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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. Profligate47

    Profligate47 Senior member

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    Thank you. TSM states that the unlined LHS flex welt is on the Van.
     
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  2. docalden2013

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    Hi Profligate,
    The snuff upl model is a standard Alden model. I.e., any Alden retailer should be able to order the exact size and width you need. I wonder if you could ask the need supply folks to order directly from Alden and have the shoes drop shipped to you. If this works out, you can save the 10% with their May code and buy some shoe trees or socks.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Distorbiant

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    What do you guys think about the condition of these Indys?

    Might cop. Can't tell if it's 403 or 404 though.

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  4. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    well it's definitely not 404. 403 or 405 is what it is.
     
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    phototristan Senior member

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    they look like 405s to me.
     
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    agreed.
     
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    [​IMG] My so-called friend who is also a girl said she was just moving my boots for some unfathomable reason and inadvertently put a scratch in the upper. No biggie. She wanted to apologize profusely, but couldn't because she's got other issues. The appropriate sanction is death of course. Short of that has anyone been able to train their significant other to properly buff shell cordovan shoes? :)
     
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  11. Alcibiades

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    1) Copped a pair of suede chukkas in snuff... Leydon, 10E. Length is great, they feel a tad snug on the width, but they will give as they are unlined. I thought about snuff longwings but my natty CXL longwings fill that role. Done with suede for this year.

    2) Alden MA charged my credit card, which means my ravello tassel restoration must be done. I hope they get shipped soon. I will post pictures. I am curious to see what color they end up, they were pretty dark to begin with

    3) Decided against the tobacco chamois wingtip boots as I prefer a commando sole for that style of boot

    4) Alden NYC is claiming they won't get any new rare cordovan in a year and that Is becoming more difficult to source hides for color 8. Some of that may be hyperbole but who knows
     
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    I heard he won it in a poker game from Al Gore.
     
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    This is a sad choice of words especially in light of the fact that the strength of ones denial that they are being influenced is directly proportional to the to the actual strength of that influence or as Shakespeare put it "methinks you doth protest too much" or as my kids say " calling me one makes you one too".Calling someones decision making process "pitiful and juvenile " while implying that yours is somehow superior when they only differ in context but not at all in substance indicates a narrow and self centered way of relating to your fellow man.To each his own indeed
     
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    On the discussion of celebrities, people post photos of and borrow from "style icons" all the time... On this forum, in blog, in magazines, etc. Real (Cary Grant, JFK), fictional (Don Draper), whatever. Not a big deal
     
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    My girlfriend is well aware of my obsessive nature regarding my Aldens she knows not to touch them for any reason. I am reasonable with most aspects of cohabitation. As long as she doesn't touch my shoes we are good.
     
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    Alden NY told me the same thing. I really don't see much shell anywhere. I'm curious as to how it seems to be that AE has plenty of models in shell?
     
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  17. Wes Bourne

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    This requires a good boning.
     
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  18. phototristan

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    Wear in good health.
     
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  20. totalair1

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    Enough said...can we get back to specifically discussing Alden shoes, cordovan shortages, last sizes and stuff related to our feet instead of war of the words?

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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