***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. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Leffot #8 Tanker & EP
     


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    It's a tough call, but I think I like these more than the ravello LHS. You sport both quite well Uncle. Wear in great health!
     


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    Excellent CTY! You and a few others have represented the NST quite well over the last week or two. [​IMG]
     


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    maiden voyage of my color 8 tassel loafer
    first time in my life to wear tassel
     


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    nephew,
    looking good in your nst
     


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    nephew
    thank you
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    wear in good health i like tassels and you will become addictive to this classy style
     


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    CTYGGG, almost all of your posts refer to "EP". What is EP?
     


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    Epaulet, most likely referring to the pants.
     


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    Welcome to the tassel club. It is Alden's own original classic! Wear in great health my friend...
     


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    Tassels are classy. Let us know when you buy your second pair. :D
     


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    You are welcome. :)
     


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    Thank you all.
    I have been eyeing on the navy suede tassels already [​IMG]
     


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    For shell cordovan full recrafts, I have used 3 cobblers:

    Alden - 159, JR resole, bags, trees, 8 - 10 weeks; officially they say 6-10 weeks and, as posted here earlier, some have had them back in 6 weeks
    AE - 150, JR resole, bags, trees, 3 - 4 weeks
    BNelson - 150, JR resole, bags, trees, 2 - 4 weeks

    I have used each of them various times, and have also had AEs and Aldens restored at BNelson (as well as other brands). They have all done a nice job.

    Personally, I don't really care about the turnaround time.

    I am to the point where I use Alden for Alden, AE for AE, and BNelson for others (e.g., vintage Florshiem or Hanover).

    In my experience, the one great thing about using Alden for Alden and AE for AE is that the shoes are returned as if they are a brand new pair. It makes the money spent and the wait time totally worth it.

    Alden only does recrafts with the same materials as the original (no changing leather sole for commando, for example). So this might mean a guy has to go elsewhere. AE allows a person to switch things up. BNelson, of course, has a variety of options.
     


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    I sized down a full inch, 11.5 normally to 10.5, for an alden boot barrie last.

    I'm looking to pick up a pair of alden plaza last oxfords. Based on a graphic it seems I should go "tts" with this last, do you think I could make a 10.5 plaza work then? I'm on the wider foot end of the spectrum.

    Any thoughts appreciated, thanks!
     


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