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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. mistercitizen

    mistercitizen Senior member

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    I have a question. Has anyone tried to "antique" the edges on a pair of Alden #9901 Black Shell Cordovan PTB's? Either a brand new pair or by having it done on a re-craft? I like the look of the Alden for Unionmade PTB in Black Regina Grain Calf:

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    But I'd rather the upper be black shell instead of calfskin. Definitely a more casual look with the antiqued edge trim, but that's what I'm going for with these.

    Ben
     
  2. totalair1

    totalair1 Senior member

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    I was recently at LS Waikiki and they did not have much in Alden shell of any color, even black. Still a decent Alden offering but nothing like I would expect. The LS downtown is their flagship store. to be honest...I had a hard time finding the Waikiki store. You can't see it from the street, I had to call and ask them. Turns out it's on the 2nd or 3rd level of some stores connected to a hotel. Once you find it it does have a large selection of shoes, but not as many Alden's as I anticipated.

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
  3. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I used to own those 3 models (from left to right, Alden SF, Unionmade (Kirkwood Boot)**, and LSW, respectively). 3 great models no doubt - indeed, wonderful. Sold them all - three of the various models regarding which my feet had a disagreement with the Barrie last. They never were comfortable, even after numerous wears. Feet hurt - literally - at the end of the day. I have various Barrie models - in the same size - where that is not the case, and which are very comfortable. Go figure .... I almost never buy Barrie anymore. Oh well.

    **The boot pictured appears to perhaps be on the Grant last.
     
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  4. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    I was at LS Waikiki in May. Alden selection was slim. Slimmest I've ever seen there.
    They had tons of Lobbs and EG though.

    Downtown store is a PITA to get to if you're staying in Waikiki.
     
  5. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I have been to LSW (2013) but not to LSDT. I was not terribly impressed with their Alden offerings. As to which is their flagship store, at least it used to be LSW, but perhaps that has changed.

    http://www.royalhawaiiancenter.com/info/RHC_LeatherSoulExpansion_NR.pdf
     
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    nephew,
    I am not in agreement with your assumption because I believe that the ravello lwb will at least will be available in a retailor within the next 18 months. If a am incorrect, I will make a contribution in your name to the Wound Warrior Project
     
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    That Styleforum SW #8 looks rad, but the Alt Wien that Epaulet does in #8 with antique is close enough for me. I'd love a SW whiskey blucher though.
     
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    sacafotos Senior member

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    And I think Unionmade and Leffot are two of the best retailers in terms of offering unique makeups.
     
  9. Alpina

    Alpina Senior member

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    I'm expecting recrafted 975s back from B Nelson any time now. I assumed the original black welt would remain, but Nick emailed me to confirm what color edging and welt I wanted. I'd be thrilled if he replaced the welt as well...we'll see. I will post pics when they arrive.
     
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  10. dslonghorn4

    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    Cigar CT Boots, maiden voyage today.

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  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    black lhs
    argyles otc
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  12. intensanity

    intensanity Senior member

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    Nice! Did you end up with the 9.5Ds? I got a call from Kathy and crew a few weeks back.
     
  13. tifosi

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    Great looking boots! The first of many wears, hopefully.
     
  14. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    I agree 100% uncle Mac...I was just quoting a line from a ridiculous eBay post trying to sell Ravello LWBs for $1700. I actually should have some Ravello soon...wingtip boot from TSM should be ready within the next 4 months or so.
     
  15. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Unbelievable how much the 9.5D cigar cap toes were passed around/over. I was one spot out, and the 10Ds were gone immediately. At least I'll be first for the new "black cigar" when it comes around again.

    With the cooler weather, I wore the Color 8 today. The right shoe is trying hard to make up for its ugly cap crease with some nice color variation as it ages.

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  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    sorry, I missed your quote. looking forward to picture of ravello wt boot. my offer still stands
     
  17. Shawnc

    Shawnc Senior member

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    Some things will never go out of style. King for a reason. Very nice coolarrow.
    I've got 2 different ravello boots coming this winter. If either has this shade I will be ecstatic.
    Got the call for the 9.5's about a month ago. This is the first time I'm questioning my decision. These are a very nice shade of cigar. Not super dark like some I've seen.
    Man, I have got to me me a pair of 8 Captoes. Stunning. There is nothing 'ugly' about those boots.
     
  18. dslonghorn4

    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    Thanks. They're actually 8.5Es that were not assigned to anyone on the list. Perfect fit.
     
  19. Beatlegeuse

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    I hope you're correct, because I don't want to wait 18 months for the boots! I already waited 3+ for another pre-order that never came to fruition, so hopefully the timeline on these is quicker. Ed said they are confirmed with Alden already, so it shouldn't be much longer. I will post pics as soon as they arrive!
     
  20. chewbocka

    chewbocka Well-Known Member

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    God, I did this too and the nice white stitching turned brown. I noticed it happen to about half of one shoe and by then it was too late. I had to complete the brown thread look on both shoes. I was so sad.
     
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