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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. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Alcibiades,

    I had the the privilege of owning #8 WT Boot on commando.

    My profession requires me to go to appts and social gatherings.

    I wore them with suits and trekked through shin deep snow in them at times to get to these functions.

    The Alden Commando is sleek enough that you really cannot tell unless you are 5 ft away inspecting them.

    I think what you are considering is very wise. Go for it.

    If I could make a final rec though, it would be this:

    1. AF 80
    2. AF 66

    These are IMHO the dressiest for the purposes you seek.

    Best Wishes!
     
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  2. ATLVol

    ATLVol Senior member

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    The posts I have seen on here of the AF 80 always look great.....seems like it would be easier to dress up than the LWB.
     
  3. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    First office wear of LS Choco Tankers. One of my favorites hands down.


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  4. gr789

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    I share the desire for bad weather utility shoes. I am a little uncomfortable with Alden commando with full busines attire, though. So I usually do dainite or Carmina "commando" soles with business suits. I avoid climbing snow drifts in suits anyway so the dainite works well enough for me. Of course many colleagues wear year round Aldo or Kenneth Cole, so I know that I would probably be ok with Alden commando anyway...
     
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    Fantastic!!! Congrats on their maiden voyage.
     
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  7. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Another chamois shot...pretending it is shell in the sun.

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  8. Alpina

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    There's a pair of WTB on ebay that have commando soles. I assumed they were from AofC, but noticed that the AF79s have blind eyelets, whereas these have agatine. The model number is 4461HC--who offered that model? And do AofC's AF-whatever boots actually have that stamped on the inside, or do they translate to a different Alden model number?
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Watchman, thank you - I was looking precisely at those two models.
     
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    Looking great!
     
  11. gr789

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    Do you guys think there is enough of a difference between these 2 to justify keeping both or is it just redundant?

    Tobacco chamois on commando and CXL on crepe

    I would keep both. Maybe the crepe would be the sneaker substitute and the commando for foul weather.
     
  12. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Alden NYC from time to time offers color 8 and black cordovan wingtip boots on commando, they may be from them
     
  13. csmitty

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    Looking forward to seeing the seeing the color on this run of Whiskey! Hopefully someone will get some pics up soon.
     
  14. Bbombers85

    Bbombers85 Senior member

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    I'm heading over there during lunch time. I'll try and post some pics after when I get to work, but we have open space seating and might be tough. I'll put something up in the evening worst case.
     
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  16. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    The Alden model number is different.

    For example, AF110 is actually 975C.
     
  17. adamf009

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    From one Indy to the next. Just got these from TSM. I'm going to try not to baby these. We'll see how that goes!

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  18. totalair1

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    +1 mine are headed out soon, but I won't be able to see them due to travel.

    Steve
     
  19. Shawnc

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    I would have the same concern with the Ironside. I would definitely go with the jcrew Indy (and not just because I got the same deal). I have owned crepe and found it to be an excellent bad weather shoe. I know others have shared different experiences, but I found it to be the most comfortable and practical of all the Alden soles. Just not the most aesthetically pleasing. At the jcrew price, they make great kickers and actually cost less than the Ironside.
     
  20. Akeem

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    nice. did those just come in? 1st or 2nds
     
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