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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. blue collar

    blue collar Well-Known Member

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    Rightfully so! I'd love a pair of those! :slayer:
     
  2. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I'd say its between the 975, 990 and 563. My vote would probably be the 990 for the quintessential Alden model. All are good answers.

    If I could own just one, it would be the 990 going away.
     
  3. sazon

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    Thank you Mr. DV :)
     
  4. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  5. nstar2442

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    Can someone tell me the number to Alden DC or provide me with Kathy's email address? I tried calling the only number I could find for Alden DC and it looks like the number is no longer in service. Thanks!
     
  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    I agree all are excellent answers but I would go with 563
     
  7. kwhitelaw

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    the number I last called (admittedly awhile ago) was 202-347-2308
     
  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  9. TO Tie Guy

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    That is the correct number.
     
  10. nstar2442

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    Thanks guys!
     
  11. irishcafe

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    I'll think about it. But you are definitely right that  the 975 is the quintessential Alden shoe. Maybe I'll buy the 975 and shoot for the RL Marlow shortwing for mid-year private sale.
     
  12. ReppTiePrepster

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    Hard to argue against the 563 as it was created by Alden in the 1940s. Seven, do you still own the 990? I know you've posted numerous times in the past that you prefer the Alden for BB version of the PTB. I actually prefer the BB version also.
     
  13. ReppTiePrepster

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    Keep in mind that the Marlow was not included in RL's big sale this past December.
     
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    The trick to picking up RL's non-discount shoes on sale is to get to know the people who work in-store
     
  15. irishcafe

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    Thanks. Not even in the November private sale? I hope that they'll bring it back. If not I'll go for the AOC shortwing.
     
  16. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I own the 990 and the BB version. I really like them both. The BB version is dressier. Since the discussion was regarding quintessential models, it wouldn't have been right for me to mention a model (BB) based off another model (990). :D

    There are very few Alden models where color 8 would not be my first choice. However, the LWB is one of them (cigar). For the PTB and tassel, color 8 is easily my first choice.
     
  17. coolarrow

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    Great stuff. One of Alden's best models. Cigar puts them into the stratosphere.
     
  18. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    Interesting argument. I guess if I agree with this assertion it would render my 975-quintessential argument void?? [​IMG]
    Maybe not...
     
  19. sevenfoldtieguy

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    My comments regarding the LWB were given more by way of explanation for why, if I could only choose one, it would be the 990 over the 975 and 563. As for which model is the quintessential model, a good argument can be made for all three, with, perhaps, the preponderance of the evidence (I couldn't resist) weighing in favor of the 563 inasmuch as it - the tassel loafer - was invented by Alden. The matter has resulted in a hung jury. Carry on. :fistbump:
     
  20. MrDV

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    WOW. great looking shoes. I should have...

    one of my favorite pairs from your collection.
    great looking shoes uncle mac.
     
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