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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. Bobbo316

    Bobbo316 Well-Known Member

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    I like the cuff. Just saying. [​IMG] These boots are rather nice for the winter.
     
  2. panthro10

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    I have been lurking around here for a while and have finally decided to post. I picked up these 403's last year around Thanksgiving. I wore them regularly last winter and have just broken them out again. As you can see from the pictures, the detail stitching at the top is beginning to unravel. It is worse on the right boot, but is also happening on the inside of the left boot. Has anyone else had this happen? I figure eventually I will send them back to alden, maybe when resoling is needed.

    Also, I had a general question about sizing. Beneath where the bows are, my uppers are touching. I don't recall for sure, but I don't think they were that close when I got them, and that the CXL has stretched some. It doesn't bother me, but I am wondering if I should have sized down. These are a 7.5D and I am planning on purchasing a pair of #8 shell cap toe boots on the grant last. Do you think 8D would be the right size?
     
  3. Todd V

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  4. panthro10

    panthro10 New Member

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    Thank you, Todd. That is the consensus I have gathered from browsing forums. The Indy's feel a little roomy, but do not seem too big. Their length seems appropriate to me.
     
  5. MrDV

    MrDV Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding donl.
     
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  6. hoit1981

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    This is classic stuff! Almost snorted hot coffee out of my nose as I was reading. Bravo!
     
  7. totalair1

    totalair1 Well-Known Member

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    I like these...so much I picked up a pair today at Alden DC

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
  8. prez

    prez Well-Known Member

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    Unlined color 8, Bresciani socks, Incotex pants
     
  9. totalair1

    totalair1 Well-Known Member

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    Stopped by Alden DC and got a pair the CXL LHS, plus I really liked the #8 shell PCT shoe, got those too!

    See Ya,
    Steve

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  10. ReppTiePrepster

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    Still very summery-hot. Sporting my J Crew tan suede PTBs. Very comfortable!
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  11. golfinz

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    Looking for Plaza last sizing advise as I don't own any Alden shoes. I'm looking at getting a plaza lasted boot. I wear the following:

    Carmina Rain: uk 5.5 - length and width are good, the instep is a little high for my foot
    Carmina Rain: uk 6 - length is long but width is much more comfortable. Can't wear an oxford in this size, but a derby is doable due to the vamp/lacing properties of a derby
    Carmina simpson: uk 6 - length is a bit long, width is good, and the instep is good
    Meermin hiro - uk6 - length and width are good
    AE Neumok (65 last) - size US 7 - length is a bit long but width is ok

    In all the shoes above were I mention that the length is a bit long, there is about two thumb widths from the end of my toe to the end of the toe box. My toes aren't very long and I feel like I've got a wide foot with a high arch lol

    Any help? I was thinking either a US 6.5 or US 7 for a plaza lasted boot.
     
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  12. chipshot

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    Prez .. Sorry I asked this before .. who does this makeup? I want it with regular single leather soles.. Best to ya!:slayer:
     
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  14. Watchman1

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    Yeah...that is the older color 8 on those....more of an oxblood.....which, I really like.

    I have the same shoe and when I opened the box earlier this year I thought for sure they sent me black instead of #8

    Mine are a deep purple color, those you have there are exquisite for real.

    I would like to see some pics of them, in the outside light if that is not too much to ask.

    You were fortunate to get that shade!!!
     
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  15. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    AE 65 last should be about the same as plaza. AE 65 will be a little more narrow
     
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  16. mbaum

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    Folks, Alden/Leffot dropped off by UPS today. Lovely, but what's with the color/ spot bleeding on the antigue edge? I have not seen that much spotting/ variation on any other antigue edge. Others experience the same who got this make up? Something to be concerned about?

    Thanks,

    Mike

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  17. ATLVol

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    I am sure most will say, "they're just shoes......wear them and enjoy", but thats a tough one, especially since I would imagine that the reason you bought that specific model from Leffot was for the antique edge.....in the first pic, the appeal of the antique edge still shines through.
     
  18. bkotsko

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    While I agree the quality is substandard, the issue is extremely minor.
    It is excess dye on the sole edge.
    It can be fixed in about 10 minutes if it is bothering the OP that much.

    If he were to contact Leffot about it, they may say send them back, but he could ask for a ~$10 refund to have his cobbler touch them up. (Hell, I would do it myself, honestly)
     
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  19. ATLVol

    ATLVol Well-Known Member

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    I agree that it is minor and would definitely keep them myself.

    Howeve, but I am sure it is dissappointing when that is the feature that differentiates that particular make up.
     
  20. golfinz

    golfinz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
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