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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. thams

    thams Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmmmm, this might be a good deal if Kathy will take a little of the price... Did she offer anything like to you when you told her that you were returning them? I'm torn between a pair of these or cigar cap toes in 4-5 months. The boots might be more my style, but I love these too.
     
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    Why is it when I'm trying to sell my Alfred Sargents there's noone with my shoe size in that thread but over here apparently half of you have the same size foot I do?
     
  3. justuhgeek

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    When I was ordering them, I recall her telling me that there was a blemish on the shoe. And she repeated this. Don't know whether her intention was to make sure I was prepared to take the dive or to hint at a possible discount opportunity. Perhaps both.

    I didn't want to go through the whole Alden refinishing process again, so I passed on these and picked up a pair of Leffot Dovers on B&S here instead. When I called back to return them, I did not inquire about a discount, but I'm sure one could be asked for.

    Funny you say that, I'm on the list for the DC CT Boot, and will wait for the next order of the Cigar PTBs. 4-5 months? Was hoping sooner...
     
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    Well, if they're doing another run of Cigar PTBs then maybe I'll just wait for that. Not on that list though, so no telling where I would fall in grand order. A pair of Cigar LWBs would be killer, but beggers can't be choosers. I'm really pumped about the cigar CT boot though.
     
  5. fitchottie

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    Alright I bought them. The same guy had a pair of blue suede Alden's for jcrew as we'll in size 11.
     
  6. Vicious49

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    Just got back from Alden DC earlier today. They are definitely doing a special makeup of cigar captoe boots.
     
  7. justuhgeek

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    Neither am I. As someone mentioned in this thread earlier, making the call to Alden DC can be a dangerous one. I am on a couple of lists, and will probably wait a couple of months until I call back to be put on the Cigar PTB list.

    I think Joe told me that it will probably be made next year as the recent batch of Cigar Shells is being used to produce the Captoe Boot.

    Cigar LWB? Try the Madison store, might get lucky as they are being put into production soon if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    I'm ok with cigar leather going to the boots. These age sooooo well.

    I'm afraid to call Madison. If they had a slot for the cigar LWBs open, then I would have to spend the cigar CT boot money to get them. It would be a difficult choice to make...
     
  9. esqblackbook

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    What last is the CT Boot in? Grant as always?
     
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  11. rydenfan

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    Yes, Grant last. I am #1 on the list fir 8.5D but I believe more than one pair is coming in for that size
     
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    A potentially dangerous day on the Alden Thread for us 8Ds. Fortunately for my wallet and marriage, I was too slow to do any damage :)
     
  13. justuhgeek

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    Wish my spot were as nice as yours. I believe I am 3rd on the 8D list. Hoping the same for this size.
     
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    Kathy told me there may be up to 4 pairs for the "common" sizes. Fingers crossed!
     
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    I would belive that. It's a pretty big run
     
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    Of course, one of us will probably end up with a dreaded cigar splotch. She says she can't guarantee the consistency of the finishes on a batch of cigar. Yikes!
     
  17. rydenfan

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    I just hope it's not quite as dark as the last run. They almost looked black
     
  18. thams

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    Good thing is they'll lighten over time. But who knows what that could show on the hides. [​IMG]
     
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    Can anyone tell me what you think an Aberdeen 11.5D would translate to in Barrie? I wear a Barrie 10D. I have a chance to pick up an Aberdeen 11.5d blucher for a good price. I have tried on an Aberdeen in 10.5 D and they were snug. Any thoughts?
     
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