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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. dotcomzzz

    dotcomzzz Distinguished Member

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    NICE.
     
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  2. musica22

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    anyone knows which US store that ships Alden internationally? thanks.
     
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    I'm pretty sure most of the Alden stores ship internationally. Third parties tend to be the ones that don't.
     


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    aldenshop charges $135 a pair for shipping[​IMG]
    besides they only carry standard indy[​IMG]
     


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    Shell might not be for you. Alden will drive you crazy if these items bother you.
     


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    Small scratches on cordovan shoes are common; bumps are less common, but do happen. Color 8 longwings are common enough that you can probably exchange them for another pair if you wish in the size you bought. However, on rarer cordovan makeups, it will be less likely that you will be able to find a flawless pair. As mentioned before, these issues are common enough that if they bother you significantly, you will simply enjoy Alden less.
     


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    whiskey cap toe bals today, their debut.

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    Wow, with all of this talk about beef rolls and other attractions to the Alden line, I feel out of the loop here![​IMG] I simply like them because they fit well and look good! The really big deal is that they last a long time, looking better with age!
     


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    The roll issue is funny... My shoes with the most rolling (chukkas) get the most complements...
     


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    Call j.crew and explain the problem. They will definitely just ship you out a replacement pair and comp the return shipping.
     


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    Whiskey bal wingtips after 7 or so wears:
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    It seems rare to see pictures of chukkas without significant rolls, at least compared to their equivalent in a shoe, the PTB. Yes, I have seen pictures of PTBs with significant rolls, but typically they seem less severe than on chukkas. Are chukkas on the barrie a little looser in the vamp than most barrie lasted shoes? I'm sure this has been discussed before.
     


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    I think it is more of matter of how the bend at the end of the vamp interacts with the rest of the front of shoe - the structure lends itself to more pronounced creasing when the shoes are made of cordovan. It also has to do with the characteristics of whatever piece of cordovan leather they use for the shoe. This is of course less of an issue with calf, suede or chromexcel. I don't think sizing is that much of an issue - my whiskey chukkas are 10D and my cigar are 9.5E, both have creasing.

    The creasing (when the shoes are maintained with Mac method) tend to create more attention grabbing variations of shine, which makes them look attractive to a lot of wearers and onlookers. Others can't stand them. It's personal preference
     
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