***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. KenN

    KenN Senior member

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    here is whiskey tanker boots from hong kong tassles.


    Price?
     
  2. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    What turned me off was the vibrant colour - I like the vibrant cigar, the rovello, but couldn't live with the #8.

    Those pictures changed my mind. Its rather wearable once its started developing.

    Those indy's look fantastic - that just added more to the list for next year.
     
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    My cordovan Indys, let me show you them.

    Black, whiskey, #8.
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    The whiskey ones showed up today straight from Honolulu.
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    How does whiskey age? I've seen a few scattered posts mentioning that it looks great as it ages. I've seen a few more observing that it actually doesn't develop as nice a patina as the darker colors. There isn't enough pics of well worn whisky in the forum or on the 'net in general. A few days ago I turned up a pic of some well worn whiskey longwings (alliteration not intentional) and the truth was they didn't look as phenomenal as I hoped or expected from a rare, expensive cordovan shoe. At least not in the photographs. I would love see some thrashed, super-soft, highly developed whiskeys at the peak of their beauty.
    From AAAC:
    Whiskey - on the left, a 3 year old pair of longwings. In the center, a 2 year old pair of LHS, and on the right, a 1 year old pair of NST oxfords. They have all darkened significantly over time: [​IMG] More whiskey - on the left, same pair of longwings as above, and to the right, chukkas, 5 years old [​IMG]
     
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    The whiskey ones showed up today straight from Honolulu.
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    Were these announced anywhere for preorder? How did I miss these?
     
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    If Tom desires, he can disclose how he opted to place orders for these Whiskey Indy boots
     
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    If Tom desires, he can disclose how he opted to place orders for these Whiskey Indy boots

    Sure, I did open it up to my pre-order mailing list but then got bombarded by about 60 emails from people I've never spoke to in the past. Apparently word was being spread over various forums. I got an email from Africa for pete's sake! I even got one guy who told me he'd "take 3 pair off my hands."

    After that, I decided to just give my sales people the opportunity to contact their customers of their choice. I then offered the remaining few pairs to people who have a long history dealing with me.

    Yes, it sounds Shoe-Nazi-ish. You can start the flaming now...
     
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    ^makes sense to me...


    ...I'll take five.
     
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    Thanks for the whiskey pics, videocrew.

    The longwings seem to have aged the nicest, imo. The chukka's look good too.
     
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    Does Tassels in Hong Kong have a web site?
     
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    Does Tassels in Hong Kong have a web site?

    http://www.tassels.com.hk/

    You can email John Yuen (one of the owners) for more info. He has recently joined SF as well.
     
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    hi tom,does tanker and indy have different stitch?
    i saw the tanker have two stitch at the edge,indy have only one?
     
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    Wow, those whiskey shots are great.

    Cordovan looks so much better then calf, a few years down the road.

    I can see why people are Alden fanatics.

    Longwings, Boot Longwings, Indy's, Chukka,s

    The list goes on...
     
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    Sure, I did open it up to my pre-order mailing list but then got bombarded by about 60 emails from people I've never spoke to in the past. Apparently word was being spread over various forums. I got an email from Africa for pete's sake! I even got one guy who told me he'd "take 3 pair off my hands." After that, I decided to just give my sales people the opportunity to contact their customers of their choice. I then offered the remaining few pairs to people who have a long history dealing with me. Yes, it sounds Shoe-Nazi-ish. You can start the flaming now...
    This sounds a lot like the way business used to be done before Walmart and Best Buy. And I do not think service has gotten better. I think people appreciate this or at least recognize it.
     
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    I don't think there is any shoe-nazi-ish about that at all, and I am sure most others on here would agree with me. Makes sense really given the rarity of whiskey, cigar, and revello cordovans. Those Indy & Tanker boots look very nice in the Whiskey cordovan.
     
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