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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. TactileOne

    TactileOne Well-Known Member

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    Where are you getting the Defender? Just tried Alden's site and did not see it.
     
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    Another member just posted a link to the J Crew site. They have it.
     
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    TactileOne Well-Known Member

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    Missed that, thank you!
     
  4. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    Not a problem!
     
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    Howdy all, it has been a while since I have had time to catch up and post.

    I got these off the Bay a few weeks ago, they are my first non-shell Aldens. I think that they look pretty good. I have heard that the Cape Cod collections can not be re-soled by Alden. Is that the case? I believe that they are made in Maine as opposed to the Massachusetts factory. Anyways, enjoy and have a good weekend all!

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    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  6. aldenwear

    aldenwear Well-Known Member

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    Depends how fervent your hate of speedhooks is. If you like the boot and can learn to live with it, I say do that. You rarely can know what make-ups or coming and, even if you do, you don't know when they are coming.

    If you really hate speedhooks, however, you should not buy them and wait for what you really want.
     
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    Anyone else is on preorder for medallion captoe boots on Plaza last in Ravello (Alden DC)?

    Can't wait for mine. Hopefully next year.
     
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    Just a list at this time, you are right.
     
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    I agree. Wore these today. They're like slippers--perhaps THE most comfortable LHS:

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  11. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    FTFY. Brixton's aren't even confirmed for production yet are they? 2 years + now.
     
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    TSM has it too
     
  13. wildstar

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    Definitely adds some shine
     
  14. b-ewing

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    Plus free shipping
     
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    If you order from inside a jcrew store on their bat phone they will ship for free as well.
     
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    b-ewing Well-Known Member

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    But then I gotta pay sales tax (yeah, I'm cheap like that!)
     
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    At least get an initial layer of paste wax on them to help with the rain, or try the leather defender if you can get it. I put a topy on my pair after a month or so, mainly for traction. I wear Alden suede and shell a lot in Seattle rain.
    Now that said, today was pretty wet and an ultimate indy day for me. Commando sole is great!

    GW has some advice for you: http://mostexerent.tumblr.com/post/56753055140/give-them-abuse-watch-the-glow-of-admiration
     
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    Dawg fans should not worry about these things. :D

    The first time I wore my #8 Indys was a rainy day walking around downtown and the market. They survived.

    I've got some Defender but I've yet to use it. I keep forgetting.
     
  20. REguy

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    For those of you size 9'ers, there's a new pair of Leffot #8 tankers on eBay. Buy It Now for $1,249.99 (+25 shipping). Seller willing to accept offers though. If the seller is a member here, I wish you nothing but the best. If these sell at anywhere near that price, I'm going into liquidation mode.
     
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