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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. bkotsko

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    Looking great.
    Hope it gave you the boost in the presentation.
     
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  2. bkotsko

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    Partaking in a little Whiskey this Wednesday..

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  3. Pastor

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    Color 4 boots are now at over $1,500 on ebay.
     
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    What I find even crazier is that his cigar jumper's are now over the $1,000 mark too. At these types of prices I'm having trouble justifying not unloading a few pairs.
     
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    Thank you ironclad. Sadly, we have wild fires every year. My house, family, and shoes are far from the fires. We expect temperatures to be around 100 for the next couple of days, shorts and suede Aldens to work.
    Sweet whiskey and combo sir. :slayer:
     
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    Make me want to put my cigar and ravello boots on ebay. I can live without them for that kind of money.
     
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    Maybe a lot of people are just not willing to plunk down that sorta cash anymore. I'm sure a lot of people on that list are "normal" customers, not on this forum and may not be addicts like us....
     
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    Quote:Makes me wondering what I could get for the Alden DC cigar boots. I doubt they would go for as much as the Jumpers since they're a bit more common...but still. I won't sell them because they are my favorite pair of Aldens, but I still wonder.
     
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    Quote:Pure speculation on my part, but I think a lot of people put their names on lists for the "just in case I need these when the time comes" scenario - especially because Alden DC doens't require any form of payment up front. Kathy said there are fair amount of people on lists that she contacts, but never hears from. I think there's just a lag time from people not responding when going through the names.
     
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    ^^ Makes sense to me.
     
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    For the more common styles. Captoes and Indy's in Cigar. Youd get around retail prices for used boots. The only reason those are so high is cause they are jumpers.
     
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    I have a feeling we'll be seeing some interesting stuff on ebay over the next few weeks.
     
  13. Bakes11771

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    I can understand when people individually pass on a shoe for which they added themselves to a list, but I am surprised by the perceived aggregate amount of people that are passing on the DC Cigar Captoes. If I was them, and it is really as rampant as it seems, I would just stop doing the lists all together.

    Seems like too much trouble keeping track of everything when so many people end up passing.

    Either that, or I'd start taking a non-refunable deposit. Or not let people that have passed previously get on future lists.

    Maybe they don't mind, but I'd be annoyed if someone asked me to make a promise that I didn't have to make, and then they later declined the very thing that they asked me to promise them.

    Again, I understand it at the individual level. Might be bad timing financially, or so much time passed since you added your name and things have changed, ect. But when I commit to something, I always follow through, barring extreme circumstances.
     
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  15. kwhitelaw

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    This would be my only reasoning that I'd find justifiable. just my .02
     
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    ^ Good points but it's not - and I'm not alone in saying this - like they were very good in honoring the list. From my perspective the deposit might be nice in incentivizing them to honor the list. Works both ways.
     
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  17. thams

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    Quote:I agree with this for the most part. However, Kathy makes it clear that there is no obligation whatsoever to purchase the shoes once you place your name on the list. If maintaining a voluntary list is difficult or annoying for them, then they should change their policy. When I've placed my name on lists in the past, Kathy always reminds me that there is no pressure to purchase the shoes/boots when they arrive.
     
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  18. tifosi

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    I think Leffot's is one of the better methods. You pay your 20% and you know the run is being made.
    These lists are just for shoes that may get made someday. Of course there will be a ton of names on there. People keep buying in the mean time and once the two years passes and the boots get made a lot less people are interested.
     
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    So you are saying I should sell my #4 ? [​IMG]
     
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    Why do jumpers have to be so cool? And IMHO, Cigar is the best color for them. I'm glad to see them going for over $1k. I hung in there until ~$650 before tapping out. In the event I can ever get a new pair, I'd rather go that route. Who knows what will happen down the road with shell allocation? From what I gather, the demand from OE automakers aren't making it easy for Alden to get shell in the colors that we'd all like to see.

    With that being said... Does anyone else not really feel that strongly about Color 4? I get that they're super rare at this point, but the whole "oxblood" boot color would probably never get worn by me. I guess they're going to a collector to just have them on their kill list for that price?

    Cigar > Color 8 > Ravello > Color 4 > Whiskey, in my book.
     
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