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I think a more appropriate question would be why aren't all other shoemakers increasing 5% every year like clockwork. I don't like companies that think they are impervious to the market.

Edward Green just increased prices too fwiw.

I'm sure other main stream brands do it on a yearly basis too. Back when I worked with more main stream brands such as Mephisto and J&M, yearly price increases were normal.
post #9167 of 122416
I actually had this conversation with the local Alden guy a month ago. Basically he said Alden is in the luxury goods category, and when I said, "Yeah but how many people are gonna spend $700 on some shoes?", he said, "How many guys will spend $200 on a pair of shoes? Alden knows their buyer."
post #9168 of 122416
yuketen raised prices too

its the economy plus all the commodities like cotton corn oil blablabla are all more expensive
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post
Edward Green just increased prices too fwiw. I'm sure other main stream brands do it on a yearly basis too. Back when I worked with more main stream brands such as Mephisto and J&M, yearly price increases were normal.
The point I'm arguing is that it's not a planned occurrence integrated in their model within a short cycle like alden.
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I actually had this conversation with the local Alden guy a month ago. Basically he said Alden is in the luxury goods category, and when I said, "Yeah but how many people are gonna spend $700 on some shoes?", he said, "How many guys will spend $200 on a pair of shoes? Alden knows their buyer."
I think they need to re-evaluate their stance. Their core customer is not really the rich ass dudes who can afford anything.
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yuketen raised prices too its the economy plus all the commodities like cotton corn oil blablabla are all more expensive
Have you worked a day in your life rkd?
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Have you worked a day in your life rkd?
lol yes retail through college at a local indie/streetwear gig biglaw firm this past summer (summer associate) and currently working at the SEC since sept (unpaid though) edit: essentially fortunate to have family with deep pockets ... but ur point being?
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lol yes retail through college at a local indie/streetwear gig biglaw firm this past summer (summer associate) and currently working at the SEC since sept (unpaid though) edit: essentially fortunate to have family with deep pockets ... but ur point being?
This was my point so it's easy for you to be an alden apologist. Your parents are baller as fuck so it doesn't matter if the prices keep going up indefinitely as you will still be able to afford them. *edit- all good homie
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oh well, i wasnt defending their price increases ... believe it or not im actually upset about it too

lol but my parents might have money but they dont share the wealth all that much ... just support me. the rest of my spending comes from saving up
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Looking great Mac, as usual. Do you really only use paste wax for polish every 15 wears? That is some shine and luster you got there.

thank you
minimum of 18 wearings before applying wax
post #9174 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ninja07 View Post
Don't see many of these around here from what I can recall. Cigar shell WT Boots. Pics taken in different light conditions. Love the colour tonality.





Oh, and since I'm wearing these most of the time, I've got some Indy 405s for sale. Check my sig/PM me if you are interested.

good looking boots
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thank you
minimum of 18 wearings before applying wax

how do you keep track of wearings? lol i never remember
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brand new #8 WT Boots today. First shots, in 3 different lightings:



Thanks to the good people at ShoeMart !

enjoy wearing!
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whats the sole on that sazon?
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ravello wt boots
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ravello wt boots
Mac, can you please post up a pair of whiskey boots next to these? I want to see how much the colors differ. Thanks!
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Uploaded with ImageShack.us Captoe Plaza last #8
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