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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. green garden

    green garden Well-Known Member

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    +1 on Barrie NST. Unfortunately I need an 8C so I'm in pre-order purgatory for a #8.
     
  2. patrick_b

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    A little shell shoe care this evening. The cigar PTB's have yet to see any product, just the brush. The burgundy AE's were in need of some Renovateur. It was fully dark by the time I finished so I had to break out the flash. I shot the flash straight up (with nothing to bounce off) and I was surprised at how well the image came out given the late hour. AE Macneil and Leeds are about a year old and the cigar PTB just a couple of weeks old. [​IMG]
     
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  3. hypomnema

    hypomnema Well-Known Member

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    I really don't see how you get that kind of glossy shine by just using a brush. How much time do you spend brushing? I spend a couple minutes one each shoe in the morning and never get that kind of shine.
     
  4. MrDV

    MrDV Well-Known Member

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    patrick_b must clean his camera lens with reno because every one of his photos looks amazing.
    that shine gets a blue ribbon.

    Alcibiades, what the hell dude? pace yourself. that looks like 4 or 5 new pairs in the last few days. they all look awesome, I can see why you had to take them all home.
     
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  5. MrDV

    MrDV Well-Known Member

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    great looking boots gentlemen.
     
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  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew, good looking shine!
     
  8. meso

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    I'm sure ebay is keen to clamp down on a service that results in more people bidding higher. :satisfied:
     
  9. totalair1

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    There's nothing wrong with sniping and eBay likes it too. I use it all the time, it simply turns in my max bid 5 seconds before auction end and either I get it or I don't. I feel good because I decided in advance what my max bid was. The great thing is I can forget about it and it bids for. As a rule I buy much cheaper, and win far more often. The software I use is senile and they are owned by eBay.

    See ya,
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  10. sazon

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    Throw out the hand symbol for SF next time you're around WTC and I'll look for you...



    So sweeeeeet.




     
  11. mdubs

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    Yeah, it's not going away. I usually don't have the time to watch auctions at the last seconds. I just set my max bid and walk away. I don't know if it makes a difference if I do that with 10 days left or 10 seconds left. I just find it a bummer when I lose at the last second.
     
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  12. Alcibiades

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    The thing is the only pairs I was really looking for was the BB wingtip and maybe the full straps (I needed some dressy color 8). The Leffot boots and the NSTs were just outstanding models that were available on my size at the store I happeed visited. I went to a Citishoes to investigate a model that I ended up not buying. I'm going to slow down and also sell a few models that get little wear... At this point I know which types of models get the most wear and why so I can focus my buying a bit more. One of the best things about Alden shoes is good resale value.
     
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  13. blue collar

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    What a great shot! The color of those AEs in pretty awesome! It makes me want a pair of Leeds, and I'm not much of an AE guy.
     
  14. SuitedDx

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    Worse in my situation: I placed a bid, seller cancels the bid saying the shoes were damaged... a few days later, the exact same shoes show up here on SF with a happy new owner! In addition to snipers, there are also the backdoor transactions that are annoying.
     
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    Always have had difficulty sizing with the AE's 7 last; however, I do like how the shoes age and maybe should rethink a boot in their burgundy shell... My Aldens need domestic friends.
     
  16. patrick_b

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    AE's 7 last is far from perfect for me. I use a leather insole and they work well. W/o the insole, the Macneil would never have worked. In retrospect, a Barrie LWB would likely fit me better. However, the Leeds #1 last fits like it was made for my foot.
     
  17. totalair1

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    I understand your pain...it happens to me too. The question I have to ask myself is:did I bid too low, or did the winner bid too high? I set my max bid and win the majority of the time. What really frustrates me is when I miss out on a buy it now item that I'm looking for, but you can't be on your computer all the time. Those #4 boots went for a high price, and the thing we've got to remember, though it sold for a few $ more than our max bid...we don't know what their max bid was? Until the next rare one comes along, I'm happy to keep hunting and hope I can take home a trophy next time!

    See Ya,
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  18. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    whiskey nst
    cashmere otc
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  19. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful shoes Uncle. Have a great day in them.
     
  20. MrDV

    MrDV Well-Known Member

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    #8-alpine saddles

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