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Originally Posted by BernieIsMyCat View Post
 

Walking by Union Square in San Francisco, some dude on the street complemented me on both my Indys and my Gustin jeans. Not too surprised about the boots, but very surprised about the jeans.

 

I have never had anyone complement me on my Alden's by name. I am okay with that and them not knowing their price.

 

-Mike

post #99587 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

I like to end my years with Cigar. Cigar LHS and a special pair of Argyles OTC.

 

 

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Happy New Year fellow Alden-ites!

 

-Mike

 

Beauties Dubs!  Have they lightened up at all since you bought them?

post #99588 of 122416
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@AidanSSK
Welcome!
Sorry for quick post but about to jump on a plane. I wear wingtip boots in a casual seeing all the time. I would not be concerned at all.
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nice boots sir. way to finish the year strong.

 

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i love ebay, and trust ebay. but, my gut is telling me there's something wrong here.

 

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Great Year in pics

 

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that is really cool, this was a fun thread this year.

 

@mdubs  that cigar looks awesome. 

post #99589 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ATLVol View Post

 

Just curious, do you actually know any "Alden people" outside of this thread?

 

Other than the few local retailers that carry a very limited stock of Aldens, I don't really know anyone that is familiar with the brand.

I do know one, my boss.  He saw a green box in my office and got really excited.  He wears the tassels and full-strap pretty regularly and occasionally the 2145. 
I think he also wears a bunch of AE.

 

Outside of him, no one.

 

I have come across a few people wearing Indies and suede LHS, but they weren't even acquaintances.

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Here were my 2014 purchases (in order of receipt):

  • Ravello PTB (Sold)
  • Alden x Frans Boone Color 8 "Dr. Jones" Boot
  • Color 8 Full-Straps
  • Color 2 LWB
  • Cigar Cap Toe Blucher
  • Color 8 LWB
  • Whiskey Wingtip Balmoral
  • Ravello LHS (Sold)
  • Alden x Leffot Dover
  • Alden x Tassels Natty CXL Wingtip Boot
  • Brown CXL Dover
  • Alden x BB Black Shell Wingtip Balmoral
  • Alden Color 8 / Black Grain Saddle
  • Alden Color 8 Wingtip (974)
  • Alden Tan Suede LHS
  • Alden Ravello Tassel (Sold)
  • Alden x JCrew Ravello LWB
  • Alden Snuff Suede LHS
  • Alden Color 8 Cap Toe Boot (4060HC)
  • Alden Ravello WT Boot
  • Alden Ravello Medallion Cap Toe Blucher
  • Alden x BB Whiskey LHS
  • Alden Whiskey PTB (Sold)
  • Alden Cigar Dover
  • Alden Tan Suede Dover
  • Alden Snuff LWB (Sold)
  • Alden Whiskey Full-Strap
  • Alden Cigar Cap Toe Balmoral
  • Alden x Leffot Snuff Suede Wingtip Boot
  • Alden Cigar Naval Boot (Sold)
  • Alden Whiskey Chukka
  • Alden Whiskey PTB
  • Crockett & Jones Whiskey Cap Toe Boot
  • Crockett & Jones Whiskey Double Monk
  • Alden Ravello NST Shoe
  • Alden Ravello Chukka Boot
  • Alden Cigar Chukka Boot
  • Alden Cigar "Alt Wien" Boot
  • Alden Whiskey LWB
  • Alden Ravello LWB
  • Alden Navy Suede Dover
  • Alden Black Shell LWB
  • Alden Black Shell Full-Straps
  • Alden x Leffot Color 8 Naval Boot
  • Alden x BB Color 8 Wingtip Balmorals
  • Alden x Tassels Navy Chamois Indy Boot
  • Alden Cigar LHS
  • Alden Whiskey Shortwing Blucher
  • Alden Ravello Plain Toe Boot (Sold)
  • Alden Ravello Wingtip Boot
  • Crockett and Jones for Ralph Lauren Marlow
  • Alden x Leffot Cigar Indy Boot
  • Alden x Leffot Ravello Daytrippers Boot
  • Alden x Epaulet Color 8 Brixton Wingtip Boot (Sold)
  • Alden Cigar LWB

 

Plans for 2015:

  • Alden Black Shell Semi-Brogue Balmoral
  • Alden Black Shell NST Shoe
  • Alden Black Shell NST Boot
  • Alden Black Shell Medallion Cap Toe "Alt Wien" Boot
  • Alden Color 8 Medallion Cap Toe "Alt Wien" Boot
  • Alden Cigar Cap Toe Boot
  • Alden Ravello Shortwing Blucher
  • Alden Ravello NST Boot
  • Alden Whiskey Indy Boot

 

Wants:

  • Alden Ravello "Dr. Jones" Boot
  • Alden Cigar Tassel Loafer
  • Alden Cigar Wingtip Boot (replace Lindricks)
  • Alden Cigar Tanker (NST Boot)
  • Alden x BB Black Shell Tassel Loafer
  • Alden Black Shell LHS (can't decide between BB and Alden)

 

I have also done a bit of selling, which is not completely reflected here... Clearly, I plan to slow down in 2015 and beyond.

 

-Mike

post #99591 of 122416
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nice boots sir. way to finish the year strong.

 

i love ebay, and trust ebay. but, my gut is telling me there's something wrong here.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

that is really cool, this was a fun thread this year.

 

@mdubs  that cigar looks awesome. 

 

DV, those are legit shoes. I had the opportunity to buy them from the retailer but have no need for an "E" width. They are imported from an overseas obscure retailer.

 

-Mike

post #99592 of 122416
Dear lord...
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I'm with you DV. Something surface-level is off. Mike said he knows who they were made for. At that crazy price, I'll pass and pick up multiple pairs. Personally, I like a WT boot or Moc Toe boot on Plaza like you've posted much more than a Cap Toe, which I feel like looks better on a round last like Grant.
post #99594 of 122416
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Originally Posted by SouthNarc View Post

Here's a question: Has anyone had a stranger approach and say "Sweet Aldens dude"?

I have twice in airports.


I had one friend that said to me, "Hey I love those burgundy wingtips you wore the other day.  I had a pair of Florsheims like them decades ago and haven't seen anything like them since.  What are yours and where did you get them?"

 

 

post #99595 of 122416
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Beauties Dubs!  Have they lightened up at all since you bought them?

 

Thank you DS, they have lightened a little bit over the past 18 months or so.

 

-Mike

post #99596 of 122416

Oh my that is unbelievable Mike, what a year of shoes. :worship: 

 

 

 

 

Edit: Also any chance you are hiring haha

post #99597 of 122416
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

Dear lord...

Yup. 2014 was the year of the Dubs on the Chinese calendar
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Ravello SWB? 2015 is apparently the year of madison. nod[1].gif


B = "boot" or "blucher" ???

post #99599 of 122416
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

Dear lord...

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

Oh my that is unbelievable Mike, what a year of shoes. worship.gif  




Edit: Also any chance you are hiring haha

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post


Yup. 2014 was the year of the Dubs on the Chinese calendar


x 100.

Mike, without any second thoughts, you are leading this thread. Wow.
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Great Year in pics

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I feel honored to have been included in such a fine collection of pictures!  Much thanks my friend!

 

Happy New Year gents...  remember to enjoy them often and in great health my friends!  :cheers:

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