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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. REguy

    REguy Senior member

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    How fast that Tanker pre-order sold out blows my mind. I'm not trolling for a sale, but it makes me wonder how much I could score for the pair in my closet? I bet there's someone out there who'd be needy enough to pay a grand. I'm starting to think I'd get a better return than my 401k with a buy-and-hold strategy in shell. We're definitely in a bull market.
     
  2. tv2177

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    quick quetions for y'all

    I am looking to buy a beater boots for my upcoming trips. I am weighing between either a tan wing tip boot with commando from J Gilbert, or the popular indy 403. What do you say?
     
  3. docalden2013

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    I have both boots. Although I like the burnished tan wt boot, the 403 on cxl can take dings and scratches better. I think it will develop a nicer patina over time. The wingtip boot will need semi regular applications of tan paste wax. Kind of annoying over time. The 403 can get scratched up and look vintage.
     
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    I am such a sucker for wingtips and that's why the question. Wonder what would happen if I treat the wingtip boot as everyone's treating their 403....:paranoia:
     
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    I'd be more inclined to get something like a wingtip boot on chromexcel or natty cxl. See, e.g., Epaulet's natty brixton boot.
     
  6. kwhitelaw

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    I own no calf aldens so I cant speak to the ruggedness, but CXL I can say is definitely great for a beater.. You could rub most scratches out with just your thumb. Anything left after the thumb treatment, a little VSC would make quick work..

    This pair of 403s were 'fixed' with just some rubbing and a light application of VSC

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  7. tv2177

    tv2177 Senior member

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    I guess I'll be looking out for a cxl wingtip then!
     
  8. kwhitelaw

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    Might try leathersoul to see if they have a restock of these coming at some point..

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  9. tv2177

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    I was just looking at those...last time it was 2010...I'll shoot them an email now and see...
     
  10. Alcibiades

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    The tan calf wingtip boot is awesome, but not a beater boot. I plan treating mine like calf dress shoes (regular paste wax). They already get tons of positive attention
     
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    If they did, all pairs would be pre-sold to Tom's high school buddies, with the possible exception of sizes 5.5D and 13D [​IMG]
     
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  12. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    I had a pair of them last yr, sold them here on SF.

    no preorder for me, lucked into a pair of 12Ds
     
  13. sinnedk

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    alden sf had something similar, check with them
     
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    I have had good luck with leathersoul a couple of times.....just called/emailed and got in for 11d....may have just been good timing but they have been great to me.
     
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    We tried something new with black calf and we would love to hear back from you gentlemen. All feedback is appreciated!
     
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    [​IMG]That is hilarious and sad for us. That said, if you're looking for a brown chromexcel wingtip boot, one should be in touch with Adam at alden of Carmel. He has a brown cxl wingtip boot on commando sole on Barrie preorder with an expected delivery sometime in April.
     
  17. tv2177

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    Just did! :slayer:
     
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    Please excuse this newbie but can you still purchase the Cigar Indy boots brand new or they no longer available new? From all of the pics I've seen they are some beautiful boots! I'm leaning that direction over the Brown ChromeExcel if they are available. Thanks!
     
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    I don't think they're in stock anywhere right now. Your best bet is to hop on the JGilbert pre-order if you can. It might be a looooong wait though.
     
  20. Alcibiades

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    I like both pairs.
     
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