Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. MickCollins1916

    MickCollins1916 Senior member

    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    34
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    

    [​IMG]

    Yes, I am somewhat of a fan of the Indys...haha. I am just a huge fan of the trubalance last generally. Such a good fit for me.

    Def gonna throw those boots on B&S and see if there are any takers!
     


  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,586
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    [​IMG]
    whiskey wing tip
    argyles otc
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2011


  3. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

    Messages:
    3,249
    Likes Received:
    651
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    New Yawk
    

    LOL, these boots look significantly better than they do even on display in stores. J Crew has (I believe) had this plain toe boot in their mens stores for a while, but the boots on display always appear to be worn, scuffed, etc and didn't look all that appealing. Honestly I am going to take a look at a version out of the box this weekend on the strength of these pics.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011


  4. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

    Messages:
    16,572
    Likes Received:
    6,213
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    

    Not really surprising considering the pair they have on their website are full of scratches/scuffs already.
    [​IMG]
     


  5. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

    Messages:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    773
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    

    Yeah, but sometimes boots come from Alden that way. Anyone who thinks Alden's quality control is fantastic is, in my opinion, very much misguided.
     


  6. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

    Messages:
    16,572
    Likes Received:
    6,213
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006

    Still don't get why pick a pair of shoe that is less than perfect to show off in pics?

    And yeah, Alden certainly isn't the best when it comes to quality control, all my Aldens had these written lines where the stitches are suppose to go or as a guide how things line up, they should have at least polished these pencil marks out before sending them out. I have these marks on the stitching on the toes of both my Indy's as well.
    [​IMG]
     


  7. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,621
    Likes Received:
    1,052
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    

    So you're saying that a pair of boots (in this case the 1000 Miles), which you don't even own, is of superior quality?
     


  8. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Senior member

    Messages:
    2,499
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Location:
    poised between moutains & sea
    

    That's almost certainly courtesy of J.Crew. They "distress" all the Alden's they show on the site. Look at the suede LWB's for example.
     


  9. poena

    poena Senior member

    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Location:
    DC
    your pic of the plain toes are nicer than the jcrew site. i never even considered them when looking on their site.

    but i still want a pair of indy's first! just gotta figure out my size!
     


  10. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

    Messages:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    773
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    

    Maybe so, but some of the boots I've received direct from Alden have come to me looking like this. Not seconds, not irregulars, nothing - just "new" shoes, with some minor scuffing already present on the uppers. I used to make a big deal out of it, but now I choose to buy other manufacturers for dressier shoes and buy Alden for more rugged-inspired shoes, so the scuffs are less of an aesthetic concern.
     


  11. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

    Messages:
    6,574
    Likes Received:
    3,293
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Seattle-ish
    Finally got my J Crew perforated captoes today.
    These plus the black wing tips and Polo Lindricks I got last month are by far the greasiest feeling and fragrent of polish new shoes I've ever experienced.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  12. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

    Messages:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    773
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia


  13. sazon

    sazon Senior member

    Messages:
    3,143
    Likes Received:
    1,992
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Location:
    NYC/NJ
    I'm in love with mine. Glad I sent back the black wing tip boot and went with these. My only complaint is that they came in a generic cardboard box with no Alden shoe bags. They will fix that though![​IMG][​IMG]
     


  14. jet

    jet Persian Bro

    Messages:
    21,195
    Likes Received:
    9,288
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    socal
    Lindricks are very good.
     


  15. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

    Messages:
    1,856
    Likes Received:
    38
    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Location:
    
    [​IMG]
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by