***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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    Hi All,

    Need some help.

    Just picked up my first pair of Aldens yesterday. 403s. Absolutely love em.

    The old man at the shop laced em up for me nice and tight when I tried them on. But I just can't get the same nice feel on my own. It's really hard to 'keep tension on the line' and snug up the laces at the same time.

    Any tricks?


    pull. moar.
     


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    pull. moar.

    I did that on my 404's and within the first month snapped a lace. I think a speedhook may have frayed some of the threads in the flat lace. When I got them back from Alden when they fixed the vibram sole issue, they put new laces on...
     


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    I did that on my 404's and within the first month snapped a lace. I think a speedhook may have frayed some of the threads in the flat lace. When I got them back from Alden when they fixed the vibram sole issue, they put new laces on...

    pull. less.
     


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    You mean you can't do this? [​IMG]

     


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    You mean you can't do this? [​IMG]



    pretty slick - took a couple of views to figure out what he was trying...
     


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    Hi All,

    Need some help.

    Just picked up my first pair of Aldens yesterday. 403s. Absolutely love em.

    The old man at the shop laced em up for me nice and tight when I tried them on. But I just can't get the same nice feel on my own. It's really hard to 'keep tension on the line' and snug up the laces at the same time.

    Any tricks?


    You're seriously asking for help on tying your shoes?
     


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    Hi All,

    Need some help.

    Just picked up my first pair of Aldens yesterday. 403s. Absolutely love em.

    The old man at the shop laced em up for me nice and tight when I tried them on. But I just can't get the same nice feel on my own. It's really hard to 'keep tension on the line' and snug up the laces at the same time.

    Any tricks?


    Wait until you get old and all will become clear. Or, google lacing.
     


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    You mean you can't do this? [​IMG]
    This is nice! But I tend to lace them around my ankles
     


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    Are these cap toe boots only made for J.Crew? Specifically, with the perf on the cap. Does anyone else sell them?


    [​IMG][​IMG]
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    Link to J.Crew website

    Anyone on SF have a pair? Absolutely gorgeous IMHO.
     


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    Are these cap toe boots only made for J.Crew? Specifically, with the perf on the cap. Does anyone else sell them?


    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Link to J.Crew website

    Anyone on SF have a pair? Absolutely gorgeous IMHO.


    think leffot in NYC used to have something similar to this, but that was 1.5 year ago?
     


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    Although not Alden, just wanted to give Leather Soul, and specifically Bryan at Leather Soul Beverly Hills some kudos for the quick processing and shipment of my new Whitehouse Cox and Co brown shell cordovan wallet. It is a little on the larger size, but has plenty of room for cards, business cards, cash and receipts.

    How much are the wallets? Don't mean to pry, but I couldn't find a listing on the LeatherSoul site. Thanks.
     


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    pull. less.

    think leffot in NYC used to have something similar to this, but that was 1.5 year ago?



    I prefer a commando soul on that boot (albeit this one doesn't have the perforated cap):
    http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_...dovan_232.html
     


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    How much are the wallets? Don't mean to pry, but I couldn't find a listing on the LeatherSoul site. Thanks.


    $215.

    ...
     


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