***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. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

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    I'd go with the Ravello NST blucher at shoemart currently. It's on the aberdeen last though. If you can weat that last in a D width you're golden. If they had that shoe in an E width i'd be all over that ish!

    And no, ravello is it's own thing. More red than wiskey. Pull the trigger!
     
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  2. furo

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    Yep it's a classic marketing scheme that usually ends up being effective if you truly care about brand invidualization and quality.

    Alden could clearly keep up and surpass demand if they so desired. It's similar to the Zara model of business in the fashion industry. Alden relies on limited production runs to generate hype about their brand and keep the margins high on their products... thus allowing them to regulate production at their whim.

    Can't fault them for sure, especially given the cost of US labor vs imports.
     
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    for what it's worth, I love Alden boots and, while cordovan boots/shoes are beautiful (no doubt), I refuse to wear them -
    I say this without wanting to get into any debates/conversations/arguments on the matter - to each his own -
     
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    it's worth the hassle of exchange to get the right fit, once you get it locked even for one last you can extrapolate to others.
    if you're 7.5 in chucks you would likely be around 7 in barrie(r) / trubalance.
     
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    My guess is price.
     
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    +1
    They are beautiful and I would purchase them in a heartbeat if I thought I'd wear them fairly regularly
     
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    you would guess wrong - money has nothing to do with it -
     
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    Alden might as well limit their production. Most consumers wouldn't want the bother of caring for a pair of shoes that'll last a lifetime and would rather have an excuse to run out and buy a new pair of cheap, glued together shoes every year.
     
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    I am aware that these are Steven's. I was asking about the shortwing posted. Thank you.
     
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    furo Senior member

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    please elaborate.
     
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    Nice looking collection. Ravello is a must, I'd go ravello LWB or PTB. Here's a few pics of ravello & whiskey.
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    Grady Ervin? I just moved to Charleston and they're the only other shop besides Ben Silver that I'm aware of that sells Alden.
     
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    I find these to be rather exceptional, and I agree, the suede touch is a bit classier for this style of shoe.

    By the way, I can't tell you how refreshing it is to see a pair of shoes here that not many, if any, of us have to display.

    Wear with pride! :fonz:
     
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    no - as stated earlier: "I say this without wanting to get into any debates/conversations/arguments on the matter - to each his own - "
     
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