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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. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    Can EG source it? Their single unit MTO fee is high, on top of their already exorbitant price for shell (or crup) RTW. St Crispins has no MTO fee, so they'd be worth checking as well.
     
  2. Watchman1

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    Well, that is one benefit of this route, they can get access to those types of leathers, the downside is the cost. Exorbitant.

    The benefit of Alden is a standard set price. The downside is the wait. Excruciating.
     
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  3. Watchman1

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    The question becomes which one do you want to hurt more?

    Your wallet-Because you don't want to pay the cost.

    Your heart-Because you may never have a chance to get them.

    6 to 1

    Half a dozen to the other...
     
  4. Bbombers85

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    If I could get a color 4 boot by EG, I'd swear off Aldens for a year.


    Who am I kidding. One can wish though.
     
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    (sorry for the thread derail) --- I love Epaulet. But, I didn't know they offered that service. Care to elaborate? (or send me a PM, please)
     
  6. JSO1

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    I wonder if you could buy a shell from Horween directly in the color of your choice, and send it to EG, St.C, Vass, Carmina, etc., and have them make shoes/boots for you from that piece of leather...
     
  7. Bbombers85

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    A cheap option to do this would be Awl & Sundry. I've met the owner of that operation and bought a pair of beaters off him. He said he could make me a pair of anything if I got him Cordovan. However, I'm not sure how well versed his clickers would be and if they screw it up. Bit risky, but an option.
     
  8. Watchman1

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    Ha.

    This sounds familiar. Like myself a while back. Not anymore though, I just embrace reality now.

    I am having a #4 boot made and am also putting a pair of boots on the B&S and Ebay so I can have Kathy send me a Alden 974.

    This is my hobby. Some gents go fishing or hunting or whatever.

    I enjoy shoes and boots in particular.
     
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  10. HenryIII

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    Ravello LWBs
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  11. Watchman1

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    Henry,

    I have got to get me a pair of those.

    Looking great my friend.
     
  12. HenryIII

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    Thank you sir!
     
  13. shoetree

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    Excellent choice on the 974. The Tremont last is one of my favorites.
     
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    Just got an email for the LWBs being in too. Probably took care of the Dovers first, so they'll probably ship soon, unless they're waiting to ship out everything at once.
     
  15. totalair1

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    Anything in Color #4 through Alden would elevate to mass hysteria. I hope they do make something in #4 again, puzzling why they have not. Its one of those things that I keep in the dream pile and celebrate if they come true. In many ways collecting boots and shoes are my hobby too!

    Steve
     
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    Hey guys so I just got my Alden 966's a few weeks ago and love them. Most comfortable shoe I have ever owned. My question is what do you guys pair them with in terms of pants? I wear them with Khaki pants and dark jeans. Not sure what my other options are and wanted to see what you guys match with them?[​IMG]
     
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  17. Handcuffed

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    It's not shell, but the Winn Perry vegano tan captoe boot is phenominal and pretty much an identical makeup to the famed #4 captoe.

    I can't remember who did the comparison shot - sactofas? tifosi? rydenfan? one of the boot poster names I recognize - but it led me to buy them. And that WP boot is maybe my favorite Alden makeup I own (and the calf has shell qualities, i think. It's special!)
     
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    Gentlemen,

    Tell me a little bit about the Alden Tremont last.

    How it fits, the look, and your overall feelings about it.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  19. Joenobody0

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    It reminds me of the child of the Hampton and Barrie. I size down to my Barrie size.
     
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