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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. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    Whiskey Chukka, Ravello LHS. Its a clear decision for me.

    It is so very generous of you to offer, and I look forward to receiving them. 9C Please.
     
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  2. hkpm

    hkpm Well-Known Member

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    I will choose (2) a whiskey chukka and a ravello LHS
     
  3. Eleganza

    Eleganza Active Member

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    Thanks for the info, but I am pretty much aware of that, about Mr. Ford and his preferences. However, since the origins of that shoe were that of the orthopedic sort, that also confirms my Fred G Sanford comment as well.
     
  4. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    i would select (1)
     
  5. Don L

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    #2 for me. Whiskey Chukka and Ravello LHS
     
  6. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Well-Known Member

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    Ha, I hope that overnight shipping will be sufficient Bakes11771.
     
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  7. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Well-Known Member

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    So far it is 1 vote (Uncle, notably) for ravello chukka/whiskey LHS and 3 votes for whiskey chukka/ravello LHS.
     
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    I always thought this was a Hawaiian custom -- a sign of respect reserved for members of the extended "family". Not remotely creepy to me -- friendly and respectful, like Mac.
     
  9. unclesam099

    unclesam099 Well-Known Member

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    Option #1
     
  10. chipshot

    chipshot Well-Known Member

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    Ravello LHS. Anybody doing this make up now? I need a new 8.5D. Mucho Gracias!
     
  11. Organika

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    Would like to hear opinions before a purchase. Out of these three shoes, LHS, Full strap, Tassel, which do you prefer for casual/work, yet everyday use. If the tassel is the most formal of the three, ordinarily it would still be worn with denim/casual clothing?




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  12. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    Whiskey chukka and ravello lhs
     
  13. PhiPsi32

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    I'll settle for a black shell balmoral captoe. Had a pair on order. Just got notified that the order came in sans my special order size. Turns out that the shoes were damaged during fabrication and couldn't be delivered (after a six month wait). They were going to be my first pair of shell. Seems like a bad omen to me.
     
  14. Psyched2

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    Nope, it's just Alden's way of hooking you in. Their reinforcement schedule is worse than gambling.
     
  15. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Well-Known Member

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    They're not doing a good job. I'm ready to defect to Carmina and Viberg.
     
  16. NAMOR

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    lol :nodding:
     
  17. Edmund K

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    Did Alden only damage your pair? or the whole batch is gone? I am really sorry to hear that. It sounds like they're making experimental art piece.
     
  18. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Well-Known Member

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    Uh, I'm not sure. It was part of a stocking order for Alden NY. They didn't mention any other pairs that weren't delivered. In my case, I asked for a special size, and they only ordered one pair in that size.
     
  19. MickCollins1916

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    Sucks, man. Sorry to hear this.

    If it's any consolation, a similar thing also happened to me recently. I preordered the #4 and black saddle shoe from J. Gilbert last year. After a lengthy wait, and being charged for the shoes (followed by a second lengthy wait, and a series of emails over the course of months containing weird excuses), J. Gilbert finally had to tell me mine was the only pair in the order Alden didn't deliver because they were damaged. Apparently, there was some issue with color variation such that the pair didn't meet Alden's high quality standards - snicker - and they weren't going to be able to make a second pair for me. So, after a long saga, I got my money back, but missed out on those saddles I coveted.

    J. Gilbert was fine, but I wasn't real impressed with Alden in that instance, since J. Gilbert apparently had a tough time prying ANY info out of Alden about my order to share with me. Doesn't put the black shell bals on your feet, but at least you know you're not alone in that experience.
     
  20. sazon

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    Ravello Captoe from Alden DC, in bad lighting, but you all know the drill on these
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