***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. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Folks,

    I would like an Alden shell makeup like this:

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    from: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...to-the-options-some-people-have-no-standards/

    Anyone know of one?

    The above pic is a past Allen Edmonds custom makeup. I actually inquired with AE about getting it and they said I could only order a custom makeup in calf, not shell. You can do that on their website. I'd much prefer this in an Alden LWB or SWB and in shell.
     
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  2. Papa Doble

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    I'm not sure either, which is why I said I was speculating.

    I also said that it doesn't matter if an imperfection is man made or "natural" when evaluating a shoe, and the point of my posts were to point out that some "firsts" are very clearly too imperfect to be sold as firsts.
     
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  3. CalceoAdamator

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    I couldn't agree with you more... I've experienced the same issues... I have one pair of AE, patriot shell loafer, but not as comfortable as my LHS shells and the AE cordovan doesn't appear as "thick" as Alden's ... It's kind of flat... Just can't put my finger on it, but its just "different" and doesn't feel like the support bed you get in an Alden. Nonetheless I do admire AE and respect their commitment to QC and customer service... They really shine in those areas...
     


  4. CalceoAdamator

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    That would be an awesome Alden makeup...
     


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    That is sad to hear. Ron is a great, and knowledgeable guy and his shoes are high quality.

    I purchased a pair of black shell chukkas from him a number of years ago. Fantastic quality. So many people were posting how great shell was in the rain and even snow that I wore them during in the rain and even a blizzard to see how well shell would hold up. The only problem was water spotting which showed up on the shell. After over two years the water spots seem to have gone away and the shoes are still going strong. Rider had some fantastic shell makeups that I just could not afford at the time.
     


  6. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    It's the same shell, they get it from Horween, just like Alden does. The difference is Alden adds some special treatment and more dye on top of what they get from Horween, even for black shell. This is why it seems thicker and better quality than AE's shell.
     


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  8. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Congrats, that's a great price.
     


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    At least I know who beat me congrats sir well played.
     


  10. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    Well you can sit back behind your screen and make broad assumptions about how other people are messing up without basing it on anything of substance, but the two pictures you posted probably contradict what you are trying to say so I will post your own pictures:

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    It seems both of the catastrophic life events that you were forced to endure were in the inside of the shoes between the heel and the toe box. Really? REALLY? Who the eff sees that part of the shoe? Are you wearing these or taking them onto the subway and licking them?
     
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    Tassel's Hong Kong may have done a makeup like this but I may be mistaken. I think they would be your best shot.
     


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    That would splain it mediahound, I knew they both sourced their stock from Horween, but this puts it into perspective... Thanks...
     


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    For pete's sake never never ever mention that video again!
     


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