or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** - Page 4787

post #71791 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by dslonghorn4 View Post

These are spectacular.  Well done.
Thank you very much.

Styles mentioned in this thread:

post #71792 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by T-Ton View Post

Hi there,

I just got this pair from theshoesmart. I cannot find any reviews or details about this model. The model no. #3560, brown calf and Van last. Do you have any ideas about this model. 


Thank you so much.






what do you want to know? Alden makes a Moc c stitch toe loafer - the lhs - in many colors of cordovan and calf skin leather. It makes a lace-up shoe with a mocc stitch toe in cordovan and many colors of calf akin leather that you don't see as much as the lpafer. My sense is that the Alden makes the lace-up only on retailer order. You have a mocc to lace-up boot that is even more rare than the lace-up and looks like a great casual boot. Enjoy them.
Edited by aldenwear - 1/25/14 at 5:13am
post #71793 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Leffot #8 Naval boot and Bill's khakis ITW on a snowy Friday afternoon.

Fine looking boots and khakis my friend.  Stay warm and dry, and wear in great health...


Edited by ReppTiePrepster - 1/25/14 at 6:28am
post #71794 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by batorma View Post


Crazy that you could have such a variety within a "single color" - what better way to increase your margins than to be able to say what you do is much more an art than a science.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Alden's colors are 100% consistent and do not change over time. Case in point, my Ravello LWB collection.

 

 

 

 

Yes, all three of these are Ravello... :-)

 

-Mike

 

Cigar LWB, Ravello PTB, Ravello LWB, and RL Marlow

 

 

Cigar LWB

 

Ravello LWB

 

While my Cigar LWB and Ravello PTB are very close, the ravello LWB is substantially different (much more red).  Lighting can make all of these shades look pretty close.

post #71795 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

 

LoL, thanks. I don't know why, but I really like the loafers alot, but the Indy's are stinking awesome!

Dubs, your posts of pics are an invaluable contribution to this forum.  Well done my friend!  Keep posting away...

post #71796 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I feel like those Indy on the Plaza shouldn't be called an Indy. More of a moc or stitch toe to me. They are awesome looking just not an Indy to me

You could call them shit-kickers and they're still amazing! :D

post #71797 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by soundersfc2 View Post
 

I don't get why most people prefer shell cordovan, I don't like the shine and I think they look too purplish. I definitely like the 2nd a lot more.

 

.

 

 

My J Crew brown and tobacco LWBs (calf) are awesome shoes, but for full retail I would rather spend $150 more for shell.  If you can get the calf for $300-400 I think they are great purchases; at $500+ it's a little overpriced.  Nice pics, btw...  wear in great health my friend!

post #71798 of 87516
My new color 8 Passat SEL...perhaps a quick trip to TSM is in order
post #71799 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post

My new color 8 Passat SEL...perhaps a quick trip to TSM is in order

Thats funny.

post #71800 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by dusttruffle View Post
 

can anyone shed light on why some Alden X JCrew on the bay are marked with black marker on the insole "to prevent returns"?

 

does this signify seconds, try ons/returns, shop soiled,  or something else? sold at discount?

 

thx.

My guess is these were items from past seasons that didn't sell and were released to a handful of ebay stores one of them is in Virginia and uses a couple of different usernames on the bay.  I bought a pair of brown LWBs from the "Paisley Petunia" about three years ago (not sure if they are still around).  They sell nothing but older j crew stock at about half the retail cost and sometimes much less.  I have five pairs of J Crew suede PTBs and suede saddles I bought from them through ebay about 9 years ago.  I purchased each of them for $25-$50 from the PP and they retailed for about $150-175 in previous seasons.  If they are seconds I couldn't tell you how.  They were my absolute favorite shoes until I wore them out (when I find what I like, I don't hold back); soles eventually worn down and fell off.  Unfortunately there was no way to repair them.  J Crew's newer versions are crap.  This is why I decided to go with high quality, goodyear welted shoes.  I tried various AE but they were much too uncomfortable.  I picked up the Alden calf LWB and there was no turning back!

 

Sorry to ramble.  I hope my personal story of Alden discovery and picking up cheap Alden for J Crew on ebay wasn't too off topic.

post #71801 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by turdburglar View Post

Sorry- are these the same as their Brown chromexcel PTB? When I look up the covers the style number is completely diff (dover- 29364f vs PTB blucher- 95080).

Thanks smile.gif
Yes. All retailers refer to these as Brown CXL PTB. I don't have my shoe handy so I can't look at the style number.
post #71802 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

 

 

Sorry to ramble.  I hope my personal story of Alden discovery and picking up cheap Alden for J Crew on ebay wasn't too off topic.

 

thanks for the response.  

 

never apologise for rambling!

post #71803 of 87516
I like calf and cordovan equally.
post #71804 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Fine looking boots and khakis my friend.  Stay warm and dry, and wear in great health...
Thank you sir. Staying warm and dry is easy when one has good boots.
post #71805 of 87516
Creases on sides of jcrew Indy , 2 years of wear





New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim

Styles mentioned in this thread:

Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***