***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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I too prefer the commando on boots. :nodding:
     
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    Alden Shell PTB (9901) in GQ this month. Part of their "Six shoes that will last a lifetime" spread.

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    I'd still take the "ugly duckling" over any of the other options in the list.
     
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    oh no there goes the neighborhood.
     
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    no kidding...48 month wait times for Shell here we come!
     
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    In my experience, Message Board / Forum politics in general (not just limited to styleforum) are very peculiar. I've seen stuff like this happen before on other non-clothing related sites. Since SF pays for their domain, it is my understanding that it is their right to censor its content / moderate the site however they please. (I'm not a legal expert)

    However, I would also like to second that GCBrown was an upstanding and contributing memeber of the community, basically for the reasons that have already been listed. (Never actually bought anything from him, but communicated with him a bit over PM.)

    I hope that all ends well with GCB, and that regardless of the outcome, may he continue to wear in good health.
     
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    The 9901 is a classic - a wardrobe staple. I will be wearing mine later today.
     
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    The picture sort of looks like the 990 to me but both the 990 and 9901 are classic for sure.
     
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    Very snazzy... Nice boot!
     
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    CalceoAdamator, thank you sir.
     
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    I think you are right. There is no paint on the sole (in the slide show/magazine pics). 990 it is!

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    Yep - 990. The lighter colored stitching on the welt confirms it. Both are timeless.

    Good eye, gents.
     
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    Thank you very much sir.
     
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    +1000
     
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    Here is my recent eBay purchase. The Shoemart color 8 indy. I was shocked and incredibly happy to see these listed in eBay because I really do not like the aesthetics of the hand stitching on the shell indys. I thought I would never get a chance to get a machine sewn shell indy boot since Alden stopped the machine stitching a number of years back. I love the all eyelets, 360 degree welt and commando sole. The only thing that kept be from buying them before was the hand sewn toe.

    These boots have aged nicely and been well cared for. I like how the color 8 has aged a bit and softened the eggplant color. As has been mentioned time and time again, color 8 is King. Also, if the seller is a forum member or a visitor of the thread, I gotta say thank you!

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