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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. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    Nice vtips, very unique. Are you happy w the shoe brush in your picture? I like shoe brushes, I'd like to know if this one is worth the extra money.
    Awesome.
    Very good looking shoe.
     
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    They are. Snag em.
     
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    What pants are those?
     
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    characteristic pinky toe bump on CXL ... always wondered if a wider width would help
     
  5. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    Taylor Stitch in SF. They're called the Vintner's Chore pants. This one is Pine, a nice army green. Made of 10 oz canvas that's been slightly waxed then washed once. Button fly. Prefer these to chinos. Need to grab a diff color.

    Fabric weight and feel are outstanding.
     
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    Not sure if its a CXL thing. Seems like a Barrie thing (last shape). Also, this CXL is far thinner than the CXL that Viberg uses, hence why I wouldn't point at the leather before the last shape.

    I may need to buff these and apply some Montana pitch blend.
     
  7. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    1st place:
    Aberdeen for shoes.
    Plaza for boots (but I like Aberdeen for boots too). :D
     
  8. specialk0449

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    I placed a pre-order with Yenni for the medallion black shell boot in January. The original projected time of arrival was April. I sent an email to her a few days ago requesting a status report. Yenni replied back saying there was a black shell shortage and the boots probably would not be available for at least 60 days. This is the first time that I have ever heard of a black shell shortage. Not doubting Yenni at all, but wanted to pass along this info. :brick:
     
  9. kwhitelaw

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    Kathy also said that last week when we were talking about upcoming preorders/the cigar captoes
     
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    Joe at Alden DC mentioned "difficulties procuring black shell" during my visit last December.
     
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    Wonder if the Alden factory accumulated a massive stockpile of black shell during the more recent quest for rare shell by customers so now they are trumping up a black shell shortage to move unsold product?
    :nest:

    That, or maybe the factory spent so much time recently producing huge secret batches of Whiskey Indys, Color 4 CT boots, Cigar Tankers, and Color 2 PTBs about to be released to the surprise of all the Alden gurus and forgot to produce anything in black shell.
    :lol:
     
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  12. intensanity

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    How many members here have #4s? I think I've seen Cts and Atoms
     
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    very nice....[​IMG]
     
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    Don't know about black shell, but I'm still waiting for the Context #8 Tanker delivery which was due this past February... Still no word from Context... Maybe no news is good news?
     
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    I would say around a dozen or so. The most common one I think is the #4 wingtip boot.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words. That particular brush was the first one I bought. I bought the big alden one after and prefer the edoya, as the bristles are packed tighter and feel a lot more sturdy.
     
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    Any chance we could get some more pics of your v-tips? They look great!
     
  18. sacafotos

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    Thoughts on a Barrie lasted black shell Indy with antique edging and no speed hooks?
     
  19. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    Wow, look at this:

    http://instagram.com/p/jHF9LSIEah/

    Instead of swapping my Roy boots for a different size, I may just get them resoled like this and breathe some life into them. Insane work by this guy based in LA.
     
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    Yenni has been trying to get a black shell NST boot (plaza) confirmed since like Nov or Dec. No luck on that either.

    The shell shortage has now expanded to the non exotic colors! :censored:
     
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