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The Official Alden Thread for 2018 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Lloyd of London

    Lloyd of London New Member

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    Thank you for the quick reply
     

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    First wear. Going to take mdub’s recommendation and wear them on carpet only for a couple days.

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    BB #8 Tassel w/foxing. 83 today. 1BC10820-E57D-4F34-BBE7-AF588BCCA111.jpeg 6732DE35-DA7B-4D3B-8E72-77B4919E3B71.jpeg
     

  4. Kahuna75

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    @jjschube don't go falling for that @mdubs nonsense! Assuming those are size 12...the fit looks horrible..carpets are known to impart nasty chemicals to the bottom...making them likely to degrade in record time. Luckily I am in the market for a knock around wing...so I will take your now nearly worthless shoes off your hands for a few hundred. You are welcome!

    @mdubs I hope you are well good sir!
     

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    one day back and I get an @chipshot ankle shot! Hope all is well.
     
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    Finally got my first pair of Aldens. I had a 40% off JCrew coupon (yes, it can be done) and picked up the tobacco longwings. Holy moses they are beautiful--especially for $360. I was between the blucher and the longwings and I figured I would prefer to wear Viberg service boots over the blucher and the longwings had more use.
     

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    Wanted to give the chups a chance in the Indy boots. I'm sausage-casing these pretty hard, probably the last time they spend some quality time together. I like the look though

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    ...lol, I love you Chip, but man this ankle porn has to stop. :lol:
     

  9. McQ7

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    Hey all, I recently came across a description of Alden's Kudu leather as "chromexcel Kudu," which was news to me. This was on Shoe Mart's website. I realize it's not actual antelope, but was wondering if the Alden Kudu is as stretchy as cxl can be. Anyone?
     

  10. fourdoggies

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    So I purchased the Ravello Bluchers at Alden DC today. They are not pristine, which I chalk up to them being the display model for what seemed like quite a while, but I think they look really great and it's rare shell. There are definitely some weird color issues going on that I'm not sure if it's fading or what. I had made up my mind to buy them pretty quickly after trying them on since the fit was great and I had not tried Plaza last before. I wonder if I would have gotten a small discount if I had pointed out some of the flaws and the fact that they were a display model. Do you think it's worth going back to show some of the imperfections and asking? The fit was perfect so far though sometimes I have issues with the right small toe after extended wear so I hope that won't pop up.

    I also got an eBay purchase delivered today. They are Tassel Loafers in Shell that are not as narrow/small as I was expecting for Aberdeen. I got 10.5E sight unseen but could've frankly stuck with a 10.5D or maybe even a 10D. I think the narrowness of the Aberdeen might be a bit overstated.


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    Do you have a picture showing the color issues you mention? I think it's highly unlikely you'll receive a discount, barring some serious issue. Even shells pristine enough to be used for lighter shell shades will still typically have minor flaws. Just the nature of shell.

    From what I can tell, Aberdeen doesn't run narrow. It just happens to be the narrowest Alden last. You should still generally go with your TTS.
     

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    3pairs in one year? Yep, you are officially infected with Alden fever. Give it two weeks and you will be prowling for pair #4.
     

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    I would say it's really only one issue that's kinda bothering me and it's on the shoe that was on display. On the right outside quarter.


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    He already has at least 4 lined up in his mind. Don't we all... just funny to watch his struggle transform from not wanting to buy shell due to price at AE to where we are here. The only difference is they seem to come out of the "lab" faster and the decision to keep is made before the purchase lol.
     

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    I just purchased them. See pic from 2 days ago. No difference.

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