***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. lagsun

    lagsun Senior member

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    After two weeks of working from home, going into the office wearing Epaulet Walt grey flannel trousers and Cigar captoe boots (Alden DC)....

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    I just ordered from them and had the shoes in my hands in less than a week. Very speedy shipping - and that was their free shipping option. And like CTYGGG said, the prices are actually a bit better than what they initially appear after subtracting the VAT.
     


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    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Fran's Boone cigar ptb…$705 vs. TSM cigar ptb…$660. Not a huge price difference if it's an Alden make-up that you really want.
     


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    simply beautiful
     


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    All above is true... however keep in mind that you may get hit with a hefty customs fee if customs snags your package.
    I bought a pair of Tricker's Shell longwing's from Frans Boone (store customer service was awesome) but got hit with an $85.00 customs charge.... so you have to add that possiblity into the equation.
     


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    Shouldn't get hit with customs on USA made goods. You still might get hit with brokerage fees though.
     


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    What's going on with the side of my new boots?

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    That's a bad dye job by Alden basically.
     


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    Wow, that is some uneven dye work. Is the boot an irregular? If not, I would go back to the retailer and show it to them.
     


  10. Coldsnap

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    Not an irregular. Bought from Alden DC, I would honestly keep the boot if they gave me a discount. Not sure if they would work that out with me.
     


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    Shipping is Eur 50 to US. Terrible. Despite the fact that TSM is sold out of what I want for 5 months, I don't think I can justify paying a $170 premium to buy from Frans now.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Both look great and, as of right now, I'm leaning toward the Brooks Brothers unlined penny loafer due to the immediate availability of C widths.

    Any differences in sizing between the LHS and the BB unlined version? I read on SF that the BB unlined cordovan penny loafer is supposedly a bit more roomy. Would you say it's actually a bit larger or is it simply more relaxed because it's not lined?
     


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    Shipping is actually zero.
     


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    This post is 100% correct. That spot got a double/triple shot of purple paint at the Alden factory.

    They will probably only get better looking as the dye mellows with sunlight.
     
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    It's not wider. It is however easier on the top of your foot.
     


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