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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. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Thats interesting. I guess a recent situation whereby I lost an opportunity to get a Ravello LWB in said size to a guy in Asia that paid 1k.

    The shoe was an irregular and I offered to pay the going rate instead of 2nds pricing...but, to no avail....
     


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    Teach the _ick a lesson. For the hack of it, somebody should just buy the boots, wear them a few times and file a Item Not As Described Claim against the seller. Ebay ALWAYS side with the buyer.
     


  3. RobinM

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    Maybe my logic was wrong. Japanese Alden dealers only stock up to size 9.5. Competition for a 10E is few but fierce.
     


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    thanks for the kind words gentlemen.
    gilby, same happens to me. i wear the tankers more often than the plaza indys.
    sftg, [​IMG]
     


  5. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    looking good my friend. your brownvello have a c&j x rl look.
    great boot collection. thanks for sharing.
    fantastic saddles. you wear them well donl.
    very nice boots and combo dubs. that color is so nice.
     


  6. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    day 5. Alden suede

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    back row: white saddles x dc, white lwb x leffot, snuff indy x aom, snuff sw x ls, tan ptb x j.crew, snuff ptb.
    front row: saddles x j.crew, blue tassels x unionmade, blue lwb x leffot, snuff alt wien x epaulet, snuff sw x ls.
     


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    Thanks. If an upcoming price increase is true, now would be a good time to buy those 975s that I've been thinking about...
     


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    I'd like to buy a casual PTB to wear with denim and cords and the like (I'm covered on dressier options). Anyone have an opinion on whether to go with cxl or suede? My preference is for lined over unlined, not a deal breaker.

    Thanks.
     
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    Nice collection. I am pissed I didn't pull the trigger on those most beautiful snuff alt wien's. Must have looked at them 1000 times. Those are my fav's in your amazing collection. Chip
     


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    Wet day here on the desert. AoM #8 that looks like Cigar ... Tanker, Antiqie Storm Welt. Heavy Ribbed BB All Cotton Tan Crew Sock, Orvis Flannel with some leather detailing, and of course 501's.
     


  11. MrVenneri

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    Maybe I'm not the best person to respond with an opinion and I'm certain I'm in the minority here but since you've asked...I find the PTB to be an aesthetically offensive shoe, even on the plaza last. They remind me of something a sanitation/janitorial professional would be forced to wear for work. Just the mere thought sends egregious discomfort down my spine; pain analogous to the passing of a 2lb kidney stone. Money spent on the PTB would be better served on a Betamax collection, circa 1986. Thus I would recommend literally any style other than the PTB, suede wingtips or captoe's would be a fine choice.
     


  12. gsasso

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    I am happy read opinions from all comers, and enjoyed the graphic descriptions of your distaste.

    I'm almost certainly still going to get a pair of PTBs though :D
     


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    Honestly .. You can't go wrong with the Unlined PTB, looks great with everything. ^
     


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    Hahaha this is fantastic. I generally have the same feeling about PTB, although definitely not to the level of your disdain... admittedly, I did purchase a pair of grain PTBs (not Aldens) to use a pair of bad weather beaters for work.
     


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