***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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    TSM irregular list in my inbox this morning. At least for the 8.5-9 range, same shit as the last three lists.
     


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    11.5 and 12d lists arrived, considerably less than the previous lists. nothing worthwhile
     


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    Got the 9.5 and 10 list this morning. Nothing to write home about on the 9.5 list.
     


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    +1. I love this shoe, and to me, it has less of a "security guard" look than the factory model 9901. It is sleeker (M-58 last), cleaner (no storm welt), and the eyelet covers, while an acquired taste, are sweet. I enjoy it so much that I got the Color 8 version also, and these are 2 of my favorite Aldens.
     


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    Still my Fav Boots. Indy Cordo Color 8s. BTW...props to Alden for some great service on these when I had a bit of an issue. JT

    [​IMG]
     


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    Ah, thanks. I do like the eyelets, but I'm not seeing where they are any better, though $25 is trivial at this price point. To me the Aldens look a little more...classic, or, for want of a better word, Alden-ish. Having said that, does Brooks Brothers ever have any sales?

    Also, seeing as I have an Alden store here in DC I think I'm going to get it straight from the source.
     


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    My TSM email in 10D has this style listed but a broken image. Curious if someone can tell me what it is?

    FD-96601
     


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    I gotta disagree with you on the "security guard look" part. The metal eyelets are definitely more "security guard"-ish than the 9901.
     


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    Thanks. When I searched the site I used the full ID and nothing came up. Didn't even occur to me to drop the letters!
     


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    Did anyone get the 9D list? Or no 9Ds this time?
     


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    Here is a pick of my new Ravello LWBs which I bought from the Alden DC store. Do you think this quantum of color variation is acceptable in Ravello shell? Sorry for the picture quality. appreciate your feedback.[​IMG]
     


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    That may be true, but the storm welt and last shape far override the eyelets. Trust me on this. I have both, and when it's time to reach for the dressier shoe, I always go BB.

    Ask Sevenfoldtieguy about this - he has close to 50 pairs of Aldens and will attest to this issue. If I were you I'd check out the BB...
     


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    No objection.

    IMO, the Alden for BB version is dressier given the flat welt and sleeker last. I have owned the factory version 990 and 9901. Also, the 990 has contrast stitching which - while unique, and perhaps even desired - makes the shoe more casual than its BB counterpart.
     


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