***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. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    I just ordered these Alden for J. Crew #8 PCT boots on the J. Crew site. I have to wait till November for estimated shipping as they were out of my size.

    PSA for anyone interested in these: I signed up to receive emails from J. Crew last month and they sent me a 10% off my next online purchase (email). I was able to use this on these boots so I got them for $645 less 10% which comes out to about $580. Not bad for shell boots!
     


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  3. MarioImpemba

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    Colour aside, my AE Leeds (black shell - ebayed for $100) are much more comfortable than my Alden PTB's (Barrie, TSM 2nds)... for whatever reason.

    Though, given my experience with Wolverine #8 (721 LTD's made be AE) vs. Alden #8, I can attest to how rich a finish the Alden #8 has - very shiny and lots of purple - just beautiful.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Only increases my anticipation to receive them (as well as the unrelated discussion of Alden #8 above).
     


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    Kai Senior member

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    Suede Chukkas.

    6 eyelet Shell Cordovan Norwegian front Oxford

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    nephew,
    call nick ask him. i highly recommend him
     


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    AE Burgundy Cambridges I picked up on ebay. Definitely more brown highlights, but still burgundy. I sold the 976 I inherited a while back because they were too big. The 976 were a deeper burgundy.

    Next up, my burgundy shell AE MacNeils, which I just picked up off ebay. The previous owner used a lot of black polish apparently. She shoes seem pretty old, and I am working to restore them (paid $45). Work in progress, but I love them.

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    This is a great makeup - good choice!
     


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    Working on something similar, love hearing about a good snag-and-restore project. Best of luck!
     
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    Morgan, thanks for the info. yes that is exactly the problem.
     


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    So I have a quick question to ask all you Alden experts on my cordovan Barrie Wingtip boots. I am super excited as I just purchased my very first pair of Aldens and received them today in the mail. As I was checking the quality/symmetry of both shoes, I noticed a small chip on the side of the barrie sole of the left foot shoe only. Since these are my first pair, I am unsure as to whether this is a defect/poor workmanship or something that is very common on Aldens. Is this something that i should worry about and return to the store? I have the option of returning the shoe within 30 days. I'm usually not this picky, but TBH, I kind of expected a little better quality control for a $740 shoe :( Let me know your thoughts on this.

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    Note how the right foot shoe does not have the chip.
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    ^ beautiful pair. you got off easy with those "minor" defects. how do the vamps look under the light? they appear mismatched but it may be the photos.
     


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    ^ +1

    Beautiful LSH color 8s with the antique sole

    I am still sad that I had to send mine back as the medallion broguing on the two shoes were completely mis-matched
     


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    Stunning wingtip boot!
     


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