***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

    Messages:
    7,136
    Likes Received:
    7,849
    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Location:
    The Second City
    

    Very nice. I've been thinking Cigar, and maybe it will be a chukka.
     
  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,583
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    

    looking very good
     
  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,583
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    [​IMG]
    whiskey wt
    argyles otc
     
  4. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    87
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    With the exception of the frans Boone ravello Indy on the plaza last, have there been any other offerings of a ravello Indy? I'd be interested in a ravello Indy on a wider last, plaza doesn't work very well for me
     
  5. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

    Messages:
    1,147
    Likes Received:
    392
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Anyone know where I can find Alden shoe trees under $30?
    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  6. localman

    localman Senior member

    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Has this happened with anyone else's Indy's (or any other boots for that matter)?

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Basically the upper is separating from the welt/sole of the shoe (the white you see is I assume the thread holding them all together. Just noticed this today, with nothing notable happening to cause this. Really starting to lose faith in the quality of Aldens as these boots are less than a year old. I get it the demand makes the QC go down or something like that but this should not be happening on a $450 dollar boot regardless of the reasoning. I mean hell this doesn't even happen on $100 boots. I'm starting to really question whether Aldens are worth the trouble. So far I've had speed hooks tearing out of $650 Cordovan boots, ugly wrinkles on $460 chukkas, and now this. Pretty disappointing.

    Anyone else have experience with this? Is it an easy fix at a shoe repair?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  7. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,575
    Likes Received:
    3,438
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    

    these are beautiful. have you considered bar lacing? I think it would be a cleaner look
     
  8. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Messages:
    9,555
    Likes Received:
    1,431
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    

    Looking for a proxy as well,, PM me
     
  9. kram6136

    kram6136 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan
    What's up with Brooks Brothers and Alden? The flagship store here in Tokyo said they only have one pair (in any style) left, and they have no idea if or when they'll be getting more. The Brooks corner in a big department store here (Isetan) told me the Brooks / Alden contract may not be renewed. Could that be true? Maybe only regarding Brooks in Japan? I was really surprised to hear that, but sure enough all the BB stores here have only Peal or AE now...
     
  10. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    504
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Location:
    Toronto
    

    Love those. The contrast edge trim is hot.:slayer:
     
  11. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    504
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Location:
    Toronto
    

    To be honest, I have 6 pairs of Aldens currently, and have never had a qualitly issue when it came to the construction of the shoe. Knock on wood. Only minor shade variations with the shell color.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012
  12. hooker4186

    hooker4186 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,132
    Likes Received:
    2,571
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    

    [​IMG]

    Snuff Suede Plain Toe Flex Welt from LS.
     
  13. furo

    furo Senior member

    Messages:
    6,191
    Likes Received:
    230
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    

    I have the same pair of boots but no, I have not seen that, and I've had mine a little over a year (wear maybe once a week, sometimes twice). The only thing wearing down is the stitching on the tongue which I'm quite certain a cobbler can fix without issue.
     
  14. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,583
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    

    nephew,
    thank you
    do you think an old dog can learn a new trick?
     
  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,583
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    [​IMG]
    cigar ptb
    argyles otc
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by