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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. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    These two... haha
     
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  2. Steel28

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    damn, I know Aldens are not Rembrandts as per Mac but the picture that was posted...
     
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  3. turdburglar

    turdburglar Well-Known Member

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    holy crap.. do i have the worst luck or what?

    last year this happened to my left boot:

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    I had it sent back to Alden and they repaired it.

    The post-repairs were sloppy IMHO (stitching wasn't centered all around - check out the pic) but I didn't think too much. I guess I should have seen this coming:

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    Both times, during winter too. I guess this will give me an excuse to buy new boots for fall/winter as these boots will be sent back again.. ..

    What a waste of time.
     
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  4. MrDV

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    Lovely boots. I have not purchased cxl boots because of the wrinkling. I understand there's a wrinkling range, I prefer the less wrinkly. These look awesome.

    Great shoes and combo.

    Always on point donl. Nice job.

    Laughed and agreed.
     
  5. mdubs

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    BK, those look great!!! :)


    Inn8, those look terrific. Love your Natty CXL NSTs. :)


    Henry, love the Ravello LWBs! Look terrific! :)


    Those NSTs are looking terrific! :) Love the Brass Eyelets.


    Enjoy your new Plain Toe Boots, which are a great compliment to your Ravello PTBs! :)


    Love the Ravello LWBs! Looking great. Always a good day for Ravello!

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs Senior member

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    Sorry to see those! Bit of a bummer!

    -Mike
     
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    My cigar contribution.

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  8. z8k1n

    z8k1n Senior member

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    Whiskey gunboats
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    nephew, thank you
     
  10. Bbombers85

    Bbombers85 Senior member

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    I had the same issue with my indys from J. Crew. They took them back (after a year and bunch of wears). They sent me another pair with a bunch of loose grain creasing, which I wore a few times and got sick of looking at and sent back. They finally sent me a pair which I am happy with. When my first pair had the same issue as yours, I wasn't quite sure what to make of it. I was bummed because that pair had the best leather consistency and least creasing of the three. I don't believe the above is an issue as much as it is aesthetically unappealing. Perhaps try pushing the welt back a bit? I wish I had toyed a bit more with mine.
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, looking good! always like seeing black shell
     
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    nephew, good looking gunboats
     
  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    welcome to the forum
     
  14. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, good looking combo
     
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    nephew, your decision is correct in not making the purchase
     
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    Burzan Senior member

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    I am curious what the average age is in here if anyone feels like divulging. I am currently 31 and got my first Alden early this year, twas the 403 Indy and I am actually wearing them today.

    Since then during the year I have added:
    NATCXLPTB
    Whiskey LHS
    Ravello LWB
    Snuff Suede Chukka
    Whiskey PTB (arriving tomorrow!)


    Top 5 Alden Want List (mostly rotating as I see new stuff posted here lol):
    Cigar Cap toe boot
    Leffot Dover
    Cigar PTB
    NATCXLNST boot
    Cigar LWB



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  17. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    First pair of Alden's were at 24. Five years later and I'm up to a baker's dozen (all Shell).
     
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  19. Steel28

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    Thanks Uncle, decided to pull the trigger. I think this is one chance in a lifetime to get banana Modified last and PT boot in Ravello shell.
     
  20. mcarthur

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    ravello wt, argyles otc
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