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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. seasquirrel

    seasquirrel Senior member

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    Chamois boots and Levi's at the playground with the kiddos kind of day.

    Since crepe came up recently, these are crepe soled, and feel fairly light. They're super comfortable for walking!
     


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    Shoe Mart seconds arrived today. I've been looking for a plain toe plaza boot for a while and finally gave up on finding it in cigar.
     


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    So what's the consensus on the Ralph Lauren Marlow? How do they compare to Alden cordovan? I own a pair of Alden 990, and I love them. Would I be satisfied with a pair of Marlows?
     


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    Check out the C&J for RL cordovan thread, the question comes up from time to time. May be a little biased over there though.
     


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    Love those! Want!
     


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    I think you would be very satisfied, you might not even look at your 990s the same after getting marlow PTB. Don't get me wrong I love alden.
     


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    Doc, I like what you said about patina trumping the maintinence of a pristine looking pair of shoes. Thank you for your kind words sir, though I am neither elegant or a sage of any sort. I'm just a guy who stumbled upon this thread and is now hopelessly hooked on shell cordovan footwear. Thank you Moneywellspent, Tifosi and Alcibiades for your knowledge and expertise, I can always count on you gentlemen to encourage me to purchase more shell.
     
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    Did you really expect anything less???? hahaha
     


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    Wow stewbone if those are size 10D I actually ordered that exact pair and order was later canceled because I guess you beat me to them and they couldn't fulfill my order.
    They are really nice, enjoy them in great health. Ended up working out for me - Once that order was canceled I got lucky and the snuff on modified miraculously switched to being available. Arriving Thursday.
     


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    I could see 1k, idk about $1300.00
     


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    If the price is right I think the marlow is a fine shoe to acquire. If you're patient, you should be able to find one for $500. You ought to go the Crocket & Jones for RL Cordovan thread and look for edubs01. He works for RL and has offered discounts to thread regulars. I passed on the Lindrick boot in brown shell (just like the Marlow) for $750. Not sure what he could offer for the Marlow. The deal looks legit. You receive an invoice from RL and it ships direct from their factory/warehouse.

    The Marlow takes a while to break in. It isn't as comfortable as the Alden LWB right out of the box, at least in my experience. It is though, a great shoe with cordovan that is not quite the same (as nicely finished) as Alden.
     


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