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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. cincikid

    cincikid Senior member

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    I have one in Earth chamois. It's a perfect beater boot. Keep in mind it runs a bit small and I would go TTS.
     
  2. MrDV

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    Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means ...

    Thanks rtp. They're not new, but they're newish to me. I do have a new infatuation with tassels. I got it bad.
     
  3. Kahuna75

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    Thanks- think I will take a shot on the AS then..for a once in a while wear I would rather save the $$$ and put toward a different Alden purchase.
     
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    nephew, good looking tassels
     
  5. mcarthur

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    nephew, looking good
     
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    Thanks. I have the chamois ranger moc and now want a boot too.


    Thanks for the feedback. If a Barrie 8D shoe (I'm probably more like a 7.75) fits me comfortably, do you think this 8D boot will work?
     
  8. TommyB

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    I enquired about another boot and got an email just a few days ago, seemed like none of their planned shell boots have been confirmed yet.
     
  9. Shouldaville

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    Alden has been on a roll lately with several vegetable tanned models. The Church Hill is back at Need Supply...I still really like mine.

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  10. Mghart

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    Finally got my first pair of Alden's yesterday at the Madison store. Maiden voyage today! Can't wait to get some #8 LWBs.
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  11. budapest12

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    So are you aware of an incoming restock? The website says the boots are not in stock.
     
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    Do I get a prize?!


    I've wondered the same...


    Personally, I would rather where my shell in the rain than my calf. The water marks seem to dry up and clear away much more quickly than on calf. I think the resiliency and durability of shell is a major part of its appeal.


    I don't know where you are geographically or what type of winters you will likely encounter, but if you are somewhere that you are going to see any significant snow and/or ice, I think the commando sole is much better than the Dainite sole. I know some folks love the Dainite but I have just never found it to be a very stable or grippy sole.

    If I were looking for a "dressy" Alden boot for the winter it would probably be the shell color #8 wingtip boot with black as a second choice.[/quote]

    Thanks for the reply. I'm probably going to give both the Dainite & commando sole a shot. I live in the mid-Atlantic, we get a lot of rain a well. Snow is variable but I want a dress boot I can wear in inclement weather. I don't think I've seen an Alden shell WT at any of the resellers (at least one with a Dainite/commando sole).


    I wonder if this is a 'consensus' opinion?
     
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    I've been going back and forth about them for the longest time. They were in the last irregulars email from end of June, and I emailed ShoeMart yesterday if it was still available. Heard back today they were so I decided to pull the trigger. Hope the issue with them isn't too noticeable.
     
  16. budapest12

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    ^ Got it. Hope they work out - would love to see pics.
     
  17. jhcam8

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    Cool shot, unc.
     
  18. hanoiboy

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    Color #8.
     
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  19. Kahuna75

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    I wish my color 8 looked that redish, mine are pretty dark
     
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    Anyone care to post any pics of their color 8 naval boots. This wait is killing me!
     
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