***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. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    i hope you are not a 10.5 :sly:
     


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    finally got aboard - maiden voyage of my #8 chukka ... I can't stop looking at them today. I'm normally an 11E in an AE 5 last, and went with a 10.5E on these (was fitted in the NYC Alden store). Do these require a bit of a break in period? I'm not used to shell, and they seem a bit stiff, but are modestly comfortable. I'm assuming once I sink into the cork bed it should feel roomier.

    well, enough talk i guess, here's a crappy shot I took this morning:




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    Yes sir. Bought 'em to get me over $175 for free shipping and ended up loving them.
     


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    Pebblegrain is sharp. I like these very much, except for the pull tab, but that is easily removed.
     


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    I agree.

    Here they are on their maiden voyage today.

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    I bought a pair. In 10.5 too.
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    Right, that's a Russian store that started selling Alden not so long ago. The prices are insane though. ($770 for that particular boot)
    AoC has a somewhat similar model on Barrie w/ commando sole. TSM stocks something in that spirit too.
     


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    Thanks. I didn't do the price calculation, but figured it would be something crazy -- and in any case am not prepared to order from that site.

    The AoC and TSM boots are nice, but I really like the contrasting eyelets against the black on this other one, and am interested in trying the crepe sole. Hard to find a makeup like this...
     


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    rydenfan Senior member

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    looks great!

    Epaulet french blue pants?
     


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    So I've hit a bit of a dilemma... I had an order in for my size Alden LWBs in Color 8. However, it got canceled due to a flap between the store and Alden. This shoe was going to fill my wardrobe for daily wear (typically nicer "business casual") as well as the infrequent occasions I wear a suit.

    At this point, I'm considering a Color 8 LHS or LWB, or possibly even stepping outside of Alden (in the same price range). Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    (Also, I wear 7.5D in Barrie... would I wear the same in the Van last?)
     


  13. CalceoAdamator

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    WOW... Simply gorgeous!!! Wear well....
     


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    The 975 is a main staple to any wardrobe... Why not just buy it directly from Alden via one of their company stores (DC or San Francisco) or is your size the issue? I believe thats a style they readily keep in stock (unless the rumors about a shell shortage that have been circulating on the forum have come to bear reality).
     


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    Thanks for the kind words.
    Yes, ep French blue. The blue compliments ravello nicely.
     


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