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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. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Shut up Bakes11771. Your point, as always, is invalid and you are a bitter individual that detracts from the decorum of this thread. I hope that one day you overcome whatever internal conflict that you are suffering from and learn how to be a more pleasant person.


    (Not used to people here agreeing with me, so I had to disagree with myself)
     
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  2. sacafotos

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    I hope Alden starts ordering from Comipel like Trickers.
     
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    I would totally go for either a non-refundable deposit or pre-paid in order to guarantee a spot. Sort of like leffot works things. We know how many of each size we're confirmed for and we'll sell the pre-order spaces. Done deal.
     
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    I actually agree with you in this case, Bakes. I just shuddered typing that.

    Edit: added :crackup:
     
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    Would sort of go against the whole purely american thing that they have going for them. Not sure if they care.

    Also might harm there relationship with Horween. I have no way of knowing for sure, but it is common for manufacturers and suppliers to have long-term contracts that basically say "you buy only from us, we'll give you a better deal than we would if you used multiple suppliers".

    Also, their cultures seem similar. Multi-generation family owned american heritage craftsmanship. Doing things the old-fasioned way and resisting adoption of modern manufacturing techniques.
     
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    True statement.
     
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    I was kind of surprised the 9D list made it to #8, when I was #5 on the 8.5D list and never got a call. (re. cigar cap toes)
     
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    I wasn't in the market for these boots at all, but given all the kerfuffle about them that has erupted, just for kicks (pun intended) I called Kathy to see if they had a 10 D laying around. No dice. I mention this in case anyone else was thinking about calling to inquire after that size . . .
     
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    Cigar Grant Cap's

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    Quote:Agreed - I just think the competition for 8.5D's is fierce!
     
  11. tifosi

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    Sure is. Mostly the reason I didn't even bother. Well that and Galways....
     
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    Us 8.5D'ers are more single minded and determined. Of course I didn't buy one, but that's besides the point. :p
     
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    Just to be all conflicty, Alden uses calf from French, Italian and German tanneries.
     
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    I'm fairly sure the horsehide is from outside the USA too. It just tanned here.


    See Ya,
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    Bakes, you need to join us for therapy.
     
  16. tifosi

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    Without a doubt!
     
  17. meowmix1891

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    I don't understand what the #4 craze is all about. Those look JUST like my faded out Allen Edmonds burgundy.
     
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    It's the whole 'I can't have it so now I want it even more' mentality. If it was readily available it wouldn't be very popular.
     
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    That's what I'm saying! I don't want to insult anyone in this thread. It's just a personal preference. Trust me, I get the "collector craze" thing and understand why they're going for the same price as a used Honda on the bay. I just personally don't think I'd wear them. I may even be able to justify a few hundred dollars to "collect one" just to have it and think it's neat. But I actually want to acquire things I love at that $2k price.

    This. 100x over, this.
     
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    +1. Which is probably why it isn't available anymore.
     
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