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***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. robin

    robin Senior member

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    I just purchased a pair of vintage 990 shell plain toes with metal eyelets. The patina is cigar .The new heel liners are unmarked but the 990 and 10 B/D are quite clear. In your opinion are they Alden or BB? Did Alden ever make a 990 with eyelets? I think I recall Leather Soul selling some in certain sizes. Your help is appreciated.
    990 is an Alden stock model, but the current version does not have metal eyelets. I'd assume they'd switch things up over the years.
    I am looking for the tassle corodovan black and just hate to pay over $500 including the Shoe Mart, and wanted to know if anyone knows a store that discounts the cordovan line in these tough times?
    Next Brooks Brothers sale will be your best bet, though they've been limiting the discounts on the shell models lately. Alden doesn't like their shoes being discounted either.
     


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    I polished my Indy's for the first time yesterday. Used black polish. They've taken on a ton of character. Started wearing on 12-24-07 approximately.
     


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    http://www.stevenalan.com/journal/?p=216

    I want order these, but I don't know how the Modified last fits compared to the Tru-balance.
    Anyone know offhand?
     


  5. mechanical pencil

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    I wonder if Tom at Leathersoul has any hints for us as to what his next Aldens might be....?

    Something in unlined snuff suede perhaps?
     


  6. robin

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    I wonder if Tom at Leathersoul has any hints for us as to what his next Aldens might be....?

    Something in unlined snuff suede perhaps?

    Get on his pre-order list.
     


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    Ah, thanks!

    Figured I'd be on it already, having ordered from him before...
     


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    I polished my Indy's for the first time yesterday. Used black polish. They've taken on a ton of character. Started wearing on 12-24-07 approximately.

    Come on dude you know the rules, pics please. Word.
     


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    Come on dude you know the rules, pics please. Word.

    I am working on it for you! Trust me on that.
     


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    Went to the Alden store in NY this weekend. Almost got a pair of the 990s, but I think I'm going to have to wait another month.
     


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    Wearing my Grant last BB Black Fleece longwings for the first time today. Really like this last - much better than the Barrie. I might get all Mafoo on you guys if I could get the longwing in the Grant last in #8 and Whiskey. Just an honest big-ole gunboat. Really comfortable too.
     


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    I just placed an order for the Indy boots at ShermanBrothers.com and got 10% off with the code: Stimulus.

    No tax and free shipping on orders $50 or more. Sounded like a good deal $288 shipped.
     


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    Went by the Alden Shop in SF today. There's some cigar shell captoes on sale for $399, but not in my wide-foot size. Also spotted some #8 chukkas w/commando soles on clearance, again, not in my size.
     


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