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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. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Distinguished Member

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    Those look amazing. I have a pair of 975A on order from Yenni that I hope look half as good. I hope my welt/edge is as light as yours. I’ve seen some antique welts that look darker brown/reddish.
     

  2. jnik

    jnik Well-Known Member

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    I didn't size up for Aberdeen, but went TTS, had to return the first pair. I subsequently went TTS + 1W and the fit was quite good. I find that there is not a significant taper to the heel though, so while they are still slightly narrow up front, the heel has a bit of extra space.
     

  3. JSO1

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    Looks like some uneven dye on the Ravello. This happens occasionally and I've had it on a number of my own pairs. Nothing you can do about it, and it's extremely unlikely they'll give you any sort of discount.
     

  4. AJ1

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    Hi all - qq - when sending shoes back to Alden, do you send them back with original box? I’m fine sending it as long as it comes back.

    Thanks!
     

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    I would not send the original box, personally.
     

  6. JSO1

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    They will send you a new box, actually. My recommendation -- remove your laces (you'll get new ones) and do not include shoe bags (those you will not get back) or the original box (they'll come in a new, original (stamped with correct model/size) box anyway).
     

  7. Thrift Couture

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    Ah, old friends... Looking good!
     

  8. fourdoggies

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    That's kind of what I figured...now to decide how much it bothers me on an $825 shoe...that I probably won't get another shot at for 1-3 years.
     
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  9. AJ1

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    Thanks guys, much appreciated.


     

  10. jnik

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    Maintenance question. I know I have seen in fee s couple of times that folks are using black edge dressing on color 8. I keep looking at them and cannot convince myself that this is a match. Can someone please give me a shot of confidence here?
     

  11. Vocans

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    For what it's worth, when I got back my Cigar cap toes earlier this week, I got them back in a plain white box similar to what's used on seconds for TSM. The box appeared to be for a pair of 405s in another size.
     

  12. Andrew Carkhuff

    Andrew Carkhuff Senior Member

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    Grails
     

  13. Andrew Carkhuff

    Andrew Carkhuff Senior Member

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    When you guys use cordovan cream to polish shell, how much do you use? Enough to just darken the leather or enough so that you can see a bit of the dried cream or haziness when you go to buff it out?
     

  15. AJ1

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    will play it safe and ship them in an old box laying around.

     

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