***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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    tingley! the cost about $20
     


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    the exotic colors- the color of the right shoe and left shoe does not match perfectly. it is do to the tanning process. you either like it and enjoy the beauty of the color or sent the shoes back. this is not an issue with #8 or black
     
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    thanks uncle, I am keeping this pair. I can live with the slight discoloration!
     


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    you made a good decision, enjoy wearing
     


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    Of all the time I've been checking the Seconds list I never found LWB in #8. Congrats and I wish I was as fortunate.
     


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    thanks much. gives me an idea to find some 3rd party laces in a greyish/blueish tint when the stock Alden laces break.
     


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    Thanks much. I was considering the storm or executive model. Which one would you say is easier to get into? I wear mostly shoes but have some Alden dress boots as well (Ravello WTB) that I would want to protect.
     


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    thank you all. :)
     


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    A pair of shell cordo longwings in size 10 for $399.95 in the last one.
     
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    For that price I'd rather get the AE version of the longwing in #8 which, as of Sunday, was on sale for $400 in stores - at least you know you're getting 100% first quality, albeit AE quality
     


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    [​IMG]wow - Check these out. Just posted over at Leffot.
     
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    So many excellent pairs in this thread. In the words of one Steve Jobs: 'Oh, wow, oh, wow...'
     


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    Seconds are definitely hit or miss. Although AE has competitive prices, the design just does not work for me. IMO, the eyelet stays are too far down the vamp and the 'curves' of the toe is too close to the end with the tip being much more elongated. It might not be an issue for those with larger sizes but the discrepancy is much more pronounced in smaller sizes. It does become a factor now that AE is able to maintain its price mark (and even lower with their newer shoes) while Alden is gradually increasing.
     


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    Saw them last night on their site. I would have pulled the trigger, but they don't offer their collaborations in E width. So many shoes I'd like to have, but can't because no one includes widths in their custom runs unless they offer a pre-order like LSW :(
     


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