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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. shunted22

    shunted22 Senior member

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    Oh man, I just ordered some MTO Carmina SWBs (bourbon) since these are unobtanium. I hope they turn out half as nice as these pics.
     
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  2. AMD500

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    great morning for a hike. reverse chamios PCT Boots.
     
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    My guess is that price sets out high enough to keep the low-ballers away, and the"Make Offer" button is the path to a more reasonable price...
     
  5. grizzlygiant

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    Nope, tried negotiating with this guy for a very reasonable price and it was a no go.
     
  6. thams

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    Trying my best to wear them out. These Cigars go everywhere with me.

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  7. MysteryV

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    Hey folks,

    I picked up these Factory 2nd PTBs from TSM and wanted to get your thoughts around the blemish on the toe. I've had some pretty bad scuffs on my shell NSTs which I've been able to bone out in the past, but can't tell if this is a curable defect. I'm just about to send them back, but thought I'd solicit some opinions before pulling the trigger. Any thoughts are appreciated!

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  8. ClassyCanuck

    ClassyCanuck Senior member

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    On my way to the office the other day.
    These are slowly becoming my favourite pair in my small collection.

    Have a great weekend friends.

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  9. J One

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    If you like the shoes and fit well I will keep them that is just s scratch and can be fixed with some color 8 cordovan cream and you will never see it again.
     
  10. Burzan

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    I little rubbing with a wet thumb and some brushing alone should solve that, no big deal at all. Keepers!
     
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    PSA: In post-election shoe news, New Balance, who makes their shoes in the US, quickly became the first major sportswear company to publicly back U.S. president-elect Donald Trump. In a statement issued to the Wall Street Journal the Boston-based company's VP of public affairs explained New Balance's position. They tweeted, "The Obama admin turned a deaf ear to us & frankly w/ Pres-Elect Trump we feel things are going to move in the right direction." The statement can no doubt be traced back to his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal that New Balance has long been against because of the threats it poses to U.S. footwear production.

    NBs position has caused some people to burn or dispose of their NB shoes.

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    The thought then occurred to me that Allen Edmonds and Alden still make their shoes in the US and these companies may also have been against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This may motivate owners of AE and Alden to burn or destroy their shoes as well. This can be a personally painful process and I am volunteering myself to receive any unwanted AE or Alden shoes from forum members for, uh, "disposal". (Especially those who wear 11 EEE) Just send me a PM and I will arrange to take your entire collection off your hands. Yep, that's the kind of guy I am. Always a giver, giver, giver and never a taker. Operators are standing by.
     
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  12. MysteryV

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    So thank you for the thoughts - I'm not sure if the picture does a great job of showing the actual "scratch" - but it's almost like a scar, or imperfection rather than a superficial scratch, which is why I'm a little hesitant to keep them. It's definitely beyond wet thumb, but I'm not sure how far beyond. I can try to get a better picture.
     
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    I won't be burning my USA products anytime soon. Perhaps somewhere else on the [​IMG] is a better fit for these babies..
     
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  14. chipshot

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    I would keep. They are shoes subject to many more bumps and bruises.. if this is upsetting wait to see these them in 10 years... beautiful shoes.. be thankful
     
  15. MysteryV

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    I'm very much with you - and have zero issues with normal wear as shoes are meant to be worn. I just know myself and know I will focus on that 3 line scratch if it's something that I can't get out, and for an additional couple hundred bucks, it's not worth it to test my ocd.
     
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  16. chipshot

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    ^ I get that.. hit em with some #8 wax and let it sit and dry for a day. Use a micro towel to buff.

    I drive a sports car with an old fashion clutch not the new paddle shifters, my shells take a beating but they still look way betters than the squared toed pieces of crap most wear... Enjoy your shells, they will outlast maybe even U.. kidding
     
  17. bkdc

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    I have a question for those of you wearing Indy boots. I know most people wear their Barrie last size when ordering Indy boots. Does anyone here wear their Aberdeen/Grant/Hampton last size with thicker padded socks with their Indy boots because this is a work boot?
     
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    I wear my Barrie size. The extra room in Trubalance allows me to wear boot socks with them no problem.
     
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