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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. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    lol then you shouldn't have quoted him [​IMG]
     
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    You know Sherman Brothers has been having periodic Alden sales for about as long as I can remember.
    It's not like it's some deep dark secret.
     
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    <~~~ troublemaker
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    Do all Aldens feature a cork footbed or does it depend on the sole type?
     
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    nephew,
    wear only in good health
     
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    Yes. And they have been returned every time.
     
  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    king ptb
    argyles otc
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    starting to think about getting into a pair of alden boots and looks like there are four style options (plain toe, cap toe, wing tip, indy) in a variety of lasts and colors. any I'm missing?

    haven't come across any cordovan options in colors other than black or burgundy...does alden do cordovan in any shades of brown?
     
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    whiskey
    ravello
    cigar

    these are going to be your other options from alden besides #8 and black.
     
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    also plain toe with medallion
     
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    thanks...was my characterization of style options correct as well (only four toe options that I've found)?
     
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    You might add the norwegian front boot to the mix. If I recall correctly, there is a medallian sans cap toe in black shell available from JGilbert Footwear. Also, don't forget the that the cap toe might either be a straight tip or a perforated cap a la the JCrew king color 8 boot that most folks are rocking on this thread.

    The question reminds me that I wondered about whether Alden should feature longwing boots in their lineup, just like Trickers does. What do you guys think, would you sport a gunboot?

    Regarding the brown shades of cordovan, just be aware that these boots are considered relatively rare. Retailers who offer them have a rather long waitlist in most cases. If you're lucky, a forum member might sometimes put one up for sale. If so, buy first, think later. In the meanwhile, you'll find that Color 8 boots provide a nice tideover in the absence of brown cordovan. Many thread members have several color 8 boots and shoes.

    Best of luck in your search!
     
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    Thank you, Uncle. I try to employ the Method whenever my wife and son have fallen asleep and work duties are taken care of. Clearly I need to work less lest I remain a junior nephew in perpetuity :)

    Very nice king ptbs, btw. I like the ruggedness of the commando sole on yours. MTO I gather?
     
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    You beat me to it :)

    I'm working on typing more quickly and writing more succinctly...[​IMG]
     
  20. kwhitelaw

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    plus NST and plain toe medallion

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