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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. sixsails

    sixsails Senior member

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    Is there a way to tell what last a boot is on by the markings inside, as in a "B" below the "D" (for width) meaning Barrie?
     
  2. GoSurface

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    My Alden cordovan captoes #8 at approximately 1.5 years.

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    So sick. My next pair of shoes are going to be alden boots.
     
  3. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    Ive been following this thread for a while and really need some guidance, Im looking to purchase my first pair of aldens and I want to get a boot. I started off wanting the Indy boot in some sort of dark brown, most likely the chromexel, but have started thinking that maybe the indy boots are getting plaid out. I like them but do not like the contrast stitching. I also really like the alden crepe as mentioned in an earlier thread. I started thinking about the context roy boots, people seem to really like them. Are the Roy boots the ultimate Alden boots?

    My needs are as follows:

    Looks great with jeans, can be worn in all conditions including the rainy/snowy northeast winters we get here and also look good with chinos and can be kinda dressed up.

    What do you guys think?


    I say get a pair of shell from Alden of Carmel. AF53 comes to mind (they will begin as eggplant colored, but will turn brown - beautifully brown). They are commando soled.

    Roy boots are great, but I can't get into the crepe sole on them. I'm waiting for one of the Alden dealers to make a chromexcel boot with a leather sole. If you do like the crepe, the Roy boots are perfect - but you must order them now and wait.


    Is there a way to tell what last a boot is on by the markings inside, as in a "B" below the "D" (for width) meaning Barrie?

    The "B" is the heel width.
     
  4. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    stupid question i just got a pair of alden shoe trees from jcrew had a gift card. is there a left and right shoe tree and if there is how do i know which tree id for the left shoe which tree is for the right shoe.

    They should have a left and right orientation. If you look at the trees from the front, when they curve down one side will do so almost vertically. The almost vertical edge should go towards the inside of the shoe.

    It's hard to write this in a way that makes sense, but it should be obvious when you look.
     
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    I say get a pair of shell from Alden of Carmel. AF53 comes to mind (they will begin as eggplant colored, but will turn brown - beautifully brown). They are commando soled.


    Thanks for the reply, do you own these? Any pics?
     
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    They should have a left and right orientation. If you look at the trees from the front, when they curve down one side will do so almost vertically. The almost vertical edge should go towards the inside of the shoe.

    It's hard to write this in a way that makes sense, but it should be obvious when you look.


    Looking from the back:
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  7. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    A picture is worth a thousand words.
     
  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    My Alden x Context Roy boots are amazingly comfortable right out of the box.
     
  9. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    My Alden cordovan captoes #8 at approximately 1.5 years.

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    What last are these grant?
     
  10. Arizor

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    What last are these grant?

    Plaza.
     
  11. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Tom please do a pre-order on those plaza lasted captoes they are the best
     
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    thank you very much.
     
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    Ahab Senior member

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    Nevermind!
     
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    Anyone have the LS Pitt boots?

    I've never had a chance to see (or wear) the the double-oiled waterlock sole. Wondering how people feel about the look and comfort of it as an alternative to commando for urban areas.
     
  15. LeatherSOUL

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    Tom please do a pre-order on those plaza lasted captoes they are the best

    They're in stock now at LSBH. Shoot Bryan an email.
     
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