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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Teger

    Teger Stylish Dinosaur

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    Teger Stylish Dinosaur

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    I think you made your point ^^ haha
     


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    like why eat apples when you can have oranges?

    more like why eat a mcdonalds burger when you can get the in n out burger next door for a little less. i guess some people would choose mcdonalds but id go for in n out everytime.
     


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    more like why eat a mcdonalds burger when you can get the in n out burger next door for a little less. i guess some people would choose mcdonalds but id go for in n out everytime.

    except if there is any shortcomings in quality between alden and C&J, it is certainly not on aldens end.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    seriously why would anyone consider the tanker boot when things like this exist: [​IMG] it bothers me that on the alden boots the quarters dont touch
     


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    Look at that boot. Look at an Alden boot. They're two distinct styles.
     


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    that leather looks like feces
     


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    more like why eat a mcdonalds burger when you can get the in n out burger next door for a little less. i guess some people would choose mcdonalds but id go for in n out everytime.
    Great analogy, I understand my error in thinking now. Forget Alden and C&J, I'm going straight to Steve Madden for my next pair. They meet all of your criteria for success. [x]boots [x]cheaper
     


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    seriously why would anyone consider the tanker boot when things like this exist: it bothers me that on the alden boots the quarters dont touch
    The leather on those boots looks inferior and grainy compared to the tanker boots. The tankers are also a special collaboration, most calf skin Alden boots are closer to $400-$425 than the $500 that the tankers cost. I really hope you aren't comparing McDonalds to Alden, because that is a silly analogy. But seriously, you've made your point, you can stop shitting on the thread now.
     


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    jcrew is def. worse than abercrombie stuff shrinks like crazy, quality sucks
    i wouldn't get too worked up over his opinion on aldens..
     


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    uhhh
    C&J Conistons are excellent quality
    Alden tankers are excellent quality
    Personally I prefer the C&Js as it is a more sleeker look.
    Really depends what you want out of your boots... Alden is much more americana
     


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    The leather on those boots looks supremely inferior and grainy compared to the tanker boots. The tankers are also a special collaboration, most calf skin Alden boots are closer to $400-$425 than the $500 that the tankers cost. I really hope you aren't comparing McDonalds to Alden. But seriously, you've made your point, you can stop shitting on the thread now.

    The leather isn't inferior, it is grainy.. its a scotch grain leather
     


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    I guess, I just don't like the texture of it in the picture. But ya know what, its just a picture, and a poor picture at that, as the few times that I have handled C&J in real life they seemed to be very nice shoes , but personally I prefer Aldens, but I am not going to arguetrying to say why one is better than the other as those terms are too subjective.
    -edit: This whole argument is defunct anyway because C&J isn't really any cheaper than Alden, the Coniston boot Andy listed is about $460 after the pound coversion minus VAT imported straight through the UK, which is just $40 less than the Context tanker and actually $40 more than most non-cordovan Alden boots.
     


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