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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. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

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    Looks like frans boone just got in whiskey PTB with dark edge trim. The shade of whiskey looks kind of dark too but it could just be the picture. Price is 576 euro plus
     
  2. Distorbiant

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    Not my photo, but you're welcome :)

    You know how the TOJ-wearers get, haha
     
  3. El Argentino

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    Not to be offensive or offputting, but if this is your reasoning you will find SF in general to be a cold and lonely place.
     
  4. Burton

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    El that was a really calm reply. I may not have been so polite.
     
  5. ghdvfddzgzdzg

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    Are you part of the LSH preorder like I am?
     
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    ^ I'm on the preorder and thought the exact same thing when I saw the note about tan longwings. I was hoping they'd be ready for the spring. There were also snuff and brown suede longwings that were on the same preorder. I kinda wish I got the brown ones as well.
     
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    Yes, I am. The CXL LHS were part of that preorder as well and were stocked about a month ago. I will be kind of upset if I don't have them for the spring/summer. As I said I am considering ordering from Leffot since they have then in stock but prefer not to lose $100 as a result of my impatience...
     
  8. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    I'm considering the unlined LHS in tan or snuff suede. Any thoughts on this shoe? Does anyone take a different size in it than in the lined shell LHS?
     
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  9. Michigan Planner

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    Decided to take a shell family photo this afternoon.

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  10. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    saw this on instagram a few minutes ago.
     
  11. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Looking good! Is that a #8 lace up moc next to the PTB?
     
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  12. Michigan Planner

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    Yes it is. It's a relatively new addition to my collection and already becoming one of my favorite shoes. It works great with just about everything I wear and more than dressy enough for my office.
     
  13. stanford88

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    Great collection!
     
  14. Countingsheep

    Countingsheep Senior member

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    A 4 or 5 mile hike and these things just shrug it off like its nothing

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  15. docalden2013

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    Dear Bakes,

    Thanks for the seasoned advice to ward off premature, well, you know...Happens to a lot of guys, I'm told!!

    I think you're right. It may be wise to wait. Given the infectious enthusiasm on this thread, I've ended up with 9 awesome acquisitions in the last two months. None of them have been regrettable thus far, but I've had far from enough time to truly enjoy each one and figure out the extent to which each pair goes with the different things in my closet. My burgeoning interests, understanding of shell, the different lasts and of the versatility of the various aldens leads me in this clearer moment to think that it's fine to sit tight for a bit. As much as I can imagine the ease with which one can rock natural cxl lwbs (see, eg, El Argentino), it occurs to me that it might feel better to diversify the collection gradually, expanding away from LWBs and boots and instead looking toward the unlined chukkas or maybe a suede loafer or shell bal. Of course, if the opportunity arises to get in on a color 8 Plaza lasted Indy, I won't even ask for your advice, I'm all in!

    Hope you guys enjoyed the weekend. -d
     
  16. Roguls

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    Most of us knew, man. Ben Silver, I believe.
     
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    It seems that I'm presented with yet another opportunity to feel inadequate when compared to other men. Whoever dies with the most Alden's wins. Just tell me where you live before checking out.
     
  18. FrankCowperwood

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    Great photo. Looks like they enjoyed the hike.
     
  19. Michigan Planner

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    My current full Alden collection is 24 pair with one more on the way and 5 more on pre-order. I'm actually starting to keep track of how often I wear (and don't wear) the shoes and am planning to prune some out of the collection this year. It's just too many. I need to simplify.
     
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  20. SuitedDx

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    MP: wow, that's an impressive number. Definitely don't have that many shoes from a single brand.

    Quick ?: anyone know of a seller of a #8 PTB with natural edge?
     
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