***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. rkingucla

    rkingucla Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I Reno and brushed it. Is this something I can go into Alden (SF) and they'll repair?
     


  2. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Does anyone have the email address for dc Alden?
     




  3. planetarium

    planetarium Senior member

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    Alden still does a lot of shoes for the orthopedic market and I see a lot of those shoes making it to the seconds list. Odd looking to some of us, but comfort comes first and they are undoubtedly better than Rockports or some sneakers sold at a chiropractic office. Additionally I see a lot of the Japanese military last, indicating the breadth of that market. Japanese business in general are more open to experimentation, often preferring to make small experimental runs of products rather than spending years doing research before flooding the market with massive numbers, and I think that can be observed even in small fashion boutiques. Some Japanese Alden makeups may seem odd to us, but their Tricker's makeups are even wilder! I enjoy the Japanese attention to detail when it comes to shoes, workwear, and military wear, so even if I wouldn't wear a particular item I find it fascinating to listen to the reasoning and process behind producing it. My favorite Aldens are a pair of military influenced boots for Japanese retailer Beams that I snagged off the seconds list.

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  4. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    Looking fantastic there. Beautiful shade of Ravello. Enjoy wearing!! Longwing Tuesday continues. Almost 70 degrees here today, bright chinos and loafer socks again... [​IMG] [​IMG] Epaulet RC (Cherry) Shoemart Cigar LWB Still have some water spots to work out from last week's unexpected shower, but not too worried.
     


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    Hermitedge Senior member

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    that Ravello LWB looks friggin' perfect, barrie last?
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Thank you!
     


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    Are those the Ravello LWB's? They look outstanding! Count yourself as one lucky man. Did you specifically request the antique heel and welt treatment?
     
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    New BB black shell tassels, to replace the defective ones I had to send back to Shoemart a few weeks ago. This is their first time out after employing the break in method.
     
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    poena Senior member

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    So I have Jcrew PCT in size 9. and Indy in size 8.5

    Should I order LWB in 8.5? The 8.5 Jcrew perf cap toe was just a bit too snug but I've read that the barrie lasted boots can be a little tighter fitting than LWB.

    Also is $540 a good price for a pair of new LWBs?
     


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    Don L - As others have said, that is a spectacular shade. Wow. Lucky man !
     


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    what last is this?
     


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    I looked late last night (about midnight pst) and the seconds (or whatever you call them--deep discount at prices similar to the seconds mailings) had been taken down.
    ...and then looked just now and they're back up. called and was told the ravello LHS in 9D was already purchased. darn! hope it went to an SFer. if so, post pics, you gnarly bastard.
     


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