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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    On the last Seconds list there was a whiskey wingtip boot on commando 10E on that rare last 379X, and it was up on Ebay for a grand not even a week after the list came out. "_ick" is right!
     
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    FaRKle Senior member

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    A couple days old, but a tip nonetheless:

    See if your CC company has a price match/rewind benefit. Virtually all of my cards do, and that lets me order shoes from stores that do have my size in stock, and price match it to stores that don't. I successfully did this last year for a pair of AE Daltons in oxblood when Nordstroms had the walnut model on sale (Nordstroms also doesn't carry my size).

    Edit: I forgot to mention if you have an AMEX to check your offers. One of mine is $40 in statement credit when you spend $200 at Ben Silver. Brings their Alden prices down a bit.
     
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    And all this is precisely why I teamed up with @mdubs to counteract the sartorial tyranny of this.

    I have the same boot, only worn 4 times, essentially brand new, not irregular and in better condition for a couple hundo cheaper and I would be willing to work with one of our guys even more on the price to keep them in the community.

    Here is the listing:

    http://aldenofsandiego.com/alden-whiskey-shell-cordovan-wingtip-boot-10e/

    Hit me up if interested.

    Thanks.
     


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    Watchman1 Senior member

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    These cats know that the Asians want these exotics and will pay dearly for them.

    Therefore, they jack the price up in hopes to get one over.
     


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    It's so irritating that I am not a 1/2 a shoe size smaller so I can take advantage of the plethora of well cared for 10D/Es that come thru here :brick:
     
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    Was just thinking the same thing seeing the $275 color 8 LHS on the site. Damn my little feet.
     


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    Thanks for the price match tip! I will try that. Btw heard through the grapevine that prices are going up by the end of this month. Didn't ask how much, though...
     


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    Appears to be @luzer selling those CDI last Cigar loafers here on the SF marketplace - http://www.styleforum.net/t/515551/...di-last-barrie-mn-8-5-d-in-hand-nib-nyc/0_100
     


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    I submitted claims for a couple of shoes this morning. Will update on if it's successful again (or not).
     


  12. MrVenneri

    MrVenneri Senior member

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    I would love to buy these from you at your full asking price...If only you could make them fit my 10C/D feet! I have to wear a 9D Barrie and 9.5D Grant. :(

    Bantone nailed it. Got them for ~18 bucks...What a deal right?

    Creeping-ly keen eye my good man!
     


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    Not for a size 10E, unless someone just buys shoes for display. A size 7.5EE would fetch $3000.
     


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    Does Alden raise their prices with any sort of regularity (i.e., yearly, bi-yearly, etc...)?
     


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    I believe they have a yearly price increase.
     


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