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Originally Posted by Byron Perez View Post

Hi guys!

Exactly a month into the Alden game and I am extremely lucky to cop my first Alden pair:



Thanks to mdubs (Mike) for the tip.

Byron

Welcome to the addiction.  MDubs is a good man (and what may would call an enabler).

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post #81392 of 87853
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Originally Posted by Byron Perez View Post

Hi guys!

Exactly a month into the Alden game and I am extremely lucky to cop my first Alden pair:



Thanks to mdubs (Mike) for the tip.

Byron


Fine score, and welcome to the club!  Enjoy often and in great health...

post #81393 of 87853
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Originally Posted by Byron Perez View Post

Hi guys!

Exactly a month into the Alden game and I am extremely lucky to cop my first Alden pair:



Thanks to mdubs (Mike) for the tip.

Byron

size 9?

post #81394 of 87853
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Originally Posted by LittleViti View Post

I actually like the look of my 974 (#8 SW Bal) with dark denim...as unconventional as it may be. I rotate them with my Marlows for standard business casual at work.

I would actually like to try the BB #8 SW Bal since the plaza last is a little sleeker, but the metal eyelets/brogue/foxing all lend to a little more casual look IMO. Kicking myself as I just got outbid on pair on eBay in decent shape and perfect for Alden restoration. Here's hoping BB gets a restock.

A) Normally I'd say that a balmoral is too formal to wear with denim, however, the 974 is pretty big and clunky; the double leather sole and shape of the tremont last makes it look more like a country shoe.  I think it can work with combinations on the dressier side of casual.

 

B)  I wouldn't hold your breath for an Alden restock on the BB shortwing bal.  It may be a very long while before that happens.  A manager at a local BB who did a nationwide search for my size in both black and burgundy shell, called to tell me that I'm out of luck and that it is unlikely that Alden will restock and that BB is planning to phase-out that make-up.

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

Congrats!  Just out of curiosity, (not to toot my own horn, but) how many of us here would make great sales associates at any of the Alden stores!  :D 

 

even better.. could you grasp the <extended> reach that Alden could have in this day and age if they had a dedicated person/team responsible for marketing etc? Clean up the website, trunk shows, similar MTO to what AE does with Allison?, cross marketing with online blogs etc... 

 

Increased exposure would of course make acquisitions more difficult, but could also help with improving QC..

 

just a rambling thought or two.. someone from Alden, feel free to PM me  

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

 

even better.. could you grasp the <extended> reach that Alden could have in this day and age if they had a dedicated person/team responsible for marketing etc? Clean up the website, trunk shows, similar MTO to what AE does with Allison?, cross marketing with online blogs etc...

 

Increased exposure would of course make acquisitions more difficult, but could also help with improving QC..

 

just a rambling thought or two.. someone from Alden, feel free to PM me  

Frankly it has always surprised me that Alden does not do group MTO's like every other manufacturer.

From what I understand though, they are not even in the market of accepting new vendors for MTO styles.

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very random observations:  

 

has anyone noticed how newer Aldens have a more detailed logo stamped onto the soles than prior models?

 

also on the LWB's, the wingtip pattern has a wider, more triangler 'tip' compared to older models (I happen to think this looks great, albeit subtle)

 

anyone know when these changes took place?

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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

Congrats those are a sweet catch!

See Ya,
Steve

Thanks!
post #81399 of 87853
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Welcome to the addiction.  MDubs is a good man (and what may would call an enabler).

Yes, he is. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Fine score, and welcome to the club!  Enjoy often and in great health...

Cheers!
post #81401 of 87853
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

size 9?

Yes, they are 9Ds on the Grant last. smile.gif
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Loving these. They are getting better with age. Going on about a year old with probably twenty-five wears.

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I might be throwing my ravello medallion cap toe shoes up on the marketplace today.  I'm still really torn about the decision.  The plaza last just pinches my pinkie toe, but fits perfectly everywhere else.  I've considered having Kathy stretch them, but I don't want to force a shoe to fit if it's just not comfortable.  Heartbroken because it's my first and only pair of ravellos.  

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8.5d?
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

8.5d?

Yep.

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