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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. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    Yeah, the suede cap toe blucher is like that, and I pointed that out. I'll submit a question to the BB site and see if they'll confirm the manufacturer.


    That's exactly what I did.
     
  2. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I own the suede captoe blucher. I used to own the brown calf PTB. I have discussed both models with Alden and Alden confirmed they make each model. :nodding:
     
  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I am 150 % certain he is incorrect.
     
  4. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    Ha, if anyone would know, you would SFTG. You have essentially every shell Alden for BB model, if I recall.
     
  5. closerlook

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    he is incorrect indeed, but there is no point fighting it. ebay, sadly in this case, will side with the buyer.
     
  6. 100 yrs

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    please tell me more, i live up the street from blackbird. i once asked about why they were no longer carrying Alden's and the SA told me that long lead times were hard for them, and hinted that Alden favored larger clients (J Crew?) and were leaving smaller shops in the dark. it's a shame because they had some solid make ups. i don't doubt your story though, i get a weird vibe from the blackbird crew.
     
  7. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Having email confirmation from Alden that they indeed make said models would, I hope, convince ebay to side with the seller.
     
  8. sevenfoldtieguy

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    But note: The questions section for many of BB's shoes have misguided information. And most BB employees are clueless when it comes to their shoe offerings. I once had a rather comical conversation with a BB employee who tried to convince me their Black Fleece black shell LWB model ( no longer offered) was made in England. :D
     
  9. mcarthur

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    good looking boot
     
  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    looking good in gunboats and argyles
     
  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,

    try it, it does work
     
  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, good looking ptb
     
  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, good shine on your black lhs
     
  14. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    wear in good health
     
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  15. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    I think I may give up on my Ravello dreams... who knows how many more years of waiting?
     
  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    for a classy guy your response comes across sarcastic
     
  17. fitchottie

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    I use the Red laces on mine.
     
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  18. blue collar

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    Dont give up. I got my hands on a make-up that I thought I would NEVER own, last spring. If there is something you are really keen on just check the forum DAILY. This group is the top when it comes to Alden and whats available.
     
  19. BeSpiffington

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    I've got to try the red laces. I think the lavender looks cool.[​IMG]
     
  20. MoneyWellSpent

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    I have pretty much stopped asking the BB associates any questions about their shoes. Last time I was in there looking, the SA was just standing there watching me, so in an attempt to be conversational I asked about the process for having a pair resoled (which I already knew the answer to). I was holding a pair of Peal & Co. perforated cap toes which were made by Crockett & Jones based on the nail pattern in the heels. It became apparent that he didn't know that Peal & Co. is a defunct company that only exists as a name owned by Brooks Brothers. He kinda stuttered for a second and said he figured you could send them back to Peal, but he had no idea how to do that. I just smiled and said thanks.
     
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