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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. thebeebs

    thebeebs Well-Known Member

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    Didn't even read the original post before making my wiseass "aldenfan" comment, but thought I'd weigh in. I'd personally be pretty disappointed, esp with the racing stripes, and not sure what I'd do. Probably would send back, unless this is a grail shoe for you, in which case you may need to just accept and put it behind you. Easier said than done, and I'm sorry this had to happen, esp on such a coveted run of boots.
     
  2. Buckeye Nation

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    Remember, he asked for opinions
     
  3. movoblast

    movoblast Well-Known Member

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    Keep them! I only own two pairs of aldens so not too experienced here. But both of mine came with similar flaws on the welt and similar irregularity in the dyeing. Whenever I have new things (gadgets, clothes, shoes, etc.), even the smallest imperfection really bothers me. But after a month or two I forget about it. If that doesn't sound like you though I'd return them.
     
  4. MrDV

    MrDV Well-Known Member

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    Ryden my good friend,
    Call, have them put you as first for their next batch. Keep and rock these, sell them in 2016 for 1k when you get your next pair.
     
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  5. Mutombo

    Mutombo Well-Known Member

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    When I put my name on the list, I was told I was #2 for 12D, and that they were only making 1 pair in that size. One person in this thread passed on 12D, and another here received 12D. That means they either made more than 1 pair, or didn't follow the list exactly. I've left a message and sent an email to DC but haven't heard back, so I'm assuming I wont be getting a pair.
     
  6. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    The Coniston and Galway are each nice, with the latter being in a totally different category than the former.
     
  7. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Alden's QC needs improvement and I have said as much, more than once. Further, I have said Alden is not for the guy who demands perfection (and this is said not to excuse Alden for bad QC; rather, it is a facing of reality as we know it).

    Moving on ....

    The striping on the upper, while unfortunate, will be unnoticed by virtually everyone. But perhaps this is a deal breaker if it will bother you to no end. The edging discoloration can be rather easily remedied. You will soon forget about the missing piece you mention.

    Good luck in whatever you decide.
     
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  8. movoblast

    movoblast Well-Known Member

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    I hope the shortage of rare shell colors isn't permanent...
     
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  9. sacafotos

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    I was told they give each person 7 days to respond. I'm #7 on the list for 8D and only four were made. I'm not expecting a call, but squandering a few bills here and there just in case. My next boot is either the Indy CXL or a pair of Vibergs.

    I also tried on a Color 8 Cap Toe on commando. It may sway me away from the JC PCT for the sole alone. The shade was the deep eggplant I like. I need a color 8 boot a bit more versatile than the Indy on Trubalance.
     
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  10. justuhgeek

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    Hmm. I was told there were 2 made in this size. Makes you wonder...

    Definitely not holding my breath at this point.
     
  11. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Well-Known Member

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    The Alden game is a stressful one for sure. The fact is that 30 pairs were made total. Understanding that coupled with the power of the interwebz make acquiring grails increasingly difficult. Even if you do get a pair you do so with the understanding that there will likely be flaws. Looking at the thread count indicates Alden is much more popular than other manufactures on SF. I am sure this is not lost on Alden.

    In the case of Alden I think it is about the overwhelming discrepancy between supply and demand. The more the legend of rare shell grows, the more people will compete and drive the price up. It will be interesting to see what the market shall permit.
     
  12. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered Alden Indy Milkshake Suede Oxfords from Haberdash
    MAYDAY25 = 25% off, so $299

    Anyone have Milkshake suede? Interested in photos and aging?

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  13. dslonghorn4

    dslonghorn4 Well-Known Member

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    Feel much better about the color in natural light. Ryden - apologies for the QC issues and that the boots weren't up to your expectations.

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  14. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ pouring salt on the wound ;) JK

    congrats they look great
     
  15. brp2

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    Those look much different from the older pair I have -- much richer brown, way less olive-y. Maybe I should grab the pair that's on hold for me.
     
  16. bkotsko

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    Gratuitous color 8 love


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  17. 45bur

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    Nice shoes @bkotsko . I have these and love them, but I currently have them up on marketplace due to them being a little tight. I plan on sizing up when the next run is offered.
     
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    Nice shot and shoes, bk.
     
  19. Burzan

    Burzan Well-Known Member

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    I bought a pair of AE MacNeils like a month ago or I would have been all over those btw.
     
  20. Bobbo316

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    First wear of Need Supply Indy. Rained on them but Invulner does it's job.

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