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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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    All good points sir. I never hesitate to contact the seller and ask for a pic of the sizing designation script inside of a shoe, or simply what size does the box say. I've bought items on eBay where many sellers will exchange phone #'s so I can ask every question that I can think of about an item.
     
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    To me, the crazy thing is that none of them look like they have ever been worn.
     
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    Who did the work for you? I need to do my 403s too but i have yet to find someone i'd be willing to do the work in the GTA
     
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    I thought the same thing as soon as I saw that pic.
     
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    Does anyone know if Alden makes the tan suede Dover in the Leydon last? Or just Barrie?
     
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    90% of everything is barrie.

    alden just doesnt have a great selection in it's stores/sites, very limited.

    Kinda sad, if you dont want something on barrie, then the only chance you have to get it is through group MTO (they even cut off individual MTO this year/last year). and even when you order it, it can take a year or more for the order to be fulfilled. (unlike carmina or vass where its 2-3 months)

    makes me sad because I would order from them a lot more if not for the above problems.
     
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    That's a shame. I've given up on Barrie. Just sold my last 2 Barrie shoes recently. I just find the Leydon to be such a sleeker last. Maybe I'll just have to skip the Dover and grab the 1494s.
     
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    I'm really hoping this is an old picture. Would be a shame if these are just sitting in a closet somewhere.
     
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    Given up on it because of fit or lack of sleekness or both? Just curious ....
     
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    Most of J Gilbert's make-ups are in the Plaza. You may want to try and look at those.
     
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    Thanks to all of you - great call on NRO. To answer one of the above questions, I didn't have any issues with fit. I just grew to dislike the lack of sleekness of Barrie - especially compared to my 1493 Leydon chukkas.
     
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    Looking good as always Mac.
     
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    Very nice Uncle!
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    Without wading through tons of Aden posts .. Is the 405 Indy Shell #8 hand stitched.? Does this stitching pattern make for more circulation say apposed to a plain toe?
     
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    Actually, Alden DC, Madison, San Fran, TSM, etc... all have a wide selection of non-barrie lasted shoes. While you are correct that MTOs are almost impossible to come by, there are many sleek-looking available Alden lasts out there (it may require some looking). Additionally, the leydon last wouldn't be my first choice for the dressier, sleeker look. BB's M-58 and M-75 lasts are excellent. The aberdeen and plaza lasts are great. I spent last weekend in NYC and found plenty of sleeker Aldens on lasts outside of barrie at Alden on Madison, Leffot, Citishoes, J Press, and BB to name a few. If you're looking for a sleek dressy look, Alden has options. But if Carmina or Vass have what you want with greater availability, have at it. But you will not get the classic American-made shoe/look with Carmina. And that my friend, is perfectly fine if that's your choice. It just isn't mine. TBH, I don't mind the wait times because I can not afford to acquire everything I want all at once. The demand and lack of supply actually paces me well and gives me time to decide that I do not need another very similar variation of color 8. Patience is a virtue! [​IMG]

    While I am on the subject, I might as well complete the rant... [​IMG] I find it disturbing that someone would ship American-made classics to some Spaniards to steal/replicate lasts/shoes/boots that have become uniquely American. I am not normally a nativistic jingo, but I'll support the American-made classic because I actually prefer it to the more expensive European producers.

    I know this may rub some of you the wrong way, but disagreement and preference is healthy and perfectly acceptable on a thread that is as civil and friendly as this one.

    My friends, all the best...
     
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