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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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Not even Alden itself can provide shoes that look unworn and pristine. Those shoes look fine to me. Nothing that some Mac Method and a bit of black paste wax / cordovan cream can't fix.
     
  2. ReppTiePrepster

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    Thank you my friend!
     
  3. kwhitelaw

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    brass
     
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    Alden Tan Calfskin WTB with commando sole - J. Gilbert.

    I promised RTP I'd post a recent photo of these … 8 months new. Worn 1 to 2 times a week.
     
  6. macjedi

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    Excellent choice! This is a great all-weather travel shoe as well!
     
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    You're a bit over the top on all 3 "issues"
     
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  9. ReppTiePrepster

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    Great looking boot... thanks my friend!
     
  10. ReppTiePrepster

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    My Alden suede PTB from J Crew came in the same tan J Crew box. For about $440, you got an excellent pair of shells with very minor scuffs or signs of trying on. If you want perfection, order pairs from Adam and A of C. If you want the flexibility of the J Crew return policy, I'd say you should accept this product as is especially if there is nothing wrong with it that some minor Mac love wouldn't "fix." I do understand where you are coming from, and J Crew will certainly honor the return. I'd be careful with asking for an exchange for another pair in the same size... that karma may produce something worse [​IMG] Good luck my friend!
     
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    I'm feeling a little irritated. I've been tracking my Indy boot order and it was supposed to be delivered today, sadly, no boots. The post office sucks
     
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    I prefer the short wings over long wings as well... I also much prefer balmorals over butchers.
     
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    I would not feel bad about asking for a discount, they do have the option of saying no. If they do promise it, then they should follow through on it. I thought that they looked reasonable, but that is just me. My brand new RL Marlows have several small scratches on them. Bummer about the box, but I don't think that the used shoe buyer is going to care a ton if its a J Crew box vice an Alden box. I personally care more about the shape of the shoes than if it has the box. Cheers, Mike
     
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    Mr. DV, those are absolutely gorgeous! What sole do they have? I have been long appreciating the Indy and have been considering the Cigar ones that TSM has listed, but I think you just shifted my focus to this Ravello Plaza Indy. I might have to try and get on someone's list for these. What do people think about speed hooks, I have like the concept of their convenience, but heard that they can break!
     
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    Very nice! This thread, particularly Uncle Mac, is making me consider some argyles as well...
     
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    As others have inferred, this has not been my experience at all. I've received much worse from retailers that are much more closely affiliated with Alden than J Crew.

    Too bad about the box, I sort of have a nice collection going so understand your disappointment, but you should ask yourself if you were buying a pair of shoes or a green box in the first place. Any Aldens you buy from BB won't come with the green box either, but that doesn't stop me from buying them.

    I am always very respectful when trying on shoes that I have not yet made my own so that I don't defile a pair of $700 shoes for the next guy. Unfortunately, not everyone is so considerate.
     
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    Beautiful pair of WT boots. In great shape!
     
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    Marcoliani merino wool over-the-calf argyle socks are the bomb schizznittyist. You can always go cashmere and silk if you got it like that.
     
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    So glad I don't work in retail.
     
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    Ive never had one break(tear out) but they are sketchy IMO .All in all given a choice I take eyelets
     
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