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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. seer

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    Exactly...
     
  2. seer

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    Not sure what your point is, first CXL can be dyed to be lighter or darker (my CXLs are "natural" color). Second, if he ordered them and they were not CLX I would demand that Crew pay the return shipping.
     
  3. makewayhomer

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    yeah weird that looks like standard #8 (IE AE, C&J) not Aldens purple version
     
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    going back a few posts to the QC issue with the whiskey LWB and the missing perforations in the brogue die, i just realized that my new #8 LWB from Leffot w antique edgetrim have the same issue on both shoes (one missing perforation on each shoe).

    Wouldn't this technically qualify them as seconds?


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    I just checked my #8 LWB from the SF Alden shop and my Cigar LWB from Alden of Carmel and they both have the missing perforation. It is likely by design. I don't mind at all.
     
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    well done - enjoy your new purchase!
     
  7. Joenobody0

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    Frankly, it looks better than the standard Alden color.
     
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    Maybe for a pair of Lobbs, but these don't cost Lobb money.
     
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    Gee, thanks for the tip.
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    With all due respect, the Lobbs have a completely different aesthetic. It's like comparing apples and oranges. While their shoes might be expertly made (perhaps with more of an eye for detail and finish than Alden), their appearance and price range is quite apart from Alden. I would say a large chunk of the folks that appreciate Alden shoes do so for the cordovan and the shape and style of the shoe which are unique and beautiful in their own right.
     
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    Way to not get my point. Someone asked if a missing perf hole would make an Alden a second. I responded that it would make a Lobb a second, but that Aldens don't cost the same amount as Lobbs. The inference being that you can't expect that level of perfection in a $600 Alden.

    Is that clear enough?
     
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    Maybe you should explain your point with more than a single sentence. Like your second post perhaps but without the dripping sarcasm.
     
  13. Joenobody0

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    It seemed clear to me.

    Have a happy new year!
     
  14. kippy

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    And you as well. Happy New Year.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    HAPPY, HEALTHY, & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR !!![​IMG]

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    Happy New Year to all.

    I sincerely appreciate all the photo's, stories and opinion's being posted here. I am looking forward to continuing to learn and share in 2012.:cheers::thumbs-up:
     
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    Dressing down my suit with some Indys
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    Welcome and enjoy them, as I do:

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    enjoy wearing
     
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