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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. phototristan

    phototristan Distinguished Member

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    Their called bucks because that style of shoe was originally made from deer skin.

    I don't believe any Aldens are not Goodyear welted. Not sure though.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated [​IMG]
     


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    The cape cod collection
     


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    Thanks a lot for the reply. My problem is however not in the sizing as I see it. The shoes fit quite good on the "foot" part, it's just my ankle that got weary - I don't think sizing up or down would solve this issue without making the size be a little off on the foot. I went TTS btw.
    I will give the shoes a new chance tomorrow - then with slightly thicker socks and blister cushions to see if I can break them in a bit. I bought the shoes in-store at Leffot, so I will probably contact them if I find no immediate solution!
     


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    I got them last year when they were first out. They're awesome. Incredibly comfortably all day. Look great with jeans. The grain is unique. You get used to the unusual soles. If you care about this kind if thing, I've gotten multiple unsolicited compliments. Keep them unless you want to use the money on another boot you like better.
     
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    The 405 nonCXL indy boots that fitted me best were quite difficult to get onto me feet, but a great fit when they were on. Is this normal?
    Should this be the case with Cordovan Indys? Would they soften up and get easier to put on?

    I am assuming that the cordovan Indy's and the CXL/nonXL indus would all size the same?
     
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    In my experience, going up one width or going up 1/2 size (and staying same width) is the best formula for Leydon. Sizing down 1/2 size would be unbearable for me.
     


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    Same thing happened to me when I got mine. Took me a few days to realize I was lacing them up as tightly as I would my Barrie shell chukkas. Not necessary for the leydon suede chukkas. Just tie them as loosely as you can and you'll likely see that ankle friction go away soon enough.
     


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    As usual with J Crew, the problem with this model is that it is lined. Outside of a few exceptions (lomgwings, Indy boots), I think Alden suede is better unlined



    I can't agree with the first part of this... Alden suede shoes last long and look better longer than most other versions. I get as much wear out of some of my suede (tan PTBs, navy chukkas) as I do some cordovan models (like the cigar captoe boots) due to seasonality. The suede feels better season after season while other suede feels worse on the foot after a season or so (I'm looking at you, Clarks). I've said many times that if I could have only five Alden's, one would be suede (and one would be CXL as well).
     


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    So did you unlace them?
    I'm trying to imagine any way in which a lace up pair of boots would be difficult to get on your foot if you loosen the laces.
    This isn't rocket science.
     


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    Very nice MrDV. They look great with your jeans. Selvedge perhaps?
     


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    This is all I've got.
     


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    Seriously. The only way the boots would be hard to put on is if you tried stuffing your foot in without loosening the laces.
     


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