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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. Morgan

    Morgan Senior member

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    Whoa, those still aren't done? I've had these for about 2 years now, and I bought them after the Epaulet ravello Brixton pre-order closed.
     
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  2. blue collar

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    Thanks wildstar


    Thanks RTP :)

    I am by no means a high roller when it comes to LS, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

    Probably the only time i'll 'score' a rare Alden.
     
  3. blue collar

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    DON'T DO IT

    You'll never forgive yourself...i promise.
     
  4. NAMOR

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    +1. unless youre pressed for cash, youll regret. I sold a pair of tsm ravello boots in my ideal width "c" :facepalm:

    I havent been the same since
     
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    Email Alden. I bought a pair like this from Jcrew and they offered to re-dye for no cost (except cost for me to ship out). I havent sent them out yet but plan to.
     
  6. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Every time I have tried to put an order in with Shoemart, their website pop ups a warning that not all of their products (including Alden) can be shipped internationally, etc. and I can't place the order.

    I live in the US.

    What's the deal?
     
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    Nice boots TacktileOne! And thanks for the kinds words regarding the "blotch" issue.
     
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    Thanks for the tip Sir. I didn't know they could re-dye for this type of problem (and at this point I haven't found what causes these blotches).
    I wonder if I could have them re-dye in cigar? Or color 4???:stirpot:
    Did you go directly to Alden or did you work through J Crew to start the process?
     
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    The blotch is just uneven dye from horween or "finish" from Alden. Given the hue, I'd guess Alden. (Their finish is some sort of dye-like product that gives it the distinct eggplant color and sheen that distinguishes their #8 shell from AE or other Horween-sourced firms.)
     
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    +1 on the re-dye from Alden. I had pitting issues with my PTB and Alden did a great job refinishing the shoe. The color became deeper and I'm sure they re-dyed it. I got my shoe from Sherman Brothers so they facilitated the process with Alden. Considering that you did not get it from a retailer, you'll have to try to contact Alden directly. Which I think may be your bigger issue because in my experience the Alden factory prefer to deal with their retailers. Good luck! I hope you can correct the issue.
     
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    LS #8 NST Saddle on the Leydon
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    Haven't been around in some time only 6,245 posts behind. :(
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Welcome back CTYGGG! Another great looking pic... enjoy in great health my friend!
     
  13. NAMOR

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    jcrew boots with blotches on the vamp. Boots worn about 15 times

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    NAMOR Senior member

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    picked up the j.gilbert indy shoe in reverse tobacco. love it!

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    Very nice I like the color alot
     
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    very interesting! I had the same thing on these exact boots. Mine have been worn about 18 times (OCD). The blotches are only really noticeable in bright light. And I'm pretty sure I did not spill any liquid on the boot (just one boot has the spotch).
     
  17. NAMOR

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    yeah, you can also see how much lighter the vamp is now compared to the toe cap. also the color 8 shell is a lighter than typical #8 shell and resembles ruby shell more than burgundy or eggplant. Jcrew boot on left side and Grant last on right. Both worn same amount of times

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    thank you sir. i also have the tobacco chamois indy. i think I like this one a litte more and its more impressive in person. Its got the natural edge trim and double flex felt = me happy
     
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    Your timing is impeccable, as this is the shoe we were just discussing.

    Also, It doesn't take long to fall behind on this thread.
     
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    Alden Indy Tobacco Chamois & Indy shoe Reverse Tobacco Chamois
     
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