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The Official Alden Thread for 2017 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Misterg12

    Misterg12 Senior member

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    That should be a sticky
     


  2. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    To be fair, I think he realizes this and that’s exactly what he was saying turns him off from Alden.

    I agree with the rest of your post, though.
     


  3. Jes3874

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    Thank you for your advice. I love Alden as much as I hate it. Never had it before but I just can tell it's my dream boots. What I need is to calm down, invest more time like most of y'all did, and pray every night before I sleep that somebody will put their perfect tanker on ebay.
     
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  4. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    I learned a long time ago you can't legislate Alden. Sometimes you will get sloppy stitching or lose eyelets it's just the way it is lol. Also the annual price increase can be out down on your yearly calendar. However when they get it right it is a thing of beauty. I remember a few years discussing the possibly of 1k Alden make ups and would it change people's spending habbits. Well recently I paid almost 1k I believe we will be there in 1-2 years.

    Obviously supply and demand has a lot to do with it. I'm going to use your reference of jordan sneakers, a few years ago people waited in lines jordan increased production and now they sit. If cigar was widely available I don't believe it would sell any faster than color. 8
     


  5. Misterg12

    Misterg12 Senior member

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    Man I love Revello.
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  6. smfdoc

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    Fighting server issues in shell cap toes. At least I look good.

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  7. peppercorn78

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    Ravello LWB!

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    I'm super glad I have these (and I only have them thanks to this incredible community). They are the perfect shade of mid brown (my Carmina cognac PTBs are a little too reddish).

    However, I must admit that while I love shell cordovan (and own 12 pairs from various makers) I don't necessarily enjoy the other terrific leathers Alden sources any less. I think you can very much appreciate so much of what Alden offers in terms of fit, comfort, aestethics, and quality without going down the rare shell rabbit hole. I had resigned myself to enjoying non shell Alden's until a few fortuitous tips on whiskey and ravello shoes floated into this thread. keep your eyes on this thread and become a member of our community! We will look after you just as we look out for each other.

    :cheers:

    PS: and yes, there are other excellent makers who produce shell cordovan models with more regularity, but they aren't ALDEN and won't have the same fit or vibe.
     
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  8. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    I love those!!!
     


  9. JSO1

    JSO1 Senior member

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    Dude, those look spectacular. I am still on the hunt for a 97506 in my size. Never seen one.
     


  10. gilby

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    Perfect shade!
     


  11. gilby

    gilby Senior member

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    Humus from Frans Boone. Alden does suede better than most.
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  12. letsgofire

    letsgofire Senior member

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    These are amazing and I need to get a pair. What color and style is this?

    Thank you
     


  13. peppercorn78

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    You'll love them. They're perfect with denim. Snuff suede. I'll find the model number tonight when I'm home.
     


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    This was like Christmas:

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    And maiden voyage:
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