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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. monologuist

    monologuist Well-Known Member

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    oh...and I have been so taken by the crepe soles on my new LSBH Natty CXL Longwings that I most definitely want to add a pair of boots that have them.

    Is anyone aware of any previous or upcoming boot make-ups that have crepe soles? I am only aware of this J.Crew, the Roy boot, and the LS Shell and Suede PT boots...

    I dig the LS Navy Suede PT boots...Tom, are these coming down the pipeline any time? Any other crepe-soled boots at all coming soon? How about a gunmetal suede jumper boot with crepe sole?
     
  2. king*stink

    king*stink Active Member

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    I think Jcrew caught on to people getting discounts when coupons weren't supposed to work. Now they always pull their collabos off the site during a special sales. They told me that Alden sets the price and they can't offer them at a discounted rate. I think you will have to make a friend at Jcrew to get their employee discount.
     
  3. eightdouble

    eightdouble Senior member

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    Also, I don't know if you used a coupon or not, but can anyone tell me how it is possible to purchase Aldens from J.Crew using any discount code or coupon? It seems like people keep mentioning this possibility, but whenever they have a sale, they take the Aldens offline?

    sometimes their catalogs ship with a 20% coupon inside, which (i believe) states on it that you cannot use it on alden and other brands, but it works on them anyway.

    so if you get a 20% coupon then you can get that discount.
     
  4. eightdouble

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    also, tom if you read this:

    any plans on a restock/pre-order of the cordovan ranger shoe in 2011?
     
  5. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    Tom, I ask again:

    Why don't you make any of the cool special models in an E width?

    Is it even possible to special order them?
     
  6. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Senior member

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    Tom, I ask again:



    Is it even possible to special order them?


    Sorry I didn't see your post. Here's the truth. It's because from a business standpoint it makes sense to only order Ds. I know it's frustrating. I take an E or EE and sometimes I open a box of new shoes and I'm like, "DAMN, why didn't I order an E for myself?!?!" If you contact us and the timing is right we'd be happy to add your size to our order. As we grow though it gets harder and harder to accommodate. I wish I could order every size for every person but it's impossible. We've been trying to have preorders...we're up to #20 so far. We haven't had one in a couple months because the backlog at the factory is immense and we're just too busy in store to organize a preorder. It's also very difficult for us because not everyone is happy with a 6-12 month wait. Some people expect special ordered shoes in 2-4 months but that is impossible for us. All I can say is check back to the website, we'll try to have one every month or two from January going forward, or shoot me an email from time to time to see what I'm ordering next.
     
  7. colins

    colins Senior member

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    far far far better than the indys
    +1


    Does/has any vendor make/made boots that are styled the same as Context's Roy, but in a chromexcel color other than oxblood?
     
  8. mechanical pencil

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    Sorry I didn't see your post. Here's the truth. It's because from a business standpoint it makes sense to only order Ds. I know it's frustrating. I take an E or EE and sometimes I open a box of new shoes and I'm like, "DAMN, why didn't I order an E for myself?!?!" If you contact us and the timing is right we'd be happy to add your size to our order. As we grow though it gets harder and harder to accommodate. I wish I could order every size for every person but it's impossible. We've been trying to have preorders...we're up to #20 so far. We haven't had one in a couple months because the backlog at the factory is immense and we're just too busy in store to organize a preorder. It's also very difficult for us because not everyone is happy with a 6-12 month wait. Some people expect special ordered shoes in 2-4 months but that is impossible for us. All I can say is check back to the website, we'll try to have one every month or two from January going forward, or shoot me an email from time to time to see what I'm ordering next.

    I feared this might be the response. Its a bummer because even the standard Aldens E width sized offerings are so limited.

    I'm almost tempted to just cram my feet into those beautiful Jcrew snuff suede/crepe soles pictured above...
     
  9. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Alden DC has some cigar captoe boots on the Grant last with the commando sole. Beautiful boots.

    Mick - What are your thoughts on the Alden DC store? Going by there tomorrow afternoon.
     
  10. Vinneus

    Vinneus Senior member

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    I also own those JCrew snuff plain toes.... not distressed in anyway, pair on the site may be slightly worn. and i was able to use a coupon, i got a special JCrew card 30% anything and got em for $315!
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  11. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Seem to have them at shoe mart.
    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-men...plain_toe.html


    Saw those, I actually thought the OP was mistaken and posted pictures of the other Alden plain toe boot that Shoemart is currently sold out of, Barrie last. Had never seen the plain toe Indy. Thanks for the link..
     
  12. Man with Apple

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    Mick - What are your thoughts on the Alden DC store? Going by there tomorrow afternoon.

    I have dealt with them and they are great. I ordered the cigar cap toes, but ended up returning them bc of fit and style issues, but they really are great looking boots. Joe and Kathy over there are great.
     
  13. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I have dealt with them and they are great. I ordered the cigar cap toes, but ended up returning them bc of fit and style issues, but they really are great looking boots. Joe and Kathy over there are great.

    Should I ask for them and tell them you sent me?
     
  14. jasonfoote303

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    Calling all Bay Area Alden fans!
    Friday evening at Unionmade in San Francisco will be a special Alden event. Nate Humble from Alden will be in store to answer questions, help with sizing, and share samples and pictures with you. Unionmade will also be previewing their Spring Alden assortment and taking pre-orders. Hope you can make it!
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  15. eightdouble

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    grabbed my chromexcel chukkas this morning. really excited about them.

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  16. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I like those Chuka's alot!!
     
  17. blue collar

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    grabbed my chromexcel chukkas this morning. really excited about them. ]

    Those looks great. Mine are still on their way I guess...shit takes so long to ship up here in Canada.
     
  18. eightdouble

    eightdouble Senior member

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    Those looks great. Mine are still on their way I guess...shit takes so long to ship up here in Canada.

    yeah, i paid for express shipping because i travel for work and i am only home for like a day and a half and i wanted them before i left town again.
     
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    yeah, i paid for express shipping because i travel for work and i am only home for like a day and a half and i wanted them before i left town again.

    Stange, I paid express too. I wanted to have the tracking number to follow it. Mind you i live in Toronto so it's on the other side of north america, but when i try and track the package it still says ins enroute from Leather Soul...oh well patience i guess.
     
  20. xr4ti

    xr4ti Senior member

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    I have been back and forth on whether to pick these up, after this pick I ordered them. I thank you but my checking account does not.
     
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