***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. TactileOne

    TactileOne Senior member

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    PSA for those of you lusting after Uncle's socks or just in need of some fancys for summer, Mr. Porter has some great socks on sale at 50%.
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
    I do wear the full strap with a suit and tie
     
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    wear in good health
     
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    nephew, looking good
     
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    nephew, enjoy wearing
     
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    nephew, thank you
     
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    I've heard from a lot of people who want a modified last, but think that the Barrie last would alienate the fewest people.

    Please shoot me a PM with the these details. Nobody will be locked into anything. I just want to make sure that we can cover the order.

    1)Name (Screen Name)
    2)Size in Barrie
    3)Preference in last (Barrie or Modified)
    4)Preference in color (Ruby, Cognac, 8, Cigar, Saddle)
    5)Preference in sole (leather, double leather, Daijite)
    6)Cap Toe, Perf Cap Toe, Plain toe
    7)Speed Hooks, no hooks
    8) Eyelet preference
    9) any additional info
    10) Willing to pay deposit
    11) Email address

    Please include any pictures or other helpful info. From what I gather, there are Ruby people, Cognac People and some people who want a cigar like color (although exact cigar is supposed to be an Alden exclusive).

    Some people want Barrie, some Trubalance and some want modified. I will not be doing any plaza or grant.

    I would like to find enough common ground where I can make 2-3 boots that please everybody. This info will be very helpful.

    Thanks you. I will try to streamline this info and get back to you all in a timely fashion.
     
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    PM sent, once you gather all the info, it would be best to set up a separate thread to continue all the discussion there. Thanks for setting this up!
     
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    Mondays are good days for Black:

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    Guys what do you think of these snuff suede PTB's ,is Alden suede as durable as their calf models, won't compare them to shell but wondering how durable are them vs. calf models ?

    Thanks[​IMG]
     
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    Count me in. PM sent.
     
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    I think they look great and I own them. While Alden may seem expensive for suede once you see the quality and the fit I believe it more than justifies the price.
     
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    With proper care (shoe trees, waterproof spraying, periodic brushing / washing), Alden suede (along with good suede in general) is very durable.


    I've seen this comment before but Alden suede seems priced very similar to how their other materials are priced relative to their competition

    Edward Green suede unlined loafers are $980 versus Alden's version at $486, for example. EG has similar markups for calf and cordovan.
    http://leffot.com/shop/edward-green-sandown-indigo/

    These Peale wingtips are only about $100 less than an Alden suede longwing (and you'd get a lot more wear out of the Aldens)

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Peal-...ar_MH00138_Color=BRWN&contentpos=10&cgid=0522
     
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    Cool , what waterproof spray you guys recommend.

    Thanks.
     
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