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

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  1. marg

    marg Senior Member

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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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

    which email please?
     


  4. NewYorkIslander

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    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]
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    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.
     


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    My first shell cordovan shoe:

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    NYR: Ask the shops you bought them from for a "return authorization" for "repair and return." Alden should fix and send back to you.
     


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    My first shell cordovan shoe:
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    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?
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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

    theres a #6???
     


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    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]
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    Does anyone have pictures of #4 and #6?

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


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