***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. docalden2013

    docalden2013 Senior member

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    Nice shells. Gorgeous color 8s!! [​IMG]
     


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    As I started my day today, it was supposed to be an ok day... Cloudy and overcast but no rain, nonetheless, I put a coating of Alden Defender on my very shiny shells...

    As fate would have it (and taking into consideration the only profession I know of where people get paid for being wrong most of the time), I was coming out of meeting this afternoon and found myself in heavy downpour, teaming rain... And I look down at my shells and shook my head saying "Oh crap"... Made a dash... Got soaked ... Including the shells... I figured I was destined for chicken pox'd shells for the next few weeks with vestigial marks to remind me for years to come ...

    I have to tell you, defender worked great, I wiped the shells down in the car, looked at them tonight and not a blemish to be found... Stuff works great... Thank you Alden!
     


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    nephew,
    all is well. the additional closets will be very useful
     


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    Glad your shells continue to look wonderful, Calceo. I'm now very glad about having purchased the Alden LD during a recent JCrew sale. I think I need to pick up an additional one for the car. My wife already thinks I'm weird for keeping a shine brush and polishing cloth in the car. She just doesn't understand that anywhere is a fine venue for a quick Mac Method touch up...
     


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    nephew,
    that is good to learn. of course in your attache case you could have an umbrella and overshoes
     


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    just got back in town, had a couple boxes waiting for me.. excuse the poor photos (and non alden content), snapped them with my phone in horrible lighting. will try for better photos in the weather cooperates tmrw


    ravello nst from shoemart (nice of them to include the leather shoe horn [​IMG] )

    brown 3 eyelet boat shoe from http://www.newenglandouterwear.com. great group of guys, already planning a couple more options for the coming months

    patriot factory brown shell seconds from AE. i think the "defect" are some lines across the toebox. a non issue to me as the creases will set in anyway

    second pic shows the discounted AE burgundy shell belt i also received (lying on the shell patriots). was hoping it would match with my alden #8 but its clearly lighter. not sure I'm i'll keep this one..[​IMG]
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    nephew, wear in good health your newest additions
     


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    thank you uncle.

    three more shell purchases for the future and I'm done with shell... whew
     


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    Do you really believe that? To quote al Pacino from the Godfather III " just when I think I'm out....they pull me back in ".
     


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    ravello chukka
    ravello lwb
    cigar lwb

    plus the thor boot if it comes to fruition, but I dont count that lol..

    from there, may dip into suede options but doubtful..

    will then just grab some calf/CXL stuff from LS or moulded here or there..

    shell pricing is getting out of hand for me tbh
     
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    thanks englade321, I think nordstroms carries that brand. I'll give them a try next time I go.
    be, I'm hooked on epaulet. I met Mike at a trunk show in los angeles, he is a very nice guy.
    slippery slope is right rydenfan. I want 1 or 2 nice pairs of jeans, i'm afraid of finding out too much about denim and ending up with yet another expensive habit.

    thank you all for your advice.
     


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    It is getting a bit ridiculous I have the ravello chukkas already but I would trade them for color four cap toes. Someday I suppose.
     


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    thanks uncle.
    great looking ptbs.
     


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    ^ Epaulet is set to release a new denim option next month :)

    Not sure of the details yet, but if you like their stuff I'm sure they will be good.
     
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    11.5? [​IMG]
     


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