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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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done.
     
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    Here's another vote for that makeup (#8 NST boot on Plaza, commando sole). I'm on the J Gilbert list for the next run, last thing I heard was hopefully later this year.
     
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  3. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    I have a 9C in each of these models (lined shell and unlined shell). I also have a 9B in a lined LHS. The BB unlined 9C = lined 9B in my experience.

    Note: I typically wear the Barrie last in 9D or 9C.
     
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    nice.
     
  5. thebeebs

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    Thank you gentlemen! For those of you interested in this makeup, word on the street is that Alden DC ended up with the old Blackbird inventory, so I believe they may still have some sizes left.
     
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    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck on that. I've had a hard time convincing BB associates that the sky is blue.
     
  7. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    You are welcome.
    BB offers some of its offerings in D and E only, and some they offer in A thru E.
    Most BB SA's know nothing about Alden.
     
  8. JezeC

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    Hey Seven,

    Did you read that correctly?

    BB last usually run tigher? For example,

    So Barrie 8.5D = BB PTB 8.5E?
    Hampton 9D = BB captoe 9E?
     
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    No offense to any BB associates reading this, but I'm still chuckling a bit about my takeaway experience in BB yesterday in which I asked for confirmation that the tassel loafers were indeed on Alden's Aberdeen last. The associate told me they were made by the "cordovan" company. [​IMG]
     
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    I love their shoes...
     
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    They don't do preorders, right? Like, the nonrefundable deposits that Leffot takes. I will call to be put on the list. And, to hear what Yenni sounds like. She was really nice via email.
     
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    What kills me is not that they are so often dead wrong. It's that smug confidence with which they deliver that dead wrong info. I'll stop now...
     
  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I know the BB lasts quite well, having owned them all. PM me if need be. :D
     
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    The shell tassels are on the Aberdeen. I am 100% certain of it.
     
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    Yes. J Gilbert takes a deposit for pre-orders.
     
  16. ReppTiePrepster

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    I've done it before but not very frequently...
    [​IMG]
    I think it works, thoughts??
     
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    Great to see you back old friend! [​IMG]
    Wear in good health, your whiskey bal wingtips! (been waiting to say that for a while)
     
  18. ReppTiePrepster

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    Suede dovers are lined and have exposed eyelets (on barrie last also). They feel VERY similar to the unlined version.
     
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  19. sevenfoldtieguy

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    And I believe their current policy is full payment up front.
     
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    I believe that is only for orders that are less than 6 months out. Anything longer and Yenni told me $200 deposit is adequate. At least that was last year. Maybe it has changed...
     
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