***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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    100% feedback on 68 items. I wouldn't have been too worried - doubt the seller is a professional is all. Enjoy your new shoes sir!
     
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    This is of course the classic case of competition in the global economy. And to a certain extent it may be inevitable. But for me, choosing to buy Alden was/is more than just getting a pair of shell shoes. Around 2 years ago, I've never even heard of shell cordovan. But I did set out to see if I can buy a good pair of made in USA shoes. That’s how I came across Alden. I’m a manufacturing guy and I wanted to believe America can still produce good quality products. When I learned that even the leather was sourced in Chicago, the more I liked the idea of shelling out (no pun intended) the amount of money a pair of Alden requires. It supports American jobs where we need it the most. Additionally, it preserves a manufacturing tradition that to me personally means a lot. Alden and Horween have a mutually beneficial relationship. Can I see a situation where Alden needs to source shell from outside the US? You bet! But I sure like what’s in place so I can continue saying am I wearing a pair of American shoes.

    What I have posted is by no means meant to portray a “high and mighty” attitude. It’s my personal perspective. And I really wish Alden and Horween can come-out ahead because I badly want to add a Whiskey, Cigar and Ravello make-up to my wardrobe before I'm unable to walk. My #8 PTB and black captoe are in need of some serious variety. [​IMG]
     
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    For anyone who wants to read more about horses and WWII: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horses_in_World_War_II
     
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    It must only be a matter of time before Cordovan is being produced at an industrial scale in China.
     
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    I wasn't - he's been on eBay for almost 5 yrs. Odds are he hasn't been investing that time to screw me over my $137. I have only been burned on eBay once in 15 yrs. KNOCK ON SHELL err...WOOD
     
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    Took these out on their maiden voyage yesterday.
    Chromexcel PTB's.

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    all these brown CXL pics are making me want them..after the patina, it seems like they are #8-ish, seems to develop a nice mahogany hue.
     
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    Would friends on the forum know if the Alden BB snap last used in its cap toe bluchers is more like the aberdeen last or more like the hampton last from Alden. Appreciate your help.
     
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    I've used the search function and found it difficult to find my answer.

    Are natural Chromexcel shoes going to change a lot, in terms of colour and wear? I would like to get a pair of natural Chromexcel PTB to wear with raw denim, but I don't think they will look as good when all browned.

    Pictures are nice, I did find a few, but if anyone has aged Chromexcel PTB natural with jeans, then please share :D thanks
     
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    Ditto. A really informative article. Thanks for the info.
     
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