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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. Nakedsnake

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    In the exact same boat, and would like to hear the answer to this as well. From what I've read, it seems the consensus is that both are acceptable, and both are comparable. I would enjoy it if someone could expound, however.
     
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    Had a cute conversation with my 4-year old recently regarding the #8 wingtip boots I was wearing:

    Daughter: "Daddy, your shoes are broken!"
    Me: "What do you mean my shoes are broken?"
    Daughter: "They have holes in them!"

    I will think of that every time I wear these shoes :)

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    Very nicely done, Don. I like the sock/trouser pairing.
     
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    Great pics and story, wild. You may have swayed me to the wingtip boot side. I am digging those!
     
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    everything about this post is beautiful, funny, comforting
     
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    looking good :worship2:
     
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    Pls PM mail address
     
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    Fantastic boots and a pretty story.
     
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    I've done this, but only in certain fabrics. I have some donegal tweed pants from Epaulet in a wheat color that I've worn with 403s and I think it looked pretty good. I doubt I would wear them with a standard mid grey flannel though.

    Also - I just called TSM and picked up the unlined Brown CXL PTBs from the 2nds list. I had my eye on these from Alden SF, so I couldn't turn it down for under $300. I usually try and find 12B for Barrie shoes but that can be an impossible task sometimes. 12C in a boot fits really well (I even have a pair of 12D Barrie boots that have broken in quite nicely with continued wear) so I ordered these in 12C. Hopefully the fact that they're unlined means they should fit a bit snugger, as others have recently mentioned.
     
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    For those in the Northeast, can the 403 be used as a winter boot? My son just started college in Boston...
     
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    Get him the 404 Kudu, much better for snow
     
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    Guys do you think living in hot weather(south Fl and caribeann) I'll get enough use from a Jcrew CTB , I have one on BO but thinking about an unlined PTB in color 8, what do you guys think? This will be my first color 8 shoe and I don't own any boots? I know they're different shoes but just one color 8 for me now.

    Thanks,
     
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    I'm from Boston and have worn the 403s the past two winters. They are terrible on days wear there is ice. Anything you wear here in the winter should have a commando sole on them.
     
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    They maybe a little formal for the Indy. I've tried and it just didn't feel right. I'm sure some tweed material could work out though.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    I wish I had commando souls on my 403. That would speed up my walking on icy sidewalks.
    I've worn the 403 on a ranch a few times this summer. It only makes them look better.
     
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    Have you considered a rubber topy or do you need even more traction?
     
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    I'm risking being yelled at but who is a fan of the rubber topy? Heard so much contradictory stuff on this my head spins. Don't mean to start up a rehashed debate for the umpteenth time, though.
     
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    quickly brushed the ravello nst today

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