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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Does anyone have a clue as to why Alden's horse hair brushes are so expensive?  They are even more expensive than shoe trees.  Am I missing something about them that makes them worth the cost? 

I get mine from shoecaresupplies.com or AE. Alden's pricing on brushes has always been curious to me. For polishing cloths, however, I do prefer Alden.

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post #37892 of 89407
Saz, sweet pics.

Uncle, beautiful shine on a great boot.

Those Roys will look so much better beat to death...kill em ColdSnap!
post #37893 of 89407
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post
Here's my PSA, AoC has a pretty great selection of irregulars for sale including cigar, ravello & whiskey LWBs.
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/irregulars.htm
Also a great selection of calfskin on sale.
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/overstocks.htm

I thought shoemart was the only store that is even allowed to carry irregulars?

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OK guys this is my first real post on this thread.  I've spent the last few days making my way from page 1 to page 380 (I joined the forum just so I could enable the setting to show 100 posts per page).  

 

Anyway I've learned that Alden increases their price annually.  By this time in previous years, people have had some leaked information as to how high the increase is going to be and when it will go into effect.  In one past year it seemed the increase happens annually in February; in another case it seems the price increase happened right after Christmas.

 

I'm looking to buy my first pair of Aldens soon but I'm getting nervous.  Does anyone know when the next price increase will come and how much it will be?

 

Thanks,

j

post #37895 of 89407
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Saz, sweet pics.
Uncle, beautiful shine on a great boot.
Those Roys will look so much better beat to death...kill em ColdSnap!

nephew,
thank you
post #37896 of 89407
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Originally Posted by mbrokerny View Post

Neatsfoot oil

That adds character.. I say leave them be.
post #37897 of 89407
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Originally Posted by OfficeLinebacke View Post

OK guys this is my first real post on this thread.  I've spent the last few days making my way from page 1 to page 380 (I joined the forum just so I could enable the setting to show 100 posts per page).  

Anyway I've learned that Alden increases their price annually.  By this time in previous years, people have had some leaked information as to how high the increase is going to be and when it will go into effect.  In one past year it seemed the increase happens annually in February; in another case it seems the price increase happened right after Christmas.

I'm looking to buy my first pair of Aldens soon but I'm getting nervous.  Does anyone know when the next price increase will come and how much it will be?

Thanks,
j

i would assume 1/1/13 with a 5% increase
post #37898 of 89407
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Originally Posted by OfficeLinebacke View Post

I thought shoemart was the only store that is even allowed to carry irregulars?

These are shipped as firsts from Alden, Adam has very high standards and will send you photos and detailed info on each "irregular". Most of the time it's fairly minor
post #37899 of 89407
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Saz, sweet pics.
Uncle, beautiful shine on a great boot.
Those Roys will look so much better beat to death...kill em ColdSnap!

Cugino, Grazie.
post #37900 of 89407
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


i would assume 1/1/13 with a 5% increase

Thanks, Uncle.

post #37901 of 89407
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

You first must convince yourself they are not nearly identical. biggrin.gif
To my wife my color 8 captoe bals are nearly identical to my color 8 captoe bluchers. I find they are not nearly identical. smile.gif

 

As many have said in a similar vein, my wife doesn't understand my obsession with boots/shoes that "all look the same".  For the first time however, she actually volunteered a strong complement on one of my boots --- my recently received Alden x J.Crew #8 PCT boots.  It's my first #8 shell purchase and I'm in love.  One thing I've realized is that in some ways I prefer a closed heel (a non-360 degree welt), especially in the larger lasts, like the Barrie.  It reduces the size of the fairly large heel.  I'm still learning so much about shoes/boots and also maybe more importantly, the subtle differences (like full 360-degree welting) that contributes to how much I like a particular pair.

post #37902 of 89407
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Originally Posted by szerwo View Post




Alden Sloat Plain Toe Boot, natural CXL leather, ~1 year old. Second photo shows the accurate color of the boot.

first photo is nice...what denim?
post #37903 of 89407
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

These are shipped as firsts from Alden, Adam has very high standards and will send you photos and detailed info on each "irregular". Most of the time it's fairly minor

I second this. Alden should put him in charge of their quality control.
post #37904 of 89407
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

As many have said in a similar vein, my wife doesn't understand my obsession with boots/shoes that "all look the same".  For the first time however, she actually volunteered a strong complement on one of my boots --- my recently received Alden x J.Crew #8 PCT boots.  It's my first #8 shell purchase and I'm in love.  One thing I've realized is that in some ways I prefer a closed heel (a non-360 degree welt), especially in the larger lasts, like the Barrie.  It reduces the size of the fairly large heel.  I'm still learning so much about shoes/boots and also maybe more importantly, the subtle differences (like full 360-degree welting) that contributes to how much I like a particular pair.

you should be aware that shell is very addictive
post #37905 of 89407
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Originally Posted by OfficeLinebacke View Post

OK guys this is my first real post on this thread.  I've spent the last few days making my way from page 1 to page 380 (I joined the forum just so I could enable the setting to show 100 posts per page).  

Anyway I've learned that Alden increases their price annually.  By this time in previous years, people have had some leaked information as to how high the increase is going to be and when it will go into effect.  In one past year it seemed the increase happens annually in February; in another case it seems the price increase happened right after Christmas.

I'm looking to buy my first pair of Aldens soon but I'm getting nervous.  Does anyone know when the next price increase will come and how much it will be?

Thanks,
j

What is the first pair going to be?
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