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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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    Yes Sir,

    That is a great model. Especially for business wear.

    The only drawback that I can see is that they are not cordovan. :)

    Have You considered the 974?
     
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    stevefok Senior member

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    I recently bought a pair of Milkshake suede medallion cap toe boot and I think they are lovely.

    In fact, I tend to wear suede shoes/boots during rainy day. Just spray some nano protector on them from time to time and you'll be good.

    Here is a photo of my recently purcahsed milkshake suede medallion CT boot on Hampton last from Tassels HK.

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  3. hkpm

    hkpm Senior member

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    May I ask where did you get the natty tanker?
    I have been searching for it for awhile and it seems no retailer carries them currently.

    BTW, I also bite the bullet and order the snuff WT boot from Epaulet, even never tried on the plaza last before.
    Good luck to me [​IMG]
     
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    AnOxymoron Senior member

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    Sweet! I just found these photos of a SF user's beat up milkshake indys. I think they look pretty awesome.

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  5. stevefok

    stevefok Senior member

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    Nice, those have been beaten up really well! And thanks to the technology, I think it will look even nice with some protector on from time to time!
     
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    I did, and it boiled down to cost. Ponying up $530 for the calfskin was a tad bit easier to stomach than the ~$700 for the cordovan for my very first pair of Aldens. Maybe the next pair :).
     
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    I totally get that.

    I have to stop myself and be careful to admonish a man to spend 7 bills on a pair of shoes.

    You did well. It's probably best that you do not join us In our obsession with horse hide....

    Congrats on your first Alden's my friend.

    Wear in good health.
     
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    zennypoo Senior member

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    Here are some of my IG pictures with AF53 and Epaulet Walt trousers.

    https://instagram.com/p/z5ZwLUiclT/
    https://instagram.com/p/yubJFyCcv6/

    They are definitely bulbous and chunky looking now but I think they will gain more character when creases and patina set in. I can't find the picture right now, but there is a photo of a beatup AF53 posted in the beginning of the thread which convinced me to buy it.

    -D
     
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  10. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Those are great shoes and very versatile. Great first choice.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Those are pretty suite and unique!
     
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    Sorry, I mistyped. It's the natty indy from Epaulet.

    The snuff boot will be awesome! Congrats for getting on it!
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Bear in mind though that Zenny's boots are short and wide. Wonder what that would look like in 10.5B...
     
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    JSO1 Senior member

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    Every time I look at your website and admire the sleekness of your various Aldens, I force myself to remember that so much of that is attributable to your very-narrow feet and that my Aldens, made for my humdrum, average width feet, will not be nearly as sleek. How sad.
     
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    I would strongly recommend you reconsider. I would suggest 11.5D. The Leydon is narrow for most folks so if it is little big on you, you might be able to go 11.5C. But I would not drop down to 11D.
     
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    It's appears that we have a similar foot make up and shoe sizing. I have a bunion on my right foot. My one and only Alden is the Indy Snuff Suede in 8.5D. The roomy Trublance last fits me great. My local Alden dealer Sherman Brothers sized me up for a pair of LHS CXL Penny loafers in the Van last. They sized me at just over 9 and border line narrow on the brannock. They didn't have the LHS CXL penny loafer in stock, so they had me try on the Calfskin LHS shoe in a size 9D. It was a good fit. They ordered an 8.5D and 9.C. The more I think about it, not sure what they didn't also suggest and order a 9D. Because the Van last runs big?
     
  19. Bbombers85

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    Alden x Leffot Kind LWB day here in sunny (and finally HOT) NYC!

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    @Bbombers85 I love the the leffot version every time I see it. I'm always on the fence between that and the 975 for my first LWB..
    And yes, the humidity in the city yesterday was definitely present haha
     
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