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***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. aldenwear

    aldenwear Senior member

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    My apologies for confusing your situation with another member. I was mistaken.

    Of course I was not suggesting you were not a reliable confirm. I have no idea whether or not you have participated in preorders or any other particulars and I was not trying to comment about that or make any other assumptions. I was merely trying to make the point that others have made, apparently more clearly, that if the circumstance is such that a preorder appears to be available and it must be limited, that opening it up here is not going to be workable for the reasons beatleguese and others have given. There is more demand for Alden cordovan shoes in the specialty colors than there is supply. While that is the case, some will get at certain times and others will not get at those times. What I have found is that, while it may take a while, everyone gets some and no one gets all.
     
  2. aldenwear

    aldenwear Senior member

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    You are correct. I was mistaken. I have apologized for the mistake.
     
  3. aldenwear

    aldenwear Senior member

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    First good pair of shoes -- Church's black calf shortwings

    First pair of Aldens -- bought black cordovan and King 8 cordovan captoe bluchers at the same time

    First cordovan Alden -- see above.
     
  4. sazon

    sazon Senior member

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    First good pair of shoes -- Alden x J. Crew tan calf longwingsssss

    First pair of Aldens -- See above

    First cordovan Alden -- Alden x Context Color 8 Tankers
     
  5. circleslife

    circleslife Senior member

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    That color 4 boot looks magnifique.
     
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  6. totalair1

    totalair1 Senior member

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    You didn't apologize for calling my feet big, I'm sensitive about my feet being called big.

    :)

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
  7. totalair1

    totalair1 Senior member

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    First pair of good shoes: Shell cordovan Church's penny loafers in burgundy around 1978

    First Alden's: Shell #8 full strap loafer

    First cordovan Alden same as first Alden

    As you can see I've been a fan of burgundy shell or King #8 for a long time.

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
  8. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    I stepped away for 2 days to celebrate "early Christmas"......Wow, you guys move fast.
    First nice shoes: black prada sport nsts
    First shell: vintage color 8 j&m short wings
    First alden: color 8 lwb
     
  9. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Welcome back Mr. DV. Hope that you had a good time. Nice first shoes. Didn't know J&M made any Shells.
     
  10. docalden2013

    docalden2013 Senior member

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    First nice shoes: Kenneth Cole Oak Street Bluchers in 1999, er, I mean AE Larchmont longwings in walnut calf, bought in summer of 2012

    First Aldens: JCrew Tobacco longwings and JCrew snuff suede lwb, simultaneously purchased at 25% discount in Jan 2013

    First Shell: Alden cigar lhs

    First Viberg: brown cxl perf cap Service Boot - 6 hours ago :)
     
  11. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    thank you sir.
    we had a great time with the family.
    I bought the j&m shells not even knowing about shell at the time. they were probably from the 80s. i bought 4 pairs of nice shoes that day from a "storage hunters" reality show personality. florsheim light brown calf lwb, florsheim brown grain lwb, black cole haan captoes, and the j&m pair. the shell pair was new dead stock. $15 each!! He had around 200 pairs of vintage dress shoes size 10.5 - 11 for sale that day, I wonder what treasures I left behind.... I was clueless about American shoes then.
    I don't have any of the 4 anymore, but that purchase started me on American made shoes.
    I just recently sold the j&m. They looked similar to my #8 alden x bb sw.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    I just got the exact same pair of boots in the mail last week and have the EXACT same problem. I'm going to PM you so we can discuss, but I contacted Unionmade today at orders@unionmade.com, spoke to a guy named Carl, and sent him my photos. They are "looking into it," but I'm asking that they send me a replacement pair, since this is highly unusual for new Indy boots, and I own several pairs of Indys with no such issues.
     
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    thebeebs Senior member

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    ^ if you search my previous posts from like 2 days ago, you'll see my posted pics of the same problem with my Indy Natural CXL Stevenson boots.

    BAD BATCH OF CXL, I'M NOW CERTAIN. UNIONMADE NEEDS TO CORRECT THIS ISSUE.
     
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  14. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    ^ Pardon me? I think the Aldo Thread, or perhaps an AOL chat room, is calling your name.
     
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  15. green garden

    green garden Senior member

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    First "nice" shoes that I bought (first real "nice" shoes were grad gift from my Dad) - Church's black calf SW Balmoral

    First Alden shoes - Alden 990

    First Shell shoes - Alden 990
     
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  16. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Senior member

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    Innsbruck Indy's on Christmas Eve....

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  17. tigerpac

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    Thanks Uncle! And Thanks to everybody else for the advice -- anybody want some cigars? Give me a PM!
     
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    chipshot Senior member

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    First nice shoe ..

    BB King Tassel. 1978. Still my favorite! I continue to replace them .. Always in the rotation!
     
  19. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to one and all. :fistbump:
     
  20. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to the Alden community!

    A special thanks to all my forum friends who have helped enable and foster this wonderful hobby/addiction/pastime; for the tolerance and patience of our wives, girlfriends, and partners who allow us to pursue our interests, often at the expense of logic; and last but not least, for the horses, who literally handed over their asses to make us happy.
     
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