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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. velomane

    velomane Senior member

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    And if they were my size, they would have been sold long ago. Agreed- LOVE RAVELLO
     
  2. LynahFaithful

    LynahFaithful Senior member

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    My Indy's from LSW came with dust bags. They are sitting right here in my office and they are 15" tall by 12" wide.
     
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    My 403's did not have the dust bags. My Brixtons did though and I bought both from Epaulet. So it must be a work boot thing.
     
  4. ozzyboo

    ozzyboo Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with the tobacco chamois Aldens? OK in the rain or no?
     
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    Roys came with Alden dust bags and shoe trees, Context rules.
     
  6. MickCollins1916

    MickCollins1916 Senior member

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    My chromexcel Indys from J Crew came in the normal green Alden box, in plastic, with dustbags.


    Wearing my tobacco chamois Indy boots w/crepe sole right now in a steady D.C. rain. Huge fan!
     
  7. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Senior member

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    The reverse chamois is saturated with plenty of oil and will repel water. Perfectly fine in the rain!
     
  8. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    My 403s from ShoeMart had no dust bags.
     
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    Agree (same issue on the Ravello PTB). With the antique (lighter) welting and edge trim the shoe is beautiful - the darker welting/edge trim doesn't cut it.
     
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    it's an easy fix and doesn't cost an arm and leg.
     
  11. Bonggoy

    Bonggoy Senior member

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    The Pitt Boot I bought from LS came with a dust bag. The Indy and Chukka I got from Shoemart (irregular list) didn't come with one.
     
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    Seems like most Indys didn't come with bags then...I'll have to see if I can just buy a pair of extra bags somewhere. I normally wouldn't care that much but I don't want the speed hooks to scrape up the other boot if they're stored in a cramped area.
     
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    ++++:nodding: agree 100% on both counts. Either shoe paired with a dark edge trim throws the balance off and makes the shoe look pretty different. I purposefully sought ought the lighter trim models of my own cigars and ptbs.
     
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    none of them? I have 6 pairs on the Barrie last, all different models and they have pretty much the same fit. My cigar Chukkas feel a bit looser but I chalk that up to the lacing and not the last.
     
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    The leather looks beautiful with hints of many shades of color. Lovely. The dark black welt throws me for a loop though. Seems out of place with the light antique edgetrim - is that how it was sold?
     
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    Can't wait to see the Indy shoe with that leather!
     
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    I like em a lot, I saw them last week. Black cordovan is underrated IMO. I have a pair of black cordovan Rider balmoral boots that I love; these Alden naval boots looked very sharp as well. I think the fact that the shoe is black and the captoe make it look pretty sleek despite the barrie last. These boots would look awesome in fall/winter when wearing black ot grey outerwear, sweaters, etc, and also obviously with grey suiting. FYI Leffot also had some black longwings in stock.
     
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  19. FENWAY

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    The real Indy work boot?
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    Alden for Need Supply coming soon
     
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    ^ looks terrible IMO. Then again I pretty much hate that sole on any shoe, but seems even worse on an Indy.
     
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