***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. NewYorkIslander

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    I think that (for boots anyway) adds character to them. I like my boots a little scruffy. Same with bucks. With cordovan I'm a little different, but I don't know how much of that is on the price of the boot than it is for stylistic purposes.


    Sweet man. Enjoy!


    Sorry, don't want to rub it in, but I love mine. Surely another retailer will do it, perhaps next spring?


    Madon! Those are beautiful. LS Pitts?



    Tom, i mentioned this to you before, but I don't mind the wait for getting exactly what it is that I want. These shoes and boots are made to last a lifetime, so whats a few years if need be. Besides, gives me more time to save up for them! I understand people who want what they want, when they want it, but i don't think they understand or appreciate what it takes to develop, produce, and then sell a special shoe. Just my 2cents.
     


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    I think that (for boots anyway) adds character to them. I like my boots a little scruffy. Same with bucks. With cordovan I'm a little different, but I don't know how much of that is on the price of the boot than it is for stylistic purposes.


    Sweet man. Enjoy!


    Sorry, don't want to rub it in, but I love mine. Surely another retailer will do it, perhaps next spring?


    Madon! Those are beautiful. LS Pitts?



    Tom, i mentioned this to you before, but I don't mind the wait for getting exactly what it is that I want. These shoes and boots are made to last a lifetime, so whats a few years if need be. Besides, gives me more time to save up for them! I understand people who want what they want, when they want it, but i don't think they understand or appreciate what it takes to develop, produce, and then sell a special shoe. Just my 2cents.
     


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    Wore these to my 4th round interview. I've been wearing a different pair for every interview, haha. I'm hoping to get the call to go back for the 5th and last round so I can start already.
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    First scratch. I thought I would've thrown a hissy fit, but it doesn't really bug me.
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    dude... were you taking pictures of your shoes while you were waiting to be called...
     


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    Of course not. I took the pictures when I was waiting at the doctor's office after my interview ended. Game face/mentality was on prior to the interview.
     


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    wj4, gl with the interviews. as far as the stratch is concerned, buff it out, bitch.
     


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    Thanks, man. I was surprised they even considered me. They wanted at least 5 years of experience. I have 1. 3 if you want to count my MS as well. Next interview will be #8 captoe boots. :slayer:
     


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    Tom, i mentioned this to you before, but I don't mind the wait for getting exactly what it is that I want. These shoes and boots are made to last a lifetime, so whats a few years if need be. Besides, gives me more time to save up for them! I understand people who want what they want, when they want it, but i don't think they understand or appreciate what it takes to develop, produce, and then sell a special shoe. Just my 2cents.

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    Well put Rob. I hope that those out there like us keep getting the chance to order and get these beautiful shoes and boots.
     


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    haaa, thats awesome. must be the shoes :p I never have the balls to apply for those positions. Maybe next year, when I have 3 years of grown-up work experience

    also, those longwings look good with the gray slacks. im assuming they are on the barrie last? I just think barrie last is too bulky with a suit. If I do wear an Alden shoe/boot with a suit, it has to be on the Plaza/Grant/Leydon/Aberdeen last. In any case, they look great
     
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    I applied for all sorts of jobs, man. The worst they can do is not contact me at all. Even if I get a call to an interview and it goes nowhere, I'm grateful for it. I see it as a sparring session. I even got some emails saying that I was overqualified even though I only have 1 year of real world experience. I assume this is because I'm going for a 2nd master's.

    Yep, Barrie last. A lot of people think they are too casual for a suit. But to be honest, I see a very minimal difference in the shape, width-wise, between Barrie and Grant. I don't have any other lasts to compare so I can't make a statement.
     


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    I appreciate the interest. I will continue preorders but make sure everyone understands the timeframe. Keep shooting me emails to remind me what styles you guys are interested in preordering.
     


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    i wear barrie lwbs with a suit because i'm a bigger guy and the shoes balance off me quite well. my suits are still as tailored as possible - no excess fabric, but not tight. i probably would avoid it if i were very slender like many on this board.
     


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    What color Indy Boot should I get i I could only have one and I'm going to wear it with jeans almost all the time.................
     


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    Cigar in commando sole
     


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