***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. hypomnema

    hypomnema Senior member

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    They have a shop in dumbo - on the corner of front st and Washington st. Looks like they're unavailable online.
     


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    That is pretty bad, though I can relate. I always like the cooler weather as it allows for more apparel options. I like boots so when spring hits and we all get excited about the warm weather to come, there's a not so small part of me that realizes that my shell dress boots or CXL casual boots will see less and less wear. However, we also start to see more skin and sun dresses so there is that. Then we can break out the suede chukkas and before you know it, the kids are getting ready for s hool to start and i am back in shell boots.

    Wow...summer really flew by again this year :)
     


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    if it were down to those 2, then definitely grant
     


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    Speaking of ebay, a pair of (used) #8 wingtip boots is listed with a starting bid at $885... [​IMG]
     
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    jcrew cadet bluchers arrived earlier..

    not bad, I dont wear black often but for the price paid, I'll keep them


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    Grant seems like the most probable captoe makeup in this case.
     


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    "I only paid $500 for something I otherwise would have never bought" yay!
     
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    ehhh cant hurt to have a black pair for the occasional use. the fact its cordovan is a bonus
     


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    beautiful...great snag!
     


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    These look great. Wear it in good health.
     


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    Alden suede owners I have a quick question. I just got a pair of snuff plain toes and noticed this odd spot
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    Is this something normal that should brush out? Or is it an issue? I naturally tried brushing it with my finger a bit to see if it was a bit of extra material that would wipe off, but it didn't.
     
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    Exaggeration to some degree, I have been lurking on this thread for a short while. The more whiskey and ravello screenshots that are posted, the more those who don't have them will want to acquire them. I fall into this group as I have recently bought my first pair of shell cordovan boots, and my focus has turned to acquiring ravello and whiskey shades. They're beautiful colors and the talk of how rare they are make them even more appealing in a twisted manner. This talk of shell shortage does very much to help sellers, and the buyers are now wanting if they are not #8 or black.

    I'm curious zippyh, can you briefly elaborate on the shell shortage back in 2007-2008? At the very least for me personally, if I can figure out this is cyclical and more supply will open up, I'll end up tempering my intent to perhaps spend much more money than I should for ravello and whiskey shell.
     


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    Cigar is my favorite shell
     


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    The key to rare shells is to make contacts with as many retailers as possible j Gilbert, LS, TSM etc. I have managed to acquire three pairs in the last four to five months. They just kind of popped up. Personally I love cigar for it's versatility. The members of this forum have been wonderful as well, stick around long enough and things will pop up.
     


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