
     


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    Ended up getting another pair of the snuff suede boots in a half size up from my indy's and they fit much better.
     


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    Great look...

    What is the best place to get colored laces? I want to put in a order for a bunch of pairs.
     


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    Frans Boone has the best laces I have seen but I can't justify shipping laces from Europe...
     


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    Where is steeple chase? I've been looking for more places to buy real shoes since i've been in Cincy.
     


  12. Marshall W

    Marshall W Active Member

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    I ordered 3 pairs from Benjo's. Not bad, but a little $ for some shoe laces. These are "pauls loft" from benjo's and the pink ones I posted earlier are "la rosa" I got a pair of flat waxed in green from them for my indy boots and the color isn't that great.

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    Allen Edmond's replacement on ebay for $5 or so, they might be a good alternative. This isn't my auction, nor do I have any interest with the seller: http://www.ebay.com/itm/29085689554...eName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    I'm not sure if I'm aloud to link to ebay?
     


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    Shoelaces express has a huge selection of materials, styles, colors, etc (don't let the lame Internet 1.5 website scare you off). I initially found them when searching for kevlar laces. Not many style options, but for boots, they would be last pair you'd ever need.
     


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    Two Weeks ago, I got a pair (size 9.) at the Alden store, downtown San Francisco-- tried size 9d during the process
     


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    http://dailycrazed.net/personal/alden1.jpg
    http://dailycrazed.net/personal/alden2.jpg

    I'm not worried about the bow, but the intense restriction feeling sorta kinda kills me. I know they're new and can be stretched, but for $500 I don't want to be in pain/lose circulation. thoughts on amount of break-in/give? Store said I could return/have them stretched if need be.

    the store ordered them very narrow for my feet. they fit snug--maybe too snug.
     
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