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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. coolarrow

    coolarrow Distinguished Member

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    To add to this, only the Manhattan and downtown Boston J crew stores have "on hand" Alden models. Everything sold by J Crew Alden besides that is online.
     


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    This argument would only work if Aldens were a lot inferior to the $1,500. John Lobbs. They are not. Hence, they are a bargain in comparison.
     


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    If this is true it will certainly solve everyones issues with AofC
     


  4. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Wait... what? LOL.
     


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    I bought ravello indies from them last year and had a great experience. They cleary mark item was made in the US and I had no problem with customs. I have heard others did in the past thoguh...
     


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    Yea i think its a crapshoot, my package was marked up the same way but i got pinched for the customs/import fees anyway
     


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    Alden's notorious QC issues, for one.
     


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    michigan--is the front left the ls v-tip blucher?
     


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    Cordovan John Lobb (or Edward Green) cost twice as much as Alden cordovan (even after recent price in in increases for Alden). In addition, lasts are typically different. I'm not sure what the purpose is comparing the two.
     


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    You should have asked him why he sent you a pair that had clearly been tried on when his own policy states returns of those are not even allowed. So, how was that possible?
     


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    Exactly. And they are not worth twice as much, hence Aldens seem like a bargain in comparison.
     
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    Alternatively you could see Lobbs as a ripoff.
     


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