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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. Bonggoy

    Bonggoy Well-Known Member

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    I too am familiar with the "it's not the same in here" comment in forums. It's usually uttered by old timers who championed the forum in it's early days. They rarely post now, but laments how good the old day was. But when prodded for more participation, you get the "It's not the same in here anymore" reply. It's a vicious cycle.

    But let's get back to Alden talk.

    I am wearing my first Cigar acquisition - a LWB.
     
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  2. Pastor

    Pastor Well-Known Member

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    All this talk about the "good o' days".

    When I bought my first Aldens TSM had Cigar, Ravello, and Whiskey in several different makeups. My first two were Ravello WT boots and Cigar LWB (wearing those today). A year or so later I got some Cigar Indy's from TSM as well. I believe the LWB were around $620 and the Ravello boots were only a few dollars more. The cigar Indy boots were $702 and that was the first time I broke the $700 mark. With Carmina MTO's I've done that a few other times now.

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  3. totalair1

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    Happy Whiskey Wed! Maiden voyage of my Alden NYC whiskey LWB.

    See Ya,
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  4. Bakes11771

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    Read pages from 3 years ago and beyond, and thats what it was like. Not trying to be passive aggressive, but that is the best answer.

    Maybe a big part of it is that the landscape of Alden environment has changed, and this thread is merely a reflection of that? I don't know, probably to a degree, but not the whole story.

    One example is that when someone suggests something or shares an opinion, half-a-dozen people immediately try to invalidate or disprove it.

    Quote: This is sort of what I'm proposing, but more from Mac's perspective. I don't really consider myself an old timer.
     
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  5. Mr Clemson

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    Happy whiskey Wednesday to the Alden crew! Have a great day.
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  8. ReppTiePrepster

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    In all seriousness though, I haven't noticed this thread evolving into something overtly contentious. I avoid the AE thread for that exact reason. However, I could certainly be oblivious to it here.

    Back to our favorite shoes...

    2145s today (Color 8 Cap toe medallions)
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  9. ReppTiePrepster

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    Great spring look, Senior Tiger! Wear often and in great health my friend...
     
  10. Michael Haines

    Michael Haines Well-Known Member

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    Has Mac been active on other threads. I know I have seen post from him on ask Andy in the past
     
  11. nemo

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    Beautiful. Looks almost like natural shell color.
     
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    Looking great guys! Thanks very much RTP - same to you!
     
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    I was looking for your opinion. I may read back (which I'm not) and not find any difference. If you don't want to share I'm fine with that too.
     
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    Great looking gunboats my friends! Enjoy often and in great health...
     
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    Wow! From where? Not sure I've see this model, only a medallion bal in calfskin from TSM.
     
  16. MrDV

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    HOT FIRE!
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    Your boots are so nice.
     
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    The color is very interesting. I don't have anything in that shade. Very nice.
     
  18. Don L

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    Ravello Wednesday here...
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  19. MrDV

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    You wear those well rtp. Great looking shoes. I'd hate to think the uncle Mac days on sf are behind us. I appreciate his style, and fully blame him for my shell addiction. His pictures got me into this mess.
     
  20. budapest12

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    If the days of Uncle Mac are over...

    Long Live Uncle Mike!
     
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