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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. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Just don't want them to come off and they will come off on their own. :stirpot:
     
  2. Beatlegeuse

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    I had a boot with pull tabs once years ago and it annoyed the hell out of me that my pants always got caught on them. I haven't had pull tabs since then and I doubt I ever will. Nothing aesthetically wrong with them, but functionally they drove me nuts.
     
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    Newbie here. LS = leather soul? Which store?
     
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    I wish I had a pair of whiskey LWB... :(
     
  5. green garden

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    I have the same experience. My typical dress shoe size is 8D. I was fitted by the Alden store in SFO and the associated let me try the 8C and it fit really well. I've been using my 990 for about 3 months now with no issues. And yes, looking for C is very difficult to find. So the next time I find myself in the city, I may try a 7.5D and see if it works.

    Just curious... Question for gforce, do you have experience with the Leydon last? Did you just use the standard width for you? Unfortunately I don't have any model outside of my 990 and I have my eye on a model from Epaulet that is on Leydon. Want to avoid a trip into the SFO store with the intention of just trying a shoe out and buying from another store.
     
  6. CalceoAdamator

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    So you got them!! Awesome... Love the tones... Congrats and wear them in the best off health...
     
  7. MrDV

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    thanks for the kind words gentlemen
     
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    Those are just gorgeous! I don't have any ravello and am incredibly envious. I'm at the point in my boot collection (and also with the current prices of shell) that I am being very particular and discerning in what I buy now. But I know that if I find a boot in ravello in my size, there will be no hesitation.

    I second El Argentino's comment --- a worn-in boot has so much more character (as long as you don't need it for dressier occasions).
     
  9. MrDV

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    shaunw, those boots are awesome

    color 8 lwb + purple

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    Thanks to a great seller. I always liked the makeup and they are kind of the casual little brother to my color 8 perf cap toe boots.






    I know what you mean about pull tabs. I have a pair of RMW Craftsman boots and the pull tabs get in the way of dressier, light weight trousers. As these are CXL, they'll be worn with heavier weight chinos and denim so I hope they won't bother me. Haven't been an issue yet.
     
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  12. El Argentino

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    I like how you bring out the eggplant w/ the purple laces. Good job playing colors.
     
  13. mr chorizo

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    So....to the only people on the planet who would appreciate this story:

    I was traveling today and I was notified by UPS that my #8 straight tip bluchers arrived at my desk. One of my coworkers, clearly knowledgable of my addiction, emailed me saying that another office mate had seen the Alden box and curiosity and brought him to open it (I work in the fashion industry) and TRY ON THE SHOES.

    In a frenzy, I emailed back, asking if they had been creased. They had. Mail fraud be damned, the shoes were creased by feet other than my own! I'm not sure my veins have known angrier blood....

    I spent the rest of the afternoon struggling not to write scathing emails to said person, or HR.

    It turns out, I had been troll'd by a skilled hand...april fools come early. The shoes were intact, unopened.

    What would you have done?
     
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    Algonquin shells today...
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    You speak truth when you say we are the only people on this planet who would appreciate the story - good one, albeit too early?
     
  17. sazon

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    you must get your sweet revenge for this:cloud:
     
  18. patrick_b

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    Well said.
     
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    cant believe you fell for that, must be in deep
     
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    Ha! A guy on one of the fountain pen forums related how his wife pulled a similar trick on him. She texted him at work to say that some limited edition pen he'd been waiting for had arrived, and that she'd opened it and inked the pen to see how it was. She said the nib seemed kind of scratchy, but she wasn't sure if she was holding it right or not. The guy practically blew a gasket! LOL.
     
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