***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. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    beautiful shoe, but if I'm paying north of $600 it's gonna have to be shell
     


  2. hooker4186

    hooker4186 Senior member

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    Alden pricing is starting to jump the shark.
     


  3. spicycho

    spicycho Senior member

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    So I just bought my first pair of Aldens, the jcrew #8 PCT in 8.5 (usually a 9 in dress shoes/boots). What should I buy to take care of them?
     


  4. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    Alden is going to SERIOUSLY have to step up their QC if they want to venture into the $700 territory. they aren't even 50% off the quality/attention to detail as a similarly priced english shoe (purchased in england, forget exchange rates).
     


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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Problem is, they know that they don't have to because assholes like us keep on snatching them up.
     


  6. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    sort of but eventually they'll disenfranchise the american buyer because their volume won't change... they're still super rare outside of the U.S. and the japanese/swedes/europeans generally will pay far more.
     
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    speekez Well-Known Member

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    a horsehair brush and some saphir renovateur. THAT'S IT. seriously. color 8 wax polish if you're a wussy
     


  8. imolazhp_ci

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    i also use saphir cordovan cream every third time or so. it's not necessary, per se, but i like it. not a fan of the wax at all.
     


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    who told you $695? They have a Alden Wing tip boot out of #8 that they are selling for $695. I paid $545 for these. not sure where you got that price from
     


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    Did nick help you? That guy's incredibly rude. bit of a drinker too i hear
     


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    Kashiwa Senior member

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    Excuse me? Cuz the box says "Stronghold", I'm supposed to conclude beyond any reasonable doubt that he got them from some store named Stronghold. Piss off.
     


  12. speekez

    speekez Well-Known Member

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    yes?
     


  13. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    So, tough guy, you're the manager at Civilianaire, located just up the road from this Stronghold shop in Venice, ey? Agree, you should know all about Stronghold. Some of us from halfway round the world will, I hope, be excused for never hearing of such a place. Particularly since they don't seem to advertise themselves as an Alden stockist. And, anyway, did you ever hear of a little conversation starter.

    Looks like you've given a pretty solid indication of what kind of a business you're running at Civillianaire. I for one wouldn't think of buying or ordering anything from a rude inconsiderate individual like yourself. Peace.
     
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    speekez Well-Known Member

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    all in good fun, chap! <3 <3
     


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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    This used to be a collegial thread.
     


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