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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. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    What is the seconds price? If super cheap, you can probably rectify with trick polishing...

    Though I don't even like that style shoe.
     


  2. Ahab

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    After some education, she is becoming increasingly angry at the way women's shoes are made mostly for fashion rather than function. There are so many crazy details about these that make me smile.

    I was crushed to see them in the store, because I new I would have to buy them if they had my size. I have cancelled my order for my 403s because of these; not really a big loss, though, as the Cigars can act as a dress boot, whereas the 403s are a dressy casual boot.


    My wife can appreciate my Aldens, C&J, etc but would never in a million years wear a women's shoe with similar construction.
    Thanks guys. I can see both sides of this. Girls tend to think Alden's are very heavy.

    Another vote for no. Something like that would bother me every time I wore the shoes.
    Not only that you will be reminded every time someone tells you that you have something on your shoe. I am getting to the point where I would just rather shell out the money for first and get exactly what I want. If the Shoe Mart does not have that very shoe in firsts then wait a while and get exactly what you want. [​IMG]
     


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    w00t? I got to find a pic of those.

    There used to be a picture of them in this thread.
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=70833

    They were pretty horrific.
    Kind of like these from their orthopedic line as I recall.
    [​IMG]
     


  4. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Late birthday present from my wife.
    Ravello chukkas from shoe mart.
    Funny that the ipad I got for her birthday just showed up today too.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Ravello chukkas from shoe mart.
    Funny that the ipad I got for her birthday just showed up today too.

    NICE! I love that color. [email protected] exchange rate of shell for iPad's. [​IMG]
     


  6. Dewey

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    Need advice from you...
    Those are whiskey irregulars offered by the shoemart. There is a mark on the right shoe, which can not be fixed.
    Should I still buy it or no?
    Thanks!


    Another vote no. The damage is bad & obvious and I'd want more like 90% off to even think about it. Acquiring that would be like trading for a baseball pitcher who has had career-ending shoulder surgery. What is it going to do, sit in your closet and give pep talks to the other shoes?

    If you had done the damage yourself, maybe you could come to live with it. Buying it that way, I vote no.

    I am surprised there's has been no conversation about the 25% off Aldens (including shell) running right now at Brooks Brothers. Calf and suede ~$300, shell ~$450. BUT they appear to be taking orders for a lot of shoes with delivery dates near Halloween. And the selection is tame compared to what we have been seeing from Tom and in this thread.
     


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    Late birthday present from my wife.
    Ravello chukkas from shoe mart.
    Funny that the ipad I got for her birthday just showed up today too.


    Those look great, zippy!
     


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    Those look great, zippy!

    +1! Quite the day for you.
     


  9. zippyh

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    NICE! I love that color. [email protected] exchange rate of shell for iPad's. [​IMG]

    Those look great, zippy!

    +1! Quite the day for you.

    Thanks guys.

    My wife was examining them and said how much she liked the color. Then she looked at them closer and said "don't you already have something like these?" Normally there's some truth to that question regarding shoes but in this case not really.
    She shrugged and went back to playing with her ipad.
     


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    [​IMG]
    ravello full strap


    gorgeous
     


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    No. That's very noticeable.
    I vote no. I've had nothing but problems with Alden seconds, and my opinion of Alden seconds via the shoe mart is far less positive than many posters here.

    Also, was this shoe described as "totally great, amazing savings, nothing wrong"? Because that's what I've heard from shoe mart regarding every Alden second

    Another vote for no. Something like that would bother me every time I wore the shoes.
    Not only that you will be reminded every time someone tells you that you have something on your shoe. I am getting to the point where I would just rather shell out the money for first and get exactly what I want. If the Shoe Mart does not have that very shoe in firsts then wait a while and get exactly what you want. [​IMG]
    Another vote no. The damage is bad & obvious and I'd want more like 90% off to even think about it. Acquiring that would be like trading for a baseball pitcher who has had career-ending shoulder surgery. What is it going to do, sit in your closet and give pep talks to the other shoes?

    If you had done the damage yourself, maybe you could come to live with it. Buying it that way, I vote no.

    I am surprised there's has been no conversation about the 25% off Aldens (including shell) running right now at Brooks Brothers. Calf and suede ~$300, shell ~$450. BUT they appear to be taking orders for a lot of shoes with delivery dates near Halloween. And the selection is tame compared to what we have been seeing from Tom and in this thread.

    Thanks for the advice. Will not take them.
    Price was 389$, down from 650$.

    On what last are those offered by BB cordos?
    Are the sales online only?
     


  13. hooker4186

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    Got some Indys last week and am experimenting with replacement laces for the inevitable wearing out of the ones they came with. I think I like the squared ones better - they are easier to knot, and seem like they are a little thicker overall. The only thing I don't like is the length which is like 72" or something. I think I might crimp them down to the regular 52" length or whatever the standard is to avoid the behind the ankle loop. [​IMG] Uploaded with ImageShack.us [​IMG] Uploaded with ImageShack.us
     


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    w00t? I got to find a pic of those.
    [​IMG] http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_lc_1952.htm [​IMG] ...on the other hand you could then put these in the baller sneaker thread...
     


  15. Dewey

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    what do people think of these?

    Good color for a loafer. Narrow toe box looks painful.

    Tassels can be very good to very bad. Depends on the context.
     


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