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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. JPFNY5

    JPFNY5 Well-Known Member

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    Who makes these?
     
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    that tattoo is awesome.
     
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  4. blue collar

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    Hey guys GQ had this article on J.Crew's new shop. However the bottom of the article there is a small Q&A with Floyd Gilmore of Alden. He says in the article that if you wish to be a new Alden retailer that the lead time to get the STANDARD line of shoes will not be until 2014...if youre lucky!?!

    Demand is nuts...

    http://www.gq.com/style/blogs/the-gq-eye/2012/03/jcrews-quest-to-dress-men.html
     
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  5. JPFNY5

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    Very Nice! Could you please tell me where you got them?
     
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    That whole bit about being over-sold boggles my mind in this day and age. I realize that its a labor and time-intensive process, but c'mon...
     
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    Thanks! I bought them several years back on clearance from Plain Clothes in Birmingham. They had done a special run of them. I know other stores have also ordered the same or similar makeups at different times. Surely someone, probably a Southern shop somewhere, will have them this spring. I think there is a shop in Charleston that has carried them in the past (not Ben Silver).
     
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    How wide is the Grant last? From the sizing chart it's right in the middle and I have wider feet. Should I go Barrie size or normal size?
     
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    From my experience, the Grant is narrower in the toe box. I'm a 8.5D in Barrie and 9D in Grant although I probably could have went 8.5D in Grant but didn't have a chance to try them.
     
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    Uh oh..
    Brannock 8.3-ish C. I wear 7.5 in many boots/sneakers like f+b 745 / chucks/MLII
    Ordered 7.5 indy.
    F*** it ill just put a bunch of insoles
     
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    Hi guys. I really like the Leffot Gatby shoe. But with no credit I will have to sell some sweaters and probably my adidas collection (which I don't wear anymore) of forest hills and such. Should I do it? Or do you think there will be some other, better version, out this spring?
     
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    I like the newer Leffot version better.
     
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    Question: Do I need Ravello, and if so, what shoe?

    I have Whiskey LWBs, Cigar chukkas, PTB #8s, and black shell captoe bals. As Whiskey ages, it darkens. Would it be too close to Ravello? When would I wear Ravello that I wouldn't wear either Whiskey or Cigar?

    I know I'm missing a LHS, but I can't wear the Van Last, so that's an impossibility.

    Thoughts?

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    I don't think this has been answered yet. In reply to your query, the chinos are from Epaulet. Just be careful before you proceed- the Epaulet stuff has proven itself as addictive as shell, at least to me it has. I can't seem to post links, so you'll have to dig them up yourself: there's a SF thread dedicated to Epaulet - search "epaulet shop" and from there you should be able to navigate to the store's site. Good luck.
     
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    I'd go with the Ravello NST blucher at shoemart currently. It's on the aberdeen last though. If you can weat that last in a D width you're golden. If they had that shoe in an E width i'd be all over that ish!

    And no, ravello is it's own thing. More red than wiskey. Pull the trigger!
     
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    Yep it's a classic marketing scheme that usually ends up being effective if you truly care about brand invidualization and quality.

    Alden could clearly keep up and surpass demand if they so desired. It's similar to the Zara model of business in the fashion industry. Alden relies on limited production runs to generate hype about their brand and keep the margins high on their products... thus allowing them to regulate production at their whim.

    Can't fault them for sure, especially given the cost of US labor vs imports.
     
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    for what it's worth, I love Alden boots and, while cordovan boots/shoes are beautiful (no doubt), I refuse to wear them -
    I say this without wanting to get into any debates/conversations/arguments on the matter - to each his own -
     
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    it's worth the hassle of exchange to get the right fit, once you get it locked even for one last you can extrapolate to others.
    if you're 7.5 in chucks you would likely be around 7 in barrie(r) / trubalance.
     
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    My guess is price.
     
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