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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. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    Just got an email from the ShoeMart. Alden prices are going up $25 as of Feb 1.
     
  2. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Alden's colors are 100% consistent and do not change over time. Case in point, my Ravello LWB collection.

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    Yes, all three of these are Ravello... :)

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    Thanks to all who responded - yet more evidence as to why this site is so great.
     
  4. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    mdubs, your Ravello LWB's will all fade to light brown in a couple decades anyway.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    LoL, very true! :)

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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    A couple of my recent picks-ups, Color 8 Full-Strap and a Color 8 Indy on the Plaza last.

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    Dubs....those Indys are freakin' awesome! I wouldn't kick the loafers outta bed, either.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    LoL, thanks. I don't know why, but I really like the loafers alot, but the Indy's are stinking awesome!
     
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    Indy on the Plaza last looks like an entirely different boot from Indy on the Trubalance. Wow.
     
  10. Mr.K

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    Brown suede flex chukkas today

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    $25 or more....I'm worried.
     
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    halfnhalfnhalf Senior member

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    This made think of shell in bed . . . which of course immediately made me think of The Godfather.
     
  13. rydenfan

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    I feel like those Indy on the Plaza shouldn't be called an Indy. More of a moc or stitch toe to me. They are awesome looking just not an Indy to me
     
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  14. BeSpiffington

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    Nice score on the Islays PB. Personally I find double leather soles more forgiving on my overused thought I was an athelete knees. p.s. How again do you get that killer shine on your J Crew #8 PCT boots anyway? Sorry, I'm just jealous.
     
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    Shawnc Senior member

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    I picked these up on the bay and was hoping someone could clear up a response I got from Alden

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    Before pulling the trigger, I reached out to Alden for some basic information (which I always do when considering an EBAY purchase). I ask for the retailer, last, and to confirm that they are shell. Usually the response is pretty clear, but this was the one I received in relation to these boots:

    Style 4060 is #8 cordovan, plain toe boot, leather sole, made only on request for individual retailers, not a stock item.

    First, I would consider this to be a Captoe, but that's not my question. I don't know what 'made only on request for individual retailers' means. I've read posts that refer to made-to-order or custom items. Is this what the Alden response means? Seems strange as there really doesn't seem to be anything special or unusual about these. I could reach back to Alden but they seem slower than normal to respond so I figured I'd reach out to the experts.

    Somewhat related, I've been a big fan of renovater but recently ran out and decided to tey some venetian shoe cream. I expected to have to work on these boots for hours as they were pretty beat up. A little VSC mixed in with a deer bone and 15 minutes of brushing has done wonders. I can't ever imagine paying renovater prices again.

    As always, any advice is appreciated.
     
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    Not only shouldn't they be called an Indy -- they are NOT Indy. [​IMG]
     
  17. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Agreed 100%. As I mentioned before, the plaza "Indys" are moc toe dress boots, not Indy boots. That doesn't make them any less attractive of a boot. "Indy Boots" though are casual work boots, which that boot is not.
     
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    same.

    looks like I'll be buying second hand for the remainder of my aldens, save for a random one here or there.
     
  19. BeSpiffington

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    mdubs, I am so jealous. I think the full strap is the dreseist casual shoe in the Alden lineup. The plaza Indy's on commando are a great looking boot, have you thought about changing their speed-hooks for eyelets? Saw that posted earlier today. Wear them always in the best of health.
     
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  20. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    This site has a list of Alden "stock items." The Alden factory continually makes these shoes; any Alden retailer can order them for you from the Alden warehouse

    http://www.aldenshoe.com/

    The Alden 4060 is indeed only made on request for individual retailers. As far as I know, the 4060 are sold pretty much only at Alden Madison Avenue, The Shoe Mart and Citishoes.
     
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