***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. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    The Cigar NST is a 9.5E...tempted, but I'd probably slip out of a Barrie E. I'm considering a Cap Toe Bal, but I'd prefer my Cigar to be something else.
     


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    Which begs the question... What is your next grail, Doc?

    What's your current Alden Line-up? It has to have gotten pretty big by now. (Don't include your AE make-ups, they don't count)

    ...and of course, wear your grail LWB in good health.
     


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    I have the lines on some Cleverleys too, not sure what the reason is but don't think it's a major issue? Also lot's of Navy CXL ptbs in seconds for the person who was looking for them
     
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    Be patient, and don't compromise on what you really want. That's how you end up with too many shoes that you practically never wear.
     


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    Congratulations Doc on receiving what is my favourite Alden shoe. Wear them in the best of health by friend. Are you happy now?
     


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    I need to get on that list for ravello LWB. It's settled.
     


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    Sound advice there, bakes!
     


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    Alcibiades: Ravello LWB may be Alden's best single model (especially with these dark brown edged soles Alden DC orders)

    It may be Alden's best looking model. Wore mine last night.

    For those of you getting in on this run, do they have waterloc soles?
     


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    Nice pickup. I was too low on the wire for him but grabbed Cook in one league and Cameron in the other. Both upgrades at TE for me.

    Sounds like we need an Alden fan FF league :)
     
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    What does it take to get on the list at DC? Just a phone call? Do you have to be a previous customer?
     


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    I have the same issue with my tan suede LWBs from LeatherSoul. It happened immediately, and the lines were set by the third wear. I decided it was patina and moved on.
     


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    Just give them a ring. It helps to have purchased but they are a great group. Everyone starts as a new customer
     
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    Thanks, Ryden. Maybe I'll see what they have in stock and become a customer and get put on the list the same day...haha. Gotta wait a bit to buy anything else at the moment ;-)
     


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    True...thanks. Something a little less formal than a $700 balmoral cap would probably get more use. Still, I'm sure I'll dream of ordering them tonight...hide the phone tomorrow.
     


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    Full and fair disclosure: I own the Cigar Strait Tip Balmoral from Citi. I haven't worn it yet, but not for lack of wanting to. I haven't had a chance to implement the Mac Break-in Method on them. I think a big question you should ask yourself when considering this shoe is: How often do I wear a suit?

    A bit darker than most cigar, but perhaps appropriately so given the formal nature of this shoe, as JermynStreet has pointed out in the past.

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    Not to defame any reputations, but rather to share my experience...

    I was on a list for their Grant Cigar Cap Toe Boot on Commando and they never called me about them. This was about 2 or 3 restocking cycles ago [for that model]. A blessing in disguise really, because I think it was an emotional, Alden Frenzy motivated decision, and that make-up wouldn't have fit my style very well. However, the lesson is: don't rely on them calling you. Sounds as though they may have become more organized with these size reservations since then, but that's my story pertaining to their "lists".

    Hopefully they don't sell my Thor Boot to someone else, should they ever come in.
     
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