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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. Ahab

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    I also do not think that Alden wants to expand. Expansion then decreased demand for quality US made footwear is what killed almost all of Alden's competitors. I believe they see a time where Alden’s may not be as fashionable and would like to survive that time as best they can.
     
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    I don't claim to know if a defect is natural or human-created, which is why I used the word "suggests." Also, I don't think it matters if it's natural or not with respect to choosing if you should keep a given pair.

    Not sure what "special flower" means. Finally, are you saying I should move on to other brands because I'm too picky, or because Aldens are plagued by such imperfections?
     
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    Can't really tell from your post if you are trying to insult me or what you are saying. Sorry if pointing out that someone who never contributes anything positive in this thread and continually just talks about how much better AE is than Alden offends you and therefor makes you a better person than me
     
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    Where did you get 'em?
     
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    I happen to disagree with you. Alden was already selling every pair if shoes that can make yet they chose to build a relationship with J Crew. I see this as a conscious move by Alden to expand their customer base and expand
     
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    So much for that whole not insulting people on the Internet thing...
     
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    Absolutely! Wear in great health...
     
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    @Mediahound, are you looking for an Suede PTB on the Barrie? Check with Alden NYC as I recently got a pair of snuff ones there
     
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    thanks.
     
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    Sure. I went same size as the rest of my Barrie and they fit great
     
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    Suggests based on what knowledge? To me it looks like it was part of the shell.

    There are brands that you can go to that would meet your needs. Such as EG or Rider Boot Co. :nodding:
     
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    It is great to meet someone who knows so much. Can you tell me how much they have expanded the amount of employees or the facilities?
     
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    Rider stopped making cordovan shoes (or that's what he told me last time I saw him and talked to him). Too much trouble getting shell from Horween.
     
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    Last I checked j Gilbert had rider boots in a whiskey cordovan may have been produced before he decided to stop doing business with horween.
     
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    I was simply speculating that straight lines are less common in nature.
     
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    Scotch grain Modified PCT boot:

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