1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. tanbar

    tanbar Senior member

    Messages:
    301
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2014
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Hit it on the head, great boots from Alden, Viberg, and lots of other companies out there.
     
  2. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

    Messages:
    2,482
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Location:
    San Francisco
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    The 270 welt is a great touch.

    Anyone ever try a different color polish on cigar shell to give it more depth? I read that navy polish on burgundy shell gives the leather more depth; curious if anyone has experimented with cigar shell. Thought about burgundy or mahogany Saphir polish.
     
  3. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

    Messages:
    3,301
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    Varies
    I agree I enjoy my AE, EG, and Aldens equally. However a little banter can be a good thing sometimes. I have yet to own a pair of vibergs which imo are more difficult to obtain than rare shells.
     
  4. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

    Messages:
    10,096
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Location:
    New Jersey
    
    Getting Aldens is enough of a pita and annoying enough that I don't even attempt to get Vibergs.
     
  5. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

    Messages:
    3,301
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    Varies
    I feel like you need a wall street style super computer to get in on them. Sold out in .112 seconds no kidding. I would like a pair just to have a pair maybe ryden or bk will trade?
     
  6. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

    Messages:
    10,096
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Location:
    New Jersey
    
    Nope, they won't. I've tried.
     
  7. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

    Messages:
    3,301
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    Varies
    I have considered driving to their factory and asking in person...occupy viberg!!!!!

    Also i like alden
     
  8. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

    Messages:
    4,082
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
     
  9. movoblast

    movoblast Senior member

    Messages:
    445
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2013
    I've actually been thinking of getting a pair of indy boots. How does the 405 look in person? My gf can get me a discount on the 403s but I'd be paying full price for the 405s. Worth it to get the original?
     
  10. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

    Messages:
    3,301
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    Varies
    A guy came into the cigar shop I frequent in a pair of 405's yesterday, i have seen a pair of Alden's in the wild for a solid 2 to 3 years. They were well worn and looked good by any metric.
     
  11. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

    Messages:
    4,082
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2015
  12. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

    Messages:
    4,082
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
    Much thanks my friend!
     
  13. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,385
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2014
    I think the 405's are amazing.. as of now they are my only brown CXL boot and can not really see that changing...I do not own the 403's so can not compare.
     
  14. adamf009

    adamf009 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    98
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    

    I try to wipe them down after use and brush. Once every couple of months: Saphir Reno, brush, wipe with old t-shirt rag. Laces are just brown hiking boot laces. I've been too lazy to search for a replacement or ask Alden to send me some.
     
  15. IGotId

    IGotId Senior member

    Messages:
    456
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Location:
    NoVA
    Can anyone tell me what the difference between a "Innsbruck" CXL and a "normal" CXL is? Thanks!
     
  16. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,038
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    No difference. Innsbruck is the name of certain makeups Epaulet does. They use that name for certain types of Indy boot models they offer. The CXL is by made by Horween in Chicago. Same thing across the board.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2015
  17. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

    Messages:
    4,082
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
     
  18. TO Tie Guy

    TO Tie Guy Senior member

    Messages:
    1,359
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto
    

    Buda is right in that the leather is exactly the same. The difference is in the details. The Epaulet version has brass hardware and a commando sole.
     
  19. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,385
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2014

    Lol...well whichever the brown cxl is it is great....thanks RTP for the correction. That was my first Indy and was in the same situation and was stared to the cxl by forum members
     
  20. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

    Messages:
    4,082
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by