***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 Senior member

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    indeed. ended up returning the Amoks.
     


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    recently?
     


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    I've never handled Alden suede myself, but based on what I've read here, I bet you will be happy with the Aldens.
     


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    it's definitely better and the fit and comfort is a lot better too. the Amoks were okay for the price, but did feel and fit sorta cheapy in comparison.
     


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    MH could you expand on cheapy? Lose stiching, poor welt integrity etc.




     


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    mostly the Amoks seemed cheapy in terms of the fit and finish overall. i didn't see any issues with the stitching or the welt although i much prefer the distinctive side stitching pattern of the Aldens.

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    the Amoks are a lower quality, cheaper made shoe than the Alden. they should be at half the price though.
     
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    As of two days ago there were a handful of whiskey LWB available at Citishoes in NYC. Call and ask for Voltaire. (Yes, that is his name). Good luck!
     


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    Those are nice. I have found there are 3 options with Leydon: TTS (9.5D), TTS plus one width (9.5E), up half size (10D). I understand some retailers only stock Leydons in E width - the thinking being that the Leydon E is like a D.
     


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    the one thing that seems to be a consistent complaint with the AE Amok is that they can tend to develop squeaking while walking.
     


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    Alden suede is nice. I have it in dark brown, mocha kid, and snuff. Never had problems with any of them.
     


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    yep, def. sounds about right to me. ;)
     


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    as of a cpl weeks ago..They are the Ravello LWB with metal eyelets
     


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    Am I the only one here who favors the SWB over the LWB?
     


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