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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. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    I'm not sure. I don't hate it, but I'm not sure I'd buy it. I've had bad luck with the eyelets chipping and looking like shit after almost no wear on one pair of Aldens so I think I'll tend to avoid them if possible.
     
  2. mcarthur

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    thank you
     
  3. mcarthur

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    i second your thoughts
     
  4. Ahab

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    Well I would find which pait of pants fit you better. I believe the Regent is a slimmer fit and the Madison is a fuller more traditional fit. Then I would get a shoe for that. If Madison then Barrie is perfect. The Barrie is also perfect with jeans. Now if you go with the regent fit you could go with a slimmer last. But unless you know your fit on all the lasts it will be hard finding the perfect pair short of visiting an Alden store.

    As for color cigar it will go with charcoal, navy and tan. You can ask in the mens clothing forum (quick questions thread) to confirm. You cannot go wrong with #8 or cigar IMHO but #8 will be easier to find in different lasts. Good luck.

    These are fantastic. :slayer: They make me want to get a pair. Any chance of more pics? I would llove to see the sides, back and uppers.
     
  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    whiskey lwb
    argyles otc
     
  6. rolling green

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    thanks for the kind words Ahab and Namor

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  7. Ahab

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    Thanks for the photos. I really like these. How long have you had them? They look well worn, in a good way. :thumbs-up:
     
  8. tropics

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    huh. what did you put on those?
    i have a pair but i have been "babying" them with neatsfoot oil to keep the natural lustre.
    that's interesting though, i might try that approach further down the line...
     
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    All,

    With respect to the Shortwing boot group buy that I am trying to organize, it seems that the following makeup has gotten the strongest acclaim. Couple of finer points that we need to agree on so please let me know if you have a preference or want to get in on the boot.

    I am going to create a google document so if you are interested, pm me and I will add you to the list and share the document with you.

    Style: Shortwing Boot

    Color: Whiskey

    Last: Plaza

    Sole: Oiled double or Commando

    Welt: Closed heel flat welt (hasn't been a strong preference so open to other suggestions).

    Lacing: All Eyelets

    Trim: Antique Edge Trim
     
  10. NAMOR

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    got these back from B.Nelson. Had them resole from a commando to a single leather with antique edgetrim. Boots are about 4 years old. Love the single, leather; Super comfy
     
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    oh, almost forgot, Cigar Indy on Commando Sole also arrived today. These come from SF'er, distinctive. Thanks again David!

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  12. burningbright

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    How did I miss those! :angry:


    BTW, those sw boots look good with the new soles on them. How long were they gone for?
     
  13. NAMOR

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    18 days

    edit - longest 18 days of my life :p
     
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  14. chantheman

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    that short wing is the boot im looking for.
    jealous
     
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    When you count in days as opposed to months (as is the case for Alden Restoration) you're still way ahead of the game! They look great - how much $ did B Nelson charge?
     
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  16. rolling green

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    This pair is from the first batch context made so I guess 2 years? They seem to age really well as they've developed a nice patina.


    Haven't put much at all on it, just a little lincoln's back when I first bought them but I do hit it up with the horse hair brush whenever I get a chance
     
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    these finally arrived today. in my favourite shell colour. been staring at it for the last half hour. the leather soles look so flawless i think i'll have a hard time taking them out for a walk anytime soon haha. I'll take better pics in daylight just managed a quick snap.for now.
     
  18. g.michael

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    Was just informed that a Cigar Indy boot special order I thought was a done deal has been postponed indefinitely because "Alden is out of Cigar shell cordovan".

    I thought we were in a recession? Apparently Alden's business has never been better.
     
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    I really hope this isn't the case.
     
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