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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. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Well-Known Member

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    Just got my first 2 pairs of Aldens in the past few weeks - Brown Chrome Excel Indy boots and #8 Cordovan LWB's. I needed to start with the staples and these seemed like the most versatile. I'm definitely hooked already, and I'm already eyeing up my next purchase. Judging from all the love they got a few pages back in this thread, I will probably go for the Snuff Suede chukkas.
     
  2. clee1982

    clee1982 Well-Known Member

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    good luck, let's hope the guy still had the receipt...
     
  3. burningbright

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    My first nanosecond reaction to reading this was, "Man, that's pathetic."

    Then I was all like:

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    6 months from now my wife will be going into her third trimester and I'll be flat broke with 12 pairs of Aldens hidden in assorted work supply closets and various downtown bus station lockers. I'll be the most well-heeled homeless man in all of Chicago. :slayer:
     
  4. jt2gt

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    Well...thought I would finally add a pic to my favorite thread. Here is some Cigar love for you. My only shells right now. I do have others but this is the extent of my shell (although BB cordovan LHS pennys are calling). Always looking for size 8s.

    Thanks everyone for all the Alden info and great pics. JT

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  5. lagsun

    lagsun Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Pics please or else we won't believe you :)
     
  6. lagsun

    lagsun Well-Known Member

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    Nice shoes! Where did you get them and what kind of sole?
     
  7. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    does your wife know about this pair or is it 'still in the closet?'
     
  8. Spencer

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    HA, my wife just texts me, and is like a box from the shoe mart showed up today, wtf did you just get...? Lucky me it wa sonly Alden shoe trees this time.
     
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    ^ Ha - sometimes I feel like the Stasi is quizzing me.
     
  10. jhcam8

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    Namor - after reading all the free advice, I'd say get back with the seller and everyone do a return and move on.
     
  11. burningbright

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    "Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!"

    I can't shake the feeling that this will be the epitaph on my headstone (which, by the way, will be shaped like a giant cordovan long-wing).
     
  12. beowolf

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    Namor, I emailed shoemart about the problem and forwarded you the email. I replyed to your pm.
     
  13. jt2gt

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    Thanks lagsun...these are crepe soled originally from Winn Perry (I believe). Picked them up secondary.

    JT
     
  14. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone help here?
     
  15. g.michael

    g.michael Well-Known Member

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    Uncle, a sure sign I have read too many threads on this forum and stared at too many shoes!
     
  16. g.michael

    g.michael Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was just me--having shoes delivered to the office, hiding them in the trunk, bringing them into the closet after she's asleep and switching them out with older ones. She occasionally busts me and laughs, but only because she has no idea what these things cost--if she did I would be a dead man!:nodding:
     
  17. NAMOR

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    Im not expert here but I have used mink oil and sno-seal. Both work great but mink oil is easier to apply. With the sno-seal I use a hair dryer. In terms of waterproof, i havent really noticed a difference in protection.
     
  18. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    + 1 for cigar with argyles
     
  19. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    haaa, at first glance i thought these were yours, mac
     
  20. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    you can always respond- these are my jimmy choo
     
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