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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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    After a shoe as simple as a calf black PTB, why not mix in something a little more interesting...

    http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2013/11/25/alden-shoe-suede-longwings-lsw/
    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~18582/18582.jsp
    http://unionmadegoods.com/product/alden-cooper-longwing-in-natural-chromexcel-97873c/
    http://unionmadegoods.com/product/alden-cooper-long-wing-in-walnut-97786c/
    http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/footwear/products/alden-burnished-tan-calfskin-shortwing

    I actually was in your boat with the Indy. However, I found them at a price I couldn't refuse earlier this past summer ($300 BNIB) up in Baltimore. After each wear I consider them more and more comfortable. I am convinced it will be the most comfortable shoe/boot I have by the end of this month. There are a plethora of Indy variations, but I am extremely pleased with the 403. BTW, I almost never wear denim.
    http://unionmadegoods.com/product/alden-indy-boot-in-brown-chromexcel-403/

    Good luck to you my friend...

    ps There is absolutely nothing wrong with your original thoughts on your next Alden purchase.
     
  2. coolarrow

    coolarrow Senior member

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  3. bkotsko

    bkotsko Senior member

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    So Gents....
    Do you have any suggestions for replacement laces for boots?
    My black captoe's laces are fraying, and will soon break.
    Should I contact one of the factory stores to purchase replacements?
    I do prefer the thinner flat laces for these boots.
    I thought about some round waxed laces, but nothing seems to be readily available.
     
  4. esoxm

    esoxm Senior member

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    Email Alden at general@aldenshoe.com with your address and what you're looking for, and they are usually happy to mail you a pair of laces free of charge if you ask nicely.
     
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    docalden2013 Senior member

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    If you're up for trying colored laces, try Benjos.com. Quite a variety of colors to match Aldens of various shapes and shades. Also look to shoelacesexpress. I was told last month that they'll be offering flat waxed boot laces in both "normal" and colored styles
     
  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    whiskey
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    argyles otc
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  7. tampatravel

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    Wow mac a Whiskey Indy...? Pretty pretty rare...like seeing the Yeti swimming with Nessy.
     
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  8. ErikW

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    I agree with the chomexcel comment, but I personally prefer leather soles: http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me...ald-mxsclp-95080_ald_m_plain_toe_blucher.html

    These also are beautiful (and there is a sale): https://korvue.haberdashmen.com/products/arthur-unlined-leather-dover/4545422
     
  9. tampatravel

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    LHS Family Shot:

    Cordovan Calf / Whiskey Shell / Cigar Shell

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    I picked up the barely worn Cigars for $203 on eBay. There are good deals out there if you're patient.

    I hope everyone on here had a fantastic Thanksgiving and a great start to Hanukkah if you celebrate it.
     
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  10. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Crappy photo of my whiskey Indy.
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  11. mdubs

    mdubs Senior member

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    Uncle, those are some beautiful boots and your shine is impeccable as is to be expected.


    Zippy, those are some beautiful boots!

    -Mike
     
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  12. Bakes11771

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    great looking boots gentlemen.
     
  14. MrDV

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    that was an awesome deal. fine looking loafers tampa.
     
  15. tampatravel

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    Sweet collection Bakes!!

    That Van last was made for my feet.

    ...and Thanks MrDV. You're too kind
     
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  16. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    nice family shot bakes. enjoy your loafers.
     
  17. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Works pretty darn well for me too, provided it's a C width.

    Thank you.
     
  18. dotcomzzz

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    So I finally got my LS plaza cap toes that I've been waiting for for like a year and a half. And they're too big. Went a half size up from my barrie size and I'm swimming in them. It's so weird. And lame. Back to Hawaii they go.

    Anyone besides LS have a cap toe boot with blind eyelets?
     
  19. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    Care to share size and perhaps give a member a chance to buy those off you?
     
  20. dotcomzzz

    dotcomzzz Senior member

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    Of course. They're a 13.
     
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