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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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Piggybacking on the discussion of the Leather Soul suede boots from a few days ago... Are tan calfskin wingtip boots worth $595?
     
  2. Kwaker

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    Not many options in Canada ... Rooney's in Montreal and Roden Gray in Vancouver are the only retailers that I am aware of who carry Alden ... but their online stores do not show the 975.

     
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  3. BeSpiffington

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    Classic Alden medallion cap toe sazon. Your always very stylish sir.
     
  4. BeSpiffington

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    Life in black and blue TT. Pretty cool!
     
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    I am a pretty solid 11d in barrie chukkas.....looking at the Leffot sale items.......thoughts as to whether an 11d trubalance Indy or 11e barrie boot might work?
     
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    11D in Trubalance should be spot on. Not sure about the 11E Barrie.
     
  7. Burzan

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    Thanks for the response, I am pretty lucky to have O'Connors here in Calgary as I was able to try on the Barrie last PTB and Longwing and find my correct size. Unfortunately they had only a size 8 in the 975.

    I just emailed Knapps Shoes and they said: "Alden does not allow us to carry the cordovan products. Not sure why because they have poor representation in Canada. They only allow us to carry the orthopedic styles like the Indy boot."





    Looks like my next hope is a % off one item Haberdash sale, I think they offer free shipping to Canada.
     
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  8. Mutombo

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    I agree, I'm 12D in Trubalance and Barrie.
     
  9. NAMOR

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    How about these super cool "blue" boots. Sazon wishes he had the balls to needlessly ruin a perfectly good pair of shoes

    God damnit fuxk SF site is slow couldn't upload my pic. Mobile is shitty too. Fuck
     
  10. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    NAMOR, maybe you can get our next president Jeb Bush to get us some South Korean style high speed internet.
     
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    and some bulgogi and korean short ribs food trucks on every street corner :slayer:
     
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    btw, youre spot on about this being the Horween appreciation thread. but to give Alden credit they do have that special shell cordovan sauce that no one can replicate. except for mcdonalds of course
     
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  13. Michael Haines

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    I wish they still had them I would so get a pair today
     
  14. Roguls

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    Disagree. PTB presents a cleaner look with less stitching/overlapped leather. It is also not ubiquitous (just look at all of those square toed silly Aldo/whatever-other-mall-brand most men wear: they're all dovers).

    But, if it is Alden to Alden comparo...well...to each his own.
     
  15. Michael Haines

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    Oops quoted wrong person the first time but I still would love to have gotten a pair like this. Shame no longer on the jcrew site
     
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  16. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    those jcrew suede LWBs are nice. shoulda grabbed a pair
     
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  17. BeSpiffington

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    NAMOR, are you referring to the glazing that Alden applies to their shell? The Alden finishing process might be proprietary but it's not so unique that it can't be replicated. There are no secrets in commerce, just licensing fees and copy rights.
     
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    ^ im all ears. I want some alden juice for my carminas and c&J boots

    oh and my beautiful black and blue contribution

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    If you have information on how Alden finishes their shell or know someone who does, please share. I would love to know how they distinguish their shell finishing from everyone else in the business.
     
  20. ReppTiePrepster

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    I'm partial to Jjampong, (spicy seafood soup) especially in the dead of winter. Bulgogi and Kalbi are always a nice treat though.
     
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