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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. poena

    poena Senior Member

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    got my size 9 color 8 PCT boots from Jcrew to replace the 8.5s

    as for width they feel good but length feels/looks a little long but it's probably just in my head cause when I first opened the box I was like these look huge! I will wear around the house a couple times to see how I feel in a couple days.
     


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    Eleganza Active Member

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    Is creasing that serious of an issue? I thought that it simply made the shoe look better, as with all well worked and aged leathers.[​IMG]
     
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  3. Burton

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    Shell purists are anti-creasing. Many, like myself, are not that concerned by it--and I think some creasing adds character. Afterall, they are shoes.
     


  4. Papa Doble

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    I think the "issues" with creasing, especially with shell, are related mainly to aesthetics and not longevity (so long as the shoe is maintained properly). Some even like a decent amount of creasing, as Alcibiades described above.
     
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    Fantastic man! Were these new old stock at a store or just new to you? I've been waiting for Alden NY to get a restock but it's still 8 months out...

    I feel like this is one of the best whiskey make-ups to come out of the Alden factory.
     


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    Also mind-blowing! There's somthing about a whiskey bal that turns my crank :slayer:
     
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  7. cero

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    Thank you. This is what I wanted to know. So basically I am overreacting. I don't need to have it flawless, I just needed to make sure that I am not getting shafted with below average quality.

    I figured that there was no better place to get an experienced opinion on these shoes than the enthusiast thread.
     
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  8. Eleganza

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    Shell purists, 'eh? Okay, LOL! I live in NYC, and I walk plenty.[​IMG] Creasing is going to happen, especially in these streets.
    I was just thinking of how can you actually walk without a shoe, any shoe, creasing at all. It seems physiologically impossible, unless you are sliding to and from work.[​IMG]
     
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    Only you can determine how important it is - other posters have bought fewer Alden shoes because of these issues. I obviously like Alden a lot, but quality control / consistency from pair to pair is not the company's strong suit
     


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    I think you and I are saying exactly the same thing. My point above is that many here work really hard to prevent their shells from creasing. I agree with you, this seems to be at odds with what we know happens to shoes as you walk in them--but it doesn't stop people from trying.
     
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    Outstanding - I didn't submit a top 3, but these would likely be in mine
     


  12. cero

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    Well the comments from both you and Burton seem to indicate that it comes with the territory. I was not aware of the quality control issues but I am otherwise really excited about starting a shell collection.
     


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    I know this has been gone over a bunch of times, but I can't seem to find them on the thread. What are the rubbers that have the felt or fleece lining in them. I got my first pair(s) of shells this past year and need a new pair of outers. Thanks in advance.
     


  14. MickCollins1916

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    Thanks, I didn't submit a top 3 either. But if I could keep just 3, the list would be as follows:

    1. #8 Indy boots
    2. Ravello LWB
    3. #8 NST loafer on the Grant (super comfortable for me)

    I'd really miss the rest of the truckload of Aldens I own if I had to boil it down to only those few. But my lady wouldn't miss them taking up all the space in the house. Ha.
     


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    Well said.


    http://swims.com/

    http://www.tingleyrubber.com/product/dress-rubber-overshoes.html
     


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