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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. mtc2000

    mtc2000 Senior member

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    would the ultra serve better than the alden rochester rebrands for alden plaza boots?

    Yes, I would think so, but you may have to experiment with different sizes of trees and find out the best fit. These off-the-shelf trees come in limited sizes, yet shoes and boots are made in a whole spectrum of sizes. The sizing chart/guide provided by Woodlore/Allen Edmonds is useful but may not work for everyone.
     
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    Balller!
     
  3. HorseHide

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    I would recommend using some emery parer (aka sand paper) to sand down the rough edges of any shoe trees before use.

    I send my shoe trees down to the local woodworking shop for a complete go-over before I put them in my shoes - don't want to mar the inside of the shoes!
     
  4. WhatAboutBob

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    I send my shoe trees down to the local woodworking shop for a complete go-over before I put them in my shoes - don't want to mar the inside of the shoes!
    I use 160 grit sandpaper then finish them off with 220 grit.
     
  5. JOA

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    I know this isn't the place for this, but...

    I have a pair of Alden Wingtip boots from Alden of Carmel I'm looking to move. #8 Pebble Grain Shell. Commando soles. Rare and beautiful boots. Size 8.5 D on the Barrie last. Never worn. Will come with Alden shoe bags and trees, but no box.

    PM me for more info.
     
  6. mcbrown

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    Could be the light but seem a little light for the pants.

    Gorgous shoes but I would wear a darker shade with those pants. Just my thoughts.


    You are probably correct. Better pairing for the shoes today? [​IMG] (difficult to see in crappy office lighting with low quality iPhone pic, but pants are tan, socks are blue)
    [​IMG]
     
  7. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    are they tan pants, like khaki color?
     
  8. Dbear

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    Really diggin' my Aldens (indy boot). Got them on a whim (and this thread), never had boots before. Never.

    Wore them all weekend w/ jeans, now rockin them @ work w/ chinos. TY SF.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. marg

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    What color belts are you pairing up Color 8 with?

    i bought a color 8 belt. the belt won't always match the exact shade of the shoe, but it doesn't have to be perfect.

    if you want to stick with calf, go very dark brown. most burgundy belts don't look right. that said, i found a j&m burgundy and a cole haan burgundy that look close, but the dark brown will do the job and be more versatile. plus, when you buy cigar, they will still match.
     
  10. mcbrown

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    are they tan pants, like khaki color?

    They are tan like tan. [​IMG] They are wool trousers, literally in color "Tan". I mentioned the color simply because the photo makes them look a bit gray-ish, or possibly even puke-ish. Of course puke arguably pairs well with piss-colored shoes; unfortunately my shirt does not resemble a bodily fluid, thus failing to coordinate properly with the rest of the outfit.
     
  11. marg

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    Two issues on my new #8 lwb.

    First, The left shoe seems to be from different dye lots. The main shoe is very dark, but the pieces on top with brogueing are a slightly lighter shade. I didnt notice in the shop, but it is present in natural light. Is this normal?

    Second, also on the left shoe, when I walk there is a strong sound of air movement, almost like a piston. My left foot is slightly shorter. I was told the shoe just has to break in. Thoughts or experiences are appreciated.


    Though you guys should know...

    After talking to multiple Alden shops about the air noise, the concensus was that either the shank was off or the cordovan was dry. I was also told to wear the shoes a few more times as maybe it was a break-in issue. Finally went back to Sherman Brothers with the shoes. Ken sent them back to Alden after he verified there was no shank issue or other standard problem. Alden will be re-soling the shoes completely. Some problem with air moving in and out of the sole (aka a gap or hole somewhere). 3-4 weeks before I get them back...
     
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    What do we think are these his Indys? They sorta don't look like it but hard to tell. He's got some wide ass feet! [​IMG] [​IMG] 2nd pic are Indys (still from the movie.)
     
  13. triumphman

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    they certainly don't look like indy's...
     
  14. Kenal0

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    they certainly don't look like indy's...

    I agree they do not look like Indys.

    Kenal0
     
  15. WhatAboutBob

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    I agree they do not look like Indys.

    Kenal0


    moc toe chukkas [​IMG]
     
  16. triumphman

    triumphman Senior member

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    moc toe chukkas width EEEEE [​IMG]

    10 char....
     
  17. LeatherSOUL

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    Look like Campers to me. [​IMG]
     
  18. DeadDJ

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    ^Anxiously awaiting the new Alden drops this weekend.

    Short article on Leffot with a choice quote - http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle...ure_shoes.html
     
  19. HorseHide

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    Look like Campers to me. [​IMG]

    They look like earth shoes - remember those?
     
  20. LeatherSOUL

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    ^Anxiously awaiting the new Alden drops this weekend.

    Don't get too excited. This time we'll be featuring some old man styles for Spring along with one new Indy.
     
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