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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. dusttruffle

    dusttruffle Senior member

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    look great! what size what last? Will be interested to compare to your TB & Barrie size
     


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    In my opinion...you should be able to "try" to get back your investment, or even make a profit. It's a free market out there, it does not matter what you paid, nor how much you ask. I see people selling J Crew sale shoes and boots all the time for more than they paid, I see used shoes and boots selling for close to retail in rare make ups and colors and they sell! Value is a free market on this forum, eBay and just about anywhere other than a retail store. I would ignore any remarks that complain about price. I agree you need to be careful about charging extra for Paypal, just state your price and that's it. Either they sell, or they don't. I feel your best bet to cover your costs is to sell on eBay, a much larger market than this forum. Nice shoes, I also agree it best to return them if possible. If you can't, just make sure you use real good photos are buyers to see. Keep in mind Whiskey is a rare color, but you need a buyer who wants that size and has an addiction to feed. Good Luck!

    Now...anybody got Ravello in size 13D or larger? I will pay above retail for gun boats, boots, LHS, or just about anything else in Ravello in my size! How about anything at all in color #4 in my size? Please!!!!!

    See Ya,
    Steve

    See Ya,
    Steve
     


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    ^ Uh-oh, Steve appears to the Jonesing for Ravello! Quick, somebody find this man some rare shell STAT!
     


  4. TactileOne

    TactileOne Senior member

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    So who's not jonesing for Ravello. I'll take a pair or NSTs in 11, and a pair of LHS in 11.
     


  5. FrankCowperwood

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    I wouldn't mind those shoes at all. Great looking and with a little bit of character already built in.
     


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    yes, very similar to mine. I may have returned the lhs if they were at full retail.
    thank you be.
    van last. these were only available on my barrie size. they fit snug like barrie boots feel on me before I break them in. I do not have any tb last shoes.
    thanks for the kind words fc.
     


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    shaunw Senior member

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    You ask what you want for them my man. Recoup your cost if you can, if not get as close as possible. Market will dictate if they sell at your asking price or not. I woudn't worry about what others say.

    Ebay is a viable avenue to sell your shoes, however, you are going to pay $70-80 in fees so if you can find a buyer here its definitely worth a try first.
    Cheers
     


  8. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    I went to leffot this week and saw color 4 for the first time(it was steven's personal stock nothing or sale) uncle mac was right I believe there are better colors out there. It is still number 1 on my grail list though. I have to saw as well that color 8 naval boot looked amazing in person congrats to those who kopped a pair. Madison also had a cool suade indy boot with a red brick sole.
     


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    nephew, good looking combo good day for cigar whiskey wednesday
     


  10. dusttruffle

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    interesting that you can take the same size in barrie as van (i heard that mentioned before but didnt know how it would be with LHS) - how does the forefoot width and the heel width compare with barrie shoes? i *think* i heard that the van is a bit boxy with a slightly narrower forefoot and a slightly wider heel than barrie. Loafers are such a pain to get fitted (or at least have been for me) ...
     
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  11. mcarthur

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    in the old days they ran sales of 10% off on alden's in January and july . presently "no"
     


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    I've always wished that my Whiskey LWBs were a shade darker. The batch of whiskey these came from must have been a pretty light batch. The lightness has limited my wearing them a bit.

    I got a little daring tonight (no actual whiskey involved) and put some Kiwi wax paste on them.

    At first I went for the mid tan, but then I got the dark tan out in a bold step! Gasp!

    I like 'em....they are more like Honey than Whiskey now.
    Here are some before and after shots.

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  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, wear your lhs in good health
     


  14. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     


  15. FrankCowperwood

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    You can get about 10% off by shopping instore at Sherman Bros. I'd imagine you might get the same discount over the phone, most likely if you have established a relationship with a salesman. Of course they only stock the very standard models in #8 and black shell.
     


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