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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. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    Thanks. Yes sir. Grape Flannel Walt's
     
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    Don L - awesome combo. Those boots are so classic.
     
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  3. BLAUGRANA

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    Nice shoes. What pants are those though? Selvedge?
     
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    Very nice Don L. Love the slacks. Which brand are they?
     
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    Epaulet Walts (grape color which no longer exists I believe)
     
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    I believe many retailers regularly stock this model, also simply known as an unlined plain toe blutcher(a google search of this will probably show more pics).

    In terms of comfort straight out of the box, these cannot be beat because they have the single flex leather sole. Mine haven't been worn much, but they also tend to "crease" or roll more than the standard PTB due to the unlined natural of the vamp.

    To me, the Dover pattern also looks better than the standard PTB as it looks slightly more dressy. I think you will enjoy these.

    A pic next to my #8 LWBs
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  7. blackboard_knowledge

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    Good catch! I will be the guinea pig; DC is close to Richmond so I should be able to post a review in a few short days. For anyone interested in a pair, StyleForum members get 10% off with the code febstyle10.
     
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    From what I understand, cork beds are 1/4" regardless of sole.
     
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    maxtonmen
     
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    There should be the same amount of cork present no matter what type of sole used. The reason for this is because the depth of the void that the cork fills is dictated by the depth of the upstanding canvas gemming rib that serves as the foundation for the inseam. Generally this is somewhere around 5mm deep. The rib is the same, regardless of the sole. There will be some variation between pairs, simply due to the fact that the cork is placed in the shoe and spread by hand. However, it would take a substantial overfilling or underfilling to make any significant difference in the wear characteristics. Just FYI, the cork isn't "liquid", it is simply granulated (ground-up) cork that's been mixed with a binder (glue) to make it somewhat spreadable.
     
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    Thanks to both of you for the response.

    Much appreciated.
     
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    black shell today gentlemen
    Be careful out there.

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    True @sazon you can't be too careful!

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    You may have purged a large portion of your collection Sazon, but you continue to bring it! Another great looking pair of boots my friend...
     
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    Color 8 captoe boots on the Plaza last have arrived at J Gilbert; I should have mine I guess in a few days. Looking forward to them.
     
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    Yeah that email was an awesome surprise since they weren't due for another month!
     
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    Can any Canadian Alden fans point me to some retailers that may carry the 975 longwing?

    I am trying to find a pair in 7.5D from a Canadian retailer to avoid the brutal exchange rate and taxes that would be added if I bought from the usual US retailers. Already tried O'Connors and Lost & Found.
     
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