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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. gentfarmer

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    Does anyone know who was making the boot tongue trainers or know what the fix is to keep the tongues in the center that takes a cobbler to stitch in Alden boots?
     
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    Thank you all for the kind words!

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  3. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Alden x ShoeMart Ravello NST Blucher.

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    @mdubs those are amazing
     
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    Thanks, Mike for the info. I had not considered that aspect of the issue. Seems like whenever I see one of their older shoes, it's the 4-A's logo. Yes, I'm referring to an all leather heel without the rubber toplift. I have an older BB LHS pair and the heel has no rubber on it. I can provide a photo if needed. I don't know for certain that's it original, but I'm pretty sure it is. I'm wondering if the shoes can be dated by the heel style. The code is 7A11 026 5 763
     
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    I believe someone just posted a pic of their boot with the stitch. I don't think it was too long ago. My only boot that does this is my Ravello Daytrippers. Drives me absolutely bonkers and I've considered selling them because of it. haha
     
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    Tanker boots in Black Shell Cordovan on the Modified last
     
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    It stays black. Not much color variation or anything (especially if you use occasional black polish)
     
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    Quote:Thanks Mike, thats what I was looking for. I was looking at the SF ones. What does DC typically do?
     
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    King full strap today:
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    Top of the morning from the land of lincoln !!
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    DC has their first run of Cigar LWBs ever in production right now and I got a non-answer from Kathy when I asked, so I do not know. My inclination is to say it will match the San Fran design, so it's probable it will have the dark edges, but anything is possible.
     
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    Frankly, I would guess that someone replaced the top lift. If you have not owned the shoes since their maiden voyage it will be hard to know for sure. But, I have not ever seen an Alden with no combo heel myself.

    The run number only tells me that it was made in a year ending in 7, so it's from 2007, 1997, etc. I will say that the BB Unlined LHSes appear to age faster due to their unlined nature, but they are comfy and totally worth it.
     
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    She added me to the list for that last month even though I said I wasn't sure since I want yo know what color the trim is.

    Mdubs - those Ravello NSTs are the exact combo I want. How long ago did TSM do those?
     
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    Quote:Gotcha. I'm 3rd on that list I believe and didn't even think to ask. Maybe I could try for some more info. My guess is the factory stores tend to keep it more convservative while other retailers will push it a bit. However with NYCs antique tankers it kinda disputes that convention.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Thanks Kahuna!!! :)
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    They did a small run of probably 12 pair that arrived in September.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Factory stores have to keep it more conservative as all their shoes are owned by Art and he tends to favor more conservative designs. DC did their "Joe" Boot this summer, which is a Grant Lasted Indy, they tried to do it with Brass Eyelets, but Art vetoed that when he put them into production. My estimate is also based upon they try and minimize the number of model numbers they have... -Mike
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Looking good in your Full-Straps today. Have a good Thursday.
    That is just too cold for me. You should move somewhere warmer. Hope your boots keep your ankles from freezing.
    Prez, looking good in your boots. Interesting how they appear to be machine stitched vice the normal hand stitching. I can't see the split toe in the pics, maybe I need to put my glasss on, but those look more Indy patterned to me.
     
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    Please let me know if you ever hear of a Ravello NST in the works again.
     
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