***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. docalden2013

    docalden2013 Senior member

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    Sorry to hear that happened. How long was that set of laces serving its purpose before it blew?

    I tried the Red Wing free laces trick, as mentioned in the "Alden FAQ" (just type that into Google and, I believe Borderline, suggested the model # to type into the Red Wing site. Mine arrived in about 5 days. A bit blacker than the brown laces that came with my LS Ultimate Indys, but the same gauge and flatness.

    What about contacting the LeatherSoul guys and having them drop a set into an envelope for you?
     


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    I'm glad I'm not the only one waiting for cigar Atoms to arrive :satisfied: Congrats.
     
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    Interesting how styles vary by region. I've noticed that brown suits seem to be much more prevalant in the Midwest than in the Northeast. (Olive too)
     
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    docalden2013 Senior member

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    This is exactly the slippery slope I trip on just about every time. It started off for me with, "I'll dive into the Alden scene, but only if I can get a J.Crew discount." Then it was, "Oh, LWBs are nice. The cool styleforum guys are talking about shell. I obviously need some shell action." Got a color 8 LWB then decided not only that I needed a shell boot, but also more shell in other places. "I'll go ahead and get that Grant lasted cap toe boot; Kathy from Alden of DC is so nice and accommodating after all." "Oh, wait, summer is coming. I obviously need a loafer. Cigar it is." Wait, what about those Indy boots everyone is talking about? Oh, if I pass up on the Leffot presale for black shell naval boots, there will be a big hole in the color spectrum in the closet." You catch my drift...

    Olifter, congrats on a diverse shell collection and best of luck in the hunt for whiskey...
     


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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I have these. They are awesome.
     


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    Good luck when you stop by the Crew tomorrow. Today, I bought the japanese chambray suit and convinced the SA that I missed the 20% off coupon because my wife didn't want me transacting business during the Sabbath, but that it was only hours later than the deadline, so could I please get the discount anyway? Got the thumbs up and an indication from SA that I could have pulled the trigger on Aldens with the discount.

    Hope to see your new cap toes soon... :)
     


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    I'm warming up to the suede lol
    two more lwb and then suede or calf from here on out
     


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    docalden2013 Senior member

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    Oh. My. God.

    Clearly the answer is kids these days don't need to go to college. That fund can be devoted to shell LWBs.
     


  9. PhiPsi32

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    The kids can get a scholarship . . .
     


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    Or maybe he can apprentice under an Alden master and handsew daddy some shell LHSs in ravello, whiskey, #4 and any unicorns I might have left out.
     


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    speaking of which, #4 loafer? has anyone seen one?
     


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    Yup. Same problem with me. "I'll dish out for a pair of LeatherSoul X Alden boots" and then I found this forum thread and a few thousand $ later...
     


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    From this post, apparently it exists in Japan:

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    EDIT: CTYGGG beat me to it.
     
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    #4 boot right there would get bought with the quickness, altho it'll prolly run $1500 [​IMG]
     


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