***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. scb

    scb Senior member

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    the price increases were covered weeks ago in this very thread. not sure why everyone's making a big deal again
    Less debate...more pics [​IMG]
    I picked those up from The Shoe Mart not too long ago. They were seconds but you can't tell. so comfortable with the crepe sole
     


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    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Attributing a price increase to a union, how is that union slander?

    Only one of the factors of production, my good fellow.
     


  3. cfull

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    Only one of the factors of production, my good fellow.

    That doesn't explain how its SLANDER.

    Unions have needs, and exist to take care of their members. Cost of labor goes up, cost of product goes up. Period. There's nothing slanderous about it, that's just the way things work! I don't understand the need to start a fight over it.
     


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    HorseHide Senior member

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    Oh, and BTW:

    Slander - spoken
    Libel - written

    So the nonsensical debate is about whether this is libel, not slander (RandomKoreanDude - this is first year stuff!)

    More pics please!
     


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    Price increase in due to Hipster in demand, people. Alden shoes are a trend right now whether you like it or not. Just look and all the Mens Hipster stores like Union Made Goods, Oi Polloi, the Bureau Shop...American Heritage Hipster wear.
    Just bought some Alden Indy's made in China. Problem solved.
     


  6. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    lol @ made every attempt to avoid
     


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    Price increase in due to Hipster in demand, people. Alden shoes are a trend right now whether you like it or not. Just look and all the Mens Hipster stores like Union Made Goods, Oi Polloi, the Bureau Shop...American Heritage Hipster wear.
    Just bought some Alden Indy's made in China. Problem solved.


    Yeah, this seems like a supply demand issue. Demand for Alden shoes has shot up. I'm sure the workers at the factory are demanding more pay for higher hours worked. Plus, skilled shoe labor is a limited pool here (and competition is heating up as brands scale up production). Union or not, labor costs are gonna go up. They are being passed on through price increases. Given the popularity of this thread, I'm sure Alden will do fine
     


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    Assuming the retail price increase is around $20-$40. The wholesale price is probably in the range of 40~60% of retail, so the actual revenue increase at the factory is in the teen's. Down the food chain, not very much increase at the craftsman's level, I would think.

    Ain't the retailers benefit from the price hike most after all?

    Sorry, Tom, don't ban me from your stores.
     


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    scb Senior member

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    I know Alden SF can check to see if Alden DC has any onhand.

    Did you try the Alden NYC store?


    alden dc had them. just ordered. thanks
     


  10. Man with Apple

    Man with Apple Senior member

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    As it has been said already, the 5% increase was covered on this very thread at least a week or two ago. If you don't like it, don't buy them. If you don't care, but want to speculate as to the reason for the increase then you are just wasting your key strokes because noone really cares to read your conjure, as there are multiple variables involved. And if you really want to bitch why don't you look at the price of these shoes overseas where they cost double.

    So, let's get back to more pics of these gorgeous shoes, and appreciating what we all can agree on are high quality, fantastic shoes with first class craftsmanship.
     


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    when your crack dealer tells you the price is going up, do you speculate as to why? no, you pay!
     


  12. MiniW

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    are you comparing Aldens to crack? if so that is not too far off for some people here
     


  13. Man with Apple

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    when your crack dealer tells you the price is going up, do you speculate as to why? no, you pay!

    Haha, well put.
     


  14. harrythedog

    harrythedog Well-Known Member

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    the indy, or rather the kudu ultimate indy was my gateway shoe
     


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    So I'm wearing my new whiskey caps yesterday and I'm looking at them thinking how much I love this color, so I log onto the TheShoeMart, click on the NST - and this morning they are at my door. Now that's a responsive crack dealer!

    (And yes, I think whiskey seems to be getting a little darker)
    [​IMG]
     


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