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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. aerosurferlv

    aerosurferlv Well-Known Member

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    It would probably look best in direct sunlight but this is the best I have at the moment
     
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  2. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I'm not a big blue chrmxl guy, but these are pretty sweet! [​IMG]
     
  3. DuckOB

    DuckOB Senior member

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    aero - yep those are sweet. They look pretty comfortable, enjoy!
     
  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    ravello full strap
    argyles otc
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  5. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    Those are simply beautiful Uncle [​IMG]
     
  6. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    +1, nice shade of ravello Uncle. Enjoy!
     
  7. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Heads up: If you are applying VSC to 17 pairs of shoes over an hour-long session, be sure you are in a well ventilated room/area. I'm still light-headed from my session this afternoon (it's been four hours).
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    Unbelievable ... it's as if they were built on different lasts.
     
  9. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    [​IMG] That's a lot of brushing
     
  10. smoothie1

    smoothie1 Senior member

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    T.I.A. - This Is Alden

    Alden is capable of producing great shoes. But they commonly make shoes with imperfections and sometimes attempt to pass them off as first quality. Let's stop with the feigned outrage or genuine surprise when it happens, however unfortunate.
     
  11. Handcuffed

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    Follow up:

    I shipped these back to TSM with a comment expressing some frustrations at my shoes being third or fourth quality instead of seconds.

    I received a call today from someone at TSM apologizing for these shoes leaving the warehouse and a promise to reimburse me for both delivery and return shipping.
     
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  12. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Gentlemen, thank you very much. They do have a rather mature Ravello color, but they have a number of scuffs and scratches that will require a little love to adjudicate. But I think with enough buffing and using the deer bone, I can get them looking great after a few sessions. :)

    Figured that I would take them for a quick spin today. Sorry, Saz, I think I will take these guys around the blocks a few more times.

    -Mike
     
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    Unlined Brown suede loafer on flex sole from Anatomica on a Modified Van last
     
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  15. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    ^ What is a Modified Van last?
     
  16. prez

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    The shoes are on the Van last but not the standardVan Last sold by Alden; there are some special specifications : unlined vamp and back counter lining, flex sole system and higher tongue; thanks to all that, the penny loafers are more flexible in the front with better pleats and still have a very good back holding.
    This was sent to me from Anatomica. Hope it helps.
     
  17. tifosi

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    Damp, dreary day here so I decided to go Commando...

    Click if you dare.
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  18. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Hah. Nice one Tif. Nice boots!
     
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    Boots?? I guess I attached the wrong pic.... :crackup: :rotflmao:
     
  20. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    Whiskey Wednesday LWB's

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