***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. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Thanks for clarifying the source on the last guide. I shouldn't be surprised that it came from an SF member. You guys are on top of things. My thanks as well to REguy. I will edit the previous post to reflect the source attribution.
     


  2. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Curious as to what % (or ratio) everyone's shoe inventory consists of Alden?
     


  3. number9dream

    number9dream Senior member

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    It may be general knowledge already, but Brooks Brothers is having a sale this weekend --- spend over $500 and get $100 off. I picked up a pair of unlined LHS in Color 8 for $498.
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nice shine on your ptb
     


  5. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

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    Dumb question, is there any difference between the Jcrew Alden Cordovan Chukka (dark burgandy, is that the color 8?) and the "normal" Alden one color 8?
     


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    trunks206 Senior member

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    No, there is no difference its the stock #8 chukka that most retailers carry.
     


  7. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    A little less than half (about 10 pairs total). I don't see myself buying another pair of Alden for a long time. I do want a pair of Snuff Chukkas, but I can wait for that.

    Other makes consist of Carmina, C&J, Tricker's, and Alfred Sargent.
     


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    meso Senior member

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    About half. I keep a pretty meager collection of shoes...

    Alden x j crew shell cordovan #8 longwings
    Alden x j crew waxed tan longwings
    Alden cordovan pebble grain boots
    Alden natural plain-toe shoes
    (just got rid of a pair of alden x leffot navy nubuck brogue boots)

    F+B taupe nubuck 745 boots
    F+B dark brown Bolan workboots
    White's semi-dress boots in tan & distressed tan roughout
    Wolverine 1000 mile boots in black (pretty banged-up - my go-tos for yard work)
    Florsheim x duckie brown suede (can't even remember the last time I wore these tho... want to replace with a pair of Aldens)
     


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    CEE88 Senior member

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    Number9dream - Thanks for the tip regarding the Brooks Brothers sale. I put in an order for a pair of LHS color 8's as well. With tax it was a bit more than you said but still a good deal.

    The code is SPWE12 and it's good for
    $200 off $800
    $100 off $500
    $50 off $300
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    thinking of pulling the trigger on the wingtip from BB
     


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    stevent Senior member

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    Modified for sure
     


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    uh oh...thatst the only thing thats been keeping me from pulling the trigger on those ! :facepalm:
     


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    Do Alden still make the Brooks Bros cordovan penny loafer?

    Cheers.
     


  14. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    I agree with you 100%. I wanted to order a pair, but I have no love for the commando sole on shoes. I can understand boots, but it think it ruins a good looking shoe to have the rubber on the sole.
     


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    interlockingny Senior member

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    I don't believe Alden of Carmel ever had the Ravello Longwing Blucher on the Commando Sole. It sounds like they are going from Crepe to double leather.
     


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