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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. the_state

    the_state Senior Member

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    Does anyone know when Alden NYC's (Madison Ave) once-a-year sale kicks in and what the discounts are?
     


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    Does anyone know when Alden NYC's (Madison Ave) once-a-year sale kicks in and what the discounts are?
    This is surely not on all models, right? If so, I would venture that people would just save up for the sale and go nuts instead of paying retail.
     


  3. Ahab

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    ~3 year old Alden #8 PTB - after a quick polish today morning:
    Gorgeous!
    Some pics in afternoon sunlight:

    Cigar LWB:


    Ravello PTB:

    Two more great pairs. How would you rate the versatility of the Ravello PTB's? I feel they would not get much wear, which is odd because I believe my ravello longwings are very versatile.
    ^ Thank you ...

    And here is some whiskey for the afternoon -- I am not a big fan of the lighter whiskey shade, but these shoes are darker and they are darkening to a beautiful shade of brown.

    (aberdeen last captoe bals in whiskey shell -- my favourite shoe in my collection)

    These look great. I agree about the lighter whiskey. These look almost to be ravello.
     


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    Thanks Ahab!

    Two more great pairs. How would you rate the versatility of the Ravello PTB's? I feel they would not get much wear, which is odd because I believe my ravello longwings are very versatile.

    I like ravello much more than usual whiskey ... I really like the alden PTB design and I have them in #8/cigar/ravello/scotch grain and wear them a LOT. Ravello PTBs go really well with khakis (which is what I wear mostly) and they also go well with selvage denim. I wore my ravello PTB and LWB alteast once a week this summer, and they looked great.

    I'd say cigar>ravello in terms of versatality though. The PTBs are great for displaying the beauty of shell!
     


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    Does anyone know when Alden NYC's (Madison Ave) once-a-year sale kicks in and what the discounts are?
    This is surely not on all models, right? If so, I would venture that people would just save up for the sale and go nuts instead of paying retail.
    NYC store got sale in Feb__ yea, not all models & the ones that are are usually just about $50 off retail [​IMG]
     


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    how does sizing run on the lhs? i fit 6.5d in aberdeen and hampton.
     


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    Sick.. Tempted to jump back in the water of serious Alden collecting.. [​IMG]
     


  8. srivats

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    Sick.. Tempted to jump back in the water of serious Alden collecting.. [​IMG]

    Do it
    Do it
    Do it

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    Does anyone know when Alden NYC's (Madison Ave) once-a-year sale kicks in and what the discounts are?
    Don't forget about the shoes mart factory seconds. I have purchased two from them now and the "mistakes" were minor scuffing on both. You can just return them if they're unacceptable. I got my pair of two stroke indys there for $300 delivered. (It's also awesome to see the vendor exclusives wind up there.)
     


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    Don't forget about the shoes mart factory seconds. I have purchased two from them now and the "mistakes" were minor scuffing on both. You can just return them if they're unacceptable. I got my pair of two stroke indys there for $300 delivered. (It's also awesome to see the vendor exclusives wind up there.)
    More info on these 2nds please? How/when are they available?
     


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    Just got my first pair of Aldens. I got the Indy 405, as I figure thatd be a good start. Sadly no pics, yet, but so far Im enjoying the boot, and breaking them in.
     


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    I got the Indy 405, as I figure thatd be a good start.

    thats a great place to start. i was there not too long ago

    I'd say cigar>ravello in terms of versatality though. The PTBs are great for displaying the beauty of shell!

    i think ravello goes better with more of my wardrobe than cigar. looks good with raw and washed denim, khakis and different colored cotton pants IMO. i agree with you about PTBs being a great canvas to showcase shell characteristics
     


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    i think ravello goes better with more of my wardrobe than cigar. looks good with raw and washed denim, khakis and different colored cotton pants IMO. i agree with you about PTBs being a great canvas to showcase shell characteristics

    I think cigar is an all-year color ... which is why I gave it the higher rank. But we are nitpicking here - all alden shell colors are great!
     


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    well hey, "which of my $600 shoes looks the best?" is a great problem to have and discuss [​IMG]
     


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    Some pics in afternoon sunlight: Cigar LWB: [​IMG]
    Beautiful! Makes me sad I'll have to settle for a pair of non shell AE longwings
     


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