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I loled at this ebay posting for Alden shoes...

bringusingoodale

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It reads:

"These are Alden for Brooks Brothers shell cordovan plain toe bluchers, size 8D. A shade too small for me, unfortunately, and I can't find a Home Toe Amputation kit on Amazon.

Although shoegeeks may dispute the point, in my opinion, this is indeed the king of shoes, heir to the throne of Horween.
...

I will consider shipping internationally to non-creepy buyers. I might actually derive pleasure from it because I see it as a form of sartorial imperialism..."

I especially like the pleasure derived from "sartorial imperialism." I am making a mental note on this epithet.

Is this a fellow SF'er?
 

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I am at a loss to understand what prompted him to write such a positive review on Alden shoes. In my view it is one of the worst brands of shoes available in the market right now. I would advise everyone to think twice before buying them. I am saying this from my personal experience. Five months ago I purchased a pair of Alden Welterweight. Everything went well for the first four months. After that it started showing signs of wear and tear. Finally I was forced to discard them.
 

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Originally Posted by a24z
I am at a loss to understand what prompted him to write such a positive review on Alden shoes. In my view it is one of the worst brands of shoes available in the market right now. I would advise everyone to think twice before buying them. I am saying this from my personal experience. Five months ago I purchased a pair of Alden Welterweight. Everything went well for the first four months. After that it started showing signs of wear and tear. Finally I was forced to discard them.

Similar things keep happening to my cars. I buy them, drive them for upto a week, some strange orange light come on in the dashboard and then one fine day they just stop running. They told me it was some malady called "running out of gas". If I am paying so much for these cars, why do they still need gas?

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Originally Posted by a24z
I am at a loss to understand what prompted him to write such a positive review on Alden shoes. In my view it is one of the worst brands of shoes available in the market right now. I would advise everyone to think twice before buying them. I am saying this from my personal experience. Five months ago I purchased a pair of Alden Welterweight. Everything went well for the first four months. After that it started showing signs of wear and tear. Finally I was forced to discard them.


I Lol'd

Originally Posted by oscarthewild
Similar things keep happening to my cars. I buy them, drive them for upto a week, some strange orange light come on in the dashboard and then one fine day they just stop running. They told me it was some malady called "running out of gas". If I am paying so much for these cars, why do they still need gas?

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I lol'd again.
 

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