***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. Briar Snob

    Briar Snob Senior member

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    Question -- how does the Hampton last fit from a comfort perspective? My points of reference are Barrie and Modified lasts.

    Thanks.
     


  2. Bakes11771

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    Not even pics? Damn!

    In that case, looks like there is a pair of Whiskey LHS 9D available at Alden SF. Someone better snatch them up before the Rare Shell Alden Apocalypse.

    DocAlden, you know you can't resist. you don't have anything in Whiskey yet, and from the sound of it, might not be another chance to anytime soon.
     


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    This.
     


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    Wow, I'm sure glad I decided recently to get most of those shell offerings that I wanted real bad.

    I wonder if this is due in part to the recent but extremely hot summers we've been getting.
     
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    I want to point out that with friends who work with leathers regularly - Cordovan prices are on the rise again. Apparently Horween's having even greater difficulty sourcing raw materials and is looking to raise costs as well. Rumors have it that the Chinese are looking to get in on this game. :embar: But seriously.
     


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    I think this may only apply to displaying the rare shell offerings online.   I noticed Leffot took down their blog posts about the Day Tripper boot and Whiskey Tanker.  I inquired about it, hoping that a new pre-order might be soon, and Che told me that they we told they were not allowed to post pictures of the rare (Ravello, Whiskey, Cigar) shell

    I hate to see that the only tying I am really holding out for now is a nice cigar boot
     


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    I wouldn't doubt it.

    But then again it would actually make sense for them to raise prices and sell more in China to begin with.


    Basically this is what most luxury goods have decided to do..
     


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    Has anyone heard from Uncle Mac in a few weeks? I haven't seen him anywhere.
     


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    I was told the same thing by Oki at LS. Chinese consumption is driving up demand.
     


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    My dear Bakes,

    You know full well I've been trigger happy these last few weeks and that I'm working on it. My wife is stressed about this house we're closing on next month. All I can do between patients is check this thread and quickly scan Epaulet, LeatherSoul and Leffot to see if anything interesting has popped up (as if you guys wouldn't mention it...). Despite all of this, here you go goading me. I'm awfully tempted. The only thing stopping me is that I needed the 9C in the cigar lhs I bought last month from Alden of DC [​IMG]

    You guys can see an addict from a mile away: he's always blaming others for his troubles...

    I hope someone else on the forum grabs those 9D's and posts some cool snapseed pics soon!

    I'm still debating about whether ~$900 is a justifiable price to plunk down for those Plaza shell 8 indy's on Frans Boone. But, I'm proud that I have broken the 5-week-long streak of a new Alden purchase on Mondays despite having driven myself batty with the Alpine Grain stain from this morning, which I'm glad to report, has faded to an imperceptible dark spot on the vamp. *sighs with relief*

    Of course, guys, if you catch wind of the whiskey LWB in a barrie 8.5d, please notify me immediately!!

    BTW, my thoughts on Adam/AoC: he's boundaried about the returns, but he is a thorough guy and a gentleman. I was a bit put off by the printed card stock announcing his return policy, as well as his several e-mails reminding me to not leave signs of a try-on. However, in the end, he answered all of my questions and sent me a pristine pair, which was followed up by a very inquisitive and thankful e-mail about a week after the purchase. I concur with others on the forum: I would buy from him again, but only if I had established my size from a purchase or try-on elsewhere. NB: He apparently stocks shoes not listed on his website; I think it's worth it to ask him specifically about pairs you're looking for. I had no way of knowing he had cigar LWBs a couple weeks ago. In fact, he said to me that he still has some on hand, so go for it!

    Take care,
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    Yeah the buyers I know in industry tell me that the Chinese want to do their own version of Horween materials as they hoard all their hides. Being Chinese, I don't know how I feel about this. :embar:
     


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    Same experience and feelings about Adam. All positive on my end.
     


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    I would buy that boot, and I'm not even a huge fan of whiskey. :slayer:
     


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    I just received some Cigar longwings from AofC. These are my fourth pair of Alden's and are by far the best I have in terms of quality/variance. I have a 975 and two pairs of 990 for reference.

    Anyway, is there a way to avoid the delamination that is happening to my other pair?


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    He is just busy with work and was away for a while
     


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