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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. wmb

    wmb Senior member

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    Does anyone know if the whiskey shade will be released for spring? Is this a color that comes out seasonally or just when Horween has the supply? The shoes I saw in this color last summer seem to be unavailable...
     
  2. Silverback

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    Does anyone know if the whiskey shade will be released for spring? Is this a color that comes out seasonally or just when Horween has the supply? The shoes I saw in this color last summer seem to be unavailable...
    It depends on what you are looking for. I have seen a fair amount of Whiskey but nothing in a wing tip which is what I want. I purchased a pair of Alden Plain Toe Blucher Oxford on the Barrie last in Whiskey shell from Alden in DC lat week. You can call and speak with Joe. He was beyond (<-oops! I mean in a good way!) helpful. [​IMG]
     
  3. Johnny_5

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    My 2pr, Leisure Handsewn and Indy in shell:

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    Quoted again for beauty.
     
  4. wmb

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    regarding the whiskey shade, I would love some longwings too. Or cap or plain toe high boots if they were ever done in that color...
     
  5. Silverback

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    regarding the whiskey shade, I would love some longwings too. Or cap or plain toe high boots if they were ever done in that color...
    I hope to see some Longwings at some point. There is a dude selling some for $1,200 but they have not sold and I assume will not sell.
     
  6. Morgan

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    I bought the whiskey longwings posted above from another member of the forum. They pop up from time to time but my search took over a year. The whiskey plaintoes are from Alden SF, which also had whiskey chukkas.

    I inquired about them at Alden of Carmel, but Adam wrote that their next run would be very small and would be sold exclusively to prior customers of the shop, so I was out of luck.
     
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    Pre-order notice for Vintage Indys went out today. Rather than bore you with a litany of shoes and sizes, I measure out as a 13E according to the measuring machine at a Red Wing Store (Super Brannock, scale, whatever that thing is).

    Can anyone relate their experience in Indy sizing relative to that particular measuring device?

    I'm pretty sure a 12.5E is the best choice for me, but I need to do a little more research before putting down my money.
     
  9. wmb

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    here is my experience though not with Red Wing. I usually consider my foot a 11.5.

    I have plain toe barrie in 11 cordovan and indy in 11.5. Indy is slightly larger but I wear the boot with heavier socks. Also depends on the width of your foot -- indy feels a bit more narrow... With cordovan it may feel different on the indy too, good luck.

    gotta love those cord indies
     
  10. Hokiefan

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    Hello SF!

    Long time "lurker" but first time posting.

    Recently I purchased a pair of Alden Indy's in cordovan #8. To say I'm pleased with them would be an incredible understatement! I've now got the fever and think I will look for the perfect pair of black Alden lace-ups.

    My question to all the Alden fans is...between the AF-43 (on the same last as the Indy's) and the Af-60's (plaza last) which boot would you choose if you mainly wanted to wear them in casual situations? (jeans, chinos, etc).

    I love them both but rarely need to wear a suit so wondered what everyone would choose between the two if they wanted this to be their go-to black boot for mostly streetwear applications. Thanks.
     
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    I am trying to decide between a pair of #8 Chukka with all weather walking sole or Shell Black Chukka with the commando sole (getting these discounted for around 370 so these are my only options). Which one would you guys recommend? Also, I was going to size down 1/2 size -- that sound right?
     
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    I am trying to decide between a pair of #8 Chukka with all weather walking sole or Shell Black Chukka with the commando sole (getting these discounted for around 370 so these are my only options). Which one would you guys recommend? Also, I was going to size down 1/2 size -- that sound right?
    Discounts? I'd love to get the AF53 or Leather Soles plain toe boot in #8 but don't want to spend the extra $200 so trying to decide between AF88 or AF84 in brown calf...
     
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    Any chance I could get some friendly Alden fans on here to post pics of either the AF-43 or AF-60 with jeans? I really like the tru-balance last but have read lots of good things on here about the plaza. Can't decide!
     
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    Any chance I could get some friendly Alden fans on here to post pics of either the AF-43 or AF-60 with jeans? I really like the tru-balance last but have read lots of good things on here about the plaza. Can't decide!
    Get the pair that fits best? Both will be nice. Personally, I'd pick the plain toe AF43's before the AF60's.

    I am trying to decide between a pair of #8 Chukka with all weather walking sole or Shell Black Chukka with the commando sole (getting these discounted for around 370 so these are my only options). Which one would you guys recommend? Also, I was going to size down 1/2 size -- that sound right?
    With that discount I'd just buy both. [​IMG]
     
  16. Hokiefan

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    Thanks very much for the input. I'd originally planned on the AF-43's thinking the plain toe would be much more versatile but saw a lot of people saying good things about the plaza last. I'm not in an area where its easy to try these on (sticks haha) Thanks again.
     
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    anyone?

    if this is your first shell shoe, i would go with black chukkas, then #8.

    going down a half size depends on the last. if its the barrie last then yes size down .5.
     
  18. Leonard Leroy

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    [​IMG]

    When I first got them after bugging Tom to make them over and over and over.

    They look loved now.
     
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    They look loved now.

    New pics or it didn't happen.
     
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