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Got bored last night and decided to make a few observations:
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Style Forum-A very weird fraternity with high admission costs, once addicted its a hard habit to break. Heavy users are known to sniff their shoes frequently, and caress them in a loving way. In extreme cases a deer bone and horse hair brush are used to caress the shoe or wallet in a attempt keep the item in like new condition. This process can be very time consuming, taking an entire evening in extreme conditions to restore the shoe. Be advised this is physically exhausting process, with lots of whining about sore arms and hands from buffing and polishing, sore butts from sitting and a overall expected complaint coming from spouses about what in the hell is wrong with them. Being an Aldenholic can be very impulsive, with primary signs being a need to add a Alden shoe that he needs for his collection. Be advised there is no collection that's too big, nor is there an issue if the Aldenholic decides he wants more styles in the same color...be advised these shoes must be worn in a rotation and require rest between each wearing. The typical Aldenholic wears 1 pair during the day and another pair in the evening. Each pair of shoes should rest 2-3 days after wearing. Therefore 7 pairs of Alden's are needed for the main part of the day, and to allow proper rest 14 more pairs completes the daytime rotation. The wearing of Alden's away from a work environment opens up a new set of requirements, the rules still apply 1 day of wear equal 2 days off.. As you can see a properly prepared Aldenholic should have a minimum of 21 daytime pairs and 21 night time pairs. This does not allow for change of moods, or seasons. A moderately prepared Aldenholic will own 50-60 pairs, the best prepared are Uncles with lots of nephews. The Uncle is legendary and honestly nobody knows how many Alden's he has stashed in his vaults. The Uncle may be connected underground to unknown sources because he posses many MTO boots and shoes never seen by anyone else. Some are confused about why he's the Uncle...but those of us committed to being an Aldenholic follow the dangerous path of searching for clues across the world., crossing borders, talking foreign languages, different currencies, even trying to understand language barriers between the great Alden Cities in New York, Connecticut, Maine, Philly, Chicago, Washington, and across the country to San Francisco. As you can see this quest is not for the faint of credit limit, nor shipping charges, and the dreaded pre-order that's not been confirmed. Yet there's hope because we gossip with each other on who's getting what and when? Plus we take sexy pictures of our collection and post them for all too see and we call it Style Forum and it was good!


That's the story of our merry gang of Aldenholics...may all have a high credit limit with no end in sight!


Hope you enjoyed my fun little explanation of what we do and why?


See Ya,

Steve
Steve, a very good report, which does not by itself insure you of a passing grade this semester. If your work continues to improve you will be allowed to take the final. I'm giving you an (A)lden for your creativity and imagination.

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Deliverance-
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I'm very happy, good fit, no production issues.  My first pair of JCrew, and my first pair of shell cordovan boots.
Wahoo!

See Ya,
Steve
Congratulations! Pretty exciting huh? Your in deep now boy. My condolences to the contents of your bank account. Wear them in good health.
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Uncle, your feet look very happy. A man with happy feet can dance his way thru life.
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^ dubs started Walnut Wednesday over in the AE thread!

 

Been trying, but they aren't as keen of "in the wild" photos on that thread...

 

-Mike

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Been trying, but they aren't as keen of "in the wild" photos on that thread...

-Mike

Savages!
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Savages!

 

LoL. Nah, we all have our own preferences. I just ignore posts if they are not in my area of interest.

 

-Mike

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Been trying, but they aren't as keen of "in the wild" photos on that thread...

 

-Mike

I posted a pair.

I think the walnuts are much less prevalent than the Whiskeys are. (less people have them)

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I posted a pair.
I think the walnuts are much less prevalent than the Whiskeys are. (less people have them)

Yeah, they only ordered like 1 bunch of Shells in Walnut color. As opposed to Whiskey, which is a "standard" Alden color.

However, I am trying to make it open to Walnut Shell and Walnut Calf. :-) I know ALOT of people have Walnut Calf over there. I guess that I will have to wear my pair of Walnut Calfs a few times before I sell them...

-Mike
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Ok, so you guys have convinced me with your unecquivocal responses about the necessity of the #8 blucher. (I guess I'm getting over my bias against plain toed shoes; maybe you don't always need the ornamentation of a perforated cap or wingtip for a shoe to stand out).

 

So my question for you diehards who have both lined and unlined ptbs is: is there a reason to default to the stock model over the unlined (besides the difference in edge color and the slight difference in construction between the 990/one-piece model vs the dover cut)? I appreciate any help you can offer. Che over at Leffot has very kindly given me a 24 hour hold on the unlined pair in my size. I want to get back to her asap. 

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Looking great, Saz.
get some rest

Thanks B!
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Ok, so you guys have convinced me with your unecquivocal responses about the necessity of the #8 blucher. (I guess I'm getting over my bias against plain toed shoes; maybe you don't always need the ornamentation of a perforated cap or wingtip for a shoe to stand out).

So my question for you diehards who have both lined and unlined ptbs is: is there a reason to default to the stock model over the unlined (besides the difference in edge color and the slight difference in construction between the 990/one-piece model vs the dover cut)? I appreciate any help you can offer. Che over at Leffot has very kindly given me a 24 hour hold on the unlined pair in my size. I want to get back to her asap. 

Doc, I am with you. I am really not a fan of PTBs, but my logic is based upon the fact that I don't like how they look once worn. BNIB, they look spectacular. However, once they develop creases, I am not as big of a fan and I think that cap toes and perforations help the shoe. I don't have a Buffing Wheel at my house like Mac does. :-)

-Mike
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If anyone is interested, I returned my Whiskey PTBs in 10D to Alden DC. I am going to get a 10.5B to get the best fit possible and minimize creasing as I just mentioned.

According to UPS, they should have received them yesterday. See my old posts for pics if interested.

-Mike
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PSA: As I was calling around to check on whiskey and ravello ptbs, I spoke to Alden SF, who says that they still have these shoes in stock in 9E.

 

Also, Alden of Madison tells me they are currently taking names for whiskey lwbs.

 

Go for it, my fellow Aldenholics!

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How are you getting a 10.5B?
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PSA: As I was calling around to check on whiskey and ravello ptbs, I spoke to Alden SF, who says that they still have these shoes in stock in 9E.

 

Also, Alden of Madison tells me they are currently taking names for whiskey lwbs.

 

Go for it, my fellow Aldenholics!

 

and cigar lwbs, atleast at the time they called me yesterday or the day before. begrudgingly, I passed

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