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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. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Well-Known Member

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    Did shoe mart just increase all their prices on alden shoes by $20? Very unfortunate.

    it's not just shoemart, Alden is increasing prices. countdown to a $700 Alden is on...
     
  2. chenc

    chenc Well-Known Member

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    Did shoe mart just increase all their prices on alden shoes by $20? Very unfortunate.
    Actually not all. The price for shell cordovan cap toe bals in both #8 and black is lowered from $595 to $567. I know it was $595 because I bought a pair about 1 month ago.
     
  3. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Well-Known Member

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    aldenshop is owned by Alden.
     
  4. interlockingny

    interlockingny Well-Known Member

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    Did shoe mart just increase all their prices on alden shoes by $20? Very unfortunate.

    Alden actually raised their prices on 2/28. It looks like they had ShoeMart do the same. Tom could probably speak to this better than I can, but for the most part, I'm pretty sure Alden dictates the prices on most of the models, at least for the non-exclusive shoes/boots made up for retailers.
     
  5. pitboss12

    pitboss12 Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I think Shoemart prices only increased about $10 on their dress shoe offerings.

    Tom - Is your soon to be Beverly Hills location the building diagonally across from Brooks Brothers? Just drove through the intersection on the way to lunch and remembered you were going to open on Santa Monica Blvd.
     
  6. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Well-Known Member

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    Alden's prices do go up every year, about at the ending of February. They are currently implementing a MSRP as well.
     
  7. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Well-Known Member

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    Tom - Is your soon to be Beverly Hills location the building diagonally across from Brooks Brothers? Just drove through the intersection on the way to lunch and remembered you were going to open on Santa Monica Blvd.

    That's the one! We'll be in the Writer's and Artist's Building. Our address will be 9513 Santa Monica Blvd. Parking right in the back. [​IMG]
     
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    These arrived for me yesterday. Previous owner had worn them once...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. interlockingny

    interlockingny Well-Known Member

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    These arrived for me yesterday. Previous owner had worn them once...

    [​IMG]


    Wow. Those are awesome. Wear them well. 9 B/D?
     
  10. Seafinch

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    Thanks. I will. 8.5 B/D
     
  11. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    Suede Indys are sweet! Congrats!
     
  12. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Well-Known Member

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    My favorite Indys. Nice score.
     
  13. Morgan

    Morgan Well-Known Member

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    LeatherSOUL, I am pumped about your LA store opening! Looking forward to the suede longwings I just ordered as well.

    I didn't realize that Alden owned the San Francisco store. Do they own the NY or DC shops as well?
     
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    mxgreen Well-Known Member

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    LeatherSOUL, I am pumped about your LA store opening! Looking forward to the suede longwings I just ordered as well.

    I didn't realize that Alden owned the San Francisco store. Do they own the NY or DC shops as well?


    I believe Alden owns the San Fran and DC stores but not NY.
     
  15. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Well-Known Member

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    I believe Alden owns the San Fran and DC stores but not NY.

    That's correct.
     
  16. pitboss12

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    That's the one! We'll be in the Writer's and Artist's Building. Our address will be 9513 Santa Monica Blvd. Parking right in the back. [​IMG]

    Great location. As you know, location is everything.
     
  17. interlockingny

    interlockingny Well-Known Member

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    I believe Alden owns the San Fran and DC stores but not NY.

    Your belief is correct.
     
  18. machochino

    machochino Well-Known Member

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    Not good news but if 20 bucks affects your ability to purchase $500 shoes then perhaps you shouldn't be buying $500 shoes.

    Never stated it affects my ability to purchase and everything is relative. Maybe your perspective in life is different than mines.

    Just thought I make a comment about slight price increases across the brand. I think now I will rather make my purchase through Carmel.
     
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    Really tempted to pull the trigger on the unlined flex welt chukka in tan suede. I'm planning on stomping the streets and heard that the flex welt/sole is too soft and doesn't offer much support for all day wearing. Feedback from current owners will be much appreciated.
     
  20. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Well-Known Member

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    Really tempted to pull the trigger on the unlined flex welt chukka in tan suede. I'm planning on stomping the streets and heard that the flex welt/sole is too soft and doesn't offer much support for all day wearing. Feedback from current owners will be much appreciated.

    My post on page 230 may cure you of that temptation pretty quickly.. [​IMG]
     
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