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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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    is the post 2009 gm any better
    we do have trust in the shell and we will follow it where ever it goes
     
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  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    enjoy wearing in good health
     
  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    cigar indy
    argyles otc
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  4. CrackedCrab

    CrackedCrab Well-Known Member

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    ^^ thanks you too, enjoy your Indy's
     
  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  6. violethour1951

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    gorgeous cigar indy's uncle. can't wait till it cools down in Chicago so I can wear mine again
     
  7. kippy

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    ++++1 Preach it brother, preach it. Especially with you on the styling of the Alden shoes. No one, no ONE does it better. I have looked everywhere, seen every high-end brand, experimented with others and Alden is quite unique. If this is "GM" then happy to drive it.
     
  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    thank you
     
  9. discult

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    My girlfriend bought me a Alden #8 cordovan belt, it was very nice and an excellant gift. Unfortunately she bought me a size too small. Upon trying to exchange it we learned that they are in short supply as Alden is seeking a new manufacture. So I have been on the hunt and happened to walk into the local Brooks Brothers today and found two that I liked and purchased.



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    With the #8 Cap Toe = http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...852168&Parent_Id=228&default_color=Brown#null
    in Burgundy

    With the Ravello Wing Tip = http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...or=Walnut&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=
    in Walnut

    I am really fond of the Ravello matching one, it is stamped Allen Edmonds - Made in the USA.
     
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    Can any1 help me to ID last on this boots? I picked up from Roden Gray (Size 7) this spring and now I want one in Barrie last. What size should I take for Barrie last?

    Thank you!
     
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  11. jerrybrowne

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    That looks like Barrie to me.
     
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    I have all of these and I have to say that yes, the EGs are worth twice the cost. In general my EG crups are much better made and finished than my Aldens. I became fed up with all of the quality issues with Alden.
     
  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Here are the prices (for the above mentioned shell models):
    675 Alden
    850 RL
    1600 EG

    I have had some QC issues with Alden, but I will say I had none with this Ravello model. I have had good experiences with RL and EG.

    If forced to choose, however, I would take the Alden plus the RL plus $75 rather than only the EG. But that's just me.

    All beautiful shoes in their own right ....
     
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  14. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Contact Alden with the model number and take the guess work out of it. :nodding:
     
  15. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Nice belts.

    I too got my ravello matching belt from BB - last year (no longer offered). Strangely, it was advertised as British Tan, and it was anything but.
     
  16. jerrybrowne

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    That pricing is correct, but it's for MTO crup EGs. EG Jermyn street also sells some crup models in their standard line-up. The cost is significantly less, though not cheap, ~1200-1300 USD depending on the exchange rate.

    Don't want to crap the thread up with non Alden chatter, but for what it's worth, Vass shell is the best value bar none.
     
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  17. fredmull

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    anyone catch the hbo show newsroom? looks like main character will mcavoy wears alden suede chukkas.
     
  18. esoxm

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    Made the same comment to my wife last night.
     
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    Nice choice for belts. The perforated one looks to be the Allen Edmonds Manistee. I have the set and they are wonderful matches for all the Alden colors. I have found them on sale every so often at ~70ish dollars.

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF74011_1_40000000001_-1

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  20. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I understood your post of "I have all of these" to mean the 3 models that were the subject matter of the discussion. Ergo, the prices given were for the precise models alluded to.
     
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