***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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    [​IMG]You are quite the wordsmith BeSpiff... I always enjoy reading your descriptive posts. Were you an English major? Keep'em coming my good friend!
     


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    "Johnniegold: Black Straight Tip Blucher Oxford. These are due for a restoration soon. Gotta love black shell."

    +1 for black shell.

    The 2161 is a staple in a businessman's wardrobe.
     


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    RTP: As for the NSTs on the Grant, what model?
     


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    I cant believe there was an 8.5D Grant #8 boot around and I missed out on it. Nice score indeed!
     


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    I've never gone the pre-order route, but I've been looking into them more and more as I hear about them from this community. This is the first time I've seen where the entire price is expected up front. Is that normal for Alden pre-orders?
     


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    Sorry rydenfan! I can't believe I actually got them. I am usually a day late and a dollar short on this stuff.
     


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    At some places it is. Leffot just opened up a #8 Tanker pre-order as well. 20% due up front.
     


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    Thanks. I think the Alden Straight Tip (particularly in black shell) is more lawyerly than the Alden Attorney shoe. Just my .02 of course.



    Thanks RTP. Because of my pitiful photography skills, you don't really notice the excessive wear around the toe area.
     


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    Gentlemen, I need your help. Can you share your experiences with wearing a full-eyelet (no speed laces) cordovan boot to work (office/professional job). Does the full lace-up get a bit fatiguing on the shins after several hours? Comparisons to a cordovan chukka or an Indy would be helpful, since that's all I have experience with in terms of Aldens. (FYI: contemplating a cap toe purchase, to be specific).

    I'm also interested in hearing if you think having a chukka and a cap toe boot in the same color cordovan has felt a bit redundant/too similar, and perhaps would avoid it if you could do it all over again.

    P.S. I recognize these would be very personal/idiosyncratic experiences, but I'm interested nonetheless. Thanks!
     


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    And if they are willing to add a special size for you that isn't part of the typical pre-order (like a "C" width) you might need to pay 100% up front.
     


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    Good point. I believe that is Leffot's policy.
     


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    Thanks RTP. I like the look of the Barrie, but being a C width, I find myself in between the typical sizing of 1/2 size down and a full size down. I'm facinated by the Grant because it's supposedly a TTS fit. Also, I've read that some people find it a bit narrow - which, for me, could be great.
     


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    Hey guys...I'm gonna be in Boston on Sat. Is there any good Alden shopping to be had???
     


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    Like the red bottom of a baboon, it's the red sole of this snuff suede LHS that makes it particularly desirable and attractive.
     


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    dude, this pic is amazing
     


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