***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. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    I like everything that's going on here.
     


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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Hmm then perhaps it was another pair. I had the high bid at $66.00 and then in the last four or five minutes it jumped up to the high one hundreds. Perhaps it was a different pair. I often wonder if I'm competing against my fellow forum mates on the bay.
     


  3. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    great looking boots.
     


  4. Papa Doble

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    My post of the PTB with the vertical line does not mention anything about whether the imperfection is man made or natural. I was simply giving an example of a first that I didn't think passed as a first, which is a critique of QC that I think I am qualified to evaluate, and that does not require any specialized knowledge as long as I wasn't claiming how the imperfection occurred (which I did not up until this point).

    I only began speculating about man made vs. natural in response to YOUR reply, asking "LOL! Are the "flaws" you mention really Alden or is it a characteristic of shell?" Perhaps you weren't really asking the question and were being sarcastic? Forgive me if I didn't pick up on that. After all, you called me a "special flower" at one point in this exchange.

    As for your second paragraph, I made a point of saying "I'm sure all Alden shells have some degree of imperfection, and you kind of have to decide where you draw the line." If you would accept the imperfections I posted as first quality, then your line is more lenient than mine. I'm fine with that.
     
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  5. ReppTiePrepster

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    I'm sure fellow thread followers unknowingly compete on ebay routinely. I think I picked up those suede PTBs back in December. They are 10.5D. They were buy it now for a long while and I sent a message offering a significantly lower number and was surprised the next day.
     


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    Let me know when you start your own company. There was nothing wrong in either of the pictures that would prevent them from being first quality, but if you feel that way then please move on up to EG and you will not have to worry about it. :nodding:
     


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    I have them and they are fantastic...maybe my favorite casual boots. They're even better in person. Mine came with tan laces which give them a different vibe...a bit sunnier as it brings out the tan tones. Basically an Indy minus the toe stitching but more versatile IMO.
     


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    i really like the brass eyelets and the reverse storm welt. should've preordered with leffot.
     


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    Can't wait for these to be reordered. Spoke with Steven today and he said probably not until next Summer. So sharp!
     


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    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Thanks for the input, mono. I really am liking these. I dunno how I missed these before. I think I'm going to pick these up for the fall. Are these relatively readily available? Or should I jump on them if I find my size!
     


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    I'm hoping I can preorder an odd size on these next time. I asked Steven last year and he said they couldn't take special requests for anything other than D widths. But most of their recent pre-orders have a new section built in to their website where they seem to be able to take special size requests.

    Has anyone successfully used this order form to get something other than a standard size made?
     


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    Here's a pic of them with tan laces:
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    They seem to get restocked once or twice a year, but usually go quickly.
     


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    Is JCrew's customer service better then Alden's own retailers? If I do buy shell from Alden, I will probably buy from BB just because I had good experience with BB, but then my choices are pretty limited I guess...
     


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    sweet moses those are glorious
     


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    One of the main benefits with J Crew is you can make your return at any local store, rather than have to send them back at your expense. A negative with them (and any retailer in your state) is the darn sales tax. ;)
     


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