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

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  1. blue collar

    blue collar Distinguished Member

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    If you were a 11.5 i wouldnt be able to refuse lol
     


  2. kwhitelaw

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    welp, just snapped my 403 lace and realized I never bothered getting spares..

    where's everybody grabbing them from?

    tia
     


  3. blue collar

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    I wouldn't if i were you...

    I've posted this before. It's put a bad taste in my mouth when it comes to handing over my rare shell to the Alden recrafting program.

    before

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    and after

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    I'd lose my mind! From a beautiful aged whiskey color to a terrible #6 color. The recraft is beautiful...the color...not so much
     
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    Me too. I like the color, but not unless those were sent in to be dyed. They look like a different pair of shoes, not the same pair of older shoes made to look like new.
     


  5. PhiPsi32

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    I don't think Alden can ban sales, but they can enter into a Minimum Advertised Pricing agreement with their resellers.

    I believe Teger asked a similar question.

    I suggest calling the Alden factory, the vendor who sold you the shoes, or the Benjo's website.
     


  6. violethour1951

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    If you read the context, he was asking about the Ralph Lauren Marlows going on sale.
     


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    You've always been correct.
     


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    Sorry for my emo post before. Just working through the guilt of indulging my shoe exuberance.

    Please help me choose just one:

    Whiskey or cigar lwb, both Barrie lasted.

    I can only choose one for now. Please justify position based on versatility or complementarity with lwb collection that includes jcrew waxed brown, color 8 shell and snuff suede. Help!

    Sadly there's no medication for this affliction of ours. :)
     


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    I believe this is the correct way to pronounce it. Don't forget the horse effects.
     


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    This one is not even close: cigar, for sure. I have both, and I would choose probably 15 Alden models over the whiskey LWB.
     


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    Trying to decide between the atom cigar at leffot and waiting for a sale on c&j marlow wingtip.
    Does anyone know when the marlows usually go on sale?
    I have boots (snuff suede chukkas, cigar chukka and color 8 Brixton) and a pair of black shell shortwing bluchers on order with LS. What would you guys get for a good all around brown shell shoe?
     


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    Definitely the Cigar. Far more versatile working it into business-wear. The color of whiskey is great, but decidedly more casual.
     


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    I have five Alden shells, two black, two #8 and one cigar. Of course, personal preference and needs enter into these decisions. For me, the cigar is more versatile than a whiskey would be. Mine is a LWB.

    I have a whiskey LWB on my own wish list, also a cigar cap toe balmoral. Not sure which one I'll go for next, depends in part on availability and any deal, but I'm leaning towards the LWB whiskey as I have a pair of brown J&M cap toes that are really fine, made in USA, look good and are comfortable. Also, another issue for me is that I don't know how much use I'd get from the whiskey LWB, I just want a pair because they look like real cool shoes.

    Eventually, I'll probably have both, another cigar and the whiskey.
     


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    Always a good day for whiskey
     


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