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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. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    TSM Whiskey LWB

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  2. rick

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    Thanks
     
  3. csmitty

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    Well, finally was able to try on the new boots this morning. Sorry for the boring parking lot shots. Was hoping to give my first pairs a better first wear but couldn't wait.

    Alden x BB in what appears to be Snuff Suede.

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    I think i'm going to like the crepe in the end.

    Alden x Leffot Chamois Daytrippers.

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    First time trying on the Grant last. My foot seems properly placed but from what I can tell a bit more length in front of the toes.

    For the Chamois leather, any special care or treatment after some wet weather?
     
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  4. 90shilling

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    Very nice - where did you get the snuff suede v-tip and what last are they on?
     
  5. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    None whatsoever. Great boots - both pairs.
     
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    MrDV Senior member

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    Yes, vintage Florsheim imperial cordovans run tts. I had an awesome pair about 2 years ago. Equal in quality to 975.
    Your whiskey looks so nice donl.
     
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  7. katch

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    My BB Cordovan Wingtips purchased on ebay are out for delivery. Can't wait to get home!
     
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    All I can say is that my experience differs. TTS would have been huge.
     
  9. 90shilling

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    Chiming in - I thrifted a pair of vintage Florsheim royal imperial longwings (not cordovan) and the size 9.5 (TTS) fit me perfectly versus having to go down to size 9 for my Alden 975. They are built like a tank and every bit as heavy as my 975's.
     
  10. Mghart

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    Wanted to get just a general consensus/opinion for a first color 8 boot I plan on getting once new years is over with. I'm on the fence between the Tanker boot from citishoes, or the standard 4060 CT boot. Ultimately, I will probably end up with both, but for the meantime as a first cordovan boot, which would you choose?
     
  11. budapest12

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    If I wanted more flexibility in terms of dressing up/down, I'd grab the 4060 first. Can be worn with jeans or even the dressier side of business casual (and many would say a suit if done properly). But if just looking for a boot to wear more casually, I'd grab the tanker boot.

    You should definitely get both as you said. : - )
     
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  12. lifeinabox

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    What size did you take in Grant and as compare with your Barrie size?
     
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    lifeinabox Senior member

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    Those green LWB are fantastic, and excellent suede rotation. Tan suede PTB Would round out the collection. Congrats and enjoy!
     
  14. SouthNarc

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    After alot of opening and closing of windows, the Leffot website, and PayPal, I lost the battle of impulse control and dropped the hammer on the Chamois Daytrippers.

    I'm such a child....:)
     
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    I agree with @budapest12 . That is the order I went in as well. 4060 was my first #8 boot then I got the tanker later on.

    It is hard to choose between them without knowing the rest of your collection and/or your intended usage.
     
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    I still want those. I'm hoping they are out of my size by now.
     
  17. SouthNarc

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    Man I felt like Pookie in New Jack City staring at a crack-pipe. It's calling me dog...it's calling me!
     
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  18. tifosi

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    They are calling me too, but I have the reverse chamois wingtip boot on pre-order there so I have to stay strong.
     
  19. Burzan

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    They still have my size... [​IMG]

    Seeing some family tomorrow and exchanging xmas gifts, if somehow I even up with some cash and they are still around I may have to pull the trigger. They keep tempting me and now seeing the in the wild pics on here is making it harder to hold back.


    I really regret not pulling the trigger on those, they are going to be unreal. On my 2015 wish list.
     
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  20. coolarrow

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    What color?

    My lists.

    On order:
    Cigar LWB (Alden DC)

    Grail list:
    Cigar SWB (w/sleek last)

    That's it! I've been acquiring my Alden's on some sort of discount this past year. Makes it easier to rationalize my purchases, lol. I would only pay full price for the above. I got the #8 975s with that Jcrew code, #8 shortwings on ebay, Some calf CTs from the Shoemart 2nds. They've all worked out. I suspect haunting this thread will get me some more Aldens on discount this year.

    Happy new year all!
     
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