***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. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Is it rigid enough to put a topy on with any success? I'm a notorious toe dragger so if it doesn't have the durability of the neocork sole I may be hosed
     


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    I guess since it's more or less like a single leather sole.
    I just wonder how well it'll adhere since the sole is oiled. It does seem to be more durable than a regular leather sole though.
     


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    OK, Ravello Tuesday was a great success, tomorrow please post your #8 cordovan photos, in honor of March 8. #8 on the 8th!
     


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    I have 4 Aldens on pre-order right now. I really need to stop buying and just wait it out for my shoes to arrive....either that or I need to go into a store and buy a pair that I can actually wear!


    I think I paid $665 total. So it's not really a ton of money, but it is significantly less than you would find for a Ravello boot anywhere else now, especially after you factor in tax and shipping.
     


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    thank you
    keep the tradition going
     


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    There shouldn't be any tax if you're ordering from a specialty store out of state... which is what most probably do

    $665 isn't bad though... color #8 is around $615 and ravello avg is probably $715
     
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    Interesting. I'll probably send a note to Leffot to get their opinion as well. The way I walk will chew through a single leather sole in no time (at least the tip of the toe portions) if not topy'd
     


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    Hello everyone.

    Very happy with my new purchase - Alden Color 8 PTB

    Here's a pic with the PTBs side by side with my LongWings.

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    cigar nst
    argyles otc
     


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    Here in Australia, calling someone "Uncle" who is actually not related to you is a term of endearment. On the other hand, you could get into trouble over here if you were called "Randy". Horses for courses I guess.
     


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    Thank you, 'er Mac
     


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    After months of fawning over this thread, I'm going to the Alden of D.C. store tomorrow. Hopefully I will join you gentlemen. Looking to pick up a pair of #8 wing tip boots.
     


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    What shoes are you going to wear to the store? :D
     


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    Oh no, hadn't considered this. What should I do?
     


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