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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. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    [​IMG] Lots of dealers offer a black wingtip blucher in shell and/or calf- Alden of Carmel, Shoemart etc...perhaps not on the Leydon last...but it is a pretty common shoe... You should try emailing them- I have had pretty good success with that: general@aldenshoe.com
    Thanks...I plan on visiting my local (Washington DC) Alden store to see what they have to offer. At the very least, figure out my size since this will be my first Alden shoe purchase. Here's to hoping that they have a good selection. Do Alden shoes fit uniformly across the board? Just curious because I keep hearing about shoes with different lasts, etc.
     
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    Do Alden shoes fit uniformly across the board? Just curious because I keep hearing about shoes with different lasts, etc.


    Now that is funny.
     
  3. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Senior member

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    Anybody know what Alden is charging for a resole these days? How about turnaround time? I know I could call them, but they never answer their phone and I'm often not able to take a call back so it makes it tough.


    $145.
     
  4. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Now that is funny.

    [​IMG] I'm was curious because so many of you are ordering shoes from Leather Soles, ShoeMart and Alden of Carmel, etc.
     
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  6. Ahab

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    $145.
    ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTY FIVE DOLLARS?!

    I kin get a whole pair of shoes for that! [​IMG]
     
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  8. king*stink

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    hey king stink,

    checkout the leather soul page, they have a beautiful natty long wing!!!


    Yeah I saw them but I just don't like the look of the crepe sole. If it wasn't for that I would have already placed my order.
     
  9. gnatty8

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    Here are some poor pics of a new pair of Indy's in natural chrom....

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    I really love these. First, they don't have the typical boxy looking moc toe, there is no stitching and they actually look more tailored or sleek. Second, the sole and heel treatment is far different. They are still heavy but sleek. The description of the shoe says the sole and heel is neoprene and cork, but it's a lot different than the Indy as can be seen. Actually has the appearance of an oiled leather.

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    I'm really pleased I got these before they were gone and hope Alden does more in this pattern.

    Please forgive the poor photo skills.


    If anyone has these in a 10D, and need to unload them, I'll take them. These are terrific boots..
     
  10. Joenobody0

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    $145.

    Hello Tom,

    I heard on the forums that Alden will no longer size down a width when they recraft a shoe. Can you confirm this?
     
  11. phantomx48

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    Can anyone point me to a retailer that has a cigar boot with commando sole for sale? It can be any type of boot, but just looking for that cigar goodness with a winter sole. Tried the usual places but have come up empty. Or if you have one for sale let me know (US11-11.5).
     
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    Can anyone point me to a retailer that has a cigar boot with commando sole for sale? It can be any type of boot, but just looking for that cigar goodness with a winter sole. Tried the usual places but have come up empty. Or if you have one for sale let me know (US11-11.5).

    Alden DC has some cigar captoe boots on the Grant last with the commando sole. Beautiful boots.
     
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    Is there anyone following this thread who's an employee at Alden? It'd be really cool to hear from someone making these great shoes and boots. I think they'd enjoy rockstar status around here.
     
  15. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Alden for J Crew [​IMG]
     
  16. eightdouble

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    i got home a little late to have my CXL chukkas delivered by the postman today.

    i have to go grab them from the post office tomorrow.

    i'm like a kid on christmas eve right now.
     
  17. PorterInjax

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    Heya'...my Context Tankers in #8 shell just caught up with me (shipping and travel issues) and as excited as I was to get them, think I'm going to be selling. They are new, no creases. One shoe was tried on for GF and a friend. Between the three of us, we all thought it made my foot look big. Beautiful boots but just not for me...damn.
    Anyway, will be listing on B&S for $600 firm if paypal gift and +4% if not.

    They are size 9 D
     
  18. phantomx48

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    Alden for J Crew [​IMG]


    Those where on my feet today. . .the suede is so soft and the crepe sole was perfect for my 10 hour day.
     
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    $145.

    Thanks Tom, I appreciate the help!
     
  20. monologuist

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    Alden for J Crew [​IMG]


    On their website, this boot looks a bit "distressed"...especially from the side view....in your pic it doesn't appear to be so. Can you confirm?

    Also, I don't know if you used a coupon or not, but can anyone tell me how it is possible to purchase Aldens from J.Crew using any discount code or coupon? It seems like people keep mentioning this possibility, but whenever they have a sale, they take the Aldens offline?
     
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