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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. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    J Gilbert does a #8 shell plain toe boot on the Plaza. May work for you?
     


  2. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    It is my favorite plain toe boot, high boot or chukka, on any last, hands down.
     


  3. marnomuth

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    Tried posting this earlier, but don't know what happened to my post...I'll try again.

    Quick question, guys: I just picked up my first pair of LWB's on a Leydon last in a 8 D. I wear a 7.5 D Indy boot. Do you guys also have a lot of room in the toe area? My big toe nails are right underneath the inside brogues, which are circled red in my pic. I can stick my index finger behind my heel when my feet are scrunched forward. Thanks in advance for the help!
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  4. Hill

    Hill Senior member

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    Nice pick up. Black shell is underrated. My only pair is a longwing that I bought after some encouragement from Sevenfold (thanks man) and am glad I did. It's one of the more frequented shoes in my humble collection. I've been eyeing the plain toe for a while now and would love to see some pictures or one of your videos once you have them in-hand.
     


  5. Hill

    Hill Senior member

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    Great collection. Are those light blue laces on your blue suede plain toes? Well played.
     


  6. jimney

    jimney Senior member

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    Is the Alden Shop of San Francisco owned by Alden? Their contact email is [email protected], they ship internationally, and they have a factory restoration kit. Never noticed all that before.
     


  7. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    It is.
     


  8. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    i thought none of the alden stores (madison, dc, sf, carmel) were owned by alden, but that they were franchises?
     
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  9. Potato Flu

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    Is there any special care/instructions for taking care of the welt for the Indy boots? I have the 403 and the welt is darkening in color in places where I accidentally got some saphir renovateur on. I recall the welt being much lighter when I got it, and it's a darker, and nicer, brown now - but really dark where the reno got on it.
     


  10. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    DC and SF are owned by Alden. NYC and Carmel are not
     


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    DC & SF are; AoC & Madison aren't owned my Alden.
     


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    I can't get enough from Tremont last. I have Leffot's Atoms and this last wears extremely well. Good looking Whiskey SW.
     


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    I want the unlined shell Alden's terribly bad
     
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  14. terradilavoro

    terradilavoro Senior member

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    Hi sevenfoldtieguy - rydenfan,

    well - i wondered myself a bit - the fit in the 1/2 smaller Suede PTB was snuggy but definitely better than in my ususal size.

    The unlined Shell No. 8 PTB i ordered yesterday at Alden DC i decided my usual Barrie size neverthless because Shell doesn't stretch that much.

    cheerio
    Joachim
     


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    You also actually need a #8 LWB, a #8 PTB, a Suede Chukka, a boot with a commando sole, a Cigar Indy, and a Ravello LWB.
    Get going!

    Happy addiction.
     


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