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. tb43

    tb43 Senior member

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    Any experts on here know if the citishoes snuff suede Indy boots are on The TB last? I just tried a pair on and they feel different from my chromexcel version
     


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    KPDarb Senior member

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    They are on the barrie last. The forefoot will feel slightly more narrow, for sure.
     


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    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Kathy confirmed to me that prices would go up at the end of the month (Jan), although I haven't noticed it online at any vendors yet.

    Btw, demand for this particular product still seems to be red hot, I imagine they could raise shell another 50-100 and not see a blip in sales. And even if sales did drop a bit, would it bother them? It seems like they are already producing at or slightly above their desired capacity.
     


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    smoothie1 Senior member

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    At this point the price hikes are some B.S.
     


  5. makewayhomer

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    people don't like the practice of Alden's being flipped, nor do they like Alden raising prices. hrrrm ;)

    seriously, IMO, they should just hike the price of Cigar 30%, Ravello and Whiskey 75%, and any other rare colors like #4 and #2 150%. price the rare things (in Alden world, anyways, Cigar is not rare for anyone else) to meet demand.
     
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    Burzan Senior member

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    I have seen a few in the market or on eBay depending on your size. I might be throwing my slightly used 8E Leydon last pair up for sale soon as I find myself not reaching for them often enough.
     
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    Am guessing I'm 6.5 D or E (take 6D in Barrie and TB) so alas... the 8E won't work..
     


  8. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    As KP stated the CitiShoe Snuff Indy is made on the Barrie and not the Trubalance Last. Making it a pretty unique makeup actually.



    Alden, please disregard Homer's comment here. Thank you.

    -Mike
     


  9. makewayhomer

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    ha, of course it's not going to be popular advice for my friends down the road, but in a lot of ways it's more "fair" to simply price Ravello such that if I want to buy it, it sits in stores for some reasonably amount of time and I have the option to go buy a pair (albeit a very expensive option). currently I either need to be an existing massive customer at a retailer, wait 24 months, or get very lucky - essentially I have no chance - and it means that a lot of profits simply go to flippers.

    price Ravello at $1,300 (or $1,400, or whatever it takes) and people stop flipping and probably some hoarding goes down as well. people will be much less likely to buy them and stash in a closet.

    as a tradeoff, they can keep #8 shell the same price :)
     
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    LOL
     


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    smoothie1 Senior member

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    Either you're okay with flippers or much higher prices from Alden.

    This is Alden.
     


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    That looks fantastic! I especially like how the contrast storm welt stitching pops even more now that the edge has been antiqued.
     
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    Would you know if that's the case for Citi's Color 8 Indy boots as well?
     


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    I agree in theory but in reality I don't think Alden is going to remodel a small fraction of its business in order to prevent flipping and provide limited access to items that already have limited access (through different means). They really don't care and I don't think they have much financial incentive to care any more than they do now.
     


  15. makewayhomer

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    good points, I see all of that. however the changes I suggest (re-pricing rare shell) is pretty trivial and there are signs that's where we're headed - most businesses do end up figuring out how to stop the grey market from profiting. For instance, Shoemart - in 2010 "rare" shell 2nd's were $389. Now they are $600. That's a massive increase in 5 years - 12% yearly increase!
     
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