Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

***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. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

    Messages:
    5,128
    Likes Received:
    1,592
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2008
    Location:
    SE MI
    ^ Franco's Clothing> Rider Boots
     


  2. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    156
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Alden's I have:

    Indy Boot Cigar
    Plain Toe Blucher Cigar
    Wingtip Boot Ravello
    Shortwing Ravello
    Wingtip Boot #8
    Tanker Boot #8
    Plaza Cap Toe Boot #8
    Plain Toe Blucher #8
    Plain Toe Blucher Whiskey
    Longwing Whiskey
    Indy Boot 405
    Indy Boot 403
    Snuff Suede Safari Boot

    On Order
    Rough Roy (Context)
    Shortwing #8 (LS)

    I think that's it.
     


  3. david3558

    david3558 Senior member

    Messages:
    885
    Likes Received:
    58
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Alden x J.Crew Indy's
    Leather Soul's Ultimate Jumpers
    Leather Soul's Attorney Shoe
    Alden 405

    Going to order 403's this week.

    Going to order Tankers (can't decide if I want shell or not)
    Going to get Chukkas & Longwings in the coming months as well.
     


  4. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    156
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    They're color #8 from 2000/2001.

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


    Tom,

    It should go without saying that those look amazing. Thanks for posting
     


  5. david3558

    david3558 Senior member

    Messages:
    885
    Likes Received:
    58
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco
    I'm in a bit of a dilemma here. Wondering if I could get some input from the rest of you.

    I'd love to own some Tankers and now comes the choice:

    Black calf vs Brown chromexcel

    Also, I'm thinking of getting another pair of Indy's as a general daily shoe, this time in the correct size. I've fallen in love with the Thomas (orthopedic) heel that its got on there, it's just incredibly comfortable for someone with fallen arches; in fact, the Trubalance last's description fits me perfectly. However, I don't know if I should go with the standard 405 or go with the darker 403 (brown chromexcel again).

    I currently own brown chromexcel Ultimate Jumpers and J.Crew Indys (which I just sold as the sizing was a bit off) so I love the shade, just don't know if I'm taking too much of the same shade of brown... What's your input?
     


  6. borderline

    borderline Senior member

    Messages:
    761
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Location:
    SW U.S.A.
    Alden's I have:

    Indy Boot Cigar
    Plain Toe Blucher Cigar
    Wingtip Boot Ravello
    Shortwing Ravello
    Wingtip Boot #8
    Tanker Boot #8
    Plaza Cap Toe Boot #8
    Plain Toe Blucher #8
    Plain Toe Blucher Whiskey
    Longwing Whiskey
    Indy Boot 405
    Indy Boot 403
    Snuff Suede Safari Boot

    On Order
    Rough Roy (Context)
    Shortwing #8 (LS)

    I think that's it.


    Nice. Do you have a photo of your Ravello shortwing? What last is it on?
     


  7. WhatAboutBob

    WhatAboutBob Senior member

    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Alden's I have:

    Indy Boot Cigar
    Plain Toe Blucher Cigar
    Wingtip Boot Ravello
    Shortwing Ravello
    Wingtip Boot #8
    Tanker Boot #8
    Plaza Cap Toe Boot #8
    Plain Toe Blucher #8
    Plain Toe Blucher Whiskey
    Longwing Whiskey
    Indy Boot 405
    Indy Boot 403
    Snuff Suede Safari Boot

    On Order
    Rough Roy (Context)
    Shortwing #8 (LS)

    I think that's it.


    I know there like kids (love em all), but what are your top three favorites?
     


  8. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    156
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Nice. Do you have a photo of your Ravello shortwing? What last is it on?

    I'm away at the moment and wouldn't be able to take a pic until this weekend. They are the LS version seen here
    http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/201...shortwing-lsw/
     


  9. rick

    rick Senior member

    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    aldens i own

    cigar lwb
    ravello lwb
    #8 lwb
    black cordo captoe
    light brown pebble american longwing
    suede lwb
    suede captoe
    nst dark brown
    dark brown captoe
    semi brouge captoe reddish brown

    boots
    #8 captoe
    #8 nst tanker
    dark brown wingtip
    ultimate indy
    black wing tip

    ultimate jumpers on the way

    i think thats it.
     


  10. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    156
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    I know there like kids (love em all), but what are your top three favorites?

    Lately, I've been wearing the non-shell Indy's pretty much exclusively. I'm in Madison WI for the time being and while the snow, ice and slush are everywhere, it is the salt keeps me from wearing my shells very often. Also, I've found that my favorites change a bit. As for now, the top three are:
    Ravello Wingtip Boot (Epaulet)
    Ravello Shortwing (LS but lucky enough to get a great pair off of B&S)
    Tanker Boot #8

    That was tough...ask me again tomorrow and the list would likely change!
     


  11. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

    Messages:
    8,228
    Likes Received:
    579
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Location:
    DC
    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.

    there not aldens though ... so you can attain the grand slam without #6 [​IMG]
     


  12. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Senior member

    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    222
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    there not aldens though ... so you can attain the grand slam without #6 [​IMG]

    I have, that's the problem... if I move onto Rider my wife will most likely move out.
     


  13. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

    Messages:
    8,228
    Likes Received:
    579
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Location:
    DC
    I have, that's the problem... if I move onto Rider my wife will most likely move out.
    yeah i cant move on to other brands' cordovan just yet. apparently the green cordovan maine guide boots by yuketen are retailing over 1000. i havent reached grand slam yet cuz i went out of order and grabbed the rare #4. still need ravello & whiskey... own now: #8 LWB #8 LHS Anniversary Chukka Boot Black Shell LHSxSF Boot Cigar Indy Leffot #4 & Black Shell Saddle Shoes LHS on the way/preorder: snuff suede flex-welt chukka natty chromexcel indy Leffot future purchase: ravello wingtip boot whiskey lhs/nst
     


  14. LynahFaithful

    LynahFaithful Senior member

    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    22
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    My list is rather tame compared to some of you:

    Vintage Indy (oiled Nubuck)
    Cigar Tassels
    #8 Plaza dress chukka

    On order:
    Brown Chromexcel NSTs
     


  15. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

    Messages:
    3,485
    Likes Received:
    29
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    just don't know if I'm taking too much of the same shade of brown... What's your input?

    this is called focussing your style ... go for it
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by