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Originally Posted by lummers13 View Post

Might be a dumb question, but does the Alden restoration program do anything with suede shoes/boots besides the standard resoling? I know for the leather/cordovan they'd re-dye it. I'd hate to drop a few bills on a pair of suede bucks or boots like l1mab3an picked up and have them get them dirty/ruined through years of wear, either from water or indigo rubbing off onto them. Thanks in advance!

I think that (for boots anyway) adds character to them. I like my boots a little scruffy. Same with bucks. With cordovan I'm a little different, but I don't know how much of that is on the price of the boot than it is for stylistic purposes.
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Sweet man. Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by joz411no View Post

Hey Guys,

Anybody know of a Alden vendor taking pre-orders for navy blue suede long-wings? I think I may have missed Leffot by a couple of months.

Thanks,
Joe

Sorry, don't want to rub it in, but I love mine. Surely another retailer will do it, perhaps next spring?
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Madon! Those are beautiful. LS Pitts?
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Thanks. If/when I start preorders again, I will definitely post them up on the site. I'm a little hesitant to start again because Alden is taking anywhere from 8-16+ months at the moment and it's not easy for us to explain that to some customers.
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

^ Most of us have more socks than shoes....

Tom, i mentioned this to you before, but I don't mind the wait for getting exactly what it is that I want. These shoes and boots are made to last a lifetime, so whats a few years if need be. Besides, gives me more time to save up for them! I understand people who want what they want, when they want it, but i don't think they understand or appreciate what it takes to develop, produce, and then sell a special shoe. Just my 2cents.
post #15542 of 122416
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Originally Posted by lummers13 View Post

Might be a dumb question, but does the Alden restoration program do anything with suede shoes/boots besides the standard resoling? I know for the leather/cordovan they'd re-dye it. I'd hate to drop a few bills on a pair of suede bucks or boots like l1mab3an picked up and have them get them dirty/ruined through years of wear, either from water or indigo rubbing off onto them. Thanks in advance!

I think that (for boots anyway) adds character to them. I like my boots a little scruffy. Same with bucks. With cordovan I'm a little different, but I don't know how much of that is on the price of the boot than it is for stylistic purposes.
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Originally Posted by l1mab3an View Post

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Sweet man. Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by joz411no View Post

Hey Guys,

Anybody know of a Alden vendor taking pre-orders for navy blue suede long-wings? I think I may have missed Leffot by a couple of months.

Thanks,
Joe

Sorry, don't want to rub it in, but I love mine. Surely another retailer will do it, perhaps next spring?
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post


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az9q29.jpg


Madon! Those are beautiful. LS Pitts?
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post


Thanks. If/when I start preorders again, I will definitely post them up on the site. I'm a little hesitant to start again because Alden is taking anywhere from 8-16+ months at the moment and it's not easy for us to explain that to some customers.
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

^ Most of us have more socks than shoes....

Tom, i mentioned this to you before, but I don't mind the wait for getting exactly what it is that I want. These shoes and boots are made to last a lifetime, so whats a few years if need be. Besides, gives me more time to save up for them! I understand people who want what they want, when they want it, but i don't think they understand or appreciate what it takes to develop, produce, and then sell a special shoe. Just my 2cents.
post #15543 of 122416
Wore these to my 4th round interview. I've been wearing a different pair for every interview, haha. I'm hoping to get the call to go back for the 5th and last round so I can start already.
700

First scratch. I thought I would've thrown a hissy fit, but it doesn't really bug me.
700
post #15544 of 122416
dude... were you taking pictures of your shoes while you were waiting to be called...
post #15545 of 122416
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dude... were you taking pictures of your shoes while you were waiting to be called...

Of course not. I took the pictures when I was waiting at the doctor's office after my interview ended. Game face/mentality was on prior to the interview.
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wj4, gl with the interviews. as far as the stratch is concerned, buff it out, bitch.
post #15547 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

wj4, gl with the interviews. as far as the stratch is concerned, buff it out, bitch.

Thanks, man. I was surprised they even considered me. They wanted at least 5 years of experience. I have 1. 3 if you want to count my MS as well. Next interview will be #8 captoe boots. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Tom, i mentioned this to you before, but I don't mind the wait for getting exactly what it is that I want. These shoes and boots are made to last a lifetime, so whats a few years if need be. Besides, gives me more time to save up for them! I understand people who want what they want, when they want it, but i don't think they understand or appreciate what it takes to develop, produce, and then sell a special shoe. Just my 2cents.

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Well put Rob. I hope that those out there like us keep getting the chance to order and get these beautiful shoes and boots.
post #15549 of 122416
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post


Thanks, man. I was surprised they even considered me. They wanted at least 5 years of experience. I have 1. 3 if you want to count my MS as well. Next interview will be #8 captoe boots. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

haaa, thats awesome. must be the shoes tongue.gif I never have the balls to apply for those positions. Maybe next year, when I have 3 years of grown-up work experience

also, those longwings look good with the gray slacks. im assuming they are on the barrie last? I just think barrie last is too bulky with a suit. If I do wear an Alden shoe/boot with a suit, it has to be on the Plaza/Grant/Leydon/Aberdeen last. In any case, they look great
post #15550 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


haaa, thats awesome. must be the shoes tongue.gif I never have the balls to apply for those positions. Maybe next year, when I have 3 years of grown-up work experience

also, those longwings look good with the gray slacks. im assuming they are on the barrie last? I just think barrie last is too bulky with a suit. If I do wear an Alden shoe/boot with a suit, it has to be on the Plaza/Grant/Leydon/Aberdeen last. In any case, they look great

I applied for all sorts of jobs, man. The worst they can do is not contact me at all. Even if I get a call to an interview and it goes nowhere, I'm grateful for it. I see it as a sparring session. I even got some emails saying that I was overqualified even though I only have 1 year of real world experience. I assume this is because I'm going for a 2nd master's.

Yep, Barrie last. A lot of people think they are too casual for a suit. But to be honest, I see a very minimal difference in the shape, width-wise, between Barrie and Grant. I don't have any other lasts to compare so I can't make a statement.
post #15551 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Mr.K View Post

Well put Rob. I hope that those out there like us keep getting the chance to order and get these beautiful shoes and boots.

I appreciate the interest. I will continue preorders but make sure everyone understands the timeframe. Keep shooting me emails to remind me what styles you guys are interested in preordering.
post #15552 of 122416
An interesting vintage pair of Aldens in an 11C. Difficult to tell what last, but looks like a Grant or Barrie. Somebody cop and post pics. nod[1].gif

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALDEN-Andover-Shop-NIB-V-cleat-HEAVY-cordovan-FILM-SALE-/220844513040?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item336b5bd710
post #15553 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


haaa, thats awesome. must be the shoes tongue.gif I never have the balls to apply for those positions. Maybe next year, when I have 3 years of grown-up work experience

also, those longwings look good with the gray slacks. im assuming they are on the barrie last? I just think barrie last is too bulky with a suit. If I do wear an Alden shoe/boot with a suit, it has to be on the Plaza/Grant/Leydon/Aberdeen last. In any case, they look great

i wear barrie lwbs with a suit because i'm a bigger guy and the shoes balance off me quite well. my suits are still as tailored as possible - no excess fabric, but not tight. i probably would avoid it if i were very slender like many on this board.
post #15554 of 122416
What color Indy Boot should I get i I could only have one and I'm going to wear it with jeans almost all the time.................
post #15555 of 122416
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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post

What color Indy Boot should I get i I could only have one and I'm going to wear it with jeans almost all the time.................

Cigar in commando sole
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