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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. mothball

    mothball Senior Member

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    They really do, and they've screwed up some really good makeups in the process.
     


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    Crepe is death slippery on wet smooth concrete. Worse than leather soles.
    It doesn't seem any worse than leather on snow though.
     


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    man...wanting some LHS and this Sherman Bros sale is tempting. Is color 8 all they have?
     


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    I think they can get black and color 8, but you ought to call and find out.
     


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    who offered the rough out boot? is that the context makeup?

    TIA!
     
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    MIKE_JE Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yup, I've been wanting to get in on those Rough Roy's. I think I would have already pulled the trigger with a commando sole.
     


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    Alden x Winn Perry Little Tanks.
     


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    Thank you Uncle. The search commences.
     


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    I have one pair with crepe soles, the LS Natty CXL Tanker. I like it. It's light weight and quiet. Off the top of my head, I want to say that the crepe sole was used for desert combat boots. So, I wouldn't expect it to be robust in snow and ice conditions (I have not tried it myself). On the flip side, I wear my Alden boots in the spring/summer. So, the crepe sole works very well for me.
     


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    Pretty much what prompted my question. Wore my J&M Conley Short Wings and was wishing they were Alden Shell's [​IMG]
     


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    How did you get that price? Website showing $651 before discount. For those who have done so, did you just call and ask for the discount?
     


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    how does Van last fit compared to Trubalance and Barrie?
     


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    maybe i'm being a needy customer but i'm a bit irked at the lack of service from Alden of SF. I ordered the Ravello LWB on Saturday evening. After somebody suggesting they came with dark trim, I e-mailed them to ask about the trim. I asked if they could send a picture. The response I got was "It's antique trim. I can't send a picture." Okay? You don't have a smartphone? Whatever, fine. I thanked them for verifying and told them no picture was necessary. I informed them I would be leaving for Sweden in 10 days and wanted to know when I could expect them to ship. The response was: "You'll receive a confirmation sometime later today." Later today I received an e-mail from "UPS Quantum View," the automated UPS shipping notification. No e-mail from Alden of SF. No "Thank you for your order." No "Don't worry, we'll take care of it." It must be nice to sell a product that will sell out regardless of how you treat your customers. Would I shop there again? Sure, if they had something I really wanted... but if it came down to purchasing from somewhere else over them, I wouldn't even have to think twice about purchasing somewhere else. I just hope there is nothing wrong with them, I loathe to imagine engaging in any customer service issue with them. /end rant
     


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    ^^^ If you want that kind of service, try Leather Soul. They have excellentmake ups and have provided superb service. Those guys are really great to work with.
     


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    trust me. i know. Bryan is my dude. but i've received better service at a McDonald's drive-thru... these are $710 shoes. not a dollar menu.
     


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