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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. TactileOne

    TactileOne Senior member

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    I'm thinking of a pair of brown CXL PTB, hopefully with waterlocked or comando. My first pair of boots was a pair of Wolverine 1000 CXL, they are still one of the most comfortable pairs I own.
     
  2. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    Alden:
    3 shell
    3 shell on order
    1 CXL

    I really love my Alden shell, but I will be buying more CXL. Maybe 'normal' calf too. 405s or something.
     
  3. Sam Trainer

    Sam Trainer Member

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    king chukka from LSBH, 1 resole, dirty room
    Civilianaire 13.5oz Super Slim Black Denim, cropped hi
     
  4. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    I am really diggin these from need supply.
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  5. dslonghorn4

    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    dslonghorn4, whiskey LHS is a great looking loafer. Safe travels my friend.

    Thanks Spiff and RTP!

    Just one more shot after Mac method on the LHS and new Whiskey wallet from Ashland leather.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    The Abbeyhorn deer bone is oily, not as dry as the ones from ASuitableWardrobe. Hangar Project sells the Abbeyhorn one and I recommend it.
     
  7. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Five pairs of Alden shell cordovan. Just lucky I guess..
     
  8. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    Does Ashland have the whiskey wallets back in stock?
     
  9. dslonghorn4

    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    They did as of a few weeks ago. Jumped on the Whiskey Little New York when they announced they had a limited run via Twitter.
     
  10. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    Looks like I have someone new to follow on twitter
     
  11. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    On the shell/calf discussion, I have:
    - 9 shells
    - 1 calf

    My AEs on the other hand is:
    - 3 shells
    - 6 calfs

    Non Alden's/AEs:
    - 1 shell

    I started my shoe collection with AEs in calf, became fascinated by their Walnut color. Then I discovered Shells (through their web gem Walnut Shell Cordovan Strands) and then discovered Alden and have since shifted my focus on to Alden...

    -Mike
     
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    bespoken pa Senior member

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  13. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    11 Shell
    1 Calf
    2 Suede
    1 CXL
     
  14. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Me too...I have a pair coming next week. The vegetable tanned leather looks like a "poor" man's whiskey.
     
  15. Nakedsnake

    Nakedsnake Senior member

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    Very interesting. This basically seems like that current path that I am on. Currently have 9 AE, all in calf, with 3 more pairs on the way. Then recently, I discovered some of the Alden boots, in shell, and have been very intrigued. Currently only interested in Alden shell boots now.
     
  16. brooklyn

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    I hope it is ok to discuss pricing because I wanted to share my recent purchase of a pair of LWB #8 from Jcrew in NYC. As I posted in a previous post these would be my first pair of cordovans. I purchased them from Jcrew because I had multiple gift cards to help bring down the cost. The store pricing had the shoes at $645. I asked the sales person if they were willing to ship the shoes to a friend in New Jersey to avoid sales tax. He checked with the manager and they would ship the shoes at no cost and more importantly avoid the sales tax. I purchased them the Friday before labor day so I had to wait until Tuesday for them to ship. They arrived in New Jersey on Wednesday. The shoes were fine but being the last pair I size 8 and having others people trying on the shoe there were slight creasing which is no problem but being the person that I am I called jcrew to see if they could do a search for another pair. When I called the representative she did a search for them online(I mentioned to her that they were not for sale online). When she found the shoes in their database they had the shoe for $600. I told her that I paid a higher price of $645. She immediately told me to bring the shoes back for a refund of the difference. The store would only have to call to verify the price difference. I brought the shoes back to the store and surprisingly the sales associate that sold me the shoes and the store manager remembered me. I informed them of the price difference. The sales associate called and he confirmed the price and I was refunded the $45 difference.

    I did call around NYC and there was only one other store that had my size. I informed the sales associate that I wanted to exchange them with a pair that I just bought because of the creasing. He told me that the pair that they had were tried on and had creasing as well. In the end the shoes are great and I got them at a reduced price.
     
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    brooklyn Senior member

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    Forgot to add the picture. I can't wait to wear them tomorrow
     
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  18. crosswound

    crosswound Senior member

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    that creasing doesn't look bad in that photo at all congrats man. it would have creased like that the first day you wore them anyhow if you walk and move like a regular human :)
     
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    great score! congrats!
     
  20. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    They look great. Can't beat the price. Congrats!
     
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