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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Well-Known Member

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    funny dude.
     
  2. makewayhomer

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    man, those are expensive. $525 for calfskin shortwings. the Leathersoul shell shortwings in the fall were $595...and calf longwings like $475 I think
     
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  3. mcarthur

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    #4 & black saddle
    argyles otc
     
  4. mr chorizo

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    out of the new j crew make ups, i'm partial to the calfskin LHS, suede SWB, and crepe sole chukka.

    not usually a huge chukka person, but these look super comfy.
     
  5. Joenobody0

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    I agree with you. Alden calf is getting super expensive for what you get. I wonder if they're trying to direct demand to the shell models, which even with the price increase seem to be a better deal than the calf models.
     
  6. El Argentino

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    Yes - on the contrary to their calf offerings, I think JCrew's best is their #8 Captoe boot.
     
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    2nd that! $525 for J.Crew Calf LHS or $595 for a standrar #8 LHS....i'm pretty sure thats a no brainer.
     
  8. makewayhomer

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    I have an email from Shoemart from October 2009. Calfskin blucher was listed at $379 retail. from that to $525 in 27 months
     
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    One more blatant plug for my new alden boot that is listed in the SF classifieds section. I really don't want to put these on the auction site but if I don't get any action here.........

    These are new boots in size 10D with barrie last. I have reduced them to $425 from their orginial retail price of $495. I will also consider trades for something similar (Alden boot or possibly) shoe

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    The best way to drive the price down is not to buy. This will force the retailer to lower the price. Less demand=lower price.
     
  11. El Argentino

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    Very true; Alden charges that much because we're all fools willing to pay it.

    I mean, realistically, $710 for a LWB?

    But people pay it, so they have room to keep moving it up.
     
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    Maybe AE can up their game in the shell market while keeping prices down. That would at least give Alden some incentive to keep retail prices under control.
     
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    hello all, the Alden MTO special make up by CHRK33 (plaza whiskey sw boot) is now available for pre-order on the Epaulet website! Thanks again, CHRK33 and Epaulet, for making this happen!!! :)
     
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    Beat me to it, Natesjuice. :fistbump:

    So excited about this boot and Mike at Epaulet was great to work with. Hopefully, people like the makeup and it does well for Epaulet.

    Let the interminable wait begin!
     
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    It's not just in their store? - could you provide a link to see the page? Thanks
     
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    I know the constant sizing questions are a bit of a bore, but can someone help me out with some advice? I would like to get in on the MTO order but I don't own anything on the Plaza last.

    I wear a 7.5B in the Hampton comfortably, and 7 is my correct length in the Barrie (though I'm not sure the width). I measure slightly longer than 7.5 on the Brannock (both total length and heel to ball) with a width between C and B.

    I think I should probably take a 7.5B on the Plaza, but I'm not sure since I have the Alden for BB wingtip bal in a 7D and it fits about one width too wide (fine in length though). I emailed Alden regarding the BB wingtips and they said the BB last should fit like the Plaza even though they aren't the same last. That makes me suspect that a 7C on the plaza might be a better fit for my particular foot.

    Does anyone have any experience with the both the BB wingtip bal and an Alden Plaza lasted shoe?
     
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    REALLY pumped about this.
     
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    Hmm, I thought the BB wingtip bals are on the plaza.
    Anyway, I've got a pair of them and they feel the same as the other plaza last shoes I have.
     
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