***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. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

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    Try calling about these, they are great guys at LS and if they still have some stock, you may get lucky.

    Saw these on eBay, too big for me...but any size 10 guys out there (9.5 Trubalance) these look a cool boot at a decent price:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-405-I...6286218?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4169b41e8a

    Although shipping from the UK is steep.
     
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  2. Reds & Tops

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    Figured I'd join the party...Alden for BB unlined LHS
     
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    I have experienced this on one cigar model and one ravello model. As Closerlook points out, it was/is at stress points. It is frustrating, but the models I speak of would have been unavailable in terms of a replacement pair. My "flaking" was not something that showed up right away, and I had worn the shoes off of carpet. It has stayed contained (fingers crossed). The flaking I have experienced is not something that brushes out. Indeed, I would be careful about brushing the affected area (at least not excessively) - as this will tend to exascerbate the problem.

    If the flaking appears in non stress points, or if it becomes in any way widespread, it seems to me the shoes are defective. Indeed, I had a different model in ravello that had flaking in non stress points and it was widespread. I sent them back. The retailer deemed them defective.

    As for the original poster, if a replacement pair is available, I would consider an exchange.
     
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    Classic Americana. I usually wear bals but do sport my bluchers occasionally. The last pair of LWB to fill the rainbow...

    Great shade of ravello uncle. Been busy getting ready to switch rotations and also moving; hope all with well with you.


    Who has 10+ pairs? :thumbs-up:
     
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    Just counted and currently have 7 pairs (3 #8s, 1 Cigar, 1 Ravello, 1 brown calf, 1 snuff suede). I've sold off another 4-5 pairs and looking to add a few more.

    BTW, does anyone have this Shoemart chamois boot or seen it in the wild? Any thoughts?

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    A staple classic. LHS in #8 is one of the top 3 must have shell Aldens IMO
     
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    What others would round out your list?
     
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    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    Thanks guys, very helpful as always.
     
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    I'm curious for others to chime in to. What are the top 3 essential pairs?
    #8 LWB
    #8 LHS
    Cigar/Ravello Chukka?
     
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    I think one of the things we can agree on is the LWB being one of the three.
     
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    welcome to the forum
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  14. Reds & Tops

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    My personal top 3:

    #8 LHS
    #8 Tassel Moc
    #8 SWB

    I might take some flak for putting the SWB over the LWB, but I find it a bit more versatile in my wardrobe.
     
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    far out make-up
     
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