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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. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Any chance Of finding a discount on Alden's this black Friday?
     


  2. zippyh

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    RL has always sold their black calf and brown shell for the same price when they offer both.
    Cheers to your black Lindricks. I was tempted to get some but I already have black shell j crew wingtip boots. I like the shape of the Lindricks better tho.
     


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    dddrees Senior member

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    That would account for the problem as well, I hadn't looked at mine that closely but will take a look at this next time. Thanks for the input.
     
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  4. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    The leather around my speedhooks is tearing and the rivets look like they'll pull through eventually (#8 NST boots). Is this normal? Anything I can do about it, other than lacing less tight?
     
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  5. ubiquiti

    ubiquiti Well-Known Member

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    Contact Alden
     


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    look for aldens in 10.5 thanks!
     


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    Coldsnap Senior member

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    How would you guys compare Crockett and Jones with Alden. It seems Ralph Lauren Darlton/Marlow Wingtip by C&J is a more refine shoe compare to Alden LWB. Maybe the C&J last is sleeker looking than Barrie. What do you guys think?
     


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    ^ C&J definitely has better fit and finish, and a higher level of quality control. Generally sleeker and more refined, consistent with its English heritage. I don't think anyone would dispute that. Alden, however, has some very classic makeups and a certain clunkiness that appeals to a large segment of the population, myself included. I'd also add that there is room in one's collection for both brands, and then some. I consider myself a loyal fan of both, as do many on this thread.
     


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    agreed completely. my primary collections is split equally between the two brands. but everything you said is dead on re. quality.
     


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    I have way more Aldens but think the C&Js are a much better shoe, especially if purchased at the private sales' prices
     


  12. Edmund K

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    Good to know. I became more educated about fine shoe after reading Alden thread. I used to buy many different shoe brands, but they go out of style and sitting in my closet after couple wears. It is extremely wasteful when you see your expensive shoe go out of date. So I guess you don't have much choice when you look for classic quality shoes.
     


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    Thanks a lot guys, I really appreciate that. Seems like I had been looking in the correct area on google, however discarded it since I could not see the store on street-view. So thanks for the hint Kashiwa. Will probably be back to Tokyo in January and will have a look for Anatomicas Alden collection then.
     


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    PSA: AoC are taking preorder for Whiskey LWB. jan/feb delivery.
     


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    Only poking into this thread occasionally as of late - anyone know what's happened to Uncle Mac?
     


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