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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. ErikW

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    I've never agreed with the notion that it's too hot to wear boots. I live in Florida and I wear shell boots year round, and my feet don't get significantly hotter when I wear boots compared to when I wear shoes. Just my $.02
     
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    I think I agree with this. I have thick socks and thin socks. My feet are hotter when I wear thick socks with shoes than when I wear thin socks with boots. I have a feeling it may be more sock related than boot related. Maybe... I'll let you know when I try to wear my shell Adlen boots this summer.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Cape Cod Horse-Bit Loafers. My sole calf pair of Alden's.

    -Mike
     
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    Good question - I'll ask him and get back to you. I do have his personal contact info, but haven't spoken in some time...
     
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    Don L Senior member

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    Agree. I wear boots all year long . Merino wool socks a must
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Even if it is OK to wear cordovan boots in the summer, there are much better options for walking in 90+ degree heat, humidity and concrete. Suede shoes, LHS and tassel loafers in any material, non-Alden mocs (Yuketen, Quoddy, etc), bit loafers, etc all are more appropriate. Good cordovan options include unlined PTBs and flex soled shoes like the Leffot saddle shoes.
     
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    Black calf NST's today

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    . Here, here. To each his own but although I'd wear boots all the time if I could, I am not doing that in the summer in NYC. I sweat just thinking about it.
     
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    Chalk me up as another who will wear boots of all different materials all year long.

    Shell boots in 90º weather? Sure - as long as it matches the rest of my outfit.
    Unlined sued chukkas in the dead of winter at 20º below? Absolutely - as long as it matches the rest of my outfit and there isn't 6" of salty slush everywhere.
     
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    Erik, of course it's perfectly okay to buy some CXL Indy's. Just to be safe in Texas I'd get a pair of ruff suede Lucchese cowboy boots. The roper heel is the most comfortable for walking.
     
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    However, if you wear boots with short...you'll end up looking like this fella...

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    bkotsko Senior member

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    Isn't it winter 9 months a year in Michigan regardless?
     
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    Don L Senior member

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    That would make a nice pair of Lucchese boots
     
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    I live in TX and I wear boots pretty much year-round. A lot depends on how much you're out and about. When you're inside in A/C most of the day, it doesn't really matter. Having said that, I do wear more suede and chukkas in the middle of the summer here.
     
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    Here in the summer during off hours, I'm generally in some kind of chino or shorts with with a shirt (OCBD, gingham, etc) or polo. A lot of times it is too hot to be wearing denim if you will be walking a lot outside, using the subway, etc. If I have to wear denim during the summer, I switch into it during the evening hours. With those types of clothes, boots get worn less. I box up some boots from June-August.
     
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    El argentino lives in Vegas. (I think)
    My cousin lives there, her birthday's in August, and I will not be wearing shell boots next time I go celebrate w her. It's beyond hot, it's obscene.
    I live in San Diego, I can comfortably wear shell boots year round. On the flip side, I only get a 6 week period of time to wear sns sweaters.
     
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    Agreed, the Alden of Carmel website photos have terrible lighting and white balance. Everything looks sort of purplish-brown or purplish-black and the depth of the shell is totally obscured.

    As for breaking in your boots, yeah it takes a while. I've had these boots for at least 6 years and they're really just starting to patina nicely. It helped that they were one of my earlier purchases, so they got heavier rotation before my collection grew, but they don't get worn enough these days. I'm currently trying to thin the herd a bit.
     
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    I'd be with you if I lived in Manhattan --- walking, subway, etc. Here, I pretty much go from A/C house/office to A/C car, etc.

    For denim in the summer --- Momo's 1705 10oz works pretty well.
     
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    nephew,
    I like this boot, it needs some mac luv
     
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