***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. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Thank you sir.
     
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    Very nice! I love the purple laces with #8. Wish we could see the grass up here in Minnesnowta.
     
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    Holy crappolla! Time to buy a bigger house. I'm just jealous.
     
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    +1 on the sizing mistakes. They say you'll never get better unless you talk about it. My GF says I'm a shoe junkie. I'm just waiting for her to say, "it's me or the shoes."
     
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    Ravello Cordovan is something to behold. I wish that Alden made more of them. I was told that the Chinese have bought all of the horse (shells) that would have normally gone to Horween by offering top dollar. I don't think that they have any plans on letting up. I think the days of plentiful shell might be over. It's not an issue of Alden not getting enough shell, it's an issue of Horween not getting access to the shells.








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    I finally figured out how to take pictures of my Alden's.

    Sorry, didn't mean for them all to be so big.
     
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    Nice Pictures, I was in communication with Alden of New York (Madison) earlier this week about a ravello PTB. This was their response:
    "We do have them on order but they will be at least 8-10 months until we receive them in again. Our factory is currently sold out of all exotic shell cordovan colors."

    I don't know if China is behind the shortage but it's a bummer nonetheless.
     
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    Time for Horween to find a lobbyist.
     
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    Regardless of the reason, I just wish Alden would be able to give us more reliable wait times. If its going to be three years for a pre-order on an exotic shell, that's fine, just tell us upfront. They seem to be one of the only companies that can get away with this without losing any business. I think I'll start moving on to other brands after all my old pre-orders start coming in.
     
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    i've said it before, and as a sufferer of alden addiction myself, buying alden's is like paying someone to spit in your face.
     
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    I really wish my ravellos had the same reddish tones that yours have. The new red scare is upon us, further evidence that we should have ended communism when we had the chance. Politics has integrated itself with the shoe trade, I guess nothing is sacred anymore.
     
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    PSA the cadet bluchers on jcrew have been price corrected to $657.00

    fingers crossed everyone who ordered at the original price receive
     
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    I will say that Alden NYC does seem to be one of the few retailers that can restock ravello PTBs and chukkas on a reliable basis.
     
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