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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. patrick_b

    patrick_b Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the input. That link is very interesting. Much appreciated.
     
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    patrick_b Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks good.
     
  3. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    Gunner, what last are your Atoms on

    I think Alden should make a lot more of this shoe.
     
  4. zazaza

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    realizing that the jcrew promo will work on the cordo captoes and chukkas I'm thinking nows a great time to get either one of these staples.
    Since my alden collection is meager (by SF standards), consisting of a PTB, longwing, all weather walker and tanker boot, I'm wondering which one will give me more use.
    anyone who has either (or both) care to chime in?
     
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    zippyh Well-Known Member

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    The captoe boot by far.
    At least for me.
     
  6. uninkco

    uninkco Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered my first Cigar in the form of a captoe boot on the Grant last from Alden DC. Kathy was a pleasure to deal. Free ground shipping and no tax since I'm in NY.
    Thanks for the heads up alcibiades!
     
  7. MickCollins1916

    MickCollins1916 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Uncle! They're seeing their first action today. Love 'em.

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  8. closerlook

    closerlook Well-Known Member

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    they'll take care of you.
     
  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    i vote-cap toe
     
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  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    very nice
     
  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    thank you for posting
     
  12. Gunner72

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    Alcibiades, Shoemart (2nds) listed it as barrie. Most of the atoms I've seen elsewhere are tremont I believe.
     
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  13. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Well-Known Member

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    It's weird from the retailer's point of view too! I had a hand in "designing" the Unionmade version of the boots in question- in fact, most of the special edition shoes and boots for Unionmade have had my hand in their creation. I don't think Alden puts much effort into making sure each retailer has unique make-ups with no duplicates. For the most part, it's left up to the retailers. I believe that pretty much all the key Alden retailers are respectful to each other when trying to come up with original styles that hopefully are what the customers want. Nobody is trying to copy another store's shoe, but there are cases where 2 stores submit similar or even the exact same orders without knowing it until they arrive 10 months later. that said, everybody sees what details and color combos are working and can become inspired by another retailer's make-up. In the case of the Uniomade Halleck boot, I was mainly influenced by the Bureau of Belfast longwing. Right around that time, there were pictures of that shoe going around the web and everybody was flipping for how nice the combination of #8 shell and a light antique edge looked. I took the idea and thought it would be perfect for a boot. Another thing is that we retailers are always reading forums like this and listening to what the fans are looking for - like "no speed hooks" for instance.
     
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    rmspawn Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the Captoe Boot.
     
  15. WhatAboutBob

    WhatAboutBob Well-Known Member

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    I bought the chukka, but I wear jeans everyday, plus I have a pair of LWB in #8 for dressier occasions - which look awesome with jeans on too. Also, my size would not ship until Jan in captoe, so I wanted something under the tree (helping the wife with xmas shopping)...
     
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    Stitching on the INDY boot: I really [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]like the Brown Chromexcel[/FONT][/FONT] Indy boot - but I don't like the white stitching on the toe of the boot. Can this stitch be colored to match the boot? Has anyone ever done it? What did you use? Thanks...
     
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    I just wanted to give you some props for your collaborations!!! Well Done! (Now how about that navy cordavan longwing??!!)
     
  18. stoneray

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    My first post ! [​IMG]


    Alden Tanker Boot Shell Cordovan
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    For what it's worth, speed hooks are actually growing on this Alden fan. To paraphrase Churchill, speedhooks are the worst way of lacing a boot, except for all the other ways.
     
  20. fitchottie

    fitchottie Well-Known Member

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    I finally pulled the trigger, got the Alden # 8 cap toe, and the plain toe, and the tobacco long wing(25%) off and the indy, also the chukka.... I just had to with the 30% off..... what a steal. Got to love Jcrew.... Oh and the Snuff suede plain toe.
     
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