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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. MrDV

    MrDV Well-Known Member

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    It seems Alden's the prettiest girl at the ball. They can afford to do what they want. They have high demand and don't have to go out of their way to please a few shoe freaks w rare shell.
    Carmina needs to do more to break into more markets.
    I have taken advantage of carmina's willingness to work w ruby, green shell, double monks, and python.
    I wish I would have found alden 10 years ago during their mto glory days.
     
  2. MrDV

    MrDV Well-Known Member

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    Great combo. That tie's speaking to me.
    Awesome shoes. Congrats.
     
  3. totalair1

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    Rancourt also dyes their shell themselves. I think the statement about the cordovan that Alden is willing to work with in lighter colors is also a good point. Darker colors is a little easier to cover up small flaws in the hide. I also think lighter shell cordovan is much more difficult to apply the color evenly. IMHO that's why we such a variance in recent Alden colors such as Ravello being darker. I also think companies such as Rancourt are much smaller than Alden are able to handle demand a little easier. However...Rancourt production has fallen back to about 6-8 weeks now compared to 2-3 weeks earlier this year. I currently have 2 pairs of Rancourt shell in Caramel and Espresso. Only way I could find a casual shell penny loafer in my size in colors other than #8 and black which I have too in Aldens. I like Rancourt shoes a lot, they are not Aldens but certainly fill a niche for me.

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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    totalair1 Well-Known Member

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    Behold the greatness! One of these days I will find some rare color LWB in my size. Until then I will envy those lucky enough to have them!

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
  5. MrDV

    MrDV Well-Known Member

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    Thank you be.

    Thank you rtp.
     
  6. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    Very nice my friend! Enjoy in great health...
     
  7. ReppTiePrepster

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    Just ordered and returned a pair of AE Norwich (the equivalent of monk strap on a barrie last) in brown shell. I have no pics to show, but both shoes were pock-marked with a few small imperfections/depressions (almost like it had been scarred by the measles), and both had splotchy finishing (poor, inconsistent coloring). I've never seen any Alden shells look remotely this bad out of the box and direct from the factory.
     
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  8. Don L

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    Snuff LHS today

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    +1 on your new Ravello's standford. Congratulations!
     
  10. totalair1

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    Don L-great looking Snuff Suede, you make them look really comfortable and relaxed.

    See Ya,
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    Lovely snuff DonL!
     
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  12. ReppTiePrepster

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    I also went with Whiskey Shortwing Bals today...
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  13. MrDV

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    Nice combo sir.
     
  14. MrDV

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    Can't wait for brighter mornings. My before work photos are quite dark lately.
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    I wonder how many whiskey shortwing bals were made over the past few years. Can't be that many.
     
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    PLEASE post some pix. I really would like to see these in real life shots.
    Awesome. Congrats! Beauties!
     
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    LS snuff suede PT boots, single flex sole, Barrie. Super comfy.

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    nephew,

    use the mac method
     
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    nephew, looking good, wear in good health
     
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