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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. fitchottie

    fitchottie Senior member

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    I was in the same boat as you, I had 8 defective shoes out of the 6 i ordered...constantly getting more shoes sent, I ended up getting 60% plus more, off all the aldens I orders..... They also said they are handmade... which is bull shit, the quality should still be there... In the end I spent 900.oo dollars totals ish and got, Cordavan captoe, Indy, (3) long wings Black, Brown, Tab, and Plain toe boots... so the trouble was worth it since together that is over 3000.00 worth of shoes....
     
  2. fitchottie

    fitchottie Senior member

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    AT Fore Supply (1) 32oz jar is 14.82 plus 8 dollars shipping FYI
     
  3. closerlook

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    LDENS FOR SALE

    if anyone is interested I've posted some 7.5D-8D shell cordovan ALDEN shoes for sale in the men's clothing classified.
     
  4. Pastor

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    Several things went into my decision to sell my Ravello LWB. I purchased these shoes from NYR a while back and i'll admit they they are a much lighter color than my Ravello WT boots. As I wore the shoes the lighter brown really grew on me. My problem is that I have a pair of LWB in Cigar that get a lot of wear and a pair in tobacco calf that get equally as much wear. Also, when I look in my closet I have a pair of #8 LWB and a pair of Sand Suede LWB from Epaulet. My wife asked me the other day, "how many long wings do you need"? Really I have more than enough without the Ravellos. Second factor was the fit. A 9 D fits me pretty snug and I have a pair of 9E (the #8's) that fit the best but the Ravellos are a little lose on me. Last factor is that I really wanted to make some more purchases. I ordered some Cigar Indy Boots with all eyelets and a pair of Grant Lasted Captoe boots in #8. I wanted to free up some funds in order to make these purchases.
     
  5. Renton

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    After months of waiting, my new pair of whiskey lwb arrived from the shoemart. While looking over the shoes, I couldn't help but notice this:

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    Looks like these are heading back to CT.
     
  6. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Brush it out?

    Or am I missing something - looks like its a small scratch that can be filled in with paste wax and buffing
     
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  7. El Argentino

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    Depending on size, I'll purchase them from you at an incredibly slashed price. :D

    But really, that sucks.
     
  8. Renton

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    I thought that would be the ticket, but this isn't a scratch, more of a shallow cut.


    I was under the impression that I was the only one in this thread who wears a 10.5 EE in the barrie.
     
  9. NewYorkIslander

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    Pastor, the fact that your wife used the term "long wing" appropriately in a sentence is AWESOME. You're shoe-drobe sounds like mine...lol. Where did you kop the Plaza #8 captoe? My LWB collection includes Ravello, Cigar, Navy Suede, and a vintage #8 from Hanover. I sold my whiskey LWB to finance the Carmina Cordovan Fitzgeralds from Epaulet.

    Rents (Renton really, but I was a huge Irving Welsch fan in college), you may want to consider keeping the shoe, as its a rare size and you may have to wait a LONG time for another. If it is a shallow scratch, its something that could happen after just one wear. Unless you think it could potentially become a shoe breaker, I'd keep em, maybe try sending an email to ask for a discount if they don't have a replacement in your size?
     
  10. jhcam8

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    see below
     
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  11. jhcam8

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    People get fussy when they pay what they consider to be a lot of moola. That can probably be rubbed and waxed and over time it'll just be a character mark.
     
  12. Joenobody0

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    I have a pair of shoes with a similar mark. It hasn't really disappeared over the fews years I've owned them. The cut doesn't bother me, but I purchased the shoes when Alden shells retailed for $500.
     
  13. rmspawn

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    Not sure how you're coming up with $8 shipping rates, but the shoe cream was ordered from Fore Supply. Those of us who do not require 32oz of Venetian cream are willing to pay a bit extra for the plastic containers that Namor will use, the extra shipping cost and possibly (although not likely) some of his time. In any case, thanks for the info.
     
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  15. dm2703

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    Inserting some pictures for fun.
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  16. fitchottie

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    Shipped to a business. I wasn't throwing anyone under the bus, I was just saying.... I bought it as well and I am sure the 9.00 is a good price considering he has to supply the jars and things of that nature. I myself would prefer to have the shoe cream last a lifetime, since I don't believe it goes bad and for 22.00 total, why wouldn't U.
     
  17. NewYorkIslander

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    dm2703 has it right, not enough pics:
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  18. Wes Bourne

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    They also missed one of the tiny punches (towards bottom left of pic).
     
  19. dm2703

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    total aside: how do you post pics that big? i insert a picture and even if it's massive it comes out small in the post.
     
  20. zippyh

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    Posts beside the sidebar get shrunk. Posts below the sidebar don't get shrunk as much. Three cheers for huddler.
     
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