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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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Your wallet will forever be lighter. :D
     
  2. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on three excellent shell acquisitions. Welcome and wear in great health!
     
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  3. Don L

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    Great choices, Welcome to the maddness
     
  4. Bakes11771

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    Probably depends on the size. I put the M Full toes in my 9C LHS. The Woodlore Ultra Shoe Trees (which are split toe) in M barely fit in my 9D Tassels. Never actually tried putting the Full Toes in my tassels, but just imagined that it wouldn't be a good fit due to the narrow toe box.
     
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    It was Rancourt. In fairness though the conversation was in regards to unlined shell. I did not ask the rational but they strongly suggested it. I went with a pair if the trees they have and the fit is great
     
  6. tmw

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    What is it with shoes and watches?

    So funny you said this....my recent shoe habit has also been biting into my watch fund.
    I'd be closer to my vintage IWC 666 blk dial/date by a few grand if I hadn't bought so many great shoes recently! As I'm typing this I'm ordering the Alden alpine calfskin boot from L.S. It's the first "reasonably priced" non-shell, non-mto shoe I've purchased in a while.

    Arrived in mail today: Alden Whiskey lwb
    Arriving in mail next week: 1967 Rolex 5513 submariner

    It's a funny little addiction we got goin' on here.

    I love that IWC Portuguese you have your eyes on. My puny, round 6.75" wrists just don't look right with those big 'guesers.
    Good luck with your quest for that magnificent watch..
     
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    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    I've seen them say that on their website. Not sure what their reasoning behind it is.
     
  9. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Well-Known Member

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    It's been a while since I've seen Uncle Mac post...
     
  10. rcb35

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    I saw a pair of shells on ebay and the seller claims they have only been worn a handful of times and the pics seem to verify that. Any downside regarding fit with pre owned alden shells?
     
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  11. kwhitelaw

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    some will take concern with how a previous owners feet will have creased them, assuming it would be different. in addition, the insole very likely molded to the previous owners feet.

    That being said, I bought a pair of shells off a forum member that were well broken in but still quite comfortable. no regrets for price paid [​IMG]
     
  12. rydenfan

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    Great way to save a few bucks and pick up a great pair of shoes
     
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    If you know the fit is your size, you could score a great deal. Should get 150$ under retail and no tax, about 13.00$ to ship.
     
  14. Resistant

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    I was sent a pair of clearly creased Alden boots and worried that it may allow the boots to wear my toes and cause irritation. Never happened and I received a 30% discount. Used a mac method with a clean wrench and set a new crease after two wears. Then removed all crease and waves with a deer bone and trees for pressure. Just made them mine.
     
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    Busy season is in full swing for the accountants of the USA. He won't have a social life until April 15.
     
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    I recently purchased a pair of shell boots I would estimate had been worn @ 10 to 12 times to be honest with you they felt no different than my brand new indy boots I got a couple weeks before . Just saying
     
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    Looks like I would only save about $80-$90 over new, maybe I will just wait until new ones are available in my size.
     
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    Are you saying you sized up from AE to Meermin between a half size and a whole size? You seem to be an outlier on the sizing rules if that were true. I thought the standard suggestion was to take your AE size and subtract a half to move to the Barrie or Trubalance lasts, which run a half size large. However, your information about your size adjustment to Meermin is puzzling.
     
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    Valuation should be about 30% off, if just hardly used, since you can hold out for new at a major retailer and save 15 - 20% on sale at say Brooks Brothers and + 5- 8 %
    tax at check out. As always it depends on the rarity of the shoe and will you find your size and proper fit then. I popped on the plain toe cordovan on E-bay because the pics were legit and the fit was perfect, also a nice seller who was trying to get into a different pair as he tried to move past really poor salesmanship and service were he bought.
     
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