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

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  1. SLAB

    SLAB Senior member

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    Do you have them? Do you have pics of them broken in? Or did you just recently pre-order?

    I'd most definitely love to see pics of the Jumper boot from folks who got em and have been wearing them.


    yeah I have them, I've only worn them on one occasion because I think they look a lot dressier than what I usually wear. I expect them to age beautifully though since they're made in shell cordovan #8. I'll try to get some pictures up this weekend wearing them.
     
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    tmadd posted them on SuFu:

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    acidboy Senior member

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    Be aware they don't look quite like that in real life. Check this thread out:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ht=alden+orvis

    I had a pair and didn't care for how they came. Put some Obenauf's on them and liked the look much better. Ended up having some quality issues with the boots so I no longer have them but the stock look is quite different from their website in my experience.


    quality issues? [​IMG]
     
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    The sole started to separate from the welt a little all around the toe. In retrospect it probably wasn't enough to return them but at the time I thought it was a bigger deal then it really is as I was pretty new to nice shoes. I often wish I still had them.
     
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    HA! Right on. These are boots guys. They are designed to be beaten up. But I am really surprised at the wear on those in 30 days though. Especially the wear on the heel. If the Alden crepe sole wears out that fast then I don't think it is that much more durable than clarks or any other. Leather or commando for the long term.
    I do not see too much wear. I have a pair of crepe souls so I will find out.
     
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    I do not see too much wear. I have a pair of crepe souls so I will find out.

    If you look at the outer side of the heels you can see how they have worn down. I have similar wear on all of my shoes so I always look right there. 30 days is pretty quick to get that kind of wear but Context restocked and I think I need to pick them up and see for myself. [​IMG]
     
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    Just came back from Alden San Francisco and snapped this quick pic of my year old Cigar Shell chukka between a brand new Cigar and a brand new Whiskey. I absolutely love the color that my chukkas have reached.
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    10% off Alden at O'Connell's through the 10th
     
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    I hear the 403, 404, and new 405 will retail for about $395.
     
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    tmadd posted them on SuFu:

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    What are the pair on the left?
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    I hear the 403, 404, and new 405 will retail for about $395.

    Tom what do the numbers signify?

    Make me the sand suede long wing with crepe sole again.
     
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    Tom what do the numbers signify?

    Make me the sand suede long wing with crepe sole again.


    The 403 is the Cromexcel version (basically the J.Crew Indy), the 404 is the Kudu Indy w/lug sole, and the 405 is the regular Indy (to be made w/leather lining going forward).

    I'll probably do the tan suede longwing again but with double leather sole like previously. We do have one pair left in 11D hiding on the hold rack in case someone wants it, it's up for grabs.
     
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    What are the pair on the left?

    They're Buzz Ricksons.
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    The 403 is the Cromexcel version (basically the J.Crew Indy), the 404 is the Kudu Indy w/lug sole, and the 405 is the regular Indy (to be made w/leather lining going forward).

    I'll probably do the tan suede longwing again but with double leather sole like previously. We do have one pair left in 11D hiding on the hold rack in case someone wants it, it's up for grabs.


    Gotcha thanks Tom.
     
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    Tom, how about making these little puppies (but then in roughout instead of suede)

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