***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. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    restoration project

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    I found these two pairs on ebay. for cheap.
    I got them back yesterday from the restoration and im very happy with the results. the #8 shell bounced back like new. the textured leather pair is much better than before and feel like new. I did not expect the leather pair to return so dark, but I really like the way they look on. The folks at alden even printed the model #s on the green boxes for the return, I thought that was a nice detail.
    I asked around, no one seems to know much about the leather nsts. I think nsts are expensive to make, maybe they only do it for shell now.
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I vividly remember this because the LWBs were the first time my wife intercepted an Alden package. She held onto it for a coupe of weeks without me knowing and gave it to me as a Christmas present! Thank God Sherman Bros. had that deal as part of an end of year holiday sale. I otherwise might have been waiting several months to get that present... props to my wife! [​IMG]
     


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    Johnniegold Well-Known Member

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    Great resto job. Nicely done.
     


  4. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Does anyone have experience with Alden's monk-strap George chukka (secure fit, strap quality, etc.)? Most plaza boots seem to quickly disappear, but the tan leather version at Leffot has been around awhile...and looks very nice.
     


  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    Alden #8 captoe on Grant. I just couldn't pass up a deal from a local member on these! Great guy and I got myself some great boots! Only worn a couple times and barely creased. [​IMG]
    nephew, wear in good health
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, good looking combo
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, looking good, wear in good health
     


  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew good looking suede gunboats, wear in good health
     


  9. CEE88

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    Very worthwhile endeavor. Great results. I have several pairs of vintage shoes as well (Keith Highlander, Nettleton, Edwin Clapp, Florsheim) but no Aldens. Funny, but you don't see them very often. Congrats - thanks for sharing.
     


  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    looking very good, the king looks like in just came out of the box, wear in good health
     


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    Speechless... I think it's time to try a restoration project. Very well done my friend!
     


  12. Papa Doble

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    +1, those #8 NSTs look great.
     


  13. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I tried on pair at Leffot this summer and thought they were fabulous. Couldn't get myself to pay $500 for calf when I knew of a few shells on my radar. The whiskey George boot from a while back (LS??) would be tremendous!
     


  14. Papa Doble

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    My apologies if my initial explanation was confusing. My basic point was that I've found barrie chukkas to fit larger than barrie shoes, which fit larger than barrie high boots. Note that I've only tried on one pair of chukkas.
     


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    Very nice. I got a pair of pebble NST boots from Union Made and a suede pair from J Crew earlier this year so they are still doing some non-shells.
     


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