***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. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    Incredible color, MrDV!! May I ask how old those are? Have they darkened much since you got them? I would die for a boot in that makeup.
     


  2. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     


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    Thank you


    Thank you
     


  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    #8 nst
    argyles otc
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    100 yrs Senior member

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    can anyone comment on the heel of a leydon lasted shoe to that of the barrie? i have experience with a leydon chukka, and i think it's narrower but it was hard to tell.
     


  6. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I wish I hadn't seen this pic, Uncle. Now I have to include the NST on my list of desired acquisitions. They look wonderful! Aberdeen last? TTS? Wear in great health my friend...
     


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    Alden's plantation sole seems to be the toughest. It does have some drawbacks though. That leather toe tip does wear and starts to pull away from the heal end where the 4 nails are. I have no had to have one of the leather tips replaced yet but I can see it happening some time. Also the crepe sole looks dirty all the time. a few years ago I swore off the crepe soles but now I need another pair of boots with them just because they are so good. The commando would be much dressier than the crepe sole, but it is still not a dress sole. I am with you though. I have toe taps put on all my leather soled shoes to prevent so wear so I am not sure that I would not prefer commando soles or topees in the future.
     


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    Looking superb Uncle Mac! You show how #8 is truly the King of Shell.
     


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    Here is an unconventional idea for crepe.....put a topy on the little leather patch? Might help with the pulling away part. I only have one pair on crepe, I prefer the commando if I can get it.

    just thinking out loud here.
     


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    Heel is definitely narrower than a barrie lasted shoe, more of a half-oval than a u shape. I have a lwb on both lasts. Leydon locks my foot in better, particularly across the forefoot, but the fit of the barrie is more rooted in the heel for me.
     


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    Welcome back Uncle. Are these #8 NSTs new? They look great.
     


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    Alden 904's in chocolate suede. First time wearing them with such a light trouser and I quite like the contrast. Trying to bring a bit of spring into my dress, despite the un-melted snow, yellow grass and grey skies of my surrounds.

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    Thats the power of Elbow grease...

    I wonder if Mac gasped in horror a bit when he saw those boots :D

    I might have gone longer than 17 wears without applying wax.
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you for your good wishes
    aberdeen last
    highly recommend
     


  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
    #8 is the king
     


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