***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. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    uh oh!!!!
     


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    Great look. Wear in good health, señor.
     


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    Noob question: do all of the Alden colors have #'s associated with them, like #8?

    And is cordovan the name of the color #8?
     


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    Horween (who makes the leathers) is the one who gives them numbers. There are four colors specifically named by number (2,4,6,8) with secondary names attached. Whether other colors refered to by name have numbers isn't clear to me but at least some do. For example, most people discuss the color "cigar" only by that name, while it is Horween color #449. Horween and the various shoemakers (such as Alden) aren't as obvious about the number for their leathers. I've actually wondered if anyone could root out all the proper numbers for the shell colors, it would be interesting.
     


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    Some shoe manufacturers use 'cordovan' to denote a burgundy type colour very similar to the Horween #8. I believe the reason shell cordovan carries the name it does is due to the type of horse and the area of the horse the leather comes from. Shell denotes the section of the hide (the shell) which comes from around the buttocks of the beast. Cordovan is from the fact the the original horses used in the manufacture of cordovan leather were from Cordoba in Spain.
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Steel28, I am on the list for the Whiskey SW at Alden DC. I really want them as well... Let us know if you have any luck hunting!
     


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    Do you have a preorder for the #4 or just playing the waiting game?

    I thought TSM was the only place that had the #4 boots in Wingtip and Cap Toe but Alden could not supply their entire order so they cancelled it. I know a few pair did make it though.
     


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    Waiting game,when I called they reportedan error on the website. It's my no. 1 target.
     


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    Waiting game,when I called they reported an error on the website. It's my no. 1 target.
     
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    Aloha from Hawaii guys! Just had a quick question. Up until this point, I've only bought Alden's, but never had to sell any. In your experience, what's a good starting price to ask for? The shoes are #8 LHS and brand new, but just don't work well with my feet. Any input would be appreciated.
     


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    Brand New #8 never worn outside. I'd pay $500...maybe $550 if it's an odd size/not available or rare shell...
     


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    Black shell v-tips today...
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