***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. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    theyre not chromexcel. Not even close.
     
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    They look great.


    I wonder why? Can't check inventory? Seems strange.
     
  3. Joenobody0

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    That looks like it escaped its purple dye paint job.
     
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    Happy New Year, guys! My first Indy boots.

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    I think it's more to do with the person in the store answering the phone is also the one manning the floor. When I was in Waikiki last Summer there was only one person working the several times I walked by or stopped in the store.
     
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    Exactly...
     
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    Not sure what your point is, first CXL can be dyed to be lighter or darker (my CXLs are "natural" color). Second, if he ordered them and they were not CLX I would demand that Crew pay the return shipping.
     
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    yeah weird that looks like standard #8 (IE AE, C&J) not Aldens purple version
     
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    going back a few posts to the QC issue with the whiskey LWB and the missing perforations in the brogue die, i just realized that my new #8 LWB from Leffot w antique edgetrim have the same issue on both shoes (one missing perforation on each shoe).

    Wouldn't this technically qualify them as seconds?


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    I just checked my #8 LWB from the SF Alden shop and my Cigar LWB from Alden of Carmel and they both have the missing perforation. It is likely by design. I don't mind at all.
     
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    well done - enjoy your new purchase!
     
  12. Joenobody0

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    Frankly, it looks better than the standard Alden color.
     
  13. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    Maybe for a pair of Lobbs, but these don't cost Lobb money.
     
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    Gee, thanks for the tip.
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    With all due respect, the Lobbs have a completely different aesthetic. It's like comparing apples and oranges. While their shoes might be expertly made (perhaps with more of an eye for detail and finish than Alden), their appearance and price range is quite apart from Alden. I would say a large chunk of the folks that appreciate Alden shoes do so for the cordovan and the shape and style of the shoe which are unique and beautiful in their own right.
     
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