***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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Excellent combination. Wear in great health my friend!
     


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    Hey Mediahound, nice pickup! Just curious, I'm pretty sure you have the black shell BB PTB. If you do, isn't it a little redundant to have both? I have the 9901 and love them, but in retrospect I would have gone with the BB. Thought about getting them anyways, but decided to seek out other shells and avoid the redundancy; more bang for my buck.
     
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    I sold my BB PTBs because I needed to go a size smaller so I decided to go Alden this time around.

    2 negatives with the BB version;

    1. Although they look cool, the metal eyelet paint wears off over time revealing the bare metal (brass?). You either have to have them replaced, repainted, or stripped clean.

    2. Re-sale value is not as high as an Alden branded shoe as some potential buyers don't believe they are actually Aldens. This is more minor if you plan on keeping the shoes forever. I believe I read of someone else in this thread who had a buyer claim on eBay who said something like 'You advertised these are Alden but they don't say Alden anywhere on the shoe, you lied.'
     
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    Some fantastic entries today fellas. Keep up the great work! Caught in the wild this morning: NatCXL Indy [​IMG]
     
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    Got in the 9901 today: [​IMG] nephew, looking good wear in good health
     


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    Thanks MrDV! I love your PTB's!

    Thanks RTP! I still love your whiskey bal wingtips! I wish the one's at Alden DC would've worked out for me, but I'm not complaining!!! [​IMG]

    Agreed and right back at ya El Argentino! I really like the patina and your choice of laces. Well done!
     


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    nephew, good looking cigar
     


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    welcome to the forum
    i believe you need to get on a preorder list in order to get your size
     


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    nephew,
    as they age they will look even better
     


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    nephew,
    which would I recommend-#8 NST
     


  12. ReppTiePrepster

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    Interesting comment on the eyelets and the resale value. I have not tried to sell any of my Aldens and I doubt I will, but definitely good to know. Congrats on your 9901. I wore mine today with a suit for a speaking engagement and a photo shoot. Was quite pleased.
     


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    nephew,
    you made a good decision. i do prefer the alden over the bb
     


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    Looking at all of these pictures makes me want to spend so much money...
     


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