***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. darnold

    darnold Senior member

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    Just wanted to say that I love your blog.
    Likewise Jason, good stuff. I was in NYC the same weekend and hit many of the same stops. The moment that I found out about those ravello captoes I emailed Stephen, but was crushed that he disappeared them in my size before I came in. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Other comments without pictures: Winn Perry's captoe boot in tan vegano are absolutely beautiful, and a fantastic makeup. Highly recommended. I had to return my pair because of a very odd fit issue (the right boot was significantly smaller than the left in the toebox), but I wish I could have kept them. [​IMG] I ended up with a double waterloc reverse chamois on grant that I picked up on Madison ave, and love em.
     


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    Just wanted to say that I love your blog.
    and another +1 Jason to your great blog, i really enjoy your obsession, and share the enthusiasm to learn allot about Aldens. please keep it up!
     


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    Agreed on Jason's blog.
     


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    Likewise Jason, good stuff. I was in NYC the same weekend and hit many of the same stops. The moment that I found out about those ravello captoes I emailed Stephen, but was crushed that he disappeared them in my size before I came in. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Other comments without pictures: Winn Perry's captoe boot in tan vegano are absolutely beautiful, and a fantastic makeup. Highly recommended. I had to return my pair because of a very odd fit issue (the right boot was significantly smaller than the left in the toebox), but I wish I could have kept them.

    [​IMG]

    I ended up with a double waterloc reverse chamois on grant that I picked up on Madison ave, and love em.

    I love these. I'm a little picky now though and would prefer sans speed hooks.
     


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    Votes for our contest have been counted. I'll post the results on Monday. The voting wasn't close.
     


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    Tom, was it a landslide for each Shoe and Boot category?
     


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    Tom, was it a landslide for each Shoe and Boot category?

    Yup, pretty much.
     


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    My parents are going to new York next week and I'm thinking about asking them to pick up a pair of Indy's for me. So was wondering if anybody has any suggestion for a store in New York that should have them in 10E?

    Try Leffot or the Alden shop in NYC. Both are very quick to respond to e-mails.

    The Alden shop is the only place I know of that regularly stocks wide widths.
     


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    well that was fast....

    pardon the bad iphone picture, but is this typical for around 2 months of non-continuous wear ( probably worn every other weekend, and lately every other day the past week) ? All I really do is walk to and from class... I noticed this after I kept feeling like I was about to slip whenever I walked

    [​IMG]
     


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    well that was fast....

    pardon the bad iphone picture, but is this typical for around 2 months of non-continuous wear ( probably worn every other weekend, and lately every other day the past week) ? All I really do is walk to and from class... I noticed this after I kept feeling like I was about to slip whenever I walked


    You only wore those about 12 times?
     


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    yea, between 12 and 15 or so, since they were my first pair of Aldens and well, honestly I kind of wanted to baby them. But right when I decide that I should just wear them down hard I notice the slippage and the heavy wear there.
     


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    Wow, that's definitely the most wear on a pair of shoes worn 12-15 times I've ever seen in my life. If you didn't say I would think it was about 2 years old, worn about 200 times.
     


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    well that was fast....

    pardon the bad iphone picture, but is this typical for around 2 months of non-continuous wear ( probably worn every other weekend, and lately every other day the past week) ? All I really do is walk to and from class... I noticed this after I kept feeling like I was about to slip whenever I walked

    [​IMG]


    that looks like what happens when those leather tips get wet and don't get a chance to dry properly
     


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    great, L.A. gets a little rain finally and I get this

    but wow, looks like 2 years, huh? looks like these won't last till the end of the school year
     


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    well that was fast....

    pardon the bad iphone picture, but is this typical for around 2 months of non-continuous wear ( probably worn every other weekend, and lately every other day the past week) ? All I really do is walk to and from class... I noticed this after I kept feeling like I was about to slip whenever I walked

    [​IMG]

    Do both boots look like that? The sole doesn't look nearly as worn/damaged as the leather tips. It does look more like dry-rot than age or wear. I can't even think of a chemical, in a puddle, in a public place you could have been standing in to cause that. I'd be interested to know how much that would be to repair. Please keep us posted, Halberd.
     


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