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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. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Distinguished Member

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    Good Alden story. May you continue to wear your Alden x LS snuff suede wingtip boots "in good health" (as we say) from here on out.
     


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    hope everything turned out okay man.
     


  3. violethour1951

    violethour1951 Senior Member

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    Re: Purchasing Aldens from NRO

    I took advantage of that 25% off NRO sale some weeks back to buy a pair of staple #8 LWBs. My order went through without any problems, I received the shoes in an amazing 2 days from Massachusetts to Illinois (it was shipped out the same day I placed the order).

    Just want to provide a counter-example to the horror experiences people seem to be having. I don't think NRO is "shady" as someone suggested, but they do appear to have difficulties with accurately depicting inventories on their webstore.
     


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    I really think the cigar longwings are my favorite Aldens. Gorgeous.
     


  5. axroox

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    I also had a good experience with my recent NRO "USA" sale order. They shipped my Color 8 Indy's the same day, and I received them in NYC less than 24 hours later. For $461.25, I'm a very happy camper.
     


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    Glad they didn't have to cut those off. :)
     


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    Awesome story...hope you're better now!
     


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    Hard to get much better than this. :nodding:
     


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    (My apologies if this sort of question has been asked before, but for fun...) if you could have only 1 pair of cordovan Aldens in each color -- black, burgundy/#8, cigar, ravello, and whiskey -- what would they be? You are welcome to double up ("all LWB" is acceptable, for example) or restrict yourself to picking 5 different styles. I'll get us started, though note that I don't yet own any Aldens, so this is not based in experience:

    Black - Monk Strap
    Burgundy/#8 - LWB
    Cigar - LHS
    Ravello - NST
    Whiskey - Chukka Boot
     
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    When I called in my info on thursday I was told they'll ship tomorrow (friday) and I'd have them the beginning of this week...
    noticed my order was still "being assembled" so emailed to ask if they'd shipped.
    today I was told they'll go out "within 48 hours"
     


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    What are you waiting for? :D
     


  12. Bakes11771

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    That is a good question!

    Black = Perf Cap Toe
    8 = LHS
    Cigar = Thor Boot
    Ravello = LHS
    Whiskey = Chukka

    However I'd also insist on LHS in Cigar and Black in addition.
     


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    I tried to submit a selection of styles for the various colors but the formatting would not work. I hang my head in shame.
     
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  14. Papa Doble

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    I actually saw your reply for the few minutes it was here, and I agree that these whiskey cap toes are pretty sick.
     


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    fwiw, my true-to-size is 9.5E, and I require a 9E on the Barrie and Modified lasts (9D, though, on the TruBalance last)
     


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