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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. CEE88

    CEE88 Senior member

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    Great looking shoe my friend. So, is this considered an Alt Wein? Is it the same shoe that Epaulet recently released (which had an antique edge)?:slayer:
     


  2. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    Agree with this...even on stairs I can't tell the difference
     


  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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    gosheik: 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.

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    Congratulations. Wear them in the best of health.
     


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    great cigars! How did you get the fly to sit still on your shoe?
     


  6. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    TactileOne:

    BB argyles. Yes?
     


  7. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Classy looking shoes RTP. How do you like the fit of your BB Alden's?
     


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    Thank you, Sir. I truly love this pair of shoes. And - that was actually a bee of some sort. Look at the large version of the photo. He (she?) and a friend kept landing on my shoes, just sitting there. Could it be the attraction of Aldens?:nodding: Or possibly Saphir Renovateur?:nodding:
     
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    Indeed.
     


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    Did the restoration involve any work on the interior ... e.g., replacement of the full-length leather insole or perhaps just the logo'd heel pad? I'm also considering the purchase of pre-owned Aldens for restoration, but I don't want to be stuck with the original insole that may will have been soiled and imprinted by the previous owner.
     


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    With the restoration come new heel pad imprinted with Alden Restoration
     
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    They feel great. These are on the Aberdeen last. Thanks Spiff... Hope you're hitting'em long and straight!
     
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    kwaker: Did the restoration involve any work on the interior ... e.g., replacement of the full-length leather insole or perhaps just the logo'd heel pad?

    I'm also considering the purchase of pre-owned Aldens for restoration, but I don't want to be stuck with the original insole that may will have been soiled and imprinted by the previous owner.


    The restoration will come with a new heel pad reading "Alden Restoration." The original insole will remain as is - imprint and all. I have had full restorations/recrafts done at Alden, AE, and BNelson, and none of them come with a new insole.
     


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    You are correct. Just the heel pad is replaced
     


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    Another one that doesn't see a lot of love around here but a beauty nonetheless. With charcoal gray, those shoes are rockin'. Nicely done, RTP.
     


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