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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. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    Every time I see the flex welt Chukkas, I want them more and more. What color would you guys recommend for a casual work environment? The tan look amazing but brown always seems more versatile.
    I like them both but I have to say that in Quantum of Solace, Daniel Craig dark brown suede Chukkas with rubber soles. They are versatile and I know would go with raw denim so I would get the dark brown. Good luck and let us know what you decide on. [​IMG]
     
  2. winston

    winston Senior member

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    Every time I see the flex welt Chukkas, I want them more and more. What color would you guys recommend for a casual work environment? The tan look amazing but brown always seems more versatile.

    Snuff suede would be my first choice.

    http://blog.leffot.com/wp-content/up...2/dsc_0040.jpg
     
  3. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Tan on the left is superior to all.
     
  4. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    so it turns out the special bootmakers edition alden chukkas I won on ebay are not used, but new. uhm fuck yea?
     
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    fashunhor Senior member

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    Can anyone comment on how much Aldens will stretch in width if any. I just picked up a pair of AF89 High Black Boots from Carmel and they are a comfy snug fit but the Leydon last gets a little narrow in the toe and I fear they might be too narrow. I have always been a D width but I am not sure if I should try an E. My width is 4" but an E is 4.25 which seems like a lot of extra room in a shoe.
     
  6. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    so it turns out the special bootmakers edition alden chukkas I won on ebay are not used, but new. uhm fuck yea?
    Nice!
    [​IMG]

    Pics?
     
  7. mikesduc

    mikesduc Senior member

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    Tan on the left is superior to all.

    +1. my next shoe purchase
     
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    DrZRM Senior member

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    Not much, I'd say if they don't fit out of the box, get a different size. You don't want to have to stretch out your toe box, usually your toes will give before the shoes.

    Can anyone comment on how much Aldens will stretch in width if any. I just picked up a pair of AF89 High Black Boots from Carmel and they are a comfy snug fit but the Leydon last gets a little narrow in the toe and I fear they might be too narrow. I have always been a D width but I am not sure if I should try an E. My width is 4" but an E is 4.25 which seems like a lot of extra room in a shoe.
     
  9. PinkPantser

    PinkPantser Senior member

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    Tan on the left is superior to all.

    I thought you didn't like contrast stitching? Or are you just saying that the color is the best?
     
  10. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Referring to left most shoe from leffot picture, chukkas are ok but not my style.

    I'm copping longwings.
     
  11. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    Referring to left most shoe from leffot picture, chukkas are ok but not my style.

    I'm copping longwings.


    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. racetrack

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    I'm looking into getting a pair of Indys. Are the Leathersoul Ultimates really worth an extra ~$100 over the stock 405s?
     
  13. fashunhor

    fashunhor Senior member

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    To all of you guys that own multiple pairs of Aldens, are you the same width across all lasts? Did you need to go to a wider width on the Leydon last. I fear my boots are just a bit too tight but my feet definitely measure D width and fear the E might be too wide.
     
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    I'm a 11 E in the Leydon, 11 D in the Barrie (11.5 in some shoes strangely.. ) and an 11/11.5D in Plaza
     
  15. pandamonium

    pandamonium Senior member

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    Just in case you gentlemen are in question of Alden's customer service:

    I purchased a pair of Indy boots at the DC Alden store several weeks ago. They had some limited sizes, and I picked up a pair that were a little too small, hoping that the toe box would stretch over the next few weeks.

    They didn't and wearing the boots was painful. I contacted Alden, asking if they thought the toe box would stretch after extended use: they said they didn't think so, but that I was free to mail them my shoes and they would re-last them to a different size for free.

    I just got them in the mail after a two week wait -- they fit great. I'm really satisfied by their customer service. It's going to be a big selling point the next time I'm looking for a new pair of shoes.
     
  16. MiniW

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    nice story^^ I contacted Alden about a similar request a while back. The shoes were ravello shell chukkas. They told me that if the shoes had enough extra leather they perhaps could stretch it to a slightly larger last. I ended up not sending the shoes to Alden because of the hassle but I'm glad to hear that it is possible to make the shoes larger. BTW did Alden charge any fees for this service?
     
  17. constant struggle

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    Where can I get Alden cap toe boots in brown or burgundy? I'd prefer non cordovan cause it is cheaper.
     
  18. Epaulet

    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hey everyone,

    We put our stock Alden styles online. The inventory on the website is tied to the store, so any sizes that you see are available to ship immediately. If you need a different size or width, drop me a PM - we can order that for you. Alden doesn't keep all sizes & widths in constant stock, but they have quite a bit.

    We shot all of these shoes in-house, and I took care to balance the colors. A lot of online sites don't do the stock Indy or snuff chukka justice with color fidelity. There's also enlarged shots from a bunch of angles available.

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    Stock Indy Boot: $345

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    Color #8 Shell Cordovan Longwing: $575

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    Snuff Suede Flex-Welt Chukka: $365
     
  19. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    Those really are amazing.



    I just ordered these:

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    And FYI, at Ben Silver wingtip bluchers and suede monks in the Outlet section, limited sizes. Cordovan monks and tan NST also in one size each.
     
  20. bassmanpatsfan18

    bassmanpatsfan18 Senior member

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    Does anyone know if the Alden factory in Middleboro, MA has a retail store and whether or not locals can come in and try on/buy shoes? I live nearby and might have to make a trip when I'm back home if it's possible.
     
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