***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. JermynStreet

    JermynStreet Senior member

    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
    Quote: GREAT post! I do want to give a shout out to my hometown and clarify that St. Louis, MO was in fact the shoe capitol of the world, at one time, and therefore, produced far more shoes than Massachusetts or Maine.
     


  2. Dbc0919

    Dbc0919 Senior member

    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Location:
    New York, NY
    

    Noticed you haven't been around in a while. New username, new avatar. Now selling all your Alden's. what gives? If you found another brand for all of us to obsess over, do share.
     


  3. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    9,936
    Likes Received:
    5,447
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    Breuckelen, NY 11209
    



    Honestly I'd like to invest a little more $$ into the business, and these are the kicks I wear the least, and feel I could get good dough for.



    Yea, these are awesome, I love them.
     


  4. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

    Messages:
    6,444
    Likes Received:
    2,938
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Seattle-ish

    Yeah I call bullshit on that too.
     


  5. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Messages:
    9,556
    Likes Received:
    1,431
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    The Rolex stuff is probably fake though good fakes can be had if you have the right connections

    There is also the real but no authorized a la new balance and stuff like that
     


  6. Gcbrown3

    Gcbrown3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    It's a fact. There was a huge lawsuit and a criminal proceeding.

    Not only had the watch been knocked off perfectly, but Rolex's computers had been hacked.

    If a painter can knock off the masters. If US currency has to constantly be changed. If people can hack into any computer in the World, why would it surprise any of you that some Chinese syndicate couldn't make a perfect Rolex?

    There is almost no single luxury good that maintains its value and can so easily be resold as a Rolex.

    With no intellectual property laws and the ability to sell and trade these anywhere in the World, making a watch that can fool the experts is like printing $20,000 bills. If you make a popular stainless model that garners less scrutiny, it's like printing $3000-$6000 bills . The Chinese underworld in Guangzhou have been flooding the markets with high end fakes for some time. Why do you think Rolex has to constantly change their authenticity markings? It's because, people have figured them out.

    It's just high quality stainless steel and sapphire crystal with a laser etching of a crown. If you get a valid serial, it seems like a cheap way to make a lot of money in a country where there are no puns five measures for counterfeit brand items.

    We're not talking about some one of a kind toubillion constructed of gold.

    A stainless submariner or Seadweller, which are the watches that were part of the story are just a series of metal parts.

    if you guys don't think that the Chinese could fool Rolex, you're underestimating them.
     


  7. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    I move to start "Patina Sundays." Post pictures of your worn Aldens or photos you find online. Bonus points for before and after re-craft/re-sole/shine photos.
     


  8. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

    Messages:
    2,166
    Likes Received:
    856
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Location:
    NBPT, MA
    

    There is no way that the Rolex Svc Center was fooled. Maybe a dealer, but not RSC. It's not the case that's in question, it's the movement. Once RSC opens the watch, they can determine if its is their movement or not. All current Rolex watches (and most vintage, w/the exception of the Zenith Daytona for instance) are made with in house movements. The effort and cost required to counterfeit all those parts (the entire movement) so well that it can "fool" the mfr quickly becomes cost prohibitive. Fake watches look good from the outside, not from the inside. Counterfeiters aren't trying to fool RSC, they are trying to sell to a guy who wants to impress people with a fake watch.

    There are plenty of fakes good enough to fool an authorized dealer. But any RSC in the world will inspect the movement, not just the case.

    If its fact, please share the article you referenced. I'd guess your friend may have been exaggerating.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2013


  9. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

    Messages:
    6,444
    Likes Received:
    2,938
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Seattle-ish
    

    You seem to be making more shit up.
    If this was such a big deal, I'm sure you can provide us links to news stories about it.
     


  10. Hermitedge

    Hermitedge Senior member

    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    

    [​IMG]
     


  11. phorm

    phorm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Those are beautiful boots! Aberdeen NST seems quite different to me from Plaza moc stitch. :) I just picked up the #8 versions of these boots and I'm sorely tempted to get the Plaza NST from J. Gilbert. Pretty much the only difference would be the "split" stitch, I think.
     


  12. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

    Messages:
    6,444
    Likes Received:
    2,938
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Seattle-ish
    Longwings
    [​IMG]

    C&J shell old vs new.
    [​IMG]
     


  13. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

    Messages:
    2,166
    Likes Received:
    856
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Location:
    NBPT, MA
    

    You said that much better than my long winded post.
     


  14. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

    Messages:
    1,856
    Likes Received:
    38
    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Location:
    
    For some reason this makes me sad. Best of luck with whatever the future brings. :confused:
     


  15. Briar Snob

    Briar Snob Senior member

    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    I'd be interested in a pair of those.
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by