***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. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    ^^ spoiler tags...
     


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    I wonder why...is it just because navy shell doesn't match the usual Alden aesthetic? Although, if they can make something in navy CXL, then navy shell shouldn't be that much of a stretch. But I guess this is Alden we're talking about...
     


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    Who here has the Unlined Suede LHS with the flex soles. How is the fit compared to other LHS lined and unlined. I would imagine they would stretch out some. Is the sole flimsy vs the normal single sole? Thanks for any imput .. Contemplating a light tan model .. My princess is tired of so many brown/#8 shoes.:D
     


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    The Navy CXL PTBs are damn awesome looking. I've only seen them in person at Alden SF and they were the coolest non-shell shoe I've seen by Alden.

    Like I said in another post...I'd love to see some shell saddles with blue mid-foots in shell of course too.
     


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    thanks guys, appreciate it





    actually, Ive never tried the modified last. I think copley and modified are the two last i have no first hand experience with




    thats correct. Ravello NST via the shoe mart.


    974, tremont last, in #8 shell cordovan. lightened up to a red shell cordovan


    Ravello NST Boot & Black Shell Grant Captoe. The Grant last boot was my first pair of shell Aldens. Hope to keep them a long time
     


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    would be a disaster for Alden if they used navy shell cordovan- it would bring in more business and they would make more money
     


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    Alden 4065
     
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    Think they might just be my next acquisition target
     


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    Whew that's a good point! What a burden that would be.

    It really is quite rediculous how long they take...to do...anything...however, if we could walk down to JCP and buy a pair...I doubt there would be as much of a following or we'd be on here writing about them.

    It is amazing how AE can offer an MTO in fairly anything...yet Alden remains a cold distant regime. Alden sometimes reminds me of Slugworth in Willy Wonka.
     


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    With all due respect, that is precisely why I am not digging these.
     


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    While navy shell looks and sounds interesting, how many of us here would actually prefer blue over ravello, cigar, or even color 8? If the supply of shell is finite (or even in short supply), I'm not buying the argument that navy shell would increase their business and profits. I would argue that blue shell would actually harm their profitability once the novelty wore off (Alden could sell ravello and cigar MUCH easier than navy). I have no problem with Alden prioritizing their traditional shell colors. I'm more curious as to why they don't produce more of the most sought after models in shell (i.e. plaza lasted boots, ravello SWB, etc...).
     


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    Well I don't think plaza lasted boots are sought after outside of this forum
     


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    Both models are great. Well done.

    The 9015 and 9016, or their BB brethren, are business staples for many of us that buy Aldens, at least in part, for professional business dress. And the same goes for the 2160 and 2161, or their BB brethren.
     


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    I hope Alden sticks with the shell colors they have. :nodding:
     
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