***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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    I have a pair of alden #8 chukkas in 9.5D barrie BNIB if anyone is interested. 500$ shipped -
     
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    I note with interest that all Aldens in the Leffot online shop are now marked "Sorry, this item can not be shipped internationally."

    I'm hoping this is not going to be a strict guideline from here on in, and if it is then hopefully it will not affect the current batch of Day Tripper pre-orders.

    Having said that, I had a recent set of issues with LS which they resolved very professionally. So I will still have a solid channel for Aldens if Leffot cuts off those of us outside the States.
     
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    Colin confirmed with me that the Day Tripper pre-orders would not be affected by the International shiping black-out. The restriction is something that Alden has imposed on its retailers (supposedly to "control their distribution"). For us overseas Alden fanatics, it might mean we have to find a 3rd party forwarder that are being used a lot these days. Just means yet another premium to add to the purchase.

    I know they are famous last words on this forum, but I think my Day Trippers will be "it" for a while.....
     
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    wait so now... most online retailers dont ship internationally? That means we gotta use proxy from now on?
     
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    I think you'll find this is an issue with Alden, not Leffot. Leffot will ship other brands internationally, just not Alden
     
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    Thank you, that's good to know. Interestingly, I just placed an order with a different U.S. retailer and nothing was said about it.

    If Alden are going to restrict dealers to selling only inside their own territories, then I guess the Bureau and Frans Boone are still open to those of us in the UK. Or I could stop buying boots from overseas and get my SWD footwear from my usual MC sources in Northampton, which is probably what I should be doing anyway.
     
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    that sucks...what about leathersoul? In my country there no retailer selling alden.. gotta get the from online retailers
     
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    So will an official Alden store (NY,SF, DC) still ship internationally? Just not Alden stockists?

    I have a pre order placed with NY a few months ago that'll be done in August...

    ...Also leather soul has made no mention of this on their web page or blog...:angry:
     
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    Leathersoul used to, you'll have to contact them to see if they still do.
     
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    Only SF & DC are owned by Alden. NY is independent. Regarding the shipping issue, Alden seems to be restructuring their contracts with distributors which is unfortunate for those overseas.
     
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    My curiosity was more about the fact that many PTB do not have a pattern at all. There is no dover, nassau, or anything on the majority of PTBs. I prefer the aesthetic of the dover or nassau. I am not a fan of the PTB which is nearly a wholecut except for the lacing.

    Thanks for the info gentlemen. I'll just continue being patient and watching the LSW site for a dover or nassau PTB that I like. :)
     
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    I'm with you on the look of dover PTB. I have been kicking myself for not grabbing the cigar shell PTB w/ dover pattern that unionmade had back around the holidays. I was leery of the plantation crepe and still don't like it but it is definitely the closest thing I have seen recently to my perfect PTB.

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    Yeah, I like the dover pattern too. Over at unionmade they have shoes like that. They call them "officer shoe(s)".

    http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Mens.html

    Don't seem to be a lot of them in cordovan though. And the one I like in calf doesn't seem to be available in my size....
     
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    Unionmade, like madisonnyc, has an unlined suede snuff ptb on the barrie:

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    I'm glad mine were on the leydon, because it looks like barrie is the standard last for this model
     
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