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post #37516 of 91624
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

Holy crap! That Stronghold CXL/Natural CXL LWB someone posted pics of is $695 clams. Bless their hearts if customers are willing to pay that.

 

beautiful shoe, but if I'm paying north of $600 it's gonna have to be shell

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post #37517 of 91624
Alden pricing is starting to jump the shark.
post #37518 of 91624

So I just bought my first pair of Aldens, the jcrew #8 PCT in 8.5 (usually a 9 in dress shoes/boots). What should I buy to take care of them?

post #37519 of 91624
Alden is going to SERIOUSLY have to step up their QC if they want to venture into the $700 territory. they aren't even 50% off the quality/attention to detail as a similarly priced english shoe (purchased in england, forget exchange rates).
post #37520 of 91624
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

Alden is going to SERIOUSLY have to step up their QC if they want to venture into the $700 territory. they aren't even 50% off the quality/attention to detail as a similarly priced english shoe (purchased in england, forget exchange rates).

Problem is, they know that they don't have to because assholes like us keep on snatching them up.  

post #37521 of 91624
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Problem is, they know that they don't have to because assholes like us keep on snatching them up.  

sort of but eventually they'll disenfranchise the american buyer because their volume won't change... they're still super rare outside of the U.S. and the japanese/swedes/europeans generally will pay far more.
post #37522 of 91624
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Originally Posted by spicycho View Post

So I just bought my first pair of Aldens, the jcrew #8 PCT in 8.5 (usually a 9 in dress shoes/boots). What should I buy to take care of them?

a horsehair brush and some saphir renovateur. THAT'S IT. seriously. color 8 wax polish if you're a wussy

post #37523 of 91624
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a horsehair brush and some saphir renovateur. THAT'S IT. seriously. color 8 wax polish if you're a wussy

i also use saphir cordovan cream every third time or so. it's not necessary, per se, but i like it. not a fan of the wax at all.
post #37524 of 91624
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

Holy crap! That Stronghold CXL/Natural CXL LWB someone posted pics of is $695 clams. Bless their hearts if customers are willing to pay that.

 

who told you $695? They have a Alden Wing tip boot out of #8 that they are selling for $695. I paid $545 for these. not sure where you got that price from

post #37525 of 91624

Did nick help you? That guy's incredibly rude. bit of a drinker too i hear

post #37526 of 91624
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Originally Posted by speekez View Post

stronghold, you dolt.

Excuse me? Cuz the box says "Stronghold", I'm supposed to conclude beyond any reasonable doubt that he got them from some store named Stronghold. Piss off.
post #37527 of 91624
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Excuse me? Cuz the box says "Stronghold", I'm supposed to conclude beyond any reasonable doubt that he got them from some store named Stronghold. Piss off.

yes?

post #37528 of 91624
So, tough guy, you're the manager at Civilianaire, located just up the road from this Stronghold shop in Venice, ey? Agree, you should know all about Stronghold. Some of us from halfway round the world will, I hope, be excused for never hearing of such a place. Particularly since they don't seem to advertise themselves as an Alden stockist. And, anyway, did you ever hear of a little conversation starter.

Looks like you've given a pretty solid indication of what kind of a business you're running at Civillianaire. I for one wouldn't think of buying or ordering anything from a rude inconsiderate individual like yourself. Peace.
post #37529 of 91624

all in good fun, chap! <3 <3

post #37530 of 91624

This used to be a collegial thread. 

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