***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. calidist

    calidist Senior member

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    Interesting... Did you originally buy your normal size or go a half size down?
     


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    Edgein Senior member

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    Does Kudu stretch like CXL?
     




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    AnOxymoron Senior member

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    Not really sure what my normal size even is, especially with so many different lasts. But I sized down 1 from my typical vans size, and it turns out I need to size down 1.5 from that.

    Shit that's what I ordered too. If you get yours and I don't get mine....:angry:
    Actually if that happens I'll probably just snag those cxl indys from you haha
     
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    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Shades of Ravello
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    Ravello is more red as of late, but not as red as #4
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    dukerules Well-Known Member

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    Man, good luck. What a great boot.
     


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    dukerules Well-Known Member

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    I need some Ravello in my life.
     


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    Yes, but not as much as CXL in my experience.
     


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    blue collar Senior member

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    I just received my LS Ravello SWBs last night. In the box, indoors, they looked very red. However when i took them outside in the sun they were a dark whiskey/pumpkin tone.

    The other thing (maybe it's because they were a short run of 18) but this shoe has the best fit and finish I have seen so far from Alden. The welt seam/connection is almost seamless. The shell color is even with no stain blotches. all in all i'm very happy with this pair. I still have faith that Alden will continue to make a quality product and keep their standards (somewhat) high.
     


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    how were you able to get a pair?
     


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    Guys, you've been following the topic for a long time - how often do such discounts appear? I was thinking of getting natty LWBs from Epaulet, I think they'll fit my more or less casual style, but now when there's an opportunity to grab a #8 for the price, I'm really torn (and no, I'm not grabbing 2 pairs).
     
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    zazaza Senior member

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    Discounts on 1st quality Aldens are few and far between.

    I would not even hesitate to get the #8 if I were in your shoes.
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    I think the darkish red toned ravello is the best shade. That shade of ravello is significantly differrent from the butterscotch/caramel whiskey, which allows you to have both in rotation. The dark red toned ravello also works great with certain colors (for example, red ravello shows with a navy suit, pink shirt and navy tie look awesome). To those that are getting these dark ravello shoes, consider yourselves lucky, you are getting one of the better Alden cordovan colors
     


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    Kevk Well-Known Member

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    Ordered a pair of #8 Indys and a pair of snuff suede chukkas during the Kentucy derby sale @ 25% off. Chukkas showed up a couple of days later, Receieved an email, approx 12 week wait for the #8 Indys. As long as I get them I will be happy.
     


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