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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. nemo

    nemo Senior member

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    Try calling Leather Soul, not sure if it is still open but there was a pre-order list for CXL tanker, barrie last, in brown ($100 deposit) slated for Nov delivery.
     
  2. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    I wish more retailers would start doing this. Maybe Alden would eventually get a clue that it's not a good business model to take 2+ years to fill an order.
     
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  3. aldenwear

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    Bobbo,

    Of the models you mention, the only retailer I have seen offer the brown CXL Norwegian toe boot and the be chocolate brown suede Norwegian toe boot is Leather Soul. The Shoe Mart I believe sells the natural CXL Norwegian toe boot. Leather Should may as well, I am not sure.

    Other options in which you might be.interested: Leffot offers a captoe natural CXLboot - there is a pre - order open for that boot now. Leffot, shoemart, alden SF and Alden DC (and, perhaps Alden NYC, I just can't recall) offer the indy boot in natural CXL. Both Left and Leather Soul and, I think l, J Gilbert offer the brown CXL Indy in the commando sole which makes the boot more use able year end in places that get snow and ice in the Winter.finally, Leffot offers a plain toe brown CXLboot with brass eyelets aand speed hooks that is good looking and versatile. There is a pre - order open for that now as well. Happy hunting.
     
  4. RobinM

    RobinM Senior member

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    Looks like they also have some decades-old dead stock they need to clear.

    Alden Opera pumps
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    Alden Wholecut
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    Alden Kiltie

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  5. takashi78

    takashi78 Senior member

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    OH man that wholecut looks horrible.
     
  6. Bobbo316

    Bobbo316 Senior member

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    Man I really wish I could get on this pre-order list but they did not mention it when I emailed them. Just basically got told nothing is out there right now.
    I suspect this may be a problem at first while I try to build a reputation with a new vendor.
     
  7. Bobbo316

    Bobbo316 Senior member

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    Man I really wish I could get on this pre-order list but they did not mention it when I emailed them. Just basically got told nothing is out there right now.
    I suspect this may be a problem at first while I try to build a reputation with a new vendor.

    Apologies, meant to quote this in the first one.
     
  8. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Tanker boots are hard to find. Off the top of my head, these retailers have carried them (defined as a NST boot on commando soles in Barrie, Trubalance or Plaza):
    J Gilbert
    Epaulet
    Leffot
    Alden SF
    Leather Soul
    Tassels
    Context

    Your best bet is probably to check in with Context to see when they will do another order as they are basically first come first serve and they do large orders
     
  9. Renton

    Renton Senior member

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    Here's the J. Gilbert production list as of early February including a couple of NST boots.

    1. Tan WT boot, barrie last with commando sole (Feb delivery)

    2. Snuff WT shoe, plaza last with single oiled flex sole (March delivery)

    3. Color 8 Cap toe boot, plaza last with commando sole (March delivery)

    4. Color 8 Plain toe blucher, barrie with commando sole (March delivery)

    5. Navy Suede Tassel Mocc, Aberdeen last with flex sole (March delivery)

    6. Tan suede WT boot, plaza with flex sole (April delivery)

    7. Black Shell Medallion toe boot, plaza with commando sole (April delivery)

    8. 6 eyelet Brown suede chukka, plaza with commando sole (April delivery)

    9. Color 8 WT boot, plaza last with commando sole (April delivery)

    10. Chamois Indy shoe, trubalance with single flex sole (April delivery)

    11. Green suede Tassel Mocc, Copley last with flex sole (May delivery)

    12. Hunting Green suede Long wing blucher, barrie last with double waterloc

    sole (May delivery)

    13. Cognac Soft Calf Penny loafer, Copley last with flex sole (June delivery)

    14. Snuff Suede Penny loafer, Copley last with flex sole (June delivery)

    15. Black Calf NST boot, plaza with single oiled flex sole (June delivery)

    16. Cognac Calf NST boot, plaza with single oiled felx sole (June delivery)

    17. Regina Grain Long wing, barrie last with double waterloc sole ( July

    delivery)

    18. Regina Grain WT boot, barrie last with commando sole (July delivery)

    19. Alpine Grain NST blucher, plaza with commando sole (July delivery)

    20. Navy Chromexcel Penny loafer, Copley with flex sole (August delivery)

    21. Navy suede/Cognac calf Saddle shoe, barrie with single flex sole (August

    delivery)

    22. Navy Chromexcel Indy boot, trubalance with double waterloc sole (August

    delivery)

    23. Navy Suede penny loafer, Copley with flex sole (September delivery)
     
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    Sorry, if this is a question that's been answered one million times. It's just hard to sift through so many pages. As far as durability and wear, is there much difference between the CXL and the original Indy? I like both, as far as appearance. I'll be using whichever boots I decide on for all conditions (excluding snow) and trekking through the woods, though not hiking. I've been looking at the Wolverine 1000 mile Courtlands as well. I'm just hoping to find a really comfortable shoe, as I''m tired of my feet hurting.
     
  11. epc2

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    Wondering what do you guys think of the Needsupply Seven Hills Indy?, I guess it's a love or hate design , with the Vibram sole and flat welt , but looks very comfortable and has a nice color just not sure about the Vibram sole and the brown/white contrast.

    Thanks.
     
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  12. nemo

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    Forgot to mention, if you don't mind a natural CXL tanker with leather waterlock sole instead of the command sole, Unionmade (The Grove) got a shipment in as part of their grand opening, and I think I read somewhere that they will do phone orders - if you are not local.

    Also, I'm not sure why Alden SF completely removed their tanker but I just purchased a pair of color 8 tanker off their website just this past week, that, after a couple of weeks of daily contemplation while looking at the listing. They had a few sizes listed in both color 8 and black, can't imagine they somehow magically sold every pair in one day - especially the blacks - I suspect they are still available for phone or walk-in purchases. One thing of note is that these tankers are on the trubalance last, so they are more beaters friendly, will take on rolls and creases better and in general looks more like work shoes. For a more refined look, and more of a "carpeted-home-to-carpeted-office environment", stick with the barrie or even plaza last.
     
  13. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Definitely not my cup of tea. But I wouldn't let that stop you from purchasing if you like them.
     
  14. bkotsko

    bkotsko Senior member

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    Smooth Tobacco Chamois Indy today

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  15. bkotsko

    bkotsko Senior member

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    Cleaning up my Natty CXL boots today.
    So easy to maintain. Scuffs disappear with some brushing.
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  16. coinopcollector

    coinopcollector Senior member

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    Add to that list Citi Shoes in NYC. That's where I got my color 8's on comando back in October.
     
  17. tampatravel

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    I'm sad to see O'Connell's stop carrying Alden shoes, however I can see where they're coming from. It's sad because clearly Alden's have been carried there for years and years, but apparently Alden is taking too long to get shoes to them.

    If more companies who carry Alden did this, they might clean up their act.

    I was able to pick up an Alden cordovan belt though from O'Connell's - at an awesome price.

    I would add that just because they're not carrying Alden shoes doesn't mean you shouldn't stop by their store if you're in the area. It's pure men's store awesomeness.
     
  18. Bobbo316

    Bobbo316 Senior member

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    I definitely agree, they have an awesome collection of Barbour jackets.
     
  19. wonsmithr8

    wonsmithr8 Senior member

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    What last is that on? The website doesn't say. Thanks
     
  20. thebeebs

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    Pretty sure it's Barrie
     
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