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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 7452post #111766 of 1224166/13/15 at 8:53amI think someone has the right to sell something they obviously have not worn if the market happens to reward the seller so be it. To me that's different than say buying something from someone (sf member) with the sole intention of flipping it.post #111767 of 1224166/13/15 at 8:54ampost #111768 of 1224166/13/15 at 9:00amFirst Aldens in years... decided to finally take them out of the box and inspect them (moving) and the tongue is a bit off kilter on each shoe.
I'm not sure why I actually expected them to be 100%. (They were a shell pre-order FWIW).post #111769 of 1224166/13/15 at 9:01amQuote:
Its interesting to debate this.
My two cents is this:
I see both of these scenarios as ok.
Said person buys them and wear them, then sell them after a while because they are no longer getting use.
Said person buys them with the intention of wearing them but they sit in the box for two years at which point they sell them.
Both of these points the buyer has the intention of using them for themselves.
I see this as incorrect.
Said person buys rare shell or other from a vendor, sometimes in multipe sizes with the direct intention of listing them for a profit.post #111770 of 1224166/13/15 at 9:04amI don't blame the seller, I blame the people who are willing to pay ridiculous amounts of money for "rare" shoes which are ready-made in leathers that can be obtained more cheaply from better makers. The sellers are just taking advantage of irrational buyers.post #111771 of 1224166/13/15 at 9:09amMy apologies to those who were watching the auction prior to my post. I didn't think about the repercussions and I also hope one of our valued posters didn't get outbid by a "New Jack".
On the other hand however, I view this as place to discuss the crazy world of Alden's and to me, that includes the "second hand" market demand.post #111772 of 1224166/13/15 at 9:11ampost #111773 of 1224166/13/15 at 9:58ampost #111774 of 1224166/13/15 at 10:09amQuote:Originally Posted by Alden of Carmel
Since the third word of the Official Alden Thread is "AF43", here is a brief history of style AF43.
The idea for AF43 came from this magazine clipping which we have kept since 2000 or before:
The boot on the left was the inspiration for AF43, a black shell cordovan high boot, Trubalance last, with the commando sole.
Here is a picture of AF43 taken in August of 2001:
The commando sole is currently in its third iteration, and the commando sole used for the AF43 shown is the second version. You can read more about the commando sole at Alden of San Diego: http://aldenofsandiego.com/going-commando-the-history-of-aldens-commando-sole/
AF43 is Alden of Carmel's longest-running high boot (2001-2015), and possibly the longest running, continuously made (make-up, non-catalog style) high boot made by Alden. Here it is today with the third version of the commando sole:
^^^This is exactly the kind of thing we need in this thread. On SF in general. Excellent information Sir. Priceless really.post #111775 of 1224166/13/15 at 10:11ampost #111776 of 1224166/13/15 at 10:15ampost #111777 of 1224166/13/15 at 10:17am^^^Thanks for the pics Sir.
The progression, or digression of the Cigar shade may not entirely be Aldens fault.
I have in my possession several cordovan swatches from other shoemakers around the world.
Both using Horween. And both swatches have Cigar. And the darkest shade on both of these swatches besides black is indeed Cigar.
What I am saying is that this Neo-Cigar shade is due to Horween and not Alden.
Thanks.post #111778 of 1224166/13/15 at 10:21ampost #111779 of 1224166/13/15 at 10:33ampost #111780 of 1224166/13/15 at 10:35am
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