***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. amftx

    amftx Well-Known Member

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    The AOC archive photos reaffirmed my stance on the plaza last. More alden make ups should be on plaza.
     
  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    looking good in your cap toes
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    looking good in your lwb
     
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    Very true.

    And the Aberdeen.
     
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    I'll admit I threw on some calfskin AE PTB's when I saw today's weather as well. I'm glad I did. By 3PM, my iphone was buzzing with tornado and flash flood warnings for my town.
     
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    Hi Everyone,

    First time posting in a long time. Needless to say, I appreciate all the energy and enthusiasm everyone has brought to the thread. It's been busy around here while moving into the new house and doing construction around here, but I thought I'd share some pics of my newest acquisitions, the Leffot Naval Boot in black shell and a cigar ptb from DC.

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    Also, I thought I'd share the latest signs that my Alden habit has spiraled out of control. Undeterred by the hefty expense of installing a koi pond in my front courtyard, I was unable to help myself when LeatherSoul posted the arrival of the refresh of the Color 8 Plaza-lasted wt boot. So desperate was I to finally join the Plaza club that I dug into the funds that had been set aside for the ravello longwings promised to me by Sept by Kathy and the gang in DC--something I told myself I would not do this summer, no matter how seemingly special the makeup. Of course, to truly capture my hitting rock bottom, the money I set aside was not enough to cover the Plaza boots, so I essentially had to ask if I could prepay a large portion of the boots and then pay the balance next week (via cash I was anticipating patients giving me that I could turn into a gift card so as to remain undetected by dear wife). Sensing my desperation and perhaps taking pity on me, Bryan at LS was more than gentlemanly and even offered to throw in some free shoe trees upon payment of the balance [​IMG]

    That's when you know it's bad: when you're putting Aldens on layaway. [​IMG]That said, they're Plaza lasted shell boots! Someone please help me.
     
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    aldenwear Senior member

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    Stop whining. Some of us could not plaza because a certain retailer did not order "e" sizes.

    enjoy and enjoy the goldfish and lwb's I am sure you will find a way to swing.
     
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    ^Doc : great looking additions ! Welcome to the Alden Out of Control Club.

    The Plaza is gonna be bad for you...you're gonna want a few more pairs immediately. :)
     
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    rydenfan - that is a nice looking boot, thanks for sharing. I like the dark rough leather. I have been catching up on my Alden leathers as I have been researching the different styles lasts and leathers in anticipation of my first purchase and hadn't seen a rough dark leather like that.


    docalden2013 - beautiful shoes and laces - god help me if I catch the Shell bug, wear in good health
     
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    O/T, but if you're on AT&T, they've been rolling out that government alert/notification capability for iphones this year which would explain why you didn't get them with Sandy.
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/13...lerts-to-iphone-5-and-4s-with-software-update
     
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    wear in good health the cap toe boot and ptb
     
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    I don't understand the reluctance of retailers to order E sizes in the narrower lasts. Leffot sells out of E lasts in Barrie quickly, it's pretty clear Plaza, Aberdeen and Grant orders can support a lot of E widths
     
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    1) Always remember that there is a healthy resale market for Alden shoes, so as your tastes evolve, you can sell shoes to fund future purposes 2) Amazing how purple those laces look in some photos 3) I have struggled with PTBs (owning both a ravello and cigar pair an selling them due to lack of use), but yours look great. I think it is timing, if I had bought cigar PTBs before buying captoe boots an chukkas, the PTBs would have stayed in the rotation 4) I need a black boot. Debating about whether to preorder the Context tankers, wait for the next Naval boot preorder or to go for something like a wingtip boot
     
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    Pick one in each group:

    1) Whiskey NST or whiskey Indy (both worn casually)

    2) Cigar Indy (double leather) or cigar captoe boot (commando)
     
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