***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. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Yeah in that pic above it kinda just looks like double leather to me.
     
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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Here are comparison pics that I mentioned earlier: Cigar LWB, RL Marlow, & AS Miller [​IMG] RL Lindrick & Alden x LS Cigar/Plaza [​IMG]
     
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    It's the lighting and flash (if any). The rl shell doesn't get that light, normally
     
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    :laugh:
    When I saw that pic, my first thought was "wow, something worse than the at the urinal POV type shots".
    But kudos for it not being in a public restroom.
     
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    One day I'm going to post such a shot, and dedicate it to you.
     
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    No flash. Just indirect sunlight... Mine do seem to be abnormally light but I kind of like it.
     
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    Closer to that yes but still not quite that dark. Strangely...

    I think sunlight exposure has a strong effect on the color of most shell
     
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    Wow! Had the EXACT same thing happen to me (shoes included)! Congrats MickCollins and let's both wear in great health...
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    And yes, I do have to give a shout out to NRO as the sticker in the first pic indicates. While I waited a month for Alden to complete production and an extra day or two because NRO fumbled the delivery to UPS, I have to credit them with yes, excellent communication and CS. They returned every e-mail within 24 hrs (in reality about 12 hrs). And when they created a mix-up with UPS, they expedited my delivery (2 days) so I would have them before the weekend.

    They originally printed a UPS label last Sat and sent me the tracking number. When I realized on Tuesday that the package still hadn't made it to the UPS station I e-mailed to inquire. On Wednesday morning they apologized for the confusion and said I would have my shoes by the end of the day Friday. Here I sit content as can be, watching the NCAA basketball tournament with my latest addition to my color 8 family!

    While I am intrigued with the tassel moc and pleased with the 20% of I got from NRO's President's Day Sale, I'm wondering if these shoes will make me look 20 years older. On the other hand, these are an American classic created by Alden.
     
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    CalceoAdamator Senior member

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    I have 4 Marlows, but I find them "thicker" than Alden... They are nice shoes but I also prefer the Alden shells... Probably why I have about 3 dozen... LOL... I'm an Alden'holic... It's probelematic at best...
     
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    Per my earlier post, my Marlows are lighter than the cigar Alden... I guess shading can vary, based on some of the other posts...
     
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    Agreed. If I could find these used for a good price, I'd snag them and re-sole them. they'd be perfect with a double leather sole w/ barbour welt.
     
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    Blind eyelets are excellent on this Plaza boot. They should be used more often on boots imo.
     
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    Count me in in the end of the week with new Alden club :)

    Snuff suede PTB on the Barrie. Damn these things are comfortable...
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    Brixton on Plaza = LS Cigar Plaza Boot (which I just put up pics a few posts ago)
     
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