***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. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    I returned mine since it was a weird orange color. Apparently it's not the same now though
     


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    The tobacco LWB from J crew was my very first Alden. Stevent is correct. They were originally orangish, a little bit more so than the burnished tan, but the newer ones have a darker tan that looks to have a more matted finish. I really like that look and wished I had it rather than the old one. I still enjoy this one (on the right)...
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    Not the best quality pic to show its color...
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    First time wearing my NST's I picked up on eBay for $80. They were pretty beat-up but after hours of elbow grease (and a little Saphir) I think they came out alright.

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    I think the last is Aberdeen but can't say for sure. I know there are some experts who can look at a shoe and immediately recognize the last. I wouldn't mind hearing from one such expert.
     
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    Those are really nice boots but I noticed the uneven stitching right away. At the risk of stating the obvious, it depends on your level of tolerance. Foe me, if a replacement was available, it would be a no-brainer. It would be a much tougher call if they were the last pair in my size
     


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    Cigar LWB again :)
     


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    Black NST and off to work.
     


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    Aberdeen. I can tell I'm becoming an underage coot because I just don't get the colored laces. Props to your festive spirit though.
     


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    I just got off the phone with J.Crew and they have a new order in for me now. 20% off + $50 rewards card made my Indys come out to $349.20. Had I ordered through my "personal stylist," I would've saved an additional 15% (student discount). Too bad most of their Alden collection is always on backorder or out of the size you want.
     


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    Seemed like a good idea when I put them in last night but as soon as I took the pic at work this AM I was questioning the laces as well. Back on point, thanks for the Aberdeen confirmation.
     


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    DL-if imitation is truly the highest form of flattery, you should feel well-complimented. When I first saw you post a pic of these I had to have them. Easily the favorite pair in my collection. You set them off really nice with the pants/socks combo. Well done.
     


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    Like the colored laces. Mine:
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