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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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    thank you
    the boots are on the plaza last
     


  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    ls version was on the plaza last and the style #89518
     


  3. closerlook

    closerlook Senior member

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    Uncle, you are amazing.
    thanks

    what retailer are they from?

    I know you own the leydon last version from LS. do you have this one too?
     


  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    wear in good health
     


  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    yes!
     


  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    i do no have the shoe you just purchased
     


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    What stitching are you referring? I don't think the stitching determines the last, nor does the last determine the stitching.

    Probably more like whatever the merchant specifies for the make-up is what Alden does.

    We have confirmation from Alden themselves that those cigar Indy boots at the Alden San Francsico store are Barrie last, along with a couple of people who have gone there in person and tried them on all confirming Barrie last...
     
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    I have the shell rainbow in chukkas. :slayer:

    Given your post above, I would recommend cigar, then ravello. :nodding:
     


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    Has anyone had any transaction with http://jgilbertfootwear.com before? How was it? I am lookng at buying a pair of Alden boots designed by them but communication stopped after 2 emails regarding getting the right size for the boots. I was going to provide my credit card details for the purchase but am unsure if I should go ahead as providing credit card details coupled with the poor communication seems rather risky.
     
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  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    my reaction is just the opposite of yours-my first choice would be ravello and then cigar
     


  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    These may be the best looking all around boots I've seen on SF. NIce choice.


     


  12. ReppTiePrepster

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    I think I have to agree Mr. Mac... Ravello is my first choice, they wow the heck out of me. However, there are some cigar shades (the darker the better) that are pretty damn stunning. My cigar LWB are pretty light and my new Ravello LWB (Alden DC) are on the darker end of the spectrum. They are nearly the same color... pretty disappointed. Anyone know how I can darken my Cigar Shell??
     


  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Give Saphir dark brown shell cordovan cream a try. I used it on my AE dark brown shell Strands, and they went from a ho-hum chocolate brown to a much deeper/richer dark brown - and that was my intended result. :nodding:
     


  14. mcarthur

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    cigar and ravello lwb are good looking shoes- i am big believerwhen it comes to the exotic colors that time will take care of your issue; therefore, i would do nothing
     


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    Uncle, I am not surprised by your order change (and certainly either one is great). But perhaps our "disagreement" stems more from our overall preferences - with you tipping the scales slightly in favor of ravello over cigar and I tipping the scales slightly in favor of cigar over ravello. For example, I get the impression you - even if by the slightest of margins - would favor the ravello LWB over the cigar LWB. I personally would switch that order, and the margin, for that model, would be more than slight. :nodding: Having said all of that, I have an equal number of models in each color.

    But of course there is no right or wrong, just personal preferences ...

    A good weekend to you, fine sir.
     


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