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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. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Me too, and I usually can't stand those Vibram wedge soles. Nice job Jason!
     


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    yes, mine are alden SF. they are lined but the single sole makes them feel very flexible
     


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    thank you sir. these shoe are actually what started me down this dark. impoverishing path known as alden. it's seriously like a drug. the first hit was (essentially) free, but i've PAID man, i've PAID. with my money, my life, my SOUL.




    definitely not ebay. thrift/consignment/resale shop. once in a lifetime find. i actually found them back in 2009, and they looked to have been worn 5 times max, basically brand new. i wouldn't want to name-drop the spot publicly, in case it happens to be someone's go-to spot or something (it's not in my hometown, so i'd feel like a real jerk to blow up someone else's thrift store secrets).
     
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    THIS AINT THE CONTENTEDNESS THREAD BOYO
    I mean, great score!
     


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    Hey Leighlon, this is torture; I really love this boot.

    I have the Daytrippers on order with Lefott which were originally sceduled for late fall. With the scarcity of Ravello they're still quoting "late fall" but won't specify which year. Have to be patient....
     


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    Both! Honestly...
     


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    AWESOME. I went to a local old Italian cobbler and he said eyelets could not be added to my shell LWBs because the shoe was already lined...were these lined or is that a viable option at a place that has more capabilities? BNelson in particular. Nick, if you can answer this it would be appreciated. Thanks!
     


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    Cigars in the Office
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    Shoe: Unionmade Dover
    Shine: Mac Method, Venetian Cream, 4years practice in the USMC
     


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    I bet the guy in Brighton Beach can do it!
     


  11. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sure it could be done.....We do it all the time.
     


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    Correction: they are indeed unlined. The heel counter is lined, but the forefoot of the shoe is totally unlined (i.e., green on the inside of the shoe).
    What I was told by Alden SF re: creasing is that this shoe creases differently, rather than more than, the traditional version. Since the shoe flexes more with your foot, it develops a greater # of smaller creases, as opposed to the traditional (lined) version, which "breaks" more, resulting in fewer large creases.
     


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    Only on MAN SHOES. So we're in luck.
     


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    That pretty much describes my experience exactly. I'll put them on and post a photo soon.
     


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