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***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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  1. HorseHide

    HorseHide Senior member

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    Tom

    Lots of people on this forum have a "longing" for Alden boots!
     
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    Damn iPad spell check...
     
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    I asked them to retro-fit 3 pairs with commando soles - a pair of #8 LWBs, a pair of Chromexcel Chukkas (from LS) and a pair of #8 cap toe boots (from Alden SF). I wanted all of them to have the contrasting welt and edge trim. The LWBs came with natural welt and black edge trim (not a good look); the Chukkas came back with black welting and edge trim (also not what I wanted).

    They've had them for 2 months and they're backed up - I called to check on the status and I'm sure that prompted someone to hustle to get them done. Very frustrating - I'm sure they will fix the problem but it's a pain.
     
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    Has it ever been done by Alden? That would be a GREAT make-up

    i have in color 8, cigar and ravello.
     
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    nephew,
    thank you for correcting my misinformation. i had wt's on my mind
     
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    I'd think these'll be great in the Fall/Winter - unless you're looking for something Seatle-ish with the waterloc or commando soles?
     
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    Nice shines, lagsun -- good job!
     
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    I would be on board for a cigar shortwing on the Grant, although I'd much rather do a blucher than a boot, especially if Mike at Epaulet is already getting a cigar shortwing boot on the Barrie in October.

    I dislike the Barrie's shape on bluchers, but it looks terrific on boots; I have the Ravello version of that boot that everyone loves, and it's fabulous. The difference in shape would be more noticeable, IMO, if we did a blucher. Antiqued edgetrim, of course.
     
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    My first Aldens. I've been waiting for a long time.
     
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    Sorry for my ignorance, but by "long wing boot" do you mean the detailed stitching goes around the heel like it does in a shoe?

    I would jump all over a pair of cigar wing tip boots with commando sole. And I would prefer the detail to go all the way around rather than the smooth heel most Alden wing tip boots seem to have.
     
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    Question to those with dark #8s: How long did it take for the shoes to lighten up to a burgundy hue?


    Here's what I wore today: natural chromexcel Indy oxfords.
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  13. beowolf

    beowolf Senior member

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    would you consider the alden cordovan #8 to be a dress boot?
     
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    yup.
     
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    I consider my cap toe #8s to be dress boots. I'm planning to wear that to my interview on Wednesday. Well that, or my burgundy calf short wing boots.
     
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  16. beowolf

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    what about an indy cordovan as a dress boot?
     
  17. bdeuce22

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    i wore my #8 long wings with a navy suit today. amazing combo
     
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    depends on the last and welt. grant, plaza, leydon, Aberdeen with a flat welt/leather sole regardless of color are dress boots to me. by dress I mean wear with trim suit or slacks.

    Barrie/trubalance/modified (beo, cant send pms with my phone for some reason) are lasts for casual wear. would not wear with a business suit.
     
  19. beowolf

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    Trying to find a cordovan boot with commando sole.
     
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    theshoemart is due for another seconds email probably within a month. also, AofC has a few options
     
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