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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. Dino19

    Dino19 Senior member

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    Need opinions here.

    What do you guys think of the brown chromexcel unlined PTB with a commando sole? So far, I have only seen this pair with the single leather sole. Will the commando sole change the look?
     
  2. tifosi

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    Shoes/boots that are uncomfortable from the start will always be uncomfortable. Especially shell as it really doesn't stretch all that much. If you still have the ability to exchange them I would. Does JCrew offer E widths?
     
  3. nothingoli

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    Hi, thank you for writing. No, J Crew doesn't offer E width. The boots are lovely though. I wish I could keep them.
     
  4. RanMan

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    @roboterkampf _ Ravello and Thomas Handy? A good week indeed:)
     
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  5. Buckeye Nation

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    It's not pain, you are looking at this all wrong - none of these shoes look better new; they come into their own once they develop their unique character.

    It's like my wife said when I asked her if she liked my new whiskey short wings, she shrugged her shoulders and something to the effect of "not like this, ask me again after you've worn them a few months"

    IMO, she could not be more correct... :nodding:

    So until M actually takes some real steps in his shoes, they will never reach their full potential! :)

    Cheers,
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  6. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

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    Morning Gents

    First venture outside in 2014 for these and only my 2nd time wearing shell this year. This winter took forever to leave.

    5 year old Cigar LWB

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    time to give the 403s and 1000 mile boots a rest :satisfied:
     
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  7. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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  8. Shawnc

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    My gawd those are gorgeous.
     
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    Ravello and some Shag this morning...


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  10. Shawnc

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    Looking for a little help with what I think is a silly question. What is the difference between a Dover and a PTB? I thought the main difference was that the PTB is lined but the Dover is not, but I could be completely off base. If the difference is lining, is there a difference in fit? I also thought I heard that the Dover is a tighter fit, which would be great based on what I'm thinking about ordering. Again, just want to be sure.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  11. zippyh

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    PTB on commando. These are lined though.
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  12. thams

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    The design of the shoes is slightly different - you can check it out if you google images of both. I would say that although the Dovers might be a slightly tighter fit, there's a little more "give" in the shoe. I think they conform to the foot a bit more readily. From what I understand the CXL version will probably stretch a little while the shell Dover won't as much. Plus I've only ever seen the Dover on single flex soles while PTB's come in a range of options.
     
  13. blue collar

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    Thanks Shawnc.
     
  14. Shawnc

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    Response hit on all key points. Thanks thams. Mush appreciated.
     
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    Natural Light
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    These are incredible. Sorry, I'm a bit behind - is this the recent NY makeup?
     
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    Yes sir, just picked them up last night and very happy with the result. Different than my other cigar pairs but the perfect color for my intended use.
     
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  19. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    My post from a couple days ago, below.

     
  20. tifosi

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    These are freaking spectacular.
     
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