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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. totalair1

    totalair1 Senior member

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    Look...there's plenty of members who do matter. However few if any of us have the history on this Forum compared to Mac, his methods, or even his support for traditions.

    However it's a forum and with it comes freedom of speech. I've never gone into a post...I might get shot but here goes. Even so it's a right of public forums to do that and I support it. Don't bitch thou when you get shot.
    I will say again setting aside Uncle or Nephew...the rest of that quote included argyle socks, old, etc. I see it as a specific diss and unnecessary. I can easily blow up this forum getting into the unmentionables and everyone has a stand on that...right or wrong.

    I do my best to not get into the sexual preferences unmentionable crap, or if skinny legs pants are better than wide leg. I think everyone gets this. I'm in between on the age issue, closer to older than younger. I believe in dancin with the one that brung ya. But I'm a Texan and well I deal with some of this crap like we deal with ISIS and proud of it. Values in general are declining and I value Mac because I think he's earned it and I'll stand up for him and a few others on this forum anytime I see things pushed a direction that was not needed in the first place. Simply not needed.

    Steve
     
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  2. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    Shoe nerd here.
    Anyone care to confess what filled their shoe fix before Aldens?
    I was a big jordan fan in high school. Begged my parents for air jordans and mr robinsons and barkleys and penny hardaways.
    I also went through an "italian designer" stage after college.
    Only survivors left: original spacejams, original penny foamposites, and brown bit gamo loafers.
     
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  3. Solomite81

    Solomite81 Well-Known Member

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    It all started with Jordans!!!!
    :) hahaha
     
  4. Akeem

    Akeem Senior member

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    bro, huge sneakerhead back in the day. jordans/pennys/am95

    I remember going to the outlets and getting playoff versions of the AJ12 and AJ13 for 50 bucks a pop. Now I see the on ebay for $300-400.
     
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  5. breck81

    breck81 Senior member

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    I like to think of myself as a Shoe Geek rather than a shoe nerd. In case the differences are not clear, here is a nice read about the differences between a geek and a nerd.

    http://m.wikihow.com/Tell-the-Difference-Between-Nerds-and-Geeks
     
  6. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Interestingly enough...I got into wearing Alden's because of Uncle Mac.

    Anyone who owns that many rare Alden's...I will gladly call them Uncle.

    Yep, I was a huge sneaker head in the old school days...
     
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  7. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Unless its Mike or Div....then I call them Cuz....[​IMG]
     
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  8. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    Shoe GEEK here, thank you breck81.

    No Nike outlets in San Diego in early 90s. $125 a pair, got one pair for my birthday and one pair for Christmas.
    Just realizing now my loving parents were my first enablers.

    Started liking Aldens after seeing Uncle Mac's photos as well.... A more recent enabler.
     
  9. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    ^^^I would have to say that I'm a sartorial nerd in general, with a MD in shoe geekery. [​IMG]

    Wearing, obtaining and enjoying Alden's are a hobby for me that helps me to release from the pressures of my real world life. [​IMG]
     
  10. JETTASY

    JETTASY Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    Thank you for your kind words.
    My last Ravello pair is Chukka Boot.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Good Grief Man.....

    Does Alden send all the best shades of Ravello over to Asia......[​IMG]

    Enjoy those amazing chukka's my friend.
     
  12. Matty123

    Matty123 Senior member

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    So there is someone on this forum that insists on being called uncle? While I wouldn't abide I don't see the big deal.

    On another note I always liked the low too canvas lace up vans. I've got
    Some killer Hawaiian print ones
     
  13. sazon

    sazon Senior member

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    In the 90's and early 2000s I used to make yearly trips to Italy with an empty suitcase and return with Italian shoes galore. The $ was strong and life was good.

    Proud nephew here. Much respect to Uncle Mac.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. BenLeaman

    BenLeaman Senior member

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    AoDC Cigar Captoe boots
     
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  15. tanbar

    tanbar Senior member

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    Anyone know if Unionmade typically does a run/stocks the Halleck boots every year, or were those a one off design? Going to email them, but figured I'd check on here first.
     
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    meso Senior member

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    Once a year, if that, given supply issues.
     
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  17. tanbar

    tanbar Senior member

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    Thanks
     
  18. jhcam8

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    It's unusual to wear a full size difference in the two lasts. Most wear the same size in them.
     
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    Aof C:
    https://www.alden-of-carmel.com/fitting.htm
     
  20. chrisefi

    chrisefi Senior member

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    I really like the conversation that was going on a little while back about everyone's "Grail" and whether or not they own it. What about the shoe or boot that doesn't exist?

    What would you MTO if you could?

    My dream MTO's:

    - Color 4 Wingtip Boot with Antique Edge on Commando with Brass Eyelets (all eyes) and a pull tab.

    - Cigar Naval Boot with Antique Edge on Commando with Brass Eyelets and pull tab.

    - Whiskey Cap Toe boot on Grant/Commando.

    Interested to see what people come up with!
     
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