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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. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Alden stuffs from the past week.

    Got back from Hawaii and these were waiting for me at UPS from Leffot pre-order.
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    Plaza munks, Barrie NST, Plaza wingtips.
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    With LS loot.
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    +100
     
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    Nice looking wingtips Mike. Thanks for the comparison pics.
     
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    Zippy, those NST's look great.
     
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    ^^ I regret not getting in on the first Pre-order for the Leffot NSTs
     
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    Aldens are never worth $1300. Even with the shell prices skyrocketing and Alden shell hitting round $800 those shoes are over-priced by at least $400. At $1300 you are in Vass/GG/EG shell country.
     
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    Are those LS Socks? If so, pretty badass!
     
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    Leffot #8 Naval Boots Marcoliani argyles otc[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    ^^very nice , aren't these same as the Jcrew CTB but with antique edging and all eyelets, you're really hooked on those boots :)
     
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    +360 welt, if i'm not mistaken.
     
  13. budapest12

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    ^^^ Those look incredible. Better in your shots than on the Leffot site IMO.
     
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    EG and G&G is more torwards the $1800 plus range
     
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    an excuse to not obsess over the scratches I put into a pair of grant lasted #8 boots when I accidentally bumped up against a wheeled-office chair whose wheel coverings protrude.

    To my disbelief the deer bone did best to remove those fine set office chair scratches at the heal.
     
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    Thanks epc2, they are very similar but subtlety different. The J Crew has stitching along the ankle, double lines in the perf broguing as opposed to one line on the Naval boot, and a 270 welt versus a 360 welt. Also, even though they're the same size and on the same barrie last their fit is completely different. Where the J Crew boot feels slightly narrower in width, the Leffot boot is really full and roomy.
     
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    Stopped by Citishoes today. For those looking for a color 8 Indy on commando soles, they have them. The difference between this version and the Shoe Mart's version is that they have a close heel at Citishoes.
     
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    Ok, since nobody bought them, I am still haunted by this choice:

    (1) Pay around $850 for the Frans Boone Plaza Boot (with nearly instant gratification) and either give up my $150 deposit on the Leffot Tankers or else buy them and sell them off when they finally come in 2014.

    http://www.fransboonestore.com/store/Brands-Men/alden/alden-x-fransboone-8-cordovan-boot

    or

    (2) Wait until 2014 and pay the remaining $600 for the Leffot Tankers, avoiding the issue above, saving money, and having plenty of time to responsibly budget for them.

    http://leffot.com/alden-pre-orders-4/

    Problems, problems, problems. [​IMG]

    Thoughts? Thanks.
     
  19. Don L

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    Great all-around look. Love the slacks BeSpiff
     
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    Those are LS luggage straps. They do have brown/orange try-on socks but no writing on them.
     
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