***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. rolling green

    rolling green Senior member

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    This pair is from the first batch context made so I guess 2 years? They seem to age really well as they've developed a nice patina.


    Haven't put much at all on it, just a little lincoln's back when I first bought them but I do hit it up with the horse hair brush whenever I get a chance
     
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    these finally arrived today. in my favourite shell colour. been staring at it for the last half hour. the leather soles look so flawless i think i'll have a hard time taking them out for a walk anytime soon haha. I'll take better pics in daylight just managed a quick snap.for now.
     
  3. g.michael

    g.michael Senior member

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    Was just informed that a Cigar Indy boot special order I thought was a done deal has been postponed indefinitely because "Alden is out of Cigar shell cordovan".

    I thought we were in a recession? Apparently Alden's business has never been better.
     
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    I really hope this isn't the case.
     
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    This apparently has been a banner couple-of-years for Alden.

    But yes, the occasionally do run out of rare shells. There was a months-long cigar shortage, I believe, four or five years ago.
     
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    lol, touche. $90 shipped both ways
     
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    I think there is a global supply shortage for shell. I was asking about shell options at Edward Green recently and they told me that they can't get their hands on any. Pretty much all good shell leather comes from Horween, and they seem not to be able to keep up with the big surge in demand that appears to have taken off in recent years. I was told that by agreement Alden is usually able to speak for a good size of Horween's production, which makes it difficult for other shoemakers. But if even Alden is having trouble keeping supplied, the demand for shell must be very high right now.
     
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    you can probably thank each other for that...stupid internets

    :D
     
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    does anyone else find it ironic that g.micheal's comment about the cigar shell shortage is sandwhiched by two pics of cigar shell? haaaandwhiched by two pics of cigar shell? haaa
     
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    i want those boots
     
  12. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    Has anyone gotten a ShoeMart 2nds e-mail lately?

    Last one I received was in June.
     
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    Yes--makes me look like I'm crazy. Which is the way I like it.:nodding:
     
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    Hey guys -- I've been ogling this thread for awhile and pulled the trigger on some Alden x J. Crews from the internets. They came today, slightly tight in the right foot unfortunately -- 9D and I waver between D & E.

    From experience, will this stretch at all? I would say it's not uncomfortable, but noticeably tighter than the left foot, which felt perfect. I was wearing medium-weight socks when wearing them.

    Also, and this will help me down the road -- does anyone happen to know this model's last? Or if not, have a good guess? Searches have been fruitless so far.

    Thanks much. I still may keep these... they're so beautiful...

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    Hey guys -- I've been ogling this thread for awhile and pulled the trigger on some Alden x J. Crews from the internets. They came today, slightly tight in the right foot unfortunately -- 9D and I waver between D & E.

    From experience, will this stretch at all? I would say it's not uncomfortable, but noticeably tighter than the left foot, which felt perfect. I was wearing medium-weight socks when wearing them.

    Also, and this will help me down the road -- does anyone happen to know this model's last? Or if not, have a good guess? Searches have been fruitless so far.

    Thanks much. I still may keep these... they're so beautiful, it's hard to want to let them go.

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