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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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people think "cool" and "trendy" are pejorative terms. Not necessarily. More people like stuff that is objectively good nowadays.
     
  2. Bobbo316

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    I agree with this.

    Its a bit of both. "Cool" due to promotion.
    As well as aware, due to Styleforum, Twitter... etc.
     
  3. stevent

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    I bought my first few Aldens at 20-21, 23 now. No debt or serious obligations make it pretty easy to afford as long as you manage your finances carefully. I think if I was 30 with a kid I would definitely not be spending any money on shoes, it'd go to mortgage and kids college / vacation.

    $500 is quite a bit, pretty sure none of my friends would consider spending close to that on shoes although they will easily spend that on booze in a weekend. You buy one phone over two years so cost isn't that much compared to $500 a month on shoes
     
  4. tifosi

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    I can't speak for everyone. I know, for myself, I went to an Allen Edmonds shop after seeing them on the racks at Nordstrom Rack as I was just getting into US made footwear. Walked out with a pair of shell shoes because I just fell in love with them. Starting searching for shell cordovan shoes to see what else was out there. Saw a pair of Aldens that I HAD TO HAVE because they were gorgeous. Never heard of Alden before that eBay search.

    Did I get into Alden because they were cool? No. Had I ever seen or heard of Alden outside of this forum? No. Some people do buy thigs because they are precieved to be cool, but you can't cast that blanket on everyone.

    You sound like a hipster where as soon as something is known to other people besides your circle of friends it automatically isn't cool anymore.
     
  5. Bobbo316

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    Haha! Agreed. Its all in where your priorities lie and how much disposable income you have.

    I have plenty of friends who would much rather spend 1000's of dollars driving to a rave in some crazy city.
    On the flip I have many who have way nicer wardrobes than I ever will.
     
  6. Bobbo316

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    Additionally, 2 years on a phone! Oh my, I would go crazy. I have the latest and greatest every 6 months at the most.
    But thats a topic for another forum!
     
  7. tifosi

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    Only because new phones are cool right?
     
  8. budapest12

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    You are doing it wrong. Took me two years to get this patina on my iPhone 4.
     
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  9. Bobbo316

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    I see what you are getting at. Yes in a way.

    I do use it for work as well, but I guess having things like a fingerprint scanner are not really essentials but Ill be darned if it isn't AWESOME!
     
  10. kwhitelaw

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    welp

    get your models you want now before prices continue to skyrocket
     
  11. tifosi

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    It's probably forced patina anyway. You never brush, condition or polish it do you?
     
  12. Bobbo316

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    This quote is the best, I almost fell out of my chair laughing.
     
  13. tifosi

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    I agree! I'm dying with my 2 year old iPhone5!
     
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    Sigh, keeps getting more and more insane to get these shoes. While I wanted to add to the Alden collection,I got tired of waiting and am placing an order for Tricker's shell MTO.
     
  15. budapest12

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    Let's just say the creasing isn't from how my foot bends.
     
  16. totalair1

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    IMHO I think some of this splotch ing is not avoidable. While I wish it was not there....I have come to accept it going to be there on almost any darker color such as cigar and #8. I've attached a photo of my NIB cigar LWB I just got. See Ya, Steve [​IMG]
     
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    Creasing? You aren't using a phone tree??? OMG!!!
     
  18. totalair1

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    Finger print scanner is awesome until someone wants your phone and takes your finger with it to use the phone! :)

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
  19. Bakes11771

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    I guess I mean it in both ways. They may be inter-related to a degree. A large overlap between what is "cool" and what is "fashionable".

    Maybe you are a hipster since you don't want to believe that Aldens have become "cool"?
     
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