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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. docalden2013

    docalden2013 Senior member

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    IIRC, Alden Madison has a perforated captoe boot in brown cxl. Alden SF has wt boots in brown cxl, double leather sole. And finally, Adam at AofCarmel has a preorder for a brown cxl wingtip boot on commando.

    Also, you could also look into Viberg, who has a preorder for a similar boot via Leffot. Their 2030 last sizes the same way a Barrie does.

    Brown cxl rant over. I'm still processing how I held myself together with brown boot purchases while awaiting the cigar shell ct grant boot to come in.

    Happy hunting!
     
  2. tifosi

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    Thanks, Doc. Looks like I have some research to do. Gotta move some boots, first.

    Edit: You're right, Doc. All those brown CXL boots are available. The wingtip isn't in stock in my size. It's funny because whenever I visit either of those sites I go directly to the shell cordovan page, haha. I've been missing out on a lot of cool makeups! LOL
     
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    My pleasure tifosi. Definitely a good combo. I for one am not going to waste all the excellent detective work Doc has been doing on CXL availability.
     
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    Me either! Just edited my above post. He was right about them all.
     
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    Ha that is hilarious- that company is trying very hard to erode brand loyalty. $10k worth of yoga pants might be better spent elsewhere, perhaps a long term investment in horse arse
     
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    That's exactly what I was thinking! I guess it speaks to how out of shape I am because I have never heard of that company. haha
     
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    I think what initiated this was that their customers were finding it difficult to buy merchandise at their stores and on their website because it was out of stock and being sold on eBay for an inflated price.
     
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    Must be some good work out clothes.....
     
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    Roguls,
    Just curious...have you posted a recent update of your cigar plain toe boots recently? They are such a perfect makeup.
     
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    ^ good to know the genesis of the policy. in that case im with lulu

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    Needed some Whiskey after that storm...

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    Looking good, buddy.
     
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    Yah, that's a nice boot. High on my list.
     
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    Not especially, extremely overpriced in my opinion, but that is part of the appeal. It has a certain status/exclusivity to it. Very in demand right now. They actually started selling sort of non-work out clothes, so that people who don't work out can also feel like they are cool because they wear lulu lemon.

    I don't think they are trying to stop every person that buys 1 item and then sells it on eBay for whatever reason. I think they are trying to prevent those that buy $1,000's worth of items and resells on eBay for a profit, on a repeat basis.

    They probably want to manage their own brand experience. That's why they have retail locations instead of adopting an indirect distribution model.

    Sorry for going off topic, I didn't post the article and when an off topic article is posted it is likely not the posters intent for it to be ignored. You have to expect that others might respond to it. I don't really care about lulu lemon, i'm just trying to explain my understanding of the situation to those who seem like they could be confused by it.
     
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    Sorry to hear about the wt boot sizing. Maybe Adam can get an extra pair reordered for you?

    I've glossed over the casual offerings on Alden sites during my shell fiendings. I try to do a comprehensive scour of sites once a month in case there is an interesting makeup to add to my to-buy list. Don't forget to shop for suede for the spring and summer :)


    Be, it's been a long time, my friend. I hope all is well with you. Looking forward to seeing some pics of your cxl magic.


    Oh, one more thing on cxl: there are lots of offerings if you're willing to stray from Alden: many on this thread have gotten into Oak Street Bootmakers, who have brown and natty offerings in both plain toe and perf toe. I'm getting into Viberg after a leffot impulse buy last Xmas. There's talk on the Viberg thread lately about a possible cxl mto. Good luck and happy spending!
     
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    The 2145 looks awesome. Is anyone aware of a variant with a non-leather sole?
     
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    Preachin' to the choir, my friend![​IMG]
     
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