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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. Ahab

    Ahab Distinguished Member

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    #4/black shell saddle shoes in front of the louvre for their first outing!
    These look better in the wild than the site pictures and that is saying a lot!

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    Just ordered, time for some suede:

    Perfect time for suede!

    I suggest you guys take a look here...

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=230413

    Did you not notice until you put them on your feet?

    it's Friday, forecast for partly cloudy in Seattle which is like a sunny day here, going with the flex welt chukka...

    also got an email from Blackbird, they're releasing a new Alden for those saddle fans out there:

    Those saddle shoe's are beautiful!

    NEW Suede LWB from the Epaulet Shop.

    I do have a question about a potential problem with these shoes. The top eyelet on the right shoe is missing the metal piece. Is this a big deal? I just got the shoes today and have only tried them on. To me it dosn't seem like a big deal but didn't know if this missing piece would have any negative longterm impact on these shoes. Pics are included.

    I would have that handled. But the shoes look great and this is the perfect time of year to have them added to the rotation.

    Alden for Winn Perry:
    GNATTY! [​IMG] That is all.

    The Sasquatch of the Alden world is for sale. I own a pair of the #4 4x4's and the hue of the shell is fantastic. Forgive me 'cause I know I posted some pics before, but here's a few more and good luck with you're sale of the #4 4x4's.
    Fantastic. I would love to have these in the rotation.

    Still haven't worn them. I don't have the J Crew LWBs but I do have some tan calf LWBs in addition to whiskey LWBs. I find they look different enough to me. Sure, it's a subtle distinction but I'm sure you can convince yourself you need both if you try.
    I have a pair of the Whiskey PTB and did not wear them that much but likethem nore now. They seem to have darkened a little which makes them better. It may be from my shoe brush. Whatever....I like the more now.

    ravello wing tip boots
    Great collection.
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    CTYGGG Senior Member

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    Alden Unlined Flex Plain Toe Blucher in Shell #8

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    Alden Unlined Flex Plain Toe Blucher in Shell #8

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    really nice!
     


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    I was wondering if someone could help me out.
    Today I had the opportunity to try on my first pair of Alden Indy boots, they were these here..
    http://store.nomadshop.net/collectio...anilinepullbrn
    A few questions if you don't mind.

    1. Are these the 403's?
    2. I tried on a 10.5, length was great, my big toes was just at the toe stitch and the width was slightly snug... not sure if they will stretch as I wear them?
    3. The inside of the boot said 10 1/2 B/D ? What exactly does that mean?

    Unfortunately the guys at the store were not much help.
    I would like to get a pair but feel I can get them at a better price elsewhere.... any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     


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    #4/black shell saddle shoes in front of the louvre for their first outing!

    [​IMG]


    They look great, RKD.
     


  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    ravello nst boots
    argyles otc
     


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    I was wondering if someone could help me out.
    Today I had the opportunity to try on my first pair of Alden Indy boots, they were these here..
    http://store.nomadshop.net/collectio...anilinepullbrn
    A few questions if you don't mind.

    1. Are these the 403's?
    2. I tried on a 10.5, length was great, my big toes was just at the toe stitch and the width was slightly snug... not sure if they will stretch as I wear them?
    3. The inside of the boot said 10 1/2 B/D ? What exactly does that mean?

    Unfortunately the guys at the store were not much help.
    I would like to get a pair but feel I can get them at a better price elsewhere.... any suggestions?

    Thanks.

    1. Yes
    2. Yeah, a little bit in the width, not in length.
    3. It's a 10 1/2 D, the B just indicates the heel width or something.
     


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    I was wondering if someone could help me out. Today I had the opportunity to try on my first pair of Alden Indy boots, they were these here.. http://store.nomadshop.net/collectio...anilinepullbrn A few questions if you don't mind. 1. Are these the 403's? 2. I tried on a 10.5, length was great, my big toes was just at the toe stitch and the width was slightly snug... not sure if they will stretch as I wear them? 3. The inside of the boot said 10 1/2 B/D ? What exactly does that mean? Unfortunately the guys at the store were not much help. I would like to get a pair but feel I can get them at a better price elsewhere.... any suggestions? Thanks.
    I posted this above, but it bears repeating. You probably want to follow Alden's fitting guidelines: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...ostcount=10893 Specifically: "Try not to depend upon breaking in to loosen up a tight feel. Goodyear welt construction and quality selection of leathers result in a very strong shoe. Try for a size that feels good right from the start."
     


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    anyone want to guess which last these are on?

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  11. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    tx guys. I'm trying to figure out if they would work as formal shoes with a tux. Plain toe bal in black shell which could be polished up very well. Is that crazy ?
     


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    Thought this thread might appreciate these photos. Finally got around to photographing my complete "rainbow of shell" in LHS. Yes, it's not a "true" rainbow, since half are Brooks Brothers and half are Alden, but the colors are all there... at least until somebody does a #4 LHS special makeup... Tom, you didn't hear that! [​IMG]

    Sorry for the somewhat overcast lighting, but that's what passes for sunlight this time of year, and it's brighter than it has been for awhile, actually.

    From left to right: BB black, Alden cigar, BB #8, Alden mahogany, Alden ravello, BB whiskey.
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    And a closer shot:
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  15. CTYGGG

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    ravello nst boots
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    Nice boots & socks mcarthur! What last are those on? I'm guessing Aberdeen.
     


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