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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. SuitedDx

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    Maybe if you pay overseas prices. Nice shoes everyone (including Mr. Beckham)!
     
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    Hopefully Safari boots will come soon to LS. This is going to be my first suede makeup + first Plaza last boots. I also have color 8 captoe (blind eyelets) boots plaza last on order from them.
     
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    I completely agree. I get quite annoyed with the celebrity worship that is so common out there. It's quite lost on me. I enjoy a good movie or tv show as much as the next guy, but why would I idolize a person who can act like some professional that they are not? People see a police officer every day, and could care less. But... some guy can act like he is a police officer on CSI!!! He's sooo coool!!! [​IMG]
    I don't think Bakes is missing the point that putting products on celebrities makes them sell. He is saying that it is dumb that people buy products because a celebrity is wearing them. It is a completely arbitrary trait that is present in most people, that they latch onto some idol, and saavy advertisers take advantage of it to sell products. Everyone knows that sex sells. Does it make sense to buy cigarettes just because a sexy bikini-clad woman is smoking them? Not at all. But, it works, so they use it.
     
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    Patrick B : great pick-up on the Cigar PTB. A classic indeed. Wear in superb health and spirits.
     
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    thanks uncle.
    thank you sir.
     
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    thanks for the advice. im in California, but I will look at their websites.
     
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    #8 plaza boots

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    There are also Self Edges in LA and San Francisco, but no Blue In Green. You also might want to try American Rag. They don't stock the high-end heavy-weight Japanese denim but have some great cuts. Some call them gateway or starter selvedge but I always come back to APC New Standards. That said I don't own many pairs of the super high-end stuff.
     
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    Do try Gustin Denim's website.
     
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    Seconded I have not recieved
     
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    I didn't think it had anything specifically to do with Beckham. Rather, it was a really rich guy, for whom money is no object, who chooses to wear Adlen.
     
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    nice new make up on the bureau. if i didn't have the beales in cigar from u made, would be sorely tempted.
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    would love to see a group shot of your alden family. Have become increasingly convinced you have one of the best collections among us!
     
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    Sorry if my post was not well received. It was not my intention to offend anyone. Perhaps sometimes I fail to detect the facetiousness of MH posts, which is my own fault.

    That must have been the case when I read the above post where he suggests that PTBs are in fact cool because Leonardo DiCaprio wears them.

    His facetious sense of humor really seems to comes out in posts where he points out that a celebrity is wearing a certain style of shoe that he himself has recently acquired. I will be sure to remain conscious of this tendency so that I do not misinterpret it again in the future.

    Cheers, Gentlemen

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  18. MoneyWellSpent

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    In a similar vein, check out the most recent post by SF's PhiloVance on his blog about the "Rise of the Blank Slates": http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/ I obviously have no idea if Leonardo DiCaprio dressed himself for those pictures or not, but the point of this post holds much truth. Anytime one sees a celebrity, some level of skepticism should be applied as to whether it is really their own style, or just the product of a manufactered persona that they have enough money to pay for.
     
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    I think you are missing the point, MWS. It doesn't matter if Leonardo DiCaprio picked those shoes out himself, or if they were chosen for him by his personal stylist. It is the fact that he is wearing the shoes at all that makes them cool.[​IMG]

    (I'm just kidding people, don't flip out)
     
  20. MoneyWellSpent

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    I'm not missing any point, I don't think. Maybe you missed my post further up, where I completely agree with your stance. I prefaced the second post with "in a similar vein," because I think it is in the same realm of sillyness to assume that a celebrity wearing something is in any way making it cool, or even that they are endorsing of the item. Often they are just mannequins or real-life dolls for someone who gets paid alot of money to clothe them.
     
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