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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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    You're pissin' me off STEVE!! Envious of your rapid-fire acquisitions. Wear in great health my friend! [​IMG]
     


  2. TactileOne

    TactileOne Senior member

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    Papa,

    I too have grown to really appreciate the NST, though I do preffer the Aberdeen last for it's sleeker toe box. Just picked up a pair of almost new pair of Tanker boots from a previous Context MTO -
    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=1939 can't wait to get them home.
     


  3. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    The Leffot color 8 makeups with light edging/welt seem hipsterish to me whereas Alden color 8 models with black edging are classic. I prefer the latter myself but there really is no right or wrong.
     
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    Very nice and very classy. Wonderful looking short wing bals El. These shoes are a gentleman's wardrobe essential.
     


  5. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Quote:who you calling a hipster??
     


  6. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Uncle Mac, just like you promised, your #8 NST's are looking good.
     


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    I wouldn't recommend light edging / welt for color 8 models like balmoral wingtips / captoes, full strap loafers, saddles, grant/plaza boots, etc...

    But for models that can be worn more casually (longwings, barrie boots, LHS, even chukkas or PTBs), the antique edging really makes the shoe "pop." It does make the shoe more casual, but they still go credibly with pants like grey wool / flannel, navy, etc.
     
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  8. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Great looking PTB's and a wonderful acquisition. Steve, you might have to start your own SF thread to feature all of your new shoes.
     


  9. Papa Doble

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    Agreed.
     


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    Papa Doble-I originally started with 14D on Barrie and found them to be too big, but certainly wearable, specially on the Aberdeen last with lace-up. I found that 13D and 13E were a lot more available and it seemed a fair amount of rare colors were left...if you worked on the relationship with the store. I tried a few pair, in particular the 13D in Chukka's on Barrie...those fit very well, and 13E on Aberdeen and those fit too. Therefore I tried some 13D and all have fit. A tad snug in some cases but not uncomfortable, more of a fit like my custom cowboy boots which fit like a glove. I'm doing the Mac Method for break in and all pairs are comfortable.

    Bottom line is I did a lot of calling, emailing, and then more follow up to score everything I have so far. What has amazed me is I continue to find new pairs from stores I already asked what do you have...and I will take all of it! I don't have an explanation for it, but needless to say I'm rolling with it. I think I've exhausted all the orphan pairs out there through Alden stores, I'm still emailing a few lever seas resources but most of them don't stock larger sizes. I reminded those Asian sources my favorite pitcher Yu Darvish wears big shoes and so does Yao Ming so they next to get with the times!

    If any of you SF members run across size 13-14 please PM me. I missed out on a pair on eBay because I had my searches set only for Alden shoes, and not Alden boots too. Missed a nice pair of Cigar boots!

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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    I had a hipster call me a yuppie once . 30 yrs as a construction pipefitter that did not roll too well
     


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    Aninteresting topic for sure. Lately in the quarter there seems to be a battle brewing between natives and hipsters who are buying up property. I noticed an individual wearing a t shirt the other day which read kill the hipsters. What exactly defines a hipster?
     


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    Ill defined at best. http://nplusonemag.com/what-was-hipster
     


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    Don L Senior member

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    According to Urban Dictionary....



    Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in the Williamsburg, Wicker Park, and Mission District neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan centers such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco respectively. Although "hipsterism" is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. Both hipster men and women sport similar androgynous hair styles that include combinations of messy shag cuts and asymmetric side-swept bangs. Such styles are often associated with the work of creative stylists at urban salons, and are usually too "edgy" for the culturally-sheltered mainstream consumer. The "effortless cool" urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads which cater towards the hipster demographic. Despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities
     


  15. Bakes11771

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    This is my favorite part:

    Like “douchebag,” “hipster” was a name that no one could apply to oneself. But the opportunity to call someone else a “douchebag”: that offered the would-be hipster a means of self-identification by a name one could say, looking outward. In the douchebag, the hipster had found its Other.


    So true. Hipsters never admit to being a hipster, but always accuse others of being one. It's like every single one of them is convinced that they pioneered the sockless and skinny jeans look and was the first person to discover J Crew.
     
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