***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. CalceoAdamator

    CalceoAdamator Senior member

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    The look awesome... Wear them well!
     


  2. ReppTiePrepster

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    I don't have any chukkas, but this would be the first one I would hunt down. Congrats on the rare find and wear in great health!
     


  3. Hermitedge

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    Those Alden for Leffots look ill. Nice collection.
     


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    Good to chat with you again- my work for the Navy has me in front of the Admiral quite a bit and also in the public eye, so I have always kept a fantastic shine on my shoes. The thing that attracts me to the shell is the way they seem to have a depth or 3d dimension to them- like looking into water. I'll never get that with a stock shoe. I've seen the rolls but I thought they were just on an older shoe. I didn't know this was a common thing. That may change my mind about shell.
    I have 5 yrs until I hit 20 so I am thinking about a shoe that I can still use in the afterlife that will not look like I am wearing my Bates from back when I was in the Navy. The shell PTB and AE Leeds are both nice enough that I think they would work in a normal business wardrobe. Plus it's a great excuse to tell my wife. "Hunny...I need them for work!!"

    I'm from Pittsburgh so when I read Cold Iron it always makes me want an Iron City beer.

    -edited for spelling. Also ,Naples is still a stinky armpit.
     
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  5. phototristan

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    How are the unlined suede chukkas? Do they hold up well? I tried them on (they fit tts) and the are like slipper comfy but I'm wondering if they are worth full price.
     
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    I wear 9D in Alden's Barrie and TruB. I am TTS 9.5D.

    I use either Alden's/BB's split-toe trees in Large or AE's/JAB's full-toe trees in Medium. They fill out my shoes and boots quite nicely and smooth out the creases.

    I personally consider Alden's split-toe tree in Medium and AE's split-toe tree in Medium to be of insufficient size for my shoes and boots, even though my sizes fall within the range for mediums or each of these trees.
     


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  9. ReppTiePrepster

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    Absolutely love the gunboat collection my friend! I'm awfully tempted to pull the trigger on these Leffot color 8 LWB with antique edge. Is it too redundant to have it and the standard 975??
     


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    Slightly off topic,
    but I figure there have to be some My Morning Jacket fans in this thread ...
    I think Jim James is wearing shell Indy's at 1:54 in this video
     


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    Looks like maybe some Color 8 Indys:


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    I have those Leffot on there way to me now
     


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    too masculine for a woman. Need a slighter wing and finer detailing. I do wish my woman would venture into wearing stuff like this, though.
     


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    My girlfriend says they look like something a witch would wear. I think with a lower heel they might be serviceable. It just points out the dearth of really good footwear, especially in shell, available for women these days.
     


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    Ravello on for dinner with the wife fresh from bnelson

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