***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. gosheik

    gosheik Senior member

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    Second pair of Aldens, but first pair of Cordovan Aldens : )

    I have to say, they are definitely nicer in person than in any photo that I've seen. Consider me hooked, and thank you all for sharing your experiences on this forum--As a newbie, I've found the content and camaraderie inspiring and welcoming.

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    J. Crew #8 Chukka
     


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    A wonderful first-pickup. Enjoy wearing and welcome to the forum
     


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    Gosheik, thanks for your kind words and welcome to the forum. Beautiful #8 chukka boots sir. Wear them in the best of health.
     


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    Welcome to the forum. Beautiful boots. Wear them in good health.
     


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    Great pick up. I have a pair arriving today, your picture makes me even more anxious.
     


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    Awesome chukka and welcome! Definitely one i'll be adding to my rotation... one day :confused:
     


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    Gentlemen - I would like to introduce/reintroduce myself to the Alden Thread. I've been a member of, and occasional contributor to, SF since 2009. Late last year I went on a hiatus - primarily because I found the more time I spent on this thread, well, the more $ I spent on Aldens.

    Over the last couple weeks I've been catching up, reading posts from 2012 and 2013. I must say, you regular (and a few not so regular) contributors have provided a wealth of dialog, information and photos, all in a very collegial, well-written package. I look forward to contributing where I am able. But I am definitely just a student of Aldens. I own quite a few pairs (shoes, boots, shell, non-shell, special make-ups & non), but I don't find many opportunities to provide input that hasn't already been supplied. But I'll try.

    Below are my color 4/black shell saddles from J.Gilbert. I remember pining for the blucher version that LS released several years ago, so I immediately joined JG's pre-order when Yenni told me about it. Several others have posted their photos of this shoe, but I wanted to add a couple of mine (albeit iPhone shots). I have always enjoyed the look of saddles, but this one especially.

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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    ^^ Welcome (back?) to the thread. :nodding:
     


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    Welcome, sweet looking chukkas sir.
    Welcome back. Great outdoor photos. +1 on the jg saddles. Had to have them after missing out on the ls saddles.
     


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    Thank you, sir. I've been trying to achieve the shine that you get on your 4/black shell saddles. I still haven't used polish on them. SR a couple of times. Otherwise, just wiping and brushing.
     


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    Thank you, sir. And true to my word, after reading the thread for the last month, I ended up making a purchase. Actually two ... Make that three. Actually four. I just put in for Leffot's Tanker and LWB pre-orders. Also, when Crew had it's 20% off deal, I decided to order the Color 8 cap toe boot - it was on back order, but hopefully it will pan out. Finally, I ordered (and already received) the Leffot Naval Boot in black - it's my first foray into black shell, but I feel like I have enough other options in my closet that I really could use a solid boot in black (shell being a major bonus). Basically, I have a full-blown case of Aldenitis.
     


  12. Johnniegold

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    I didn't need to see that picture. I can ogle all I want at a pair of Ravello _________(fill in the blank) knowing full well I can't just go to a website and act on that impulse. But that pair of King Chukkas, well, that's entirely another story, isn't it? Great looking chukka. Congrats.
     


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    The 9901s are back from the cobbler. He did a great job on the heel. He said Alden have the biggest heels!

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    Looking good! I dig the blue laces.
     


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    ...my cobbler made fun of them! :)
     


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