***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. rick

    rick Senior member

    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Well we could design a shoe wed all agree on, personally I want some variant of an Indy boot. Then you place the order with Alden, this part might get a bit complicated as they might require you to run a clothing business, but I could navigate that Im pretty confident. It takes about 6 months. Prices are much lower.


    i might be down let me know what your thinking design wise.
     


  2. Seafinch

    Seafinch Senior member

    Messages:
    515
    Likes Received:
    366
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Location:
    The Great Salt Lake
    Anyone down for a MTO thing? Wed need 12+ people in it.

    I might be down for a variation of the indy boot (maybe a plain toe)... Keep me posted.
     


  3. slappy

    slappy Senior member

    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Well Im just throwin it out there. Has this been done before? People buy Aldens all the time on here and have been known to wait months for them. It would surprise me if such a gathering of the minds has never occurred. Unless Alden makes it difficult to order like this.
     


  4. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    130
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    perhaps if you could order my dream boot:

    Plain Toe
    Ravello
    Speed lacing
    Barrie last
    Double leather soul
     


  5. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    130
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    what would you guys say the "range" of a cigar shell LHS is?

    jeans?
    khakis?
    greay wool/flannel trousers?
    shorts?
    charcoal window pane trousers?
     


  6. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,401
    Likes Received:
    274
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Anyone down for a MTO thing? Wed need 12+ people in it.

    I'd love to do this, but not for any sort of Indy boot. Also, I'm not sure Alden would take an order for anything with: Whiskey, Cigar, or Ravelo. We should get confirmation from the company before people get too excited for any of these.
     


  7. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Senior member

    Messages:
    348
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Well we could design a shoe wed all agree on, personally I want some variant of an Indy boot. Then you place the order with Alden, this part might get a bit complicated as they might require you to run a clothing business, but I could navigate that Im pretty confident. It takes about 6 months. Prices are much lower.
    I love the idea of another StyleForum shoe or boot. (Leathersoul did one of these in the past I believe) the waiting list for the exotic (whiskey, cigar, ravello) shell colors is possibly indefinite. any of the calf or shell in black or #8 can be done in the 6 month range. I think a wholesale account would be required as well.
     


  8. velomane

    velomane Senior member

    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Location:
    Winnipeg
    If you say whiskey or ravello shell chukka, I'm in.[​IMG]

    Get 'em at Shoemart.

    Yes, but alas, not in a C width.
     


  9. slappy

    slappy Senior member

    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Yes I believe a wholesale account would be needed, but I think that could be had. One person would basically need to act as the seller and claim they are starting up an online shoe store or something. I believe the prices would be significantly reduced, basically multiply the retail cost by probably 1/2 - 2/3.
     


  10. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

    Messages:
    3,485
    Likes Received:
    29
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    what would you guys say the "range" of a cigar shell LHS is?

    jeans?
    khakis?
    greay wool/flannel trousers?
    shorts?
    charcoal window pane trousers?


    yes to all
     


  11. Vaitek

    Vaitek Senior member

    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Yea, I'm definitely going to be getting a lot of use out of these. Anyone know the proper care for this type? I emailed leather soul and they are going to ask Alden. LS said they didn't think brushing would be good for them since they are oiled. I'll post back when I hear from them.

    [​IMG]

    Got the brown reverse oiled chamois Pitt boots from Leather Soul. [​IMG]



    Yes, I received a reply from Alden, and the following is the explanation.

    "We recommend minimal care for this leather: letting mud dry, then brushing it off is just about the only regular maintenance this leather needs. As Chamois is an oiled leather, there may come a time when the leather seems to be drying out a bit. If that happens, rubbing a small amount of Neet's Foot Oil will restore the darker oiled color, and keep the boots feeling supple and flexible."


    So looks like I won't be needing to do much except brushing off dried debris and oil rarely.
     


  12. Biggie_Robs

    Biggie_Robs Senior member

    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Location:
    Jamaica Plain, MA, USA
    Congrats on a good looking, easy maintenance boot!
     


  13. Razele

    Razele Senior member

    Messages:
    5,580
    Likes Received:
    625
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Those are nice. I'm thinking of dropping on them too.

    Should have gotten the LS Safari Boot, damn
     


  14. bbhewee

    bbhewee Senior member

    Messages:
    585
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Well Im just throwin it out there. Has this been done before? People buy Aldens all the time on here and have been known to wait months for them. It would surprise me if such a gathering of the minds has never occurred. Unless Alden makes it difficult to order like this.

    I would be down as well on sheer principle.
     


  15. Thor

    Thor Senior member

    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    30
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    I would definitely be in for a plain toe boot in Cigar or Ravello...would be willing to wait quite a while. ...would also love long-wing boots in Cigar. Just sayin' [​IMG]
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by