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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. kippy

    kippy Well-Known Member

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    It was sunny in San Francisco today and close to summer time - this means Whiskey and White Slacks (WWS) for me:
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    see if you can get added to the next run that went into production last month or this month. i was originally on that list but someone backed out on the order that just came in and i got bumped up. they might have room on the next order that is due in July
     
  3. localman

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    In all honesty the customer support I've gotten from J.Crew in the past has been well above and beyond helpful. I also had to work out an exchange on some cordovan captors where the speed hooks were tearing through and that went without effortlessly smooth.

    I did take the Indy's to J.Crew today and the sales girl was quite baffled by my request. I.e. bring the boots there to have them sent back to Alden. But they took them and I guess I'll call tomorrow to see what the status is. I'm fine with waiting a couple of months if it takes that long. Summer is on the way and big heavy boots aren't necessarily the order of the day on most sunny Los Angeles days.
     
  4. blue collar

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    I've actually seen shots of Alden (during the mfg process) shrink wrapping the uppers with clear plastic while the sole of the shoe is built/finished in the factory. It would be obvious to assume they do this to protect the upper. The "pull-up" characteristics of the chromexcel used on the 403 is prone to scuffs pretty easy.

    If i had to guess what the plasic in the welt is, it would be that.
     
  5. kram6136

    kram6136 Well-Known Member

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    ^^^

    My Officer's Indys from Epaulet had a bit of that clear plastic sticking out between the upper and the reverse welt too. That's what I assumed it was, and I just carefully cut it away. No problem.
     
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    This photo makes me want to pull my Whiskey Chukkas from the classified section.
     
  7. mr chorizo

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    wow...these look fantastic. It pains me to say it, but MUCH better than mine...which were done at VIP shoes (a partner of B Nelson). Can you post some more pics?
     
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    i like your whiskey ptb
     
  9. furo

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    How much did that run you, including shipping both ways?
     
  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    ravello wt
    argyles otc
     
  11. ambivalence

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    alright , just emailed them, hopefully i could get on the list!
     
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  13. kumizi

    kumizi Well-Known Member

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    does Alden make a blue suede unlined chukka?
     
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    Yes - I own a pair from Tassels in HK and I think Alden NYC carries them as well
     
  15. interlockingny

    interlockingny Well-Known Member

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    Also available at Roden Gray

    You can find a 10% discount code in their affiliate thread.
     
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    Sorry for redundancy.


     
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  18. Calikid

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    Your shoes were actually my inspiration... I will post some more pics later today....
     
  19. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Well-Known Member

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    ill repost my earlier question ...

    when do you guys decide to resole your shoes? how far do you let the sole wear down?
     
  20. Calikid

    Calikid Well-Known Member

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    I decided to resole these boots because I wanted a wider welt and sole and the 360 degree look.
     
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