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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. FatMod

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    Is this a current colour? Where can I find?

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    ~3 year old Alden #8 PTB - after a quick polish today morning:

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  4. PeterParker

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    I hate to bring up the topic of quality control again, but I'd like to bring this to the attention of other Alden owners to prevent them from having the same problem.

    I noticed some scrapes on the tongue of my LS Jumpers after wearing them for the first time.
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    I inspected the underside of the eyelets to find a sharp sliver.
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    I've removed the sliver and filed down the rough edges on the eyelet, a simple enough fix. I am not terribly upset by the scrapes as they are not really visible when laced up, and it's something that can be touched up.

    This is mostly a warning for other Alden owners to closely inspect their shoes/boots before wearing them so that this doesn't happen. I know I will next time!
     
  5. bananananana

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    I hate to bring up the topic of quality control again, but I'd like to bring this to the attention of other Alden owners to prevent them from having the same problem.

    I noticed some scrapes on the tongue of my LS Jumpers after wearing them for the first time.

    I inspected the underside of the eyelets to find a sharp sliver.


    I've removed the sliver and filed down the rough edges on the eyelet, a simple enough fix. I am not terribly upset by the scrapes as they are not really visible when laced up, and it's something that can be touched up.

    This is mostly a warning for other Alden owners to closely inspect their shoes/boots before wearing them so that this doesn't happen. I know I will next time!


    Same thing happened with my indy boots. Easy fix, just clipped it off with a nail clipper but still another qc problem. Probably won't order aldens again online, just buy in person now at the alden sf store.
     
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    maybe something we should start stressing in this thread is an initial inspection of mail order shoes. my black indys are supposed to be in at some point today so ill start there. pics when they arrive

    and nice PTBs up there. shiny [​IMG]
     
  7. Dewey

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    ^ At first I thought that was a parody of a QC post. Now I think maybe not? Either way it's a little much to get excited about a scratch on the tongue.

    The boots could be a lot more expensive. There are more expensive price points for shoes and boots. $450-$650 is not enough to warrant such high expectations from every pair.
     
  8. sockpuppets

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    It adds character peter. I plan on beating a couple of my aldens in to the ground.
     
  9. GreatHighway

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    nope im being sincere. im not a stubborn person [​IMG]
    It adds character peter. I plan on beating a couple of my aldens in to the ground.

    hell yeah. my LHS moccasin is going to be my lifer, old-man shoe. i cant wait to see it in 40 years. im 28 now

    *so here they are, 40517H from TheShoeMart. looks and feels good. gave them a quick wipedown

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    starting the break-in right away

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  10. TeeKay

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    [​IMG]

    Just pulled the trigger on a pair of these. Can't wait for them to get here. [​IMG]
     
  11. srivats

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    and nice PTBs up there. shiny [​IMG]

    Thank you.
     
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    I hate to bring up the topic of quality control again, but I'd like to bring this to the attention of other Alden owners to prevent them from having the same problem.

    I noticed some scrapes on the tongue of my LS Jumpers after wearing them for the first time.


    I've removed the sliver and filed down the rough edges on the eyelet, a simple enough fix. I am not terribly upset by the scrapes as they are not really visible when laced up, and it's something that can be touched up.

    This is mostly a warning for other Alden owners to closely inspect their shoes/boots before wearing them so that this doesn't happen. I know I will next time!

    Hey, just curious....how did you remove the sliver? Seems like they should be fastened in there quite tightly.
     
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    Another question from an Alden noob here. I'm looking to purchase a pair of Longwings. The last is a Barrie, which should run like a Trubalance, right? Thanks!
     
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    Another question from an Alden noob here. I'm looking to purchase a pair of Longwings. The last is a Barrie, which should run like a Trubalance, right? Thanks!

    Yes. The general consensus is that you size down 1/2 for the Barrie similiar to the Trubalance.
     
  15. MiniW

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    damn srivats, I was just about to give up on owning a pair of the #8 PTB's, but your post gives me second thoughts
     
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    damn srivats, I was just about to give up on owning a pair of the #8 PTB's, but your post gives me second thoughts

    Don't sell - PTBs are a must have for any alden fan! You'll regret and buy a new pair later [​IMG]
     
  17. MiniW

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    well, I don't own one yet, just been eyeing them for a long while.
     
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    well, I don't own one yet, just been eyeing them for a long while.

    What !! Go buy a #8 pair right now.
     
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    What !! Go buy a #8 pair right now.

    or a whiskey pair if you can find one [​IMG]
     
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    Another question from an Alden noob here. I'm looking to purchase a pair of Longwings. The last is a Barrie, which should run like a Trubalance, right? Thanks!

    You skinny footed types. Pfffft. [​IMG]
     
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