1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

    Messages:
    2,661
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    So, who picked up the Cigar Plaza Wingtip boots on the 'bay? Those are gorgeous.

    I very nearly did, but decided I want my boots to have speedhooks. those were perfect, except for that detail
     
  2. velomane

    velomane Senior member

    Messages:
    447
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Location:
    Winnipeg
    Natural Chromexcel Barrie

    [​IMG]

    These have a second stitchline on the welt strip which I have never seen before. Anyway...


    Hard to resist those...where from?
     
  3. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

    Messages:
    1,137
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.co.../of-my-design/
    Courtesy of jasonfoote303

    [​IMG] Wasn't aware that that was on the radar... unless you mean the Tankers. A cordo-Roy just sounds like another name for the PTBoot that LS has been selling for some time. Those ravello wingtips are special, but those Cigar plaza wingtips were something else, not something you see very often. I drew my inspiration for the natural wingtip boots from that boot, with the hope that after many years of wear it will be a similar shade, although obviously it won't have the lustre of cordovan. Congrats to whoever won those boots.


    Ya...corrected my post to say "tankers" instead of Roy...
    I think I'm going to regret not pulling the trigger on those Plaza Wing Tips though...correction. I DO regret not pulling the trigger.
     
  4. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

    Messages:
    2,215
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    USA
  5. velomane

    velomane Senior member

    Messages:
    447
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Location:
    Winnipeg
  6. HorseHide

    HorseHide Senior member

    Messages:
    569
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    Location:
    Chicago
    Okay, really, am I the only north american in a size 9C? Why the paucity of narrow sized, regular-run Alden shoes?

    I'm thinking you're the only north american to use the word "paucity" in a sentence. [​IMG]
     
  7. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

    Messages:
    1,137
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    I'm thinking you're the only north american to use the word "paucity" in a sentence. [​IMG]

    That's funny
     
  8. rky

    rky Member

    Messages:
    14
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Got back from vacation and these were waiting for me, direct from Honolulu. Thanks Tom.

    #4


    Wow, Baller! Snagged the out of stock #4 PTB's. You must be high up on LS totem pole. [​IMG]
     
  9. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

    Messages:
    2,661
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Okay, really, am I the only north american in a size 9C? Why the paucity of narrow sized, regular-run Alden shoes?

    If you are a 9 c barrie last, there is a sick shoe on ebay. Nos hanover black shell ptb 9.5 c for $ 200
     
  10. velomane

    velomane Senior member

    Messages:
    447
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Location:
    Winnipeg
    If you are a 9 c barrie last, there is a sick shoe on ebay. Nos hanover black shell ptb 9.5 c for $ 200


    Thanks for pointing those out. Don't know how I missed that auction given I check daily. I'm not sure I need another pair of black shoes, but I'm definitely thinking about it.


    I'm thinking you're the only north american to use the word "paucity" in a sentence. [​IMG]

    Must have something to do with my British wife. That, or a childhood "enhancing my word power" Ã la Reader's Digest.[​IMG]
     
  11. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,621
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    What do you fellas think about Norwegian welt?

    I'm looking to get a pair of Cigars and the two choices are either Longwings or Norwegian welt. I already have a pair of Longwings in a tan-ish color so I thought about going with the Norwegian welt this time around.

    Thanks.
     
  12. Man with Apple

    Man with Apple Senior member

    Messages:
    638
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    Just thought I would give Tom with LS a plug. He posted a sneak peak of shoes that will be unveiled at the LSBH trunk show Dec. 3rd and 4th. Can't wait to check these out. The natural cxl looks great, and I am really interested in those plain toes.

    Thanks Tom.
     
  13. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

    Messages:
    2,215
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    USA
    Okay, really, am I the only north american in a size 9C? Why the paucity of narrow sized, regular-run Alden shoes?

    These aren't regular run.
     
  14. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

    Messages:
    1,118
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Two questions:

    Besides used, is there any way to get indys cheaper than the 435 retail?

    What's the wait generally like on 403s/405s if they don't happen to have your size in stock (in this case, 6D/E)?
     
  15. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,621
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Two questions:

    Besides used, is there any way to get indys cheaper than the 435 retail?

    What's the wait generally like on 403s/405s if they don't happen to have your size in stock (in this case, 6D/E)?

    You may luck out with sites like J. Crew (accidentally) offering their sales go through with 3rd party collabs like Alden.

    The Indy's are very popular, (at least in the 405s) there should be no wait time. Sites like Shoemart stock Indys from size 6-13+ with different widths.

    I bought the Indy's as my first pair of Alden back in late August. Today, I just ordered my 7th pair. I really like the quality and comfort level of them.
     
  16. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

    Messages:
    1,118
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    You may luck out with sites like J. Crew (accidentally) offering their sales go through with 3rd party collabs like Alden.

    The Indy's are very popular, (at least in the 405s) there should be no wait time. Sites like Shoemart stock Indys from size 6-13+ with different widths.

    I bought the Indy's as my first pair of Alden back in late August. Today, I just ordered my 7th pair. I really like the quality and comfort level of them.


    Yeah. Debating doing it and making them my winter boot. It's hard to pull the trigger on $435 though.
     
  17. phantomx48

    phantomx48 Senior member

    Messages:
    174
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2010
    Can someone give me a recommendation on a good shoe repair shop in the West Los Angeles or surrounding areas that will take care of my Alden's. . .not for major repairs, but more for polishing, loose stitching, etc. Especially someone who has had experience with shell, which I have had trouble finding.
     
  18. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

    Messages:
    2,215
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    USA
    Two questions:

    Besides used, is there any way to get indys cheaper than the 435 retail?


    Used indys go for near $400, so no.
     
  19. borderline

    borderline Senior member

    Messages:
    761
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Location:
    SW U.S.A.
    What do you fellas think about Norwegian welt?

    I'm looking to get a pair of Cigars and the two choices are either Longwings or Norwegian welt. I already have a pair of Longwings in a tan-ish color so I thought about going with the Norwegian welt this time around.

    Thanks.


    I just ordered some for my second Alden pair, after the J. Crew brown longwings. Will let you know what I think when they arrive.
     
  20. hooker4186

    hooker4186 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,121
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Used indys go for near $400, so no.

    I got a very lightly used pair on B&S back in June for $275. Deals can be had if you're patient.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by