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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. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    those are liiiiight cigars. I like [​IMG]
     
  2. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  4. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    good looking gunboats
     
  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the forum
     
  6. MrDV

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone.
    The lhs treated me well today.
     
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    These beauties have no reason for insecurity. A fine pair indeed.
     
  8. MrDV

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    Great looking loafers, I would love a pair.
    Great looking boots donl.
    Rydenfan, you wear those well. Awesome saddles.
    I don't have saddles...... Yet
    Great looking color. Very nice shoes.
     
  9. AriGold

    AriGold Well-Known Member

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    Grandsons,

    Beautiful shoes. And very shapely ankles.

    Wear in Good Health.

    Grandpa Ari.
     
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    Congratulations! Great looking Indy's sir. Wear them in good health.
     
  11. tampatravel

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    I have a problem...

    The #8 (King) PTBs I just bought from TSM....well, they look so great I don't think I can wear them.

    I suppose I'll get over it, but does anyone else ever have this problem?
     
  12. CarolinaMan

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    I sent my Brooks Brothers shell LHS pennies to Alden for re-crafting last week. Any feedback on how long this is taking these days? I already miss these guys.
     
  13. Bakes11771

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    I've experienced that sentiment, but it has never prevented me from wearing them.

    Ease in to it by wearing them around the house a few times before taking them for their "Maiden Voyage" "In The Wild".
     
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    tampatravel, that's not a problem, it's a fixation.
     
  15. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    This questions was literally just asked (and answered) like yesterday.[​IMG]

    10-12 weeks
     
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    Absolutely, all the time. Then I see a picture on this site of someone wearing them (or something similar) and I take the risk.
     
  17. chipshot

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    10 weeks ... Agonizing I know, but I believe worth the wait. btw I picked up the same in black to hold me over, it helped somewhat.
     
  18. ReppTiePrepster

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    My friend, I agree with most of what you said. My only issue is with your assertion/assumption that people buy shell because "it will go the extra mile." I don't think people necessarily buy shell for its stronger more durable quality (at the very least I don't). Good year welted shoes calf or shell can last a very long time when cared for properly. As I said earlier, the way in which it creases and develops its own characteristic patina plays a large role for me. In any case, one does have to wonder why some of the best shoe makers in the world (J.Lobb, E. Green, etc...) produce so little of it, or none at all.
     
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    Keep that pair for your "unworn" collection and buy another for use in your rotation. problem solved.
     
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    nephew,
    this is not your Rembrandt, they are shoes that should be worn, use the break in method, enjoy wearing your king ptb
     
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