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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. stmaier

    stmaier Well-Known Member

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    The Shoe Mart just put up a bunch of new Alden stock. Looks like there is some cordovan and lots of suede.
     
  2. phototristan

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    Got a link? I don't see anything different on their site in terms of stock.
     
  3. stmaier

    stmaier Well-Known Member

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    If you click the Alden filter there are about 273 results. There were 211 results yesterday.
     
  4. phototristan

    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    Wearing the 975s and on the subway today some guy said "Nice Aldos" to me. I had to chuckle.

    Pretty sure he meant to say "Aldens".
     
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  5. tampatravel

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    I'll certainly be going to the Alden SF store - I think it's located a short walk from the JW Marriott I'm staying at. I was just wondering if the store was worth a special trip. I'm going now, no matter how many eye rolls I get from the g/f.

    Does everyone on here - and I just thought of this - wear more expensive shoes than their significant others?
     
  6. jereth

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    1. Not sure but I would assume that it is because of support material causing the oil to absorb differently then the rest of the boot. 2. Had a similar issue with Indys though not as extreme. Whenever I get a new pair of boots I lace them as tight as I can and do something active. Hike, yard work, whatever just as long as the boot heats up and conforms to your foot sooner. May take a few wears but mine have become the most comfortable boots I ever owned.
     
  7. jereth

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    Initial cost yes, but my 5 pairs will outlast her 20 pairs 10 fold.
     
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    ha ha... I don't work there but if you are a size 9, then I'm sorry.
     
  9. MoneyWellSpent

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    Bingo. A funny thing happened to me last summer when I was headed to buy a pair of shoes that I had been carefully planning on purchasing. My wife was walking with me, and shortly after I paid for them, a strap on one of her shoes snapped as we were walking to a shop she wanted to go to. I had to pull a pocket knife out and cut off the remaining straps behind the forepart of the shoe to convert her shoe into a flip-flop just so that she could keep wearing them until we got home. Almost a year later, the pair I bought is still amazing looking. Needless to say, she doesn't have any doubts about the quality you are paying for.
     
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    I hit Alden SF and Unionmade last time I was in SF, the Unionmade store was def worth the bart ride out to mission. Go see taylor stitch too.
     
  11. Numbernine

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    I wore boots daily for work for 50 yrs never found a pair that didnt break in eventually .that part of the leg is pretty sensitive try moleskin it comes in two thickness lot better than bandaids and shave the area you put it on first.It wiil last thru 2 or3 showers if you wear the boots daily otherwise just when you wear the boots .I always wore (still do)high quality wool socks There is a company in vermont called Darn Tough that makes hands down the best boot socks money can buy
     
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  12. mcarthur

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    wear in good health
     
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  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    i like your nst
    you received email
     
  14. CalceoAdamator

    CalceoAdamator Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Uncle... I will check my email...
     
  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    ravello nst
    argyles otc
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  16. phototristan

    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    These too:

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    Looks like it could be a site error. They have the color 4 wingtip boot showing up but no sizes available. I think they've had that issue a few times, the strang thing is the price is different from when I bought them last year so maybe they got more.
     
  19. CalceoAdamator

    CalceoAdamator Well-Known Member

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    I like your Ravello's too Uncle...
     
  20. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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