***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. sellran

    sellran Senior member

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    Alden just last week refused my request for commando soles. The guy on the phone said it was "too much trouble" for them. They are sending them back. He was adamant that they only now replace soles with exactly what they were originally made on. I offered to pay whatever it took to get what I wanted. I live in NYC so will take my shoes to B. Nelson and see how they do. And I'll think twice before buying another pair of overpriced Aldens.
     
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    i was wearing khakis, polo and blazar
     
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    nick at bnelson will take good care of you
     
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    Man, that is horrible. Well with the experience of NAMOR and myself, I will not buy Alden's at full price.
     
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    ravello nst
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    am i in the minority that doesn't like NSTs?

    also i didn't realize there was such backlash when recrafting Aldens. that's crazy. what is more ridiculous is that there are so many variations of models due to store special orders is that you wouldn't think this is a big fucking deal. say Leffot stocked the 1339, but with a commando sole. does this mean when it comes time to recraft they will only put a commando sole even though they make the same shoe with a double leather sole?
     
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    Well said. This is insane. What does Alden care what sole you are putting on your shoes if you are paying for the recrafting anyways? The Alden craftsman is just pulling a commando sole off the shelf rather than a double leather sole. I hate unreasonable restrictions such as this that have no reasonable rationale underlying them.

    Does B.Nelson have the same low profile commando sole Alden uses (or even cooler soles like cats paw, etc.) and can they do the natural or antique or any other edge finish that you could previously get through Alden? If so, then there really is no reason to go through Alden.
     
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    Did the #8 lwb with a #8 belt.

    Suit: Saks Made in USA blue pinstripe, Loro Piana fabric
    Shirt: white BB slim fit ainsley collar]
    Tie: Thomas Pink yellow tie with small navy flowers (similar to the Hermes or Ferragamo look)
    Pocket square: white, straight fold

    Overall, very conservative and clean. I had a red Valentino stripe tie for back-up, but I went with what I wanted.

    Oh, and I think the interview went well, too.
     
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    Quick newb question, can anyone tell me what they put on their Alden Indy Boots?
     
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    I'm a 9D in AE Lombards, does this mean I should buy an 8.5D for some Alden bluchers?

    thanks guize!
     
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    Well, Alden does have the original last. That's about the only reason someone might choose to stick with Alden.
     
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    Another option for resoling your Aldens is Moulded Shoe in NYC. From what I understand, they have access to the Alden soles and can put them on in-house. I don't know all the details, but it's worth finding out.
     
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    FYI: these are Reverse Tobacco Chamois
     
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    dung
     
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