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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. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Distinguished 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.
     


  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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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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  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew, good looking combo
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew, looking good, wear in good health
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew good looking suede gunboats, wear in good health
     


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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.
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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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!
     


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    +1, those #8 NSTs look great.
     


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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!
     


  11. 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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    Cigar NST on aberdeen today!
     


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    Never mind...found a couple reviews of the shell version mentioning issues with the leather strap. For fun, I searched "Alden plaza chromexcel", and of course get LeatherSoul's version...future money already gone.
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
    from my experience, i agree with your conclusion. go down half size on your barrie size for chukkas
     


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