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post #13141 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Hot Dog Day #49 View Post
i think they're too sleek. i like the clunkiness of the barrie last, tricker's too. i work in a business casual office so they kind of separate from all the shitty sleek kenneth cole/cole hann shit everyone else wears

that's like saying Alden is too sleek b/c the plaza last is really sleek.

I can't imagine anyone thinking the 240 last is sleek or the w/e last the Darlton is on is sleek. they could both easily pass as American style tanks
post #13142 of 122416
nah i specifically said barrie, there are only a few lasts of alden i'd actually buy from, plaza's not one of them, at least for daily wear

even something like this http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/339.php doesn't really do it for me, that's the clunkiest c&j shoe i could find, double sole and everything. also i think their cordovan shoes are pretty ugly
post #13143 of 122416
^ Those Cardiffs are the same shoe, only in calf, as the RL Darlton.
Some C&J are sleek. Many of them aren't.
post #13144 of 122416
some pics for thought: L:R Aberdeen, Barrie, C&J 240, Florsheim vintage L:R AE #1, C&J for RL Darlton, vintage Florsheim, C&J 240
post #13145 of 122416
yeah those boots are cool, but those shortwings imo are terrible, though i hate most shortwings.
post #13146 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Hot Dog Day #49 View Post
long wings

Even with jeans?
post #13147 of 122416
shit yeah man! i wear mine with everything
post #13148 of 122416
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Originally Posted by chestercopperpot View Post
visited the alden store on madison today...

i've been there numerous times and always had great customer service etc. today, it was this older gentleman, kinda stocky. INSANELY RUDE.

called me kid and was mad when I asked to try a different size.

"kid i know your size and that's not your size." (it was my size)

as i left i bought a pair of alden shoe trees for my other aldens. i came home and realized he charged me 40 bucks for the trees?!

i went back and asked to return them he goes "why'd you buy em kid?!"

i nearly snapped but maintained my cool and told them they had always been $30. he then told me the price went up.

"well sir, shoe mart still has them for $30."

"shoe mart isn't on madison ave kid! they're in shit kicker ville"

"wow!" i said

i didn't even want to argue anaymore so i just took my voided receipt and left.

absolute hell...i'm never buying shoes there ever again.

it's leather soul, leffot or bust.

And actually leather soul and leffot have more interesting collection than the Madison store ones anyway..., if I want the classic I will just go for BB, better customer service.
post #13149 of 122416
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post
And actually leather soul and leffot have more interesting collection than the Madison store ones anyway..., if I want the classic I will just go for BB, better customer service.

ughh, Alden store associates can act like complete dicks. its odd because i have only received this kind of 'service' from the Alden shops. good thing Alden is so widely available at other retailers
post #13150 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post
ughh, Alden store associates can act like complete dicks. its odd because i have only received this kind of 'service' from the Alden shops. good thing Alden is so widely available at other retailers

The Madison Ave shop isn't company owned - it's an independent (and I'm a sucker for "shit kicker ville" - I love that line).

I'm a little surprised to hear that you've received shitty service from the DC Alden store - my experiences there are the complete opposite: nice people, eager to help. I have to agree about the SF Alden store - some days I'm treated well, some days not so well...
post #13151 of 122416
Guys - a head's up that I've posted a pair of the Winn Perry natural chromexcel LWB (with the commando sole) in size 9 B/D in the Buying & Selling section later this evening. Looking for $275 with trees shipped CONUS, payable through paypal gift (or +4% for fees).
post #13152 of 122416
how used are they?
post #13153 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ChessDan View Post
Even with jeans?
I wear my Aldens with all kind of pants..jeans, cords, dress pants.

The only combo I don't do is Indys with dress pants.
post #13154 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Hot Dog Day #49 View Post
shit yeah man! i wear mine with everything
only problem is I can't seem to find them in a light brown calfskin. Shell cordovan is out of my budget and I wouldn't be able to wear them for half the year in DC due to the heaviness
post #13155 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mrUnicorn View Post
my nst show ravello


good looking shoe
aberdeen or barrie last?
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