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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. budapest12

    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    Count me in on color 123456789 unicorn Indys on the peyote last.
     
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  2. wklq76a

    wklq76a Well-Known Member

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    Truth.

    Honestly I don't see any incentive for Alden to take requests at all. Shell that's not black/#8 sells out in a matter of hours.
     
  3. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    Heck, shell that is #8 sells out in hours. See Leffot Tankers.
     
  4. tampatravel

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    Black PTBs on top of the "official doctors' office floor" seen nearly everywhere!

    I should've done Whiskey Wednesday looking at those awesome LHS from @Burzan
     
  5. El Argentino

    El Argentino Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I feel that everyone has suddenly had their hopes resparked by the recent delivery of a number of exotics. Let's not forget the oft-rehashed shell shortage and the fact that Alden's delivery times are often, even frequently delayed.
     
  6. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Wise advice.
     
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  7. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    A great shoe in its own right, and very useful.
     
  8. thams

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    Quote:This is very ture. I asked Kathy when she thought those Indy's would even be acknowledged by the factory. She just shrugged her shoulders. She said it's tough to say if and when models get confirmed. She said that sometimes she's get an immediate response, sometimes the factory simply says no to production, and other times she'll hear nothing at all once the order is submitted. I think that if too many "special" orders are submitted then the shop spreads itself thin and nothing gets produced quickly. In other words, I think we (and Kathy) need to focus on one special makeup at a time. Once the Indy boot is produced, then discussions can happen for another model. All that being said, I would love to have either ravello or whiskey cap toe boots. I just think it's aiming a little high.
     
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    And special make-ups in black don't even take that long.
     
  10. tifosi

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    Yep. Days.
     
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    Alden DC has a run of Ravello LWBs in production right now and has a list going already for her inevitable next run.

    -Mike
     
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    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    You probably just made Kathy's day even worse. haha
     
  13. Shouldaville

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    I had to be "one of those guys" and pester DC today. There is a Vass GMTO closing today, and the status of the cigar captoe has some influence on what I order. 10D calls have not gone out yet. They have four and I'm fifth [​IMG] , so it'll be a week or so before

    I find out. I'm going to assume none of the four above me would be crazy enough to turn down a pair.
     
  14. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Well-Known Member

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    These are absolutely amazing. Trickers seem nice but they never appeared to be my style but I would love something like this. Used the link provided on the MTO options and sent an email to see how the process works.

    I'm not quite where Bakkes is but I do find that the more I investigate options outside of Alden the more pleasantly surprised I am. I am fine with paying a little more for less common and harder to work with shell, but this process of calling retailers and competing with those 'insiders' who have established relationships is tiring and just a little bit annoying. I'm far from a conspiracy theorist but the idea of cigar (brown) being treated as a rare shell has always struck me as more of a



    I would not assume anything but it is up to you. An MTO can always be placed but if you miss out on an opportunity at a grail...well I would be upset.
     
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    People, for this, just send her an E-mail! PM me if you need her E-mail address! There is no fire with this one...
     
  16. ATLVol

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    I just got the call from DC and the cigar cap toes are on the way!

    Once again, thanks to whomever posted the information about the list a couple of months ago.

    I was late to get on the list, but luckily the first for my size.
     
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    bkotsko Well-Known Member

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    I am torn if I end up getting a call. I was #5 out of 4 on a list.
    I have some higher priorities on the way and upcoming...
     
  18. Steel28

    Steel28 Well-Known Member

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    I hear you BK, you'll need $1100 soon :happy:
     
  19. sealowe

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    Just called Alden DC
    Gentleman I spoke with said currently there is no list for a Ravello LWB.
    Said typically they start taking names down when a new shoe is being planned
    As there is no new shoe being planned right now, there is no list
    Suggested that I call back periodically
     
  20. Bonggoy

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    Did you say the secret password when you mentioned Ravello LWB?
     
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