***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. timpoblete

    timpoblete Senior member

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    ^^^ Thanks. Just found more photos earlier in the thread:

    New Tanker Boots
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    well I also have a pair of the shell NST tanker boot on order so cheers to that. IMO though the styling of the Indy and NST boot is not all that different. Of course I prefer shell cordovan so I'm very much looking forward to getting those in addition to my regular Indy's. But again, take a look at the two styles, both in the same color shell

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    (pictures courtesy of leather soul)

    Can you honestly say that there's a big difference in style here?
     


  2. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    according the the current exchange Yen to dollar rate, these boots are retailing for over a thousand USD. whoah.
     


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    jaydc7 Senior member

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    Its basically an Indy with a split toe and a different style stitch for the moc?
     


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    srivats Senior member

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    Its basically an Indy with a split toe and a different style stitch for the moc?

    No ... the indy is the on the trublance last, while the NST tanker is on the barrie last. Two different shoes entirely.
     


  5. Elgin

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking to get a nice pair of Alden cordovans. I tried on a pair yesterday in a shop, and my heel was slipping a tad in the one size that seemed best. (Going down or wider was definitely too small.) The guy said that cordovan doesn't stretch, so the size I tried on is more or less what it's going to be.

    Is that your experience as well? I thought I might try to find a cheap pair of used aldens and wear them for a while before getting new ones, but that seems sort of silly, becuase used aldens seem to go for almost as much as new ones.
     


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    As long as your foot is not moving around in the shoes, some light heel slipping is normal on new Alden's. It goes anyway once the soles have been worn around for a bit.
     


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    Elgin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - is that your personal experience?
     


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    Willy Nilly Well-Known Member

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    I need these. Are they a special run for JP market or available stateside?
     


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    justsayno Senior member

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    i had a similar experience
    Thanks - is that your personal experience?
     


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    Oxnard Senior member

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    ^ thanks for the fit pic of the AF89, I have been considering getting those for a while among some other black boot possibilities but was hesitant because they looked much clunkier in the stock photos of the Alden of Carmel website, but yours look great, kinda sealed the deal for me.
     


  12. robin

    robin Senior member

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    Thanks - is that your personal experience?
    Yes, and it's also what was told to me by two very experienced Alden salesmen.

    AF89 8Alden of Carmel)
    These look great! I've got these on my to-buy list.
     


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    My indy's are developing a really nice patina. After six months of constant wear:

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    jet Persian Bro

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    Did you kick rocks with those?
     


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    ^Nah, I didn't want to ruin the foundation of your cave.

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