***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 thought the annual price increase wasn't supposed to happen until the new year? [​IMG]
     
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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    You really need to be commended on having some very distinctive make-ups. (looks like Alcibades beat me to it)

    Very well assembled collection
     
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    fitchottie Senior member

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    Same thing with Alden and my Wolverines, I wear 11.5 in Barrie and Trubalance and I can wear a 10eee in Wolverien 1000 miles.
     
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    Papa Doble Senior member

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    TSM cigar Indys have been $742 for at least a couple months.
     
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    fellow at alden sf told me december this year, looks like he was right.

    usually don't like posting ebay listings for fear of blowing up the spot for someone, but they were posted on Put This On's ebay listing today so I figured what the hey. styleforum x leathersoul. i really like how the #8 has faded, I hope my plaza plain toes look like that in a few years.

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    REguy Senior member

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    I've been on a bit of a LWB tear lately (I'm still waiting for two other pairs to arrive).

    L-R: Ravello, CXL, and J. Crew Crepe. The #8 Crews are definitely a serious Frankenshoe. I'm a little disappointed that the welt is dark rather than the antique brown they show on the website. However, seeing the price of those cigar Indys, I'm not complaining for a sub $500 pair of shells.

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    mr chorizo Senior member

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    thanks guys! I try and swoop in on the ones i REALLY want (though to be fair, pretty much want them all).

    not pictured are:
    reverse chamois wingtip boots (leffot)
    natural cxl indys (leffot),
    marble suede indy boots on crepe (leffot),
    blue suede tassel mocs (unionmade)

    the wish list is too long to type....
     
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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Is the CXL effect from the factory or did you treat the wing and not the vamp?
     
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    neutrino Senior member

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    Hmm, is the CXL really so much two-tone? How much wear have you got on it?
    And I'm with you on the LWB tear. Have a CXL and a cigar, plus a navy suede on pre-order, also considering ravello some time in the future (alas, this will be with the new prices). And maybe I'll try to grab a snuff suede LWB next time J.Crew leaves it on sale, if it's available when that happens.
    This is probably not too much compared to other gentlemen in this thread, but these are all alden shoes I got (the only boot in my possession being a CXL indy). Might look for a PTB in ravello instead for my birthday next year though.

    And btw, a novice question: does the paste wax I got with my cigar LWB have any place in the mac method? Is this the wax I should use each ~15 wearings?
     
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    yes
     
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    Crap, the whole reason I ordered the J Crew #8s was because of the lighter welt.
     
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    All the shoes are fresh out of the box. The middle shoe is brown CXL with natural CXL for the vamp. There is definitely a difference in color, although it doesn't scream "Look at me, I'm into crazy shoes!"
     
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    REguy Senior member

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    I feel your pain, Zipp
     
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    May I ask where you sourced those?
    Very nice collection
     
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