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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. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Yeah, it's not going away. I usually don't have the time to watch auctions at the last seconds. I just set my max bid and walk away. I don't know if it makes a difference if I do that with 10 days left or 10 seconds left. I just find it a bummer when I lose at the last second.
     
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  2. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    The thing is the only pairs I was really looking for was the BB wingtip and maybe the full straps (I needed some dressy color 8). The Leffot boots and the NSTs were just outstanding models that were available on my size at the store I happeed visited. I went to a Citishoes to investigate a model that I ended up not buying. I'm going to slow down and also sell a few models that get little wear... At this point I know which types of models get the most wear and why so I can focus my buying a bit more. One of the best things about Alden shoes is good resale value.
     
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    blue collar Senior member

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    What a great shot! The color of those AEs in pretty awesome! It makes me want a pair of Leeds, and I'm not much of an AE guy.
     


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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Worse in my situation: I placed a bid, seller cancels the bid saying the shoes were damaged... a few days later, the exact same shoes show up here on SF with a happy new owner! In addition to snipers, there are also the backdoor transactions that are annoying.
     


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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Always have had difficulty sizing with the AE's 7 last; however, I do like how the shoes age and maybe should rethink a boot in their burgundy shell... My Aldens need domestic friends.
     


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    AE's 7 last is far from perfect for me. I use a leather insole and they work well. W/o the insole, the Macneil would never have worked. In retrospect, a Barrie LWB would likely fit me better. However, the Leeds #1 last fits like it was made for my foot.
     


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    totalair1 Senior member

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    I understand your pain...it happens to me too. The question I have to ask myself is:did I bid too low, or did the winner bid too high? I set my max bid and win the majority of the time. What really frustrates me is when I miss out on a buy it now item that I'm looking for, but you can't be on your computer all the time. Those #4 boots went for a high price, and the thing we've got to remember, though it sold for a few $ more than our max bid...we don't know what their max bid was? Until the next rare one comes along, I'm happy to keep hunting and hope I can take home a trophy next time!

    See Ya,
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  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    whiskey nst
    cashmere otc
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    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Beautiful shoes Uncle. Have a great day in them.
     


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    MrDV Senior member

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    uncle, wow. those look great.
     


  12. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Photos like Macs are why I took the plunge on the NSTs
     


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    totalair1 Senior member

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    Beautiful shoes Uncle...your whiskey photos are what swayed me to get some whiskey models. I have the Whiskey NSTon Barrie and Aberdeen. Love them both.!

    See Ya,
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  15. totalair1

    totalair1 Senior member

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    In my dreams I have a pair like this! Very nice!


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