***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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I get mine from shoecaresupplies.com or AE. Alden's pricing on brushes has always been curious to me. For polishing cloths, however, I do prefer Alden.
     


  2. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

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    Saz, sweet pics.

    Uncle, beautiful shine on a great boot.

    Those Roys will look so much better beat to death...kill em ColdSnap!
     


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    OfficeLinebacke Well-Known Member

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    OK guys this is my first real post on this thread. I've spent the last few days making my way from page 1 to page 380 (I joined the forum just so I could enable the setting to show 100 posts per page).

    Anyway I've learned that Alden increases their price annually. By this time in previous years, people have had some leaked information as to how high the increase is going to be and when it will go into effect. In one past year it seemed the increase happens annually in February; in another case it seems the price increase happened right after Christmas.

    I'm looking to buy my first pair of Aldens soon but I'm getting nervous. Does anyone know when the next price increase will come and how much it will be?

    Thanks,
    j
     


  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     


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    fitchottie Senior member

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    That adds character.. I say leave them be.
     


  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    i would assume 1/1/13 with a 5% increase
     


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    These are shipped as firsts from Alden, Adam has very high standards and will send you photos and detailed info on each "irregular". Most of the time it's fairly minor
     


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    Cugino, Grazie.
     


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    OfficeLinebacke Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Uncle.
     


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    As many have said in a similar vein, my wife doesn't understand my obsession with boots/shoes that "all look the same". For the first time however, she actually volunteered a strong complement on one of my boots --- my recently received Alden x J.Crew #8 PCT boots. It's my first #8 shell purchase and I'm in love. One thing I've realized is that in some ways I prefer a closed heel (a non-360 degree welt), especially in the larger lasts, like the Barrie. It reduces the size of the fairly large heel. I'm still learning so much about shoes/boots and also maybe more importantly, the subtle differences (like full 360-degree welting) that contributes to how much I like a particular pair.
     
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    first photo is nice...what denim?
     


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    I second this. Alden should put him in charge of their quality control.
     


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    you should be aware that shell is very addictive
     


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    What is the first pair going to be?
     


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