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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. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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  2. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Yep - I was told yesterday by Alden DC to expect a price increase on or around 1/28.
     
  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Great boot!!

    This is easily one of my favorite Aldens in my collection.
     
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    Hope that does include pre-orders. At this rate my Edward Green collection may be growing. I love Alden and enjoy buying an American made product and although it isn't there yet, the decision becomes more and more difficult as the price gap closes. So we are likely looking at $750 for specialty cordovan? Factor in shoe trees and it's almost up to $800.
     
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    +1 And they have always served me well. :D
     
  6. bespoken pa

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    Pardon my error doesn't include
     
  7. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Your point is well taken, and today I am wearing my dark oak antique/dark brown suede captoe bals (perf tip) on the 888 last with an olive suit. :nodding:

    But, for the most part, EGs and Aldens, IMO, are so different stylistically that it many times is an apples to oranges comparision.- particularly when comparing EG Calf models to Alden shell models. I like both makers.
     
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    Nice! That's a good look, sir. I like them very much in black.
     
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    Guys I really like to track down a cigar shell ptb. I checked the shoemart website with no luck
     
  10. Bakes11771

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    A few recent acquisitions. All staples.

    #8 Tassels (From a very esteemed forum member. Thanks Again!)

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    9016 (Bought these to wear with a suit after the forum, a few weeks back, unanimously convinced me that the LHS is not appropriate with a suit under any circumstances. I got away with it in Pittsburgh, but now I'm back in NY where people are infinitely more fashion conscious. I herby formally concede to you all on this matter. Plus, it was an excuse to buy more shoes.)
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    Right before their maiden voyage

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    The lightening of the color in the crease will brush out, right?

    I must say, the Mac break-in method really does make all the difference. Did considerable walking in the city and the toes are barely worn down at all.

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    Second: Cigar LHS, #8 LHS, Black Unlined LHS, Brown Peal & Co. Penny Loafer (BB)
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    Formal to casual from top to bottom. Some might argue that the Gucci Loafers are more formal than the LHS, but you could also argue that the J&M's don't even belong on the rack with the rest of those shoes.

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    Coming soon: Ravello LHS, Cigar Tassel, Cigar Punch Toe "Thor" Boot???
     
  11. sstomcat

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    Awesome and congratulations.
     
  12. rydenfan

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    Call Joe at Alden DC. I thought when I spoke to him the other day they had this in stock...
     
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    nephew,
    i have a major advantage over you because i have been in the market place for a much longer period then you have been in the market place. remember quality is more important then quantity
     
  14. mcarthur

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    enjoy wearing your gunboats
     
  15. bespoken pa

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    Agreed. Usually I tend to purchase boots from Alden and shoes from eg.
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
    i generally wear a blazer; however, i do wear bals with either cords or khakis without blazer or sc
     
  17. Alcibiades

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    Where did you get the shoe rack? I need one. Outstanding collection
     
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    nephew,
    good shine on your full straps
     
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    wear in good health
     
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    for what it's worth, and as someone else said - the black captoe with commando sole was too militaristic for my liking. i was comparing the black captoe on barrie with double leather from Alden SF with the black captoe on grant with commando from Alden DC.. went with the double leather version. i do like the commando sole on my #8 plazas from j gilbert however.


    also,from a few pages back, i can barely justify having the same style shoe in different leather/color, i have no idea how you guys can make the leap to having 2 pair of lwb in the same leather/color with only very minor differences. :stirpot:
     
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