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#1 epauletshop

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:59 PM

Hey everyone,

Since we couldn't find one, we figured that it's high time for an "Official Alden Thread" here on Superfuture.

We're huge fans of the brand and we felt that having a dedicated thread for ALL different types of Alden footwear would be great. A place to discuss sizing of different styles and lasts, upcoming releases, distributors, care, evolution, etc...

Below is an Alden factory visit documentary that we shot back in '09. If you haven't already seen it, then check it out - it's a great way to get more insight into the company, their process, and its products. Enjoy!

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#2 Vampyrvargfesten

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:02 PM

I'm in a size 8 in Barrie ,.... will this translate to a different size for any of the other lasts?

I want to see a pebble grain oxford with commando sole... does this exist?
only thing similar to this is the LS x Alden safari boot, if i recall correctly
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:17 PM

Damn! about time (subscribed!) now we have alot of ground to cover...
lasts, leathers, soles!

lets see some knee down WAYWT shots? EVO?
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:55 PM

Great video, always nice to see a little insight.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:19 PM

I'm in a size 8 in Barrie ,.... will this translate to a different size for any of the other lasts?

I want to see a pebble grain oxford with commando sole... does this exist?
only thing similar to this is the LS x Alden safari boot, if i recall correctly

Alden has a ton of different lasts, but the most common equivalents to the US8 Barrie would be:

US8 - Tru-Balance
US8.5 - Leydon
US8.5 - Aberdeen
US8.5 - Plaza

Most of the interesting shoes you see from Alden come from stores with accounts like ourselves. We do not currently have anything like a pebble grain oxford w/ commando sole in the works, but someone else might...

Damn! about time (subscribed!) now we have alot of ground to cover...
lasts, leathers, soles!

lets see some knee down WAYWT shots? EVO?

Thanks Vin. Damn straight we do! I cannot wait to see what surfaces...

Great video, always nice to see a little insight.

Thank you sir. We really enjoyed making it and am glad you liked it.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 04:38 AM

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It is about time, this is going to be painfully interesting to follow. It is hard keeping track of all the different Alden variations from different stores, hopefully all are welcome here

Anyone with size 10.5 Indys and wanna sell, I wanna buy. just tossin that out
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 07:16 AM

So...any mods up to the task of combing through the "Shoes that look better with age" thread to find all the years worth of golden nuggets posted in the past about Alden? amlai photoshoots immediately come to mind...;)
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 04:35 PM

subscribed. time to camp back here from SF.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:48 PM

This thread needs pictures.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:55 PM

What are your favorite Alden Longwing makeups? I'm in the market...

Looking for something that can be worn pretty casually, not too shiny :)
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:57 PM

I like the ones from thebureaubelfast personally.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:59 PM

What are your favorite Alden Longwing makeups? I'm in the market...

Looking for something that can be worn pretty casually, not too shiny :)

You might like the new "West Egg" Longwings we just got in!

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#13 Vinneus

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:17 PM

...oh yes!!!
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:13 AM

Random flick I found of the Alden for Winn Perry "Little Tanks" I used to own. Had to let them go as they were a half size too big...

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:36 AM

yea this thread is well needed - here's what i can offer:

indy:
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Calfskin Oxfords:
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:40 AM

cordovan what size are you?


What?!?! They are gone, sold, kaput. They were 11.5D and I am an 11D.

Check it out you creep - http://shop.winnperr...e-chamois-boots

Joel, nice stuff sir!
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#17 Vinneus

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 01:22 PM

HA! Indy Evo pics coming....
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:48 PM

Here's what I'm wearing today. #8 hand stiched Indy. These shoes are about one month old, so there's not much evo going on...

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:51 PM

x-post from SF last week.

Cigar shell WT Boots. Pics taken in different light conditions. Love the colour tonality.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:41 PM

This is all I have to offer:

Indy's

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Longwings

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:41 AM

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:57 PM

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Awesome. +++
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#23 triumph.man

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:19 PM

LSW Tankers

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:24 PM

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:02 AM

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Why do I like this boot so much..
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:24 AM

epauletshop, anything in the works in cigar ?
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:32 AM

My not so humble "boot" collection. All boots have been worn except the two #8 tankers. Also I no longer own the black calf NST tankers but they belong in a good new home now. If you like the pics I can post a few more.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:13 PM

epauletshop, anything in the works in cigar ?

Funny you should ask. Keep an eye on our affiliate thread on Thursday!!!
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:39 PM

MiniW, second picture middle?
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:04 AM

^ "olive" colored french calf modified last plain toe boots. a rare find from the shoemart seconds list a year or two ago.

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