***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. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    JL Powell are the ones who disappointed a bunch of guys with visions of discounted Edward Greens.
    Their website doesn't reflect their actual inventory. I think people had the best luck phoning in orders rather than trying to order online.


    Sad, but true. Excited to see the jodphurs in my size only to find that they were o/s.
     
  2. sm31

    sm31 Senior member

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    ... I think people had the best luck phoning in orders rather than trying to order online.
    "Best luck" in what sense: not ordering what they don't have?

    I ordered the suede chukkas yesterday, so guess at this point I'll just cross my fingers.
     
  3. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I'm looking at some color #8 boots on the modified last and have seen a lot of dislike on these boards for this shape. What's the deal? To me (granted I haven't tried them on yet) they look great.
     
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    jasonfoote303 Senior member

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    I'm looking at some color #8 boots on the modified last and have seen a lot of dislike on these boards for this shape. What's the deal? To me (granted I haven't tried them on yet) they look great.
    I've had the chance to try on a few pairs of shoes and boots on the Modified. If you're in NYC you can try or buy them at Moulded Shoe. The guys there are very knowledgeable and helpful. If I'm not mistaken, this is the only place in the USA where you can find the Modified last. The store is worth a visit for any Alden fan... It's like walking into a store out of the past. There are hundreds of crazy pairs of shoes lining the walls and a lot of them look like they've been there for decades. I found the Modified to be very comfortable and fit the shape of my foot quite well. I have a high instep and high arch and the Modified accommodated me perfectly. I take a 9E in the Barrie and Trubalance, and I fit a 9.5D Modified. That said, I thought the shoes looked a little weird and couldn't see myself really wearing them despite the comfort. When looking down at them, they give the illusion of being sort of awkwardly bent... especially in some of the cap-toed ones that I had my eye on. I do think that Moulded Shoe does come up with some handsome make-ups that would be great additions to a collection... They just weren't for me. I'd just make sure they fit you well and if the look doesn't bother you, go for it! They are Aldens after all.
     
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    Hey guys, I could use some helpful pointing. I'm just starting to build a reasonable shoe wardrobe and I'm looking at a few Aldens for a casual work shoe. I work in a "jeans acceptable" consulting environment and have been unhappy with my poor construction Ecco's... so I'm looking for versatile, well constructed shoes that will last. I've been eying: Tom's Hawaiian stomper or BB's ranger shoe, but I've got a Kudu Ultimate Indy on preorder and worry that the stompers would turn out to be redundant. Wishing a double leather soled chromexcel shoe was available somewhere. Ideas/suggestions?
     
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    MiniW Senior member

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    umm.. how about Leather Soul's ranger shoe in #8 cordovan? They will turn slightly brownish over time and are quite unique. I like the blackbird shoes but hate their mark up on the price. I mean most Alden dealers here have special make ups but the prices are the same as the standard models in the same materials.
     
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    Does the 20% coupon from jcrew work on aldens?
     
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    Yes, I got it to work for me. Ordered a pair of the jcrew Indy boots but ended up returning them due to a flaw inside the boot. Worked out well in the end as today I stopped into Context and what do I find....a pair of Roy boots in my size just sitting on the shelf. Had to get them and love the crepe sole.
     
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    Does the 20% coupon from jcrew work on aldens?

    It's not supposed to but yes, it does.
     
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    hmm what is this coupon we are talking about now
     
  12. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    A question for those who have an Indy with a commando sole....

    Do you wear your's in snow and if so how does it hold up?
     
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    No Indy with commando but I have Tankers with that sole and it does fine in the winter.
     
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    The Indy speedhooks really shred laces in no time. I read about it in this thread before buying, but I didn't realize it would be this bad.

    Does anyone have a source for replacement laces? I'm having a hard time finding the right length/width waxed laces some of the specialty models use.
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    We opened on 7/1. 9513 S. Santa Monica Blvd...corner of Rodeo and S. Santa Monica, right across Missoni.

    oh shit i need to stop in
     
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