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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. OfficeLinebacke

    OfficeLinebacke Well-Known Member

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    I'm almost embarrassed to say this but Black Shell Cordovan PTB. Gotta cover the basics first.
     


  2. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Noting embarrassing about that. I too will pull the trigger on black shell ptb's anyday now.
     


  3. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    i want some black ptbs as well
     


  4. sazon

    sazon Senior member

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    I would consider #8 ptb instead. More versatile and depth of color.
     


  5. brokeassp

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    has anyone actually had a cobbler replaced the combination heel on their aldens (rubber/leather heel)?

    Just lookin for pics of how the aftermath looks like and if most cobblers have the same shape rubber piece on the heel.

    I have heel plates on the back but I hate how noisy it is on certain pavements esp. indoors
     
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    Burton Senior member

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    +1 much more versatile for a first shoe. When in doubt Color 8.
     
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    Definitely agree that Adam has very high standards and is descriptive with the irregularity of the shoe/boot. I have requested pics of in the past for irregulars he sells, but have been denied each time. That being said, what he considers an irregular is better than many "first quality" Aldens I have purchased and I have not hesitated nor would I hesitate purchasing from him in the future.
     


  8. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    He has also declined to send me photos, and I was inquiring about firsts. He wouldn't even answer a simple question about the hue of a cigar longwing I was considering. Given his exchange-only policy, this leaves you choosing the mystery door on every purchase and living with them even if they're not what you were looking for. I believe this to be unacceptable service for a $700 pair of shoes.
     


  9. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    Wow, great shine brother
     


  10. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    Great collection, congrats man
     


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    stevent Senior member

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    Weird, I've always gotten the very best service from him and pics as well. Maybe since the ones I asked could be photographed easily in terms of "defects"?
     


  12. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    Neither the Georgetown nor the F Street J. Crews carry them. The staff at Alden DC is great...definitely worth the trip.
     


  13. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    Not sure of his reason but glad to hear you had a better experience.
     
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  15. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    any online pics of your cigar lwb's? I recently got a pair of cigar chukkas from a different vendor, happy with the coloring. looking at lwb in cigar as my next purchase..

    tia
     


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