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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. RevisIsland

    RevisIsland Senior member

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    2014
    Jcrew Color 8 Cap toe Boot
    TSM Whiskey LWB
    BB Color 8 Perforated Cap Toe Bal
    TSM Seconds Black Straight tip Bal
    BB Color 8 Wingtip Bal

    2015 hopefully going to cut back a bit. I may jump on a ravello or cigar LBW if available. I think I'm done with black and color 8 shell for now. Going to focus on getting some more exotics. The goal is to stay away from boots since they are less practical (can't wear them into the office). We'll see what happens. I think I'd also jump on a foul weather boot at seconds prices.

    Edited to add a bit of detail.
     
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  2. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Thanks my friends. I do not consider this to be a competition. I just got on a ton of lists and had more come through than I expected. The second week of June was very exciting and expensive. I have also been converting my whole collection of 10Ds to 10.5Bs, many of those were 1-for-1 conversions.
     
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  3. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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  4. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    alden new york is running ravello short wing bluchers.

    that is an impressive list mdubs.
    i hope you find every one of the grails on your list for next year.
     
  5. TommyB

    TommyB Senior member

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  6. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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  7. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    I give up lol

    [​IMG]
     
  8. TO Tie Guy

    TO Tie Guy Senior member

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    I don't want to spam the forum by quoting mdubs, but wow. That is impressive. I am showing this to my fiance for some "wiggle room" on acquisitions for 2015!

    Happy New Year, friends!
     
  9. chipshot

    chipshot Senior member

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    2014

    Ravello LWB (sold)
    Whiskey LWB (sold)
    BB #8 tassel Classic shoe replacement
    #8 NST Boot Aberdeen last 4030
    BB Unlined #8 Penny as a back-up to my normal pair that gets a ton of wear
    Whiskey Chukka
    Cigar Chukka
    #8 LWB
    C&J Unlined Cigar Penny Harvard

    Technically I no longer work as of this year, so I peeled off a bunch of PTB's and LWB's but did keep King LWB.

    2015
    Ravello NST Boot 4030
    Backup pair of Whiskey LHS as this get mucho wear here in the desert.
    Possibly a Ravello LHS but honestly Whiskey darkens over time to a Ravello color and Ravello get more brown.
     
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  10. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    2014 for me:

    Alden for BB unlined LHS #8
    9015 in #8
    Alden Plaza Last Cap Toe Balmoral in Black Shell
    Ravello Day-Trippers

    Non-Alden:

    C&J Marlows in Brown shell
    Carmina 922 in Saddle shell
    Carmina 922 in Cognac shell
    Carmina PTB in Cognac shell

    Anticipated 2015....so far:

    AE Strand in Natural Shell
    Alden Ravello NST Boot
    Alden Whiskey LWB

    mdubs Whiskey PTB.........[​IMG]
     
  11. lagsun

    lagsun Senior member

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    The years seem to blend as you get older so I think in 2014 I purchased:

    Tobacco Chamois Ranger Mocc (Need Supply)
    C&J Islay
    Tobacco Chamois Tanker Boot (Leffot via TSM seconds)

    I also sold a pair of Cigar Indy's.

    In 2015, I will probably sell my TSM second Snuff Dover unlined PTB. There's nothing really on my wish list but I'm always on the lookout for a Cigar LWB, a chocolate suede boot or chukka and maybe a black cordovan shoe.

    Happy New Year!
     
  12. BenLeaman

    BenLeaman Senior member

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    I guess I'll join in too. Reading through my list is certainly showing a bias for boots...

    2014 Alden Purchases
    - Whiskey Plain Toe Blucher
    - Cigar Longwing Blucher
    - NTLCXL Plain Toe Blucher
    - Unionmade Halleck boot
    - Color 8 NST boot

    2015 Planned Alden Purchases
    - Snuff Suede Captoe Boot
    - Black Captoe Boot, 4065
    - NTLCXL Plain Toe Boot
    - Color 8 Longwing Blucher, 975 (in my correct sizing)
    - NTLCXL WT boot (in my correct sizing)

    2015 Lists
    - Snuff Suede WT boot
    - Color 8 Medallion Cap Toe "Alt Wien" Boot
    - Alden DC Ravello Captoe Boot (on the list but not sure when I'll get my turn)

    Wishlist
    - Cigar WT boot
    - Cigar Indy boot (hoping someone passes on theirs :fonz:)
    - Black shell WT boot w/ antique edges
    - Leffot 975 w/ antique edges

    Happy New Years gentlemen. It's been a pleasure joining the conversations here.
    I wish you all a shell filled new year!
     
  13. Hill

    Hill Senior member

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    Really appreciate this thread. Congrats on everyone's 2014 purchases and best of luck acquiring your grails in 2015.

    Maiden voyage tonight for my Leffot tobacco chamois. [​IMG]
     
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  14. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Thanks Hill! Happy New Year!!!
     
  15. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    That's a dangerous list, I wouldn't let the ladies see that.
     
  16. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Does anyone here own a pair of the RL Marlow tassels? Can you compare the sizing to the Alden shell tassels (563)?
    Thanks...
     
  17. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    They fit me tts, same as alden for bb tassels.
     
  18. Vicious49

    Vicious49 Senior member

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    I discovered them due to the Indy connection. The shoes turned out to be a gateway which eventually led me here.


    I showed it to my wife too. She wanted to know if mdubs had family money (ie Vox).
     
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  19. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Happy New Year Gents
     
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  20. 90shilling

    90shilling Senior member

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    Happy New Year, all! This thread introduced me to shell cordovan, so thanks? This past year I made my first three shell purchases:
    - Alden 975 (Color 8 LWB from J. Crew)
    - Crockett and Jones Marlow (from Ralph Lauren)
    - Carmina split toe blucher 80189 in Cognac cordovan on Simpson last

    Looking forward to adding another Alden shoe and an Alden boot in 2015 (at least).
     
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