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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. sazon

    sazon Senior member

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    so many awesome shots all around today. Bravo gentlemen!

    Just heel and toe for me today

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    ...and rock the whiskey shell w/blue laces you do sir.
     
  3. BeSpiffington

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    lagsun, king gunboats are good anywhere you wear them, even in your pj's.
     
  4. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    sazon, I like your #8 boots with their commando soles.
     
  5. Michigan Planner

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    Fall has arrived here in Metro Detroit. Finally time for cords and cordovan.

    These moc-toe bluchers have been my go to shoes over the past month or so.

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    Be, not PJs but very casual TaylorStitch canvas pants :)
     
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    Dear uncles and nephews (cousins?),

    Today I joined the legions of Alden fan(boy)s everywhere as a pair of Alden (for J. Crew) chukkas in #8 shell arrived at my doorstep (or, more accurately, was handed to my by the UPS guy).

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    Huge props to the guy at the Chestnut St. J. Crew in Philadelphia, who spent easily 20 minutes on the phone with people at the Ludlow store in New York getting them to honor the discount I got online for the pair I wanted to exchange. It's entirely possible that I got the last* pair of 11.5Ds in the country.

    Looking closely, I can already see some subtle variations in the color of the leather where the toebox has folded while I walk. It's fucking beautiful.

    * Specifically, the last pair of Alden for J. Crew in my size; obviously the #8 shell chukka on the barrie last is available elsewhere.
     
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  8. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Still kickin' myself for not snagin' these exact boots when I had my chance! Uncle, I promise I am working on finding my first NST. I have not forgotten your suggestions from a little while ago. Enjoy often and in great health my friend...
     
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    Yes indeed, those are nice!
     
  10. dusttruffle

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    First Aldens. First day of break in. JG #8 w/commando.

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    Some go Barrie size some go tts, 325 last is wide but not Barrie wide. Private sale starts end of this month, no guarantee shoes are included though. Dastig on this forum should be able to help you if you want a direct source. Discount could be 25%-30%(and 15% kicker) but that didn't happen last sale

    Eddievdr may also have a few pairs
     
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    Thank you
     
  13. sazon

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    Looking great !
     
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    Thank you Mr. BeSpiff !
     
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    Best shade of color 8 that I've seen.

    That's a cool make-up. First top-down shots that I've seen of them. I won't bust out my cords until November.

    Good first Alden. Wise decision. This won't be the last, I'm sure.
     
  16. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    dusttruffle, by Jove you've done it. Excellent! Outstanding! Congratulations and wear your new Indy boots in the best of health.
     
  17. MrDV

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    Thanks uncle.

    Thank you Tampa. I like to think if them as charger's powder blue. :)
    PS I wanted to be Michael Jordan when I was a teenager. I still do.
     
  18. MrDV

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    Your boots are awesome sir.

    +1. My size was the last remaining pair at tsm. I had plenty of chances, not sure what the hell I was thinking. I know the stock picture didn't look as good as uncle macs post. I will not make that mistake again.
     
  19. MrDV

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    Nice work tifosi. Your boats look great.
     
  20. blue collar

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    Congrats man. The last line of your post is a huge reason why Alden shell is so addictive. They patina, fade and evolve much like raw/selvedge denim. :slayer:

    Your AA (Aldenholics Anonymous) member card will be in the mail
     
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