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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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Distinguished Member

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    Suede LWBs are awesome but retailers tend not order E widths in them. Maybe Alden NYC...
     


  2. Alcibiades

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    Great Combo Are these ravello or color 8? I like that shade of cordovan
     
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    I never even thought of two eyelets being a problem. I've only worn my color 8's from Laden of Carmel in the house and haven't noticed an issue. If this changes when I actually venture outdoors, rydenfan, where are you considering having the third eyelet added? Above or below the existing two?
     


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    It takes a certain amount of confidence to pair plaid and argyles. You pull it off very well. Really nice shoes as well. Nicely done.
     


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    Sorry, I'm a little late to the game.

    I'd do a Whiskey and Ravello saddle blucher, flat 360 welt, sigle waterlock sole, blind eyelets, antique edgetrim. :slayer:

    Much like the LS #4 and black saddle from a few years back.

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    With this colorway (i know this specific shoe is Mahogany, but you get that idea)
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  6. neutrino

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    Thank you, gentlemen! I'm humbled by the comments. These are actually cigar. I think I need to start searching for a proper edge dressing for them.
     


  7. rydenfan

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    I would go above to provide a bit more ankle support. It's not a huge deal and I love Chukkas very much as a style but the third eyelet does make a difference. I am eagerly awaiting the 6 eyelet chukka to get confirmed. I also like Carminas 5 eyelet.

    A 6 eyelet NST Cigar chukka would make my short list for Mr.DV's question from yesterday.
     


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    Interesting as I thought you would go below. But your reasoning makes a lot of sense. This is definitely something I will watch out for for a couple of reasons. One, I'm fortunate enough to have access to a really good cobbler here in Pgh. This guy does amazing work. Also, my chukkas were my first new purchase and I went down a 1/2 size in the barrie last. In hindsight, I should have went down a complete size as they are still a little roomy. The third set of eyelets may mitigate this condition a little. Either way, this is really good information. Thanks again for the tip.
     


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    Hello, I need your advices as I don't know much about Alden shoes. Do you think it is a good deal if I can get these Indy boots at $200.

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    ShawnC, you may want to try a thin insole. I have had good success in shoes that are a bit too roomy
     


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    Absolutely. IF those are a 9D you'd better buy 'em quick before I track down where they're listed.
     


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    LOL. Thanks for your opinion, bro!
     


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    Fine looking LWBs Neutrino! I especially like the patina. The ensemble is quite nice too. Wear your gunboats often and in great health my friend...
     
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    Sorry to hear about your Snuff LWBs. The cadet shoe is a nice replacement. I wonder though, if dealing with Alden directly might have ended with a repaired shoe. You'll get your crack at it again. What size are you? Unfortunately (or fortunately) J Crew currently does not have my size in the snuff boot. Best of luck my friend...
     


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    bad pic great boot just picked these up.



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