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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 4886post #73277 of 1224162/11/14 at 10:11pmpost #73278 of 1224162/11/14 at 10:14pmQuote:
PTB. Vintage Hanover. Bought NOS a few years ago on ebay for just over $200. Best deal on footwear I have ever gotten. They are built like a tank. The quality is very high - easily on a par with Alden. Had they said "Alden" I suspect they may have fetched somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,000. In doing research and corresponding with Horween, I would put their production in the late 1970's.
They are a great pair of shoes, just not nearly as versatile as, say, color 8 or cigar.post #73279 of 1224162/12/14 at 6:00ampost #73280 of 1224162/12/14 at 6:15ampost #73281 of 1224162/12/14 at 6:32ampost #73282 of 1224162/12/14 at 6:33ampost #73283 of 1224162/12/14 at 6:34amQuote:
Hey, we are here to help. But man, you make it easy to compliment you with some of your shells!
-Mikepost #73284 of 1224162/12/14 at 6:37amQuote:Killer boots! Wore mine yesterday!Originally Posted by coolarrow
#8 shell st8 tips b4 the storm hits:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)Quote:Great loafers, Dubs!Originally Posted by mdubs
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Color 8 Full-Straps maiden voyage. ShoeMart seconds. They managed to get a ton of bloom over the past few weeks.
-MikeQuote:I think they are my boots! Better check my closet...post #73285 of 1224162/12/14 at 6:44ampost #73286 of 1224162/12/14 at 6:44ampost #73287 of 1224162/12/14 at 6:55amQuote:
Get the color 8 indys w/commando. I wear my color 8 indys more than any of my boots...one of my favs easy. I wish mine had commando. I would say the 8D Tru and Barrie fit pretty close. Great boots...pull the trigger.post #73288 of 1224162/12/14 at 6:57ampost #73289 of 1224162/12/14 at 6:58amQuote:Originally Posted by blackboard_knowledge
As one more update on the Need Supply x Alden Union Hill Indy, it looks as though there is a chance that they may not make it to production at all. Per Need Supply, "Unfortunately we are not sure if we will ever be releasing this boot. Alden shipped them to us with major defects and all of the product was sent back."
So, yes, it is a bummer, as it looked to be a great boot. With that said, Need Supply wins my Shop of the Year award for making Alden culpable for its lapse in quality, even if it would have been a good selling boot. I don't want to be a Moses leading a campaign against Alden, but there does need to be this sort of push back (from both shops and customers) for Alden to acknowledge that they have had a quality problem lately, and that they need to take real steps to correct it.
TL;DR: Need Supply is awesome, and TSM may have a boat load of tan Indys hitting their 2nds list the next time around.
Hmm...now the Union Hill is back up at NS. Who's going to be the brave one to order first?
Edited by Shouldaville - 2/12/14 at 7:24ampost #73290 of 1224162/12/14 at 7:01am
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