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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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    With my color 8 alden for bb unlined LHS, and my tassels in suede and shell, i literally have no heel slippage. They are comfortably snug. They key for me was going down in width until my heel was locked in.
     
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  2. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Well-Known Member

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    I saw some Saphir leather insoles available from "The Hanger Project" that looked pretty nice. I'm thinking about getting a pair for my golf shoes.
     
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    No shell for OSB and no MTO program, but they do have some special makeups for a few stores. Rancourt certainly has a much larger selection.
     
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    The only Goodyear-welted product that Oak Street currently produces is the Trench Boot. All of their other shoes (including loafers) are hand-stitched moccasin construction.
     
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    Yes they do offer leather insoles, I just bought some from them yesterday... However, they also informed me that they are discontinued, so it's whatever they have left in stock...
     
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    CalceoAdamator Well-Known Member

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    BTW guys, got an email from J. Gilbert yesterday informing me their special make up order was confirmed by Alden, and they are now taking pre-orders on their medallion toe Oxford on the Plaza last in black shell. If you're interested reach out to Yenni, I placed my order yesterday. Here's what they look like in No.8: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Medallion_Toe_Oxford_241.htm
     
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    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Here's the black shell version:
    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Medallion_Toe_Oxford_250.htm

    I have it. It is a nice looking shoe.
     
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    Perfect - that's what I'm looking for. Can't wait...


    Do you think you could send me some details on how to get them via PM? :happy:
     
  9. BeSpiffington

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    I just emailed Alden to see if they actually still exist. I'm also going to my local Alden retailer today, Hubert White in MPLS. I'll have their shoe guy, Kevin Luedke 612-339-9200, make some inquiries. He's also got a growing selection of Alden's in stock. I'm tempted to get some 975's just in case. You know how it is.
     
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    I called the factory at (508) 947-3926, left several VMs (over the course of a week) and someone finally called back and I ordered over the phone.
     
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    Thank you sir.
     
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    And Yenni is also taking pre-orders for a Cigar Indy boot with commando soles.
     
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    #4 WT Boots with no flash. These have lightened already. Kinda wish they would have stayed a shade darker.
    [​IMG]
     
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    BeSpiffington Well-Known Member

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    sazon, just found this post. An Indy with a commando sole would be perfect for Minnesota. If the price of a pre-order thru Yenni is full payment then it's cost prohibitive at best.Your killing me man. Love those #4 boots.
     
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    lagsun Well-Known Member

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    I was put on the list last summer by Yenni at no cost. She then called me when someone dropped out out of the current order so I got mine in the Fall. I believe Alden of NY (double leather sole) can either put you on the list for free or if you pay then you are more or less guaranteed when they come in.
     
  17. ReppTiePrepster

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    Still look great sazon!
     
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    sazon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Gents!

    Yenni usually takes a $200 deposit, from my dealings with her. She is always a pleasure. Sweet as candy.
     
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    What other shell offerings are available for pre-order from any dealer right now? It's frustrating how hard it is to get a pair.
     
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    Are you referring to specialty shells or shell in general? I preordered a six eyelet chukka#8 from yenni @jgilbert. As well as a plaza cap toe from LS also#8.
     
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