***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. marg

    marg Senior member

    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    any one know if you can still get laces from alden for free. my indy laces are on their last legs

    yes. i emailed them last month and got laces in a couple days.
     


  2. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,224
    Likes Received:
    191
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2010
    Location:
    DC
    Edit: After looking at the pictures from 2-3 pages back, I think it can work with a suit.
    Thanks...I thought the chromexcel version of the jumper boots was actually much too casual for my office setting, but was hoping that the shell version would work better.
     


  3. poly800rock

    poly800rock Senior member

    Messages:
    3,436
    Likes Received:
    83
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    yes. i emailed them last month and got laces in a couple days.

    which email please?
     


  4. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    9,958
    Likes Received:
    5,491
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    Breuckelen, NY 11209
    My whiskey and ravello LWBs after ONE WEAR. All you Alden haters are gonna love this, but honestly, this is my first bad experience with ANY Alden shoe, and I'm confident if I send them back to the factory, they can fix the problem.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  5. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Senior member

    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    222
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Nice selection of cordovan. Need a name for covering all four of the major colors (8/Ravello/Cigar/Whiskey). I guess #4 is super-rare.

    The Grand Slam? As much as I'd kill for a #4, I've put it out of mind as it seems fairly unattainable.
     


  6. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Senior member

    Messages:
    1,265
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Location:
    Honolulu
    My first shell cordovan shoe:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


  7. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Senior member

    Messages:
    1,265
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Location:
    Honolulu
    NYR: Ask the shops you bought them from for a "return authorization" for "repair and return." Alden should fix and send back to you.
     


  8. borderline

    borderline Senior member

    Messages:
    761
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Location:
    SW U.S.A.
    My first shell cordovan shoe:
    [​IMG]


    Is that Cigar? Looks great. how old are they? I tried a NST (all weather walker) but returned them because they were way too heavy. Is the heavy weight specific to the AWW sole or to the NST model?
     


  9. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

    Messages:
    5,010
    Likes Received:
    1,445
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2008
    Location:
    SE MI
    The Grand Slam? As much as I'd kill for a #4, I've put it out of mind as it seems fairly unattainable.

    Get yer self some Riders in no. 4 and no. 6.
     


  10. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Senior member

    Messages:
    1,265
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Location:
    Honolulu
    Is that Cigar? Looks great. how old are they? I tried a NST (all weather walker) but returned them because they were way too heavy. Is the heavy weight specific to the AWW sole or to the NST model?

    They're color #8 from 2000/2001.

    The weight you felt was most likely due to the crepe sole.
     


  11. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

    Messages:
    8,214
    Likes Received:
    571
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Location:
    DC
    Get yer self some Riders in no. 4 and no. 6.

    theres a #6???
     


  12. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    9,958
    Likes Received:
    5,491
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    Breuckelen, NY 11209
    NYR: Ask the shops you bought them from for a "return authorization" for "repair and return." Alden should fix and send back to you.

    Thanks LS...and those first pair of yours are [​IMG]
     


  13. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Senior member

    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    222
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Get yer self some Riders in no. 4 and no. 6.

    Yeah, I know Franco's has a number 6 in my size, but I don't need to make this habit any worse.
     


  14. PeterParker

    PeterParker Senior member

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Quick question: For anyone who has the LeatherSoul Ultimate Jumpers in #8, do you think those boots are sufficiently dressy that they can be worn with suits or are they primarily a casual boot for jeans? Thinking of grabbing a pair before the price increase. Much appreciated.
    I don't believe they are appropriate for wear with a suit because of the shape of the Trubalance last. You could wear them but they will look odd.

    If you want a boot that can be worn with jeans and a suit, your best bet is probably something on the Barrie last. I think a wingtip, cap toe, or chukka boot could be worn with either.
     


  15. nbernie

    nbernie Senior member

    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Location:
    The Deep Woods of New Hampshire
    Does anyone have pictures of #4 and #6?

    Aldens I have:
    Whiskey Shell LW
    dark brown calf LW (for Blackbird)
    Burgundy Shell tassel loafers.
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by