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

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. postal007

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    Wow, those look awesome. Need to think about getting other leathers besides shell in the NST makeup!
     


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    Pretty darn nice beater. Good choice.. I like the simplicity of black shell.
     


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    Go to casual shoe. Snuff suede chukkas. Paired with studio d'artisan SD-107

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    Update: Price match requests approved! I used my Discover card this time.
     


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    Any tips on dating a shoe based upon the inside writing?

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    I suggest when dating a shoe you first try to get to know it a bit. You know, discover it's likes and dislikes. Do things the shoe likes to do. I'd suggest staying away from age questions. Some people may like a shoe with some wrinkles or creases on it- just means it's an experienced shoe!
     


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    It also has a v-cleat heel. Any idea when Alden stopped using those? It also has an older logo in the heel pad. I can post pictures later tonight.
     


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    The snow is melting and these performed pretty well in the muck in the parking lot, though could use a good wipe down a brush when I get home tonight. I think these are my rolliest pair of cordovan shoes.

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    Those are 1988 or older, based on the information given. The 8 at the start of the production code indicates the year (ending in 8). Since I know Alden no longer used v-cleat heels in 1998, these have to be from 1988, 1978, or 1968, etc.
     


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    Awesome. Thanks for the info.
     


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    It's a tough crowd but your material is excellent...
     


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    Gents, as promised - pictures of the AF2 Mahogany Shell wingtips. They arrived a little while ago, and I'm enjoying them immensely. Note how faded the box is...

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    Especially since suede is your most worn pair! You have worn those suede LHS out
     


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    "I said Goddamn! Goddamn."
    I thought I said Goddamn? Goddamn!
     


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