***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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    yamete Senior member

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    ^resize...cant even find quicklyreply...

    yeah, as soon as I posted it I began resizing the pic...was a wee bit BIG
     


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    Actually they increase the price every February. Been like that ever since I started with them in 2004.
    Not defending the increase, but it is nice to buy something of increasing lasting value. While m computers keep dropping, my Cordovan chukkas from 2000 ($380) kee increasing! If it keeps Alden in business I am for it.
     


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    [​IMG]
    ravello wt boots


    Wow, those look almost like Whiskey! They are definitely a lot lighter than my Ravello boots. Wonder if putting them in the sun will get them looking like that quicker? Anyone want to chime in?
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    ^really like those anybody have them in stock? look like barrie
     


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    I think they need to re-evaluate their stance. Their core customer is not really the rich ass dudes who can afford anything.
    If you're spending more than $100 on a pair of shoes then you're far closer to "rich dude..." than you think. They are well worth it but they are definitely a luxury good. Don't compare them to a Corolla, compare them to the Toyota Avalon. It's easy to lose perspective on a forum such as this but to 90% of people if you're spending $400+ (like I just did!) you've priced yourself into "rich dude...." territory. Especially if you do it more than once!
     


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    What would the forum's reccomendation be on pairing a belt with snuff suede. Do most people go with a matching snuff suede belt?

    Predominently talking about when wearing snuff suede in a more formal setting (i.e. with a business suit).
     


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    I, like anyone else with eyes, love these and the've been sold out for awhile. People are practically crying on the blog for more. Any ideas where I can get something similar? Love the color on these. [​IMG]
     


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    I have a pair in 10D I've only worn a few times (the weather has been terrible). I'd be willing to sell to purchase another pair of shoes (been lusting after a pair of ravello boots recently). They are beautiful!
     


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    a 5% price increase really isn't a huge deal. alden employees alone might get paid get 3-4% more every year.

    I'm sure Horween has to pay their guys more, increasing materials cost, etc

    given the current situation where retailers can pre-charge 100% of a shoes cost for delivery in 8 months, they could probably increase a lot more than 5% and be fine. at least for certain models

    of course, who knows where demand will be for alden in 2 or 3 years
     


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    whats the sole on that sazon?

    Leather sole. Dovetailed heels.
     


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    9.5D Plaza = ___ Aberdeen? Foot is rather narrow throughout. Thanks.
     


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    9.5D Plaza = ___ Aberdeen? Foot is rather narrow throughout. Thanks.

    I would say 9.5D for Aberdeen as well.
     


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    Question for the forum: If I am an 8.5 E in the Tru Balance, do you think I would be an 8.5 E in the Barrie last?

    Any help is appreciated......
     


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