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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. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    ^Agreed, those navy ptb's are so well done I may have to put in my first pre-order for those. Just need to decide between 9E and 9EE...

    Tom must love it when people who haven't even 'joined the family' yet are misspelling sole, soul.

    Remember that they are unlined so a safe bet might be the 9E.
     


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    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Leather Soul Snuff Suede NST kinda day
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    ^^nice combo on the pants and shoes! also, good work with the background matching.

    really digging the suede from alden, but i'm concerned about how long the suede would last. if i can get multiple years out of it, i may have to purchase...
     


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    for those with shell high boots - how would you describe the break in period for the "top" of the boot, ie where the laces are tied? when you stand and try to flex forward, do the boots gain a lot of "give"? right now they are quite stiff there, almost like ski boots, but I imagine this area will loosen up?
     


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    My whiskey bals (aberdeen last, size 9E) are available for sale again: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=240875

    Some pics for those who haven't seen them before -- sorry for the [​IMG]

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    Nice whiskeys!

    Speaking of Sri, wearing my ravello LWB, purchased from him. Huge fan!

    I don't want to pile up the [​IMG] either, but I definitely recommend buying from Sri. He is an absolute gentleman!
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    Just got these from Tom, unlined PTBs



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    Raptured?

    JK, very nice!
     


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    for those with shell high boots - how would you describe the break in period for the "top" of the boot, ie where the laces are tied? when you stand and try to flex forward, do the boots gain a lot of "give"? right now they are quite stiff there, almost like ski boots, but I imagine this area will loosen up?

    Not to worry. They'll break in and become very comfortable with wear.
     


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    Not to worry. They'll break in and become very comfortable with wear.

    I have two pair of shell boots, both bought pre-owned on B&S and never had a problem with stiffness...I assume it'll be fine.
     


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    I have a new pair of 1947 LVC 501s. Should I worry about bleeding into a whiskey shell shoe if I wear them together? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Hey guys, I have a semi-related query for you. I'm on the market for a pair of suede chukkas with leather souls, much akin to the Alden unlined suede chukkas. However, I can't really swing $422 at the moment. Anything comparable to those Aldens? I was thinking Elia Maurizi, which comes up pretty frequently on Gilt. Eh?

    What size are you? I have a brand new pair for sale crazy cheap.

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...14#post4498914
     


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    I have a new pair of 1947 LVC 501s. Should I worry about bleeding into a whiskey shell shoe if I wear them together?
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    Not if you cuff. Should be fine. Suede is generally more susceptible to denim bleeding. If you're worried, apply some conditioner, like Saphir Renovateur, to the your shell before wearing.
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    Leather Soul? Very nice. The regular eyelets all the way up makes the look. I might cuff once more on the top pic to show off more of the boot.
     


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    I have a new pair of 1947 LVC 501s. Should I worry about bleeding into a whiskey shell shoe if I wear them together?

    No, because you should be soaking before wearing them
     


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    They'll still bleed, even after a soak. The question is whether or not anything will get on the shoe.

    NYR - I've been wearing my pair of 47's for almost two years now. They just keep getting better!
     


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