***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. ElDave

    ElDave Senior member

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    Took me 40+ days, 20+ calls, 10+ voicemails, multiple messages left with their B&M store, multiple emails with the Better Business Bureau, and a complaint on their Facebook page to finally get a pair of standard Indy boots delivered.

    To their credit, the people at the B&M store were reasonably nice and there was a woman named Marie who actually got things done, but whoever manages their internet store/warehouse is literally fucking brain dead.
     


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    This made me laugh. Probably because I've interacted with them on multiple occasions personally. They actually have a nice little store, and a couple of the young ladies who work there really do seem to try their best. However, the management types are less than personable. I anticipate with glee the run on their next 25% off sale and the ensuing horror stories.
     


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    Black shell is great. :slayer:
     


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    what's everyones go to product for scratch treatment for brown chromexcel, ala indy 405?

    tia
     


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    I recently had great success addressing some scratches on my dad's 405s with just Renovateur and lots of brushing.
     


  6. kwhitelaw

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    excellent, been meaning to grab some. thanks for the input
     


  7. FrankCowperwood

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    This looks fantastic. Black shell definitely under rated. Feel like it makes up very nicely in a WT. Nagging feeling I will need some. Enjoy yourself!

    Great choice. I've been drawn to my PTBs (#8) in recent days. These will wear very nicely. Enjoy.



    These are wearingly wonderfully. Such a classic iteration of this style. Thanks for sharing and welcome.
     
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  8. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Just to clarify, The 405 from Alden is not actually Chromexcel. It's just 'normal' calf leather. The Chromexcel version is the 403.

    This is unless you got your Indy boots from JCrew which calls their version of the Chromexcel 403 Indy's, 405.
     
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    I've never considered a black pair of boots until I saw those. outstanding.
     


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    Well...told you i've been hitting everything in sight with a little Saphir Reno...even my watch strap.:slayer:

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    Gotta quote with photos. :drool: Love black shell and really want the Leffot Naval or LS Jumpers in black. No restock for LS for sure, Leffot undecided
     


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    Nice!
     


  13. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Senior member

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    Night fall in India. Tomorrow I need to wear something a little formal. So i brush my Alden perf cap toe bal in black shell. 13 months since i bought them, approx 50 wearings. Never been waxed or conditioned. Just brush to wear.


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    PSA:

    Not sure what the protocol is regarding the Softmart irregular list....

    Anyhow, they have size 9.5D of the Natural Chrome Excel Barrie Last FD-97873 listed for $299.
     


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    were another round of lists sent out recently?
     


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