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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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    highly recommend nick and you will find that you have both a lot in common
     
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    Shell has variations. :nodding: It is all what you can live with. If you can exchange them for the same pair in the same size, then do it - but most times this is not possible with exotic shells. Over the years I have had to return a handful of pairs due to color variations I personally could not live with. In recent times I was going to acquire a certain cigar model. The CS gentlemen told me one shoe was lighter in color than the other. I asked him to email me a pic. He did so. I did not buy them - too much variation for my liking.
     
  3. violethour1951

    violethour1951 Senior member

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    Hanig's Footwear in the Hancock tower has a staple selection of Aldens (no exotic shells like Ravello/Whiskey, however) -- the gentlemen there are very courteous and helpful, I'd highly recommend.

    Then there's Haberdash in River North... they have a selection of Aldens, but it's a very unfortunate experience shopping there unless you look like you walked out of a page in GQ.
     
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    I had an alright experience at Haberdash, nothing special but nothing terrible. They did have paté though.

    Edit: Wow, every single review for Hanig's mentions Vibram Five-fingers. I didn't realize they were that big a deal to people.
     
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  5. kwhitelaw

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    long shot, but any shops in New Orleans? I'll be down next month. thanks!
     
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    George Bass was the only Alden vendor in the city, to my knowledge, but they've dropped the brand after too many unsatisfactory orders. That being said, when I was there last month, they still had a few models in stock.

    edit - Apparently a store named M. Goldberg carries Alden as well.
     
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  7. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    that is the beauty of the exotic colors. the shoes rarely , if ever, match exactly. i agree with your conclusion that it is up to your own personal taste to buy or decline
     
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    You should try the Vibram Five Fingers. I don't see myself buying another pair of athletic shoes again.
     
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    40 years!!! Is there much of a difference in the quality of shells then compared to today, assuming they are all from Horween?
     
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    I would hope not, but it goes to show the potential value that can be realized by spending more money up front. Heretofore I haven't had a pair of shoes that lasted more than three years.

    Congratulations Uncle Mac. Here's to another 20 years (or more) in your shell cordovan Aldens!
     
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    Agreed!
     
  12. gforce

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    Thank you for the wisdom Mac!
     
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    Wow 40 yrs!

    Whiskey PTBs today:
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    ^10/10
     
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    Alpine Thursday
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    Wingtip Boot by AC @ LSH
     
  16. Man with Apple

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    Dark Brown Suede Unlined LHS at a concert the other night.

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    Very nice!
     
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    Color 8 or black?
     
  20. FrankCowperwood

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    To follow the previous post, #8 LWB with traditional edge trim, from yesterday:

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