The Official Alden Thread for 2016 - Share reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Looking good in your JCrew PCTs. Nice casual combo. I assume you said something like mdubs rocks there... ;-)


    Those are just lovely dude.


    Looking great in your Pitts!


    Looking great Henry in the classic! Fun socks!


    I try and stay out of these types of things in general, but wanted to chime a few things in. I understand Steve's frustrations, truly, especially since I know he actually wanted these shoes, since I probably talked him into them. And I know Smooth's points. I am not a fan of flipping shoes at all, however, Smooth has several good points in there. Frankly, if I wanted to, I could probably buy half of the exotic Alden's produced and just flip them, but I chose not to do that due to my personal ethics, not to mention time required. However, one thing that I want to point out is that we do not know the intent of the buyer, I do not know if he bought them with the intent of just flipping them or if he genuinely wanted them and then passed when he saw them, due to fit, or something else.


    Looking great in a true classic.


    The classic NSTs are just uniquely Alden. You wear yours in good health Don!


    Ha, looking good dude! Love them Cigars.


    Looking great in your modified Whiskeys.

    -Mike
     


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    Lovely boots sir! I may be partial as I own a pair myself.
    I don't see this makeup often so I had to give it some love.
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Alden Black Shell Cordovan Norwegian Split Toe Blucher on the Aberdeen Last (2211).
    Argyles by Brooks Brothers.
    Gustin Graphite Chinos.

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    -Mike
     


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    Splendid NST-ensemble Mike!

    You are awfully kind giving the "Alden-flipper" the benefit of the doubt as far as possible intent. The fact that some of these flippers turn around and sell immediately after receiving and make a 100% or more profit, makes me believe the intent from the very beginning is to flip for big profit. I do understand that this is the US, and a free market avails itself to opportunities. If you're willing to put in the time, money, and effort, I suppose there is nothing "unethical" about the process.

    I really do like the point made by someone earlier about "community" and how we as members should support (enable [​IMG]) each other when possible. I certainly have valued that in this thread for several years now.
     


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    Yes, they're on the barrie. I think these fall in the "regular basis for cigar" category. I would expect Madison will order more, but it may be a long wait for the next run. I had the grant cigar boots from dc, these are a bit more casual and fit my wardrobe better.
     


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    I just accepted a job offer, so I think some burnished tan wingtips are in line [​IMG]
     


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    These are very nice Mike! You nailed the pant, sock, shoe combo but I expect nothing less from you.
    Is it strange that black shell is becoming my favorite shell color?
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Thank you! No Black Shell is indeed superb! I always forget how nice it is.

    -Mike
     


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    Congratulations! And excellent choice!
     


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    Weeks like this show why a cordovan dress boot on commando (wingtip on barrie, for example) or a dress blucher on commando (ptb or longwing) are really essentially if you live in a northeastern city. I one but sold it, and now I am regretting it, I will invest in one soon.
     


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    +1. I didn't think I would want one, but now I have several (Cigar plain toe boot on commando, Ravello cap toe boot on commando, #8 NST boot on commando) and cannot imagine winter without them.
     
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    I'm sure you experienced it Alci - one day into the cleanup and the slush puddles at the street corners were 3 - 4 inches deep!
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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