***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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    no reason for profanity
     


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    thanks for the suggestions, i've looked at both of those and i was initially leaning towards the shoemart grant lasted boot. i'd rather have all eyelets, so the union made one is out. i was just curious as to what the alden sf boot looked like.

    speaking of alden sf, i've never been in the store, but they've always been super helpful over the phone. i've ordered 4 shoes from them now, and they always get shipped promptly, for free, with no sales tax. i didn't really mind that they wouldn't email a picture.
     


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    The replacement #8 cap toe boots arrived today, and they're perfect- no strange wrinkles, no loose speed hooks, and not tried on by anyone. In comparison, the first pair I received were seconds at best.


    That's because the sole of the Pitts is smaller since it doesn't have a storm welt. Personally, I love the look of storm welts on shell shoes.
     


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    I mean no one offense, and believe we're above shock value, but that IS what runs through my mind. I will be more euphemistic in future.
     


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  6. Joenobody0

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    The names that these stores are putting on these make ups are getting ridiculous: "Blackbird Christopherson's Creamery Milkman Boot" :fu:

    "Navy Blucher High Boot - plain toe - perforated quarter detailing at the ankle" sounds so much less silly.
     


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    what are you saying? you don't want to admit that you are wearing a $500 version of the boots your parent's milkman used to wear
     


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    Yeah, J Crew even rushed them to me, which was nice.
     
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    All - I have been eyeing a pair of shell boot seconds from the shoemart the whole week.

    I tried the seconds previously in chromexcel and was disappointed to find a pretty big scratched (finish was completely torn away).

    I know they have a great return policy - but don't want to waste 20 bucks on shipping.

    What is your experience with shell seconds? your worst stories would be appreciated - that way i can stop buying shoes!

    thanks
     


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    If anyone is interested I am selling (2) Black Aldens both (12 D) (1) is the Alpine Long Wing for Jcrew @ 300.00 or best offer.... (1) 9901 @ 350.00 or best offer.... Just Fyi... Pics are posted in the sale section.
     


  11. Joenobody0

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    I'm saying that the "cute" names are getting old. They're shoes for grown men.
     


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    Noticed today that the pics on the Leffot site show their Color 8 with antique edge trim having a storm welt (right?), but the pair I received from them indeed has a flat welt.

    Odd? I think I prefer the storm welt... Hmmm...

    [​IMG]
     


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    That is indeed a storm welt.
     


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    I guess the creases in the alpines were too much for you...
     


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    I just ordered a pair of AF88s from AoC. What would be considered the best polish?
     


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