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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. phantomx48

    phantomx48 Senior Member

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    So am I the only one that thinks that Tricker's look like clown shoes?

    Sorry, not to me! I love Tricker's as much as Alden's. . .own two pairs of RTW, and two MTO's, with two more MTO's on their way to me. Can't wait to get them in the next few weeks. Especially love the flexibility of the MTO program, and the thick, wide soles.
     


  2. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Don't look like clown shoes to me, went on the ls site and tried to find what you were looking for.
     


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    'Wonder if the stitching issues showing up on some Aldens are related to the use of synthetic or synthetic-blended thread, because that stuff is brittle and prone to breaking as compared to certain all natural fibers. And if I remember correctly from home ec class a thousand years ago, the thread tension setting on a sewing machine has to be set correctly to prevent stitching failure. Maybe Mr. DWFII will kindly chime in?
     


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    black wt
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    lookin good, uncle
     


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    my officer dress boot from LS in 8 shell. first day out.
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    Spectacular boots! Thanks for posting...
     


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    I just got back from Alden on Madison NYC and got myself what seems like a pair of cap toe kudu boots with oiled sole, model number 40705.

    Anyone heard of these?
     


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    'Wonder if the stitching issues showing up on some Aldens is related to the use of synthetic or synthetic-blended thread, because that stuff is brittle and prone to breaking as compared to certain all natural fibers. And if I remember correctly from home ec class a thousand years ago, the thread tension setting on a sewing machine has to be set correctly to prevent stitching failure. Maybe Mr. DWFII will kindly chime in?

    I doubt it.
     


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    I just got back from Alden on Madison NYC and got myself what seems like a pair of cap toe kudu boots with oiled sole, model number 40705.

    Anyone heard of these?


    I saw them when I was there last month; good pick up...post pics.
     


  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    lookin good, uncle

    thank you
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    color 8 cap toes
     


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    I just got back from Alden on Madison NYC and got myself what seems like a pair of cap toe kudu boots with oiled sole, model number 40705.

    Anyone heard of these?


    What last are they on?
     


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    LynahFaithful Senior Member

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    Mac - Glad to see you posting again. On what last are the color 8 cap toes?
     


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    'Wonder if the stitching issues showing up on some Aldens is related to the use of synthetic or synthetic-blended thread, because that stuff is brittle and prone to breaking as compared to certain all natural fibers. And if I remember correctly from home ec class a thousand years ago, the thread tension setting on a sewing machine has to be set correctly to prevent stitching failure. Maybe Mr. DWFII will kindly chime in?

    I'm pretty sure that any issues are not related to the use of synthetic vs natural threads. Some shoemakers just prefer linen and others prefer Dacron. Linen used to be more common, but the quality of the linen thread is not as good as it used to be. To my knowledge, Dacron is stronger than linen thread and for obvious reasons is not susceptible to rotting. I believe that the Dacron is strong enough that it will usually tear through the leather before breaking. I also believe that Dacron will usually produce a neater set of stitches.
     


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    I know there have been general threads about this, but figured I would ask here:

    has anyone ever taken any Alden shoe/boot to a cobbler to be stretched width-wise? something like taking a D to an E width, just creating a bit more room
     


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    10% off at ShoeMart on Aldens at their store. Who knows, maybe they'll do 10 off over the phone, too?
     


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