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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. Vicious49

    Vicious49 Senior member

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    The Alden Indys are my only shoes without a commando or dainite sole that I don't mine wearing in wet weather. Alden describes it as a neocork outsole. Whatever it is, I've often wondered why Alden only uses this on the Indy and doesn't offer it on more of their shoes. Is there a drawback to it? Why not use this instead of the flex waterlock soles?
     
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    tifosi Senior member

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    I have the 4060 in #8 and that isnt even a consideration when thinking about these, haha. 2 pretty different boots in my opinion.

    I do have the reverse chamois wingtip coming and that is what is keeping me from these.
     
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    patrick_b Senior member

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    A little CXL x LS for church this morning. THese get lost in the back of the closet but every time I wear them I remember how comfortable the trubalance last is for me. They feel much better than Barrie.


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  4. HenryIII

    HenryIII Senior member

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    Traveling to FL today. Ravello LHS
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  5. Vicious49

    Vicious49 Senior member

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    For me it's the same boot except in chamois instead of shell. My 4060 have the speed hooks and the commando soles. Not to mention the grant last and captoe. I already have LWBs in chamois but that's not as big a consideration for me.
     
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    Vicious49 Senior member

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    Wore the jcrew CXL Indys yesterday

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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Patrick, those look great!!! They are an interesting color that I am not sure I have ever seen before. Happy Sunday.

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Henry, the LHS is a great shoe for a Sunday! Looking good in your Ravello. :)



    Very cool Indy boots viscous!!! Happy Sunday as well.

    -Mike
     
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    I want those!
     
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    The new 6 eyelet Leffot suede Chukka looks interesting now I'm trying to decide if I should wait for the Jgilbert on Plaza and Commando or get the Leffot NST on crepe now,decisions.
     
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    So I don't post pics that often but I thought I'd post pics of what may be my favorite pair of Aldens. I had a a pair of JCrew navy CXL LWBs resoled by BNelson (crepe soles were replaced by brown Dainite), I'm amazed by the amounts of compliments I've received on this pair!

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    IGotId Senior member

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    With my other favorite pair:

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  13. limonade

    limonade Well-Known Member

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    Curious about sole durability too. Finally settled on picking up my first set of Aldens, and going with the Indy. But so many variations! Curious to hear about peoples experiences with the Neocork sole or whether I should wait for the commando soul Ultimate Indy restock from Leathersole.

    very pumped and all your pictures are giving me a lot of ideas for future purchases! haha...
     
  14. Vicious49

    Vicious49 Senior member

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    I've used BNelson before to resole a pair of Church's Diplomats. I opted for the JRedenbach soles. BNelson did great work I can't wait to have some of my casual shoes wear out so I can have Dainite soles put on them.
     
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  15. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    Thank you.
    I bought the epaulet Indys pre-owned from another member.
    But, my cigar lwb from aoc have lightened considerably, while other cigars haven't budged.
    My guess is older cigar lightens more than more recent runs.
     
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    lifeinabox Senior member

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    Isn't the JGilbert makeup also plain toe? Pretty different chukkas at the end of the day and really like those Leffots.

    On another note, I'm a bit puzzled by the tobacco chamois daytripper love. Is there that much pent up demand for a bad weather boot or am I missing something?
     
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    lifeinabox Senior member

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    Those are a very nice and versatile pair.
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Love what you've done with the blue LWBs! The boots are pretty awesome also!
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Alden on Madison recently received a bunch of stock in the 403 on commando... another great option!
     
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    patrick_b Senior member

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    I'm in the exact same boat. I'd love dainite to replace the double waterlock on the LS Ultimate Jumpers (pictured above a few posts). I just don't wear them enough to need a resole.

    Thanks Mike. They are just brown CXL, color in my image is not entirely accurate.

    From LS:

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