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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. Countingsheep

    Countingsheep Well-Known Member

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    No flash. Just indirect sunlight... Mine do seem to be abnormally light but I kind of like it.
     
  2. ReppTiePrepster

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  3. Countingsheep

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    Closer to that yes but still not quite that dark. Strangely...

    I think sunlight exposure has a strong effect on the color of most shell
     
  4. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Had the EXACT same thing happen to me (shoes included)! Congrats MickCollins and let's both wear in great health...
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    And yes, I do have to give a shout out to NRO as the sticker in the first pic indicates. While I waited a month for Alden to complete production and an extra day or two because NRO fumbled the delivery to UPS, I have to credit them with yes, excellent communication and CS. They returned every e-mail within 24 hrs (in reality about 12 hrs). And when they created a mix-up with UPS, they expedited my delivery (2 days) so I would have them before the weekend.

    They originally printed a UPS label last Sat and sent me the tracking number. When I realized on Tuesday that the package still hadn't made it to the UPS station I e-mailed to inquire. On Wednesday morning they apologized for the confusion and said I would have my shoes by the end of the day Friday. Here I sit content as can be, watching the NCAA basketball tournament with my latest addition to my color 8 family!

    While I am intrigued with the tassel moc and pleased with the 20% of I got from NRO's President's Day Sale, I'm wondering if these shoes will make me look 20 years older. On the other hand, these are an American classic created by Alden.
     
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  5. CalceoAdamator

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    I have 4 Marlows, but I find them "thicker" than Alden... They are nice shoes but I also prefer the Alden shells... Probably why I have about 3 dozen... LOL... I'm an Alden'holic... It's probelematic at best...
     
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    Per my earlier post, my Marlows are lighter than the cigar Alden... I guess shading can vary, based on some of the other posts...
     
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    Agreed. If I could find these used for a good price, I'd snag them and re-sole them. they'd be perfect with a double leather sole w/ barbour welt.
     
  8. Roguls

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    Blind eyelets are excellent on this Plaza boot. They should be used more often on boots imo.
     
  9. rydenfan

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    Count me in in the end of the week with new Alden club :)

    Snuff suede PTB on the Barrie. Damn these things are comfortable...
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  10. SuitedDx

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    Brixton on Plaza = LS Cigar Plaza Boot (which I just put up pics a few posts ago)
     
  11. BeSpiffington

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    From the office of ridiculous redundancy:[​IMG][​IMG] Does anyone believe it's redundant to have both the Ravello LWB and the RL Marlow short wings?
     
  12. zippyh

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    Some pics from about 2010.

    Ravello x 3 and Whiskey x 2
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    #8, cigar, marlows, whiskey, ravello
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  13. sqroot3

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    certainly not. one's a longwing, the other's a shortwing. do it...
     
  14. shaunw

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    I just noticed that theshoemart upped their price on cigar shell indys to $762....:embar:
     
  15. Bakes11771

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    Weren't those already considered pricey before the increase?

    Those were the ones everyone was commenting on a few months back, right?


    Edit: Looks like they only have size 12 left.
     
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  16. MickCollins1916

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    Cheers, my friend! I dig the tassels....we have good taste. Glad you had what ended up being a good shopping experience too.

    I had to wait for awhile for this pair in 8.5EEE and paid full freight, but no complaints. I had a less than thrilling experience with a purchase of some black shell tassels from Shoemart in January, but these ones seem like they're going to work out quite well. Alden DC is always a phenomenal shopping experience for me. They know how to treat customers.
     
  17. shaunw

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    Not sure but it seems pretty high for a domestic makeup. Their #8 indys are up now too ($708)
     
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    I think its the same. People were calling it "The most expensive indy boot every"
     
  19. REguy

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    You should buy a Powerball ticket, my friend. Every time I walk down Charles Street, I wonder how NRO manages to stay in business. I hope this marks a turning point in their customer service.

    Amazing how random some customer experiences are. For instance, AoC tends to get a bad rap around here due to some of Adam's return and communication quirks. Yet, I've bought shoes from him since shortly after he opened, have had nothing but first rate service through today, and would highly recommend AoC to anyone. That said, I know my size and don't jerk him around.

    I see he posted some pictures on the website from the early days which made me a little nostalgic. I bought my first pair of Aldens through him when I was fresh out of college and have owned a number of the special make-ups he did. Unfortunately, I let most of them go, so it's nice to see them again.

    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/the_alden_of_carmel_story.htm

    P.S. I think I paid $285 for that first pair, and I thought I was bat shit crazy!
     
  20. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    any in the wild pics of ravello indys? trying to decide if I should grab a pair or just stay happy with my day trippers
     
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