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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. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Not always practical to do this. That's were Leather Defender comes in handy.
     
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    Mother. Fucker. Me Too. Although I use the Ian fast knot now, haven't tied my shoes like that in a half-decade or more.
     
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    Anyone know where I can get a ravello belt to match my boots. The Shoemart has them on their website, but they don't have any instock and I was told that they can't get me the one I want. What's good source?
     
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    Dammit, not on the 10 list. Those look pretty nifty.
     
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    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rational

    Nice one smart guy. Resorting (incorrectly on your part) to pointing out spelling errors in another person's comments is the sign of a poorly-made argument. I stand by my appreciation of the Barrie last. I also enjoy the elegance of other lasts as art. I wish I could enjoy them on my own feet but nature gets in the way.
     
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    I have them in Ravello. Sweet boots.
     
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    You need this as a print on your wall:
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    I subscribed to the Shoe Mart's seconds list for 10 and 10.5, got the confirmation, and have yet to ever receive a list (checked Junk folder, etc). If anyone is willing to send me a recent edition of those, drop me a PM. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Alden of San Francisco, $710 shipped in 9.5D (I wear a 10 usually, Barrie last). Some heel slippage, but its minor and I understand that it settles over time.

    Great shoe, wonderful service.

    BTW, dumb question and I know some pining over this hiuge thread would answer my questions, but what are "seconds?"
     
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    Gents, I have a dumb question: can anyone recommend websites where I can purchase good socks? I think my white athletic socks are not wisest choice to pair with my Aldens [​IMG]
     
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    I'm confused.... you mean 5 years ago you were tying your shoelaces correctly, but stopped doing so until now?

    Or are you saying that 5 years ago you learned to use the Ian fast knot?
     
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    :facepalm:

    You used the word "rational" as a noun in your original quotation. Note that in the dictionary reference you linked above, the only use of rational as a noun is a mathematical term that refers to a number
     
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    He's just trying to rationalize his usage of the word.
     
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    Socks, great question: An article from NY Times about fun socks: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/fashion/in-silicon-valley-socks-make-the-tech-entrepreneur.html I've bought from O'Connells in Buffalo, via their website. The Marcilanis are nice. And there are some much more standard varieties. I believe the Alden SF and NY stores sell some nice socks, perhaps DC as well? I also see a lot of nice socks in the photos here, so I bet there will be a lot more good answers for you. Do spend a reasonable amount and get good socks Worth it considering the shoes. No need to go crazy though.
     
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    #8 SWB. Tremont Last - one of the most comfortable shoes ever. Not nearly as heavy as its barrie equivalent (ie - both 11.5, size down 1/2).

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    "a sign that you are in the in-crowd"

    at my work, in your're viewed as being in the "in-crowd" you're gay. :facepalm: even in 2012.
     
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