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

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  1. harrythedog

    harrythedog Well-Known Member

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    thanks namor, really helpful! guess i gotta start rotating a bit more, the ultimates always seem to be my go to... so a question to all, this may have been covered so i apologize in advance. if you have your shoes resoled at b.nelson or anywhere other than alden for that matter, would alden still do a restoration at a later time?
     
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  2. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

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    Will be giving B.Nelson a try next time I have a pair of Alden's that need refurbishing. Have tried Alden and no complaints with the work. Pricing and more importantly, length of time it takes will make me go elsewhere.
     
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    mens gaga Well-Known Member

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    +1 (and while I'm not enthusiastic about paying $150 to have Alden restore a shoe I wouldn't be looking elsewhere if (1) Alden wait times were more reasonable and (2) they continued to permit you to have the shoe re-built to your specs, not to the "original" specs).
     
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    b.Nelson can also widen/narrow
     
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    ive always been curious about this too
     
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    wonder if they can narrow a heel so the barrie doesnt have as much of a heel slip
     
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    Just curious to know what's the average wait time for Alden to re-craft your shoes?
     
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    They might be able to, but I suspect it won't make a huge difference. Probably they could take it from "super wide" down to just "fairly wide".
     
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    The Bureau in Belfast is awesome. I recently picked up their Alden #8 longwings with antique finish double leather sole. They are absolutely gorgeous, I get compliments all the time!
     
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    Those boots are sweet. Before the antique they look very much like Ralph Lauren's new Lindrick boot which is awesome. But with the new soles, another world!
     
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    If one was to select the just 5 Alden shoes and/or boots for a business and casual wardrobe, what would the recommendations be in terms of maximum versatility?
     
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    5 would be ample IMO. I would get all the shells, sans #4 since that's nearly impossible. Black, #8, Ravello, Whiskey, and Cigar. I think LWBs and Captoe boots are pretty versatile, I've worn them with jeans and suits. To me, PTBs only look good with suits, I tried them on with jeans and didn't like the outcome too much.
     
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    color 8 lhs
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