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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. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Well-Known Member

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    FYI, these are one of the Aldens we'll be releasing at the SF 10 year vendor showcase. (NYR just got his since he preordered them last year.)
     
  2. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    enjoy wearing
     
  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    good looking boot, enjoy wearing
     
  4. PhiPsi32

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    +1 A little brushing works too.
     
  5. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Well-Known Member

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    MickCollins1916, you beat me to it. My LS Tankers arrived today as well. Milkshake Indys from Epaulet due in tomorrow.

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  6. granjamo

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    Is this the same leather used on the all-weather walkers and welterweights?
     
  7. AldenLuver

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    Your point is well taken. All I meant was that you're not getting that much more with the Marlow. I've seen the patina of an aged Marlow and i still say the alden color 8 looks better. Now the older model of the Marlow (Darlton) has a different color shell which is spectacular. It looks more like a slightly darker version of the ravello shell. That is by far a superior looking shoe, aged and patina'd. (See Joachim's - terradilavoro - post below) No need to get personal with Cole Haan/Rockport comment. Wasn't trying to find bargain basement prices, just the better overall shoe and an extra $250

     
  8. LImorowman

    LImorowman Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if anyone asked this yet, but for those of you who have owned Aldens a while... How old are they? How many years do they stay good looking with normal upkeep? Anyone have pictures of Aldens that are many years old and still in rotation?
    Thanks
     
  9. zippyh

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    Ralph private sale is going on right now.
    Marlows are going for 30% off plus a 15% kicker so 40.5% off making them $505 plus tax.
    If you didn't get a seekrit code, call customer service and beg for one or call a store.

    And speaking of awesome shell...
    A Fine Pair of Shoes is putting together a customer order for Alfred Sargent Ramsey double monks in Horween Whiskey shell.
    They'll be 405gbp shipped after taking off VAT which isn't bad at all.
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/233902/a-fine-pair-of-shoes-official-affiliate-thread/420#post_5395027
     
  10. furo

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    This I don't quite understand. I was under the impression that LS was a brick and mortar store and that the only "preorders" made were by customers who are "walk-ins" not phone or online orders.

    I thought that LS only sold its first run of shoes to in-store customers, and then if there's any leftover stock, they open that up to orders over the phone or through email.

    I'm completely confused now...
     
  11. lagsun

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    They occasionally announce pre-orders on their website like:

    http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/01/03/alden-pre-order-2/
    http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2011/09/09/alden-pre-order/
     
  12. MickCollins1916

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    Thanks, Uncle! I will enjoy these boots immensely I am sure.


    Good look for you...we have good taste if I do say so myself. Milkshake indys too? Wow, that's a big week! Look forward to pics of those guys.
     
  13. sazon

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    some of Uncle Mac's Aldens are 10-15 years old. Pay close attention to his pics and the pristine condition.
     
  14. PhiPsi32

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    I started as a walk in customer, but I have done all of my recent orders via email or phone. Pre-orders are posted occasionally on the Shop Talk Blog such as this one

    http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/01/03/alden-pre-order-2/

    I got my Kudu Indys early because I happened to call on the day they arrived (about a day before they dropped on the website). That was blind luck, though.
     
  15. MickCollins1916

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    I am sure a lot of guys have me beat on this, but my oldest pair in rotation is entering it's 12th year of service. The pic isn't great, but here is a link to a photo of them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41481142@N06/3899491039/
     
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    Awesome! I'm looking forward to many many many years with my Aldens.
     
  17. El Argentino

    El Argentino Well-Known Member

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    When I picked up my Cigar LWBs, one of the main selling points for convincing my wife to part with the money was, "but hon - I'll be wearing these shoes to our daughter's high school graduation!"

    Daughter is 2.

    :slayer:
     
  18. Therendition

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    Nice looking boots! Not a fan of that last, however. Kind of pointy.

    EDIT: +1 for speed hooks, though!
     
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    +1 for an excellent question.
     
  20. furo

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    Yeah, it's just boggling to understand their business plan. They market themselves as a brick and mortar store, i.e. they claim they aren't an online retailer.

    Yet here we are, ordering online and preordering online....
     
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