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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. Bobbo316

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    These turned out quite nice. I was wondering how they would work with denim.
     
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    I think it shows a complete lack of integrity. Have a shred of respect for Alden and their heritage instead of trying to make an extra $$ of that particular knockoff
     
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  4. CEE88

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    Those look SO good IC. Really makes me wish I had whiskey someplace other than just the liquor cabinet.
     
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    Thanks, CEE! I had to wait 2 years to acquire my first and only pair of Whiskey.

    Hang in there, yours are out there (even if still attached to a horse).
     
  6. CEE88

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    Snap! These gently broken in snap lasted Alden for Brooks Brothers perforated cap toes arrived today, fresh off eBay. Don't know the seller, but I really like these babies, and appreciate the original box AND Brooks shoe trees. Way to make a buyer happy!

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  7. Resistant

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    Nice one - I miss the handmade socks - they still are on fire
     
  8. CEE88

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    When whiskey was readily available a few years ago I just wasn't interested, but it's grown on me the last year or two - especially the PTB and the short wing that RTP posted yesterday. In these times of prohibition you've got to go to great lengths if you want to drink whiskey.
     
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  10. JezeC

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    Haha, who's going to buy Jcrew shoes if they tried to replicate Alden's exact shoes with similar price point?
     
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  12. ReppTiePrepster

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    Awesome!! Enjoy them often and great health my friend!! [​IMG]
     
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    I suppose J Crew loyalists??? Probably no one...[​IMG]
     
  15. coolarrow

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    Those look great, buddy. Enjoy!
     
  16. ReppTiePrepster

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    Much thanks Coolarrow. I do need to wear these more often.
     
  17. CEE88

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    Originally Posted by JezeC

    Haha, who's going to buy Jcrew shoes if they tried to replicate Alden's exact shoes with similar price point?

    I think that's always been J Crew's MO - to have their own branded versions of popular items - button downs, polo shirts, pants, jackets, socks ... and shoes. Same as many retailers. I'm not a J Crew historian but the "J Crew in Good Company" marketing strategy was fairly recent. But an Indy rip off does seem a bit over the top. I haven't seen it and have no plans to go looking for it.
     
  18. MrDV

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    Odd because alden won't let retailers advertise rare shell online, yet jcrew is allowed to sell Indys and the knockoffs side by side.

    And, no way I could resist a knockoff Indy in ravello or navy shell.
     
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    see what you started, ryden? [​IMG]
     
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    RTP, the sun really brings out the color tones nicely - you definitively should consider putting these into the summer rotation more often. Well done!
     
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