***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. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    An exhibition pairing art works with 70 pairs of well worn Aldens

    "Modern Art / Aging Leather Shoes" 2/3~2/17 @ Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura, Japan

    not so sure about the concept, but definitely not something you see in the states :D

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    New pre order from leffot shell saddle
     


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    OfficeLinebacke Well-Known Member

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    Isn't this something that's been spotted at DC Alden many times lately, per this thread?
     


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    OfficeLinebacke Well-Known Member

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    They are #8. I took the pic in the brightest room in the house but it was already dark.

    It's been overcast and snowy all day today. At one point today while breaking them indoors I could really see the $8 tone. I'll be sure to post a natural light pic on maiden voyage next week.

    They fit perfect BTW! But immediately, the creases are lighter. Like the act of creasing somehow is squeezing the dye out of the leather? Weird.
     


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    rydenfan Senior member

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    Too funny...the Shoe Mart 8D is gone because I had them on pre-order...our mention the Shoe Mart version, are there differences in Thea makeup between Shoe Mart and Alden NYC? I had thought they were identical
     


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    Thanks for the heads up. I've been waiting for NYC or the ShoeMart to get them in and have some available in a 7.5. It looks like the TSM is the winner. I just received a pair of color #8 chukkas too from Alden of Carmel. Maybe I should just go for the full rainbow...
     


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    Burton Senior member

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    Barrie, correct?
     


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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    That's is pretty funny.
    I imagine they are I didn't inquire about the sole on the NYC model. I will post pictures wedensday assuming the men in the brown suits show up on time. I just checked out it to see what the shoe mart options were. I see now who my chief competitor shall be, good luck to you good sir.
     


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    wj4 Senior member

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    I think you should do it!

    I have a pair of 2 eyelet Chukka in navy suede, unlined...and they fit nicely. I hope this holds the same for the Ravello.

    I think Shoemart got 2 pairs per size in. I also pre ordered an 8D.
     


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    Yes sir you are correct
     


  11. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    I wouldn't be surprised if all of the J. Crew Ravello LWBs were scooped up by members/lurkers on here, haha. I don't think the typical J. Crew shopper will spend $700 on shoes so easily.
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    the ludlowe store that carried this shoe caters to a very different clientele
     


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    hanoiboy Senior member

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    I shop at j crew..
     


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    The NYC men's stores are a bit of a different animal. When I was at the Ludlow store two guys were attempting to buy suits or tuxes to wear to an even that night with shirts and shoes.

    Also remember that those stores have been stocking Aldens for a couple of years
     
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    Thanks for the insight, unc. Need to visit this when I go to NYC!

    So do I.

    Same story with the local men's store. J. Crew really hit it home with their one stop shop idea. I saw quite a few men leaving the store with several bags, with things ranging from suits to tee's and shorts.
     


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