***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    Tom- What would be the chance of ever seeing a plain toe boot in Cigar? Preferably Barrie last...

    Something similar to this but in Cigar:


    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index...h_Boot_256.htm


    On that note- does anybody have this boot? Likes/dislikes? Seems like it it basically a plain toe blucher in boot form...and with commando. I wear a black plain toe blucher with nice suits- if its shiny enough its practically a tux shoe...Could I pull that off with a boot like this? does the commando make it too casual/bulky?

    Does anyone have any pics of this boot in action?


    Hehe, go big or go home:

    Plaza wingtip boot in Cigar: http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/?s=alden+cigar

    Also love those medallion tip burnished tan plaza bals.

    Cigar is just ridiculous though. Just got the Indy boots and they certainly suffice as a dress boot (double leather sould ftw).
     


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    Does it look like the thread attaches the welt to the sole? Or does the thread connect to the sole? If either is true then the thread can wick water or moisture from the sole into the foot bed.

    I don't think it's a stitch from the sole to the welt, more likely from the welt to the uppers I believe.
     


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    Tom- What would be the chance of ever seeing a plain toe boot in Cigar? Preferably Barrie last...

    Something similar to this but in Cigar:


    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index...h_Boot_256.htm


    On that note- does anybody have this boot? Likes/dislikes? Seems like it it basically a plain toe blucher in boot form...and with commando. I wear a black plain toe blucher with nice suits- if its shiny enough its practically a tux shoe...Could I pull that off with a boot like this? does the commando make it too casual/bulky?

    Does anyone have any pics of this boot in action?

    I have Barrie PTB's and a Barrie Plain Toe Boot and the boot seems sleeker than the shoes. [​IMG]
     


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    ravello medallion tips


    Those are beauties !


    Kind regards,

    William
     


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    Does anyone have photos of Leffot's Indy boots in cigar shell cordovan ? TIA !

    William
     


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    Yeah, sorry about the no full boot pics.

    Photos are cropped sections from an iPhone 3GS...not the 4, hence the relatively poor quality. It's also lit with a flashlight because it turns out the toe of a boot is damn dark.

    Yeah, I wasn't too happy when I found this as otherwise the boots are sweet. I have to say, I love Alden boots but I have the worst luck with them. I own two very nice pair but I have purchased 3 others and had to return them for various reasons. This is my fourth pair with some sort of issue....trying to decide if I should keep them or if I should return them because of this.


    Yup. Welcome to the club. I think if you are somewhat picky (like I am), you'll always find an issue with Aldens. They seem to be rushed in construction. I'm still looking for a good pair after having tried four or five.
     


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    Does anyone have photos of Leffot's Indy boots in cigar shell cordovan ? TIA ! William
    Probably look similar to the one Tom sold [​IMG] (haha i like how the filename is "cindy")
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    We have a shipment coming on Friday, I think your pair is on it!

    [​IMG]
     


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    recent "impulse" buy. Thanks Tom!

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    Sooooo nice... Congrats on these, they look excellent.
     


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    Suggestions for reorders are always welcomed.



    Barrie lasted chukka, snuff suede, plantation crepe sole.

    Barrie lasted chukka (or boot), mahogany calf, brown soft calf, or chromexel, commando sole w/natural edge.

    Black calf cap toe blucher, Aberdeen last, single leather sole.
     


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    Wow MiniW! those look very nice. Would you say the soft calf leather fits a bit looser or tighter than normal leather (or shell for that matter)? I'm curious since I've tried some Indy boots in a soft calf and they were much looser than the shell and chromexel counterparts.
     


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    Love those NSTs, but would love them more sans commando sole.

    I actually like the Commando Soles on those NST boots. To each their own I guess.
     


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