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Indiana Jones got me interested in Alden for sure. 

And then this thread scared me away. uhoh.gif

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MH, what makes you think that Indiana Jones is the reason that many of us are Alden fans?  I certainly wouldn't think that Indiana Jones is the reason that anyone really became aware of Alden in the first place.  It was a cool story to hear about Harrison Ford's dedication to his boots after I became aware of Alden, but I can't say I was watching one of those movies and thought to myself "hmm, I like those boots, I wonder who makes them?"  I was too busy watching the faces melt off of the Nazi's to care about his dirty boots that are actually pretty hard to notice unless you really try.  They look pretty non-descript being covered down to the ankles by his pants and the rest of them being shrouded in a thick layer of sand colored dust. 

I think you are missing the point again, MWS.  I think what the 'Hound is trying to say, is that David Beckham and Leonardo DiCaprio are not the reason why he buys Aldens, it is Harrison Ford!

 

(Just kidding) 

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My first attempt at pictures here, and I'm not that great of a phographer. These are my newsest Aldens, they were bought slightly used.  First was pre any attention

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 Second after minor attention.

 

 

Very nice!  Thanks for sharing.

 

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Yea I had to chuckle when I saw this post with DiCaprio. My first thought was....wait who said DiCaprio was cool? Just because people are famous doesn't mean they are cool. I personally could care less what celebrity wears alden, I'd prefer that none of them did as they are already popular enough (the shoes) as it is. More spotlight isn't going to help the "alden fan" in any way.

+1 on both counts

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Indiana Jones got me interested in Alden for sure. 

And then this thread scared me away. uhoh.gif

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I discovered Alden through J Crew.  The Tobacco waxed LWB drew my attention first.  I too was blown away when I first saw pics of Mac's shells.  Two years later, here I am obsessed and addicted!  Harrison Ford, Beckham, etc... have nothing to do with it.  However, I am a little curious as to who else enjoys them.

Me too, it all began with a J Crew catalog. I thought hmmm those shoes look pretty "cool" but why are they so expensive?

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a lot of people see a certain article of clothing or shoes on a celebrity they like the look of and buy that same thing.

 

we can get inspiration from different places, and someone famous can certainly be one of them. i really don't think there is anything wrong with it. 

 

this is what magazines and catalogs are all about. you see something cool on a celebrity or model and say to yourself, 'that's cool, i could be just like them if i buy that'.   this is really nothing new. 

 

I think it's alot worse now than it was decades ago, probably just because of the proliferation of digital media, and technology.  You are right that it isn't new.  I don't think anyone is saying that it is.  We also aren't saying that advertising isn't a perfectly fine thing, and someone has to wear the item in question while it is being advertised.  I suppose it may as well be a celebrity.  What we are saying is that some people imply that they think something is cool because that celebrity is wearing it, which is rediculous.  Most people outgrew that mentality when they outgrew their Chuck Taylor All-Stars or their Nike Air Jordans.   

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I think you are missing the point again, MWS.  I think what the 'Hound is trying to say, is that David Beckham and Leonardo DiCaprio are not the reason why he buys Aldens, it is Harrison Ford!

 

(Just kidding) 

Very nice!  Thanks for sharing.

 

+1 on both counts

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I think it's alot worse now than it was decades ago, probably just because of the proliferation of digital media, and technology.  You are right that it isn't new.  I don't think anyone is saying that it is.  We also aren't saying that advertising isn't a perfectly fine thing, and someone has to wear the item in question while it is being advertised.  I suppose it may as well be a celebrity.  What we are saying is that some people imply that they think something is cool because that celebrity is wearing it, which is rediculous.  Most people outgrew that mentality when they outgrew their Chuck Taylor All-Stars or their Nike Air Jordans.   

 

i was originally considering the tan suede chukkas but after i saw that picture of Beckham wearing the snuff ones with navy, i said to myself 'i wear a lot of navy and the snuff suede looks really good with navy in that pic on him'.

 

then i changed my mind and decided i wanted the snuff ones based on that.

 

 so yeah, i think the snuff suede is cool because they look good in that pic, and on him. i don't think there is anything wrong with this line of thinking. 

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i was originally considering the tan suede chukkas but after i saw that picture of Beckham wearing the snuff ones with navy, i said to myself 'i wear a lot of navy and the snuff suede looks really good with navy in that pic on him'.

 

then i changed my mind and decided i wanted the snuff ones based on that.

 

 so yeah, i think the snuff suede is cool because they look good in that pic, and on him. i don't think there is anything wrong with this line of thinking. 

 

It sounds to me like your decision was based on seeing the combo in the picture that appealed to you, and you would have made the same decision even if it had been a no-name model.  That's perfectly normal.  Mannequins in stores are made for the same purpose. 

 

That isn't the same thing as not liking snuff suede and then deciding that you do like snuff suede because David Beckham likes snuff suede.   

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That isn't the same thing as not liking snuff suede and then deciding that you do like snuff suede because David Beckham likes snuff suede.   

 

even if that were the case, there would be nothing wrong with that. you cannot really tell someone they cannot like something because their reason for liking it you don't agree with. 

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TSM has a boot on the irregulars list similar to the safari boot on the modified last. http://www.theshoemart.com/mas_assets/detail/ALD/FD-11201.jpg


did the new irregular list come out?

Not sure if it's new or not, called yesterday to get added to the irregular list for sizes 12,12.5, and 13. 

 

The tan boots were on the size 12 list for 299$.

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I really didn't even know Alden made a Indy boot until about six months into my current obsession. I stumbled across Aldens while looking for a pair of Edward Green's. I try to support American products that are still constructed with pride. I acquired my indys after I bought my ptbs and wingtips. Obviously we all have opinions but seeing celebrities commercialize Aldens doesn't increase my desire to own them actually quite the opposite. I really hope they don't become a designer/fashion shoe.
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even if that were the case, there would be nothing wrong with that. you cannot really tell someone they cannot like something because their reason for liking it you don't agree with. 

 

Well, as we rapidly approach deadhorse-a.gif I suppose it's an agree to disagree situation.  Suffice it to say that I'm not saying that someone cannot like something for whatever reason they choose.  I am saying that I can't relate to the mentality that leads someone to make decisions based on that, and I think it's a bit pitiful and juvenile.  To each his own. 

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even if that were the case, there would be nothing wrong with that. you cannot really tell someone they cannot like something because their reason for liking it you don't agree with. 

Well, as we rapidly approach deadhorse-a.gif  I suppose it's an agree to disagree situation.  Suffice it to say that I'm not saying that someone cannot like something for whatever reason they choose.  I am saying that I can't relate to the mentality that leads someone to make decisions based on that, and I think it's a bit pitiful and juvenile.  To each his own. 

So . . . to paraphrase, To each his own, but in my opinion, you're pitiful and juvenile??? I don't think there is a need to insult the people who don't share you're opinion.
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So . . . to paraphrase, To each his own, but in my opinion, you're pitiful and juvenile??? I don't think there is a need to insult the people who don't share you're opinion.

Thats not what he is saying, based on my interpretation.

 

As MH clarified, he is not among those who buys things because he sees celebrities wearing them.  Therefore, that last part of his post does not apply to MH, only those who do consciously try to emulate celebrities.

 

Where they disagree, is that MH thinks it is perfectly fine for people to buy things in an effort to emulate celebrities, while MWS thinks it is pitiful and juvenile.

 

MH or MWS, please correct me if I am misinterpreting your respective positions.

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Tom Brady wears Uggs.....

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Tom Brady wears Uggs.....

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Hahaha, that ought to throw some gas on the fire and revitalize this spirited discussion among gentlemen.

 

 

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