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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. dannynoonan

    dannynoonan Member

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    What is the name of the sole on this jumper? Chromexel leather?

    Here's my modest Alden collection:
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  2. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    What is the name of the sole on this jumper? Chromexel leather?
    It is on commando sole.
     


  3. dannynoonan

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    It is on commando sole.

    Is there more than one type of commando sole? All the other commando soles I saw in this thread had lugs all the way to the edge on the heel, but not the forefoot.

    Are these the Ultimate Jump Boot from Leather Soul?
     


  4. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Is there more than one type of commando sole? All the other commando soles I saw in this thread had lugs all the way to the edge on the heel, but not the forefoot. Are these the Ultimate Jump Boot from Leather Soul?
    They certainly look like the LS Ultimate Jumper Boot, but the LS are on the double oiled waterlock sole. My guess is someone had their local cobbler make a commando sole by modifying the waterlock with a vibram lug sole.
     


  5. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Let's say Monday is Alden collection pic day.

    Happy show off your Aldens and no sizing question day!

    Wingtips
    Top row: Walnut(?) LS longwings, LS AAAC wingtips, BBBF black longwings, AOC/J Gilbert dark brown wingtip boot
    ravello wingtip boot, BB wingtips
    Middle row: Natural cxl longwings, cigar longwings, jcrew dark brown longwings, whiskey longwings.
    Bottom row: Snuff suede Leydon longwings, AOC Ravello longwings on crepe
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    Indys
    Black cordovan, #8 cordovan, ultimates, standards, whiskey cordovan, snuff suede.
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    Low boots and chukkas.
    Brown scotch grain chukkas, black calf 6 hole plaza boot, tan calf 6 hole plaza boot.
    Ravello chukkas, sand suede unlined chukkas. Blue suede chukkas.
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    Boots
    Top row: scotch grain plaza captoe, black calf plaza captoe, #8 barrie captoe
    Bottom: natural cxl split toe, ravello split toe
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    Shoes.
    Top row: Cigar ptb on crepe, whiskey ptb, #8 BB monks, cigar captoes.
    Bottom row: LS snuff suede, cxl ptb, #4 ptb.
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    Ooops
    Was putting shoes away when I realized I forgot these cxl ptbs. Hmm, need a brushing too.
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  6. kgmessier

    kgmessier Senior member

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    Holy crap!!! [​IMG] I'm not so sure I want to post my most humble "collection" now. (And for those of you keeping score, that's 37 pairs for zippyh.)
     


  7. ChrisGold

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    Well done Zippy, great variety.
     


  8. Hot Dog Day #49

    Hot Dog Day #49 Senior member

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    Your shoe collection is worth more than my car
     


  9. ChrisGold

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    Cordovan in one shot and non-cordo in the other.
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  10. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    My Alden Collection
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    Clockwise...Leffot Cigar Indy, Black Shell Crepe Boot, #8 Wingtips, WP Little Tanks, Snuff Suede on the Commando, AOC AF32's and Ravello Chukka
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    Clockwise...LS Suede NST, LS Ranger #8, WP Indy Shoe, PTB #8 on the Flexwelt, #4 4x4's and Monks on the Plaza.
     


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    the more I wear these, the more the 2-tone color of the left shoe bothers me
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    [​IMG] Top (L-R): Cigar Captoe Boot with Commando Sole (from HorseHide), AoC AF84 Brown Calf Wingtip Boot with Commando Sole, Shoemart 2nd Brown Suede Chukka with Crepe Sole Bottom (L-R): Alden Restoration #8 PTB with Commando Sole (eBay), Shoemart 2nd #8 Chukka
     


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    ZIP -- nice categorization.
     


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    Zip: gorgeous collection. Over what period of time did you amass that collection?

    CTYGGG: Same compliment and question for you, please.

    Another thing I've been thinking about lately, as my collection has grown: Do you guys put special riders on your home insurance for your Aldens? I'm sure those collections are worth well over $10K (and many irreplaceable).
     


  15. zippyh

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    Zip: gorgeous collection. Over what period of time did you amass that collection?

    CTYGGG: Same compliment and question for you, please.

    Another thing I've been thinking about lately, as my collection has grown: Do you guys put special riders on your home insurance for your Aldens? I'm sure those collections are worth well over $10K (and many irreplaceable).


    Thanks.
    Been buying Aldens since 2007.

    No specific rider for Aldens however we do have an increased coverage for "stuff" on our insurance.
     


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