***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. harrythedog

    harrythedog Well-Known Member

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    But it's not. The place local to me hasn't had a price increase and I called them and they said they're not raising their prices. Anyway, even before they did this people were paying 430 for the indy boot and this place is selling it for 385.

    you sure they aren;t the non union made aldens, that are made in china? hahah. well it sounds like you gotta a cheaper crack dealer than the rest of us, feel like sharing your secret?
     


  2. Hot Dog Day #49

    Hot Dog Day #49 Senior member

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    Nope, they had all the standard models. They didn't have a lot of cordovan in the store (chukka, norwegian toe, couple different loafers) but they showed me what they could order, pretty much anything. The regular indy boot was 385, the same boot I've seen everywhere else for much more. Also there was no tax.
     


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    Beyachad Active Member

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    If anyone is interested in buying lightly worn Alden Men's Indy Boot Plain Toe in Natural Chrome Excel, Size 8.5D Trubalance last, purchased from Shoe Mart in December, please send PM. Thanks.
     


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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!


    Nope, they had all the standard models. They didn't have a lot of cordovan in the store (chukka, norwegian toe, couple different loafers) but they showed me what they could order, pretty much anything. The regular indy boot was 385, the same boot I've seen everywhere else for much more. Also there was no tax.

    Sounds like Sherman bros
     


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    david3558 Senior member

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    I hope this damn price increase will fix their quality issues. Before I got my J.Crew Aldens, I had experienced 3 defective ones across the board; different retailers, models, etc. Just awful.

    Sadly, I'm too attached to Alden.
     


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    Quality control issues? Alden's giving themselves a raise: Ain't no stinkin' issues.
     


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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)


    When I visited one of the numerous Alden carriers in NY a few weeks back a number of the cigar shell shoes (split toe, lhs, etc.) had slightly different shades, though all were cigar. One cigar LHS in particular had multiple shades on it. They said that the shell cordovan colors tend to vary a bit, some lighter some darker. Sometimes it depends on how long they've been sitting on the shelf absorbing the light. Even with the variations they still looked great.
     


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    randomkoreandude 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!


    lol uh thx
     


  9. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Finally stopped by lsbh and brian was too busy on the phone for me lol.
     


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    fitchottie Senior member

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    Sizing question for Alden Indy

    My foot measures 11 3/4 by 4.5 wide, I normally wear a 12d in rw and Frye specifically for width, since gt don't have e widths. In regards to Indy I think the length would be a 11.5 but what about Width. Im Guessing I would be a ee. but I'm not sure.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
     


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    Hey guys - I've been a longtime lurker, but wanted to share some pictures of my first pair of Alden's, some Context Roy Boots. I love these so far. I have used some Lexol, along with a coating of SnoSeal, and some Obenauf Leather Oil.

    They have held up great in the snowy northeast so far this winter. I love the color that is coming out in them.

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    ^ that is a great boot. how is the crepe sole holding up?
     


  13. interlockingny

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    Hey guys - I've been a longtime lurker, but wanted to share some pictures of my first pair of Alden's, some Context Roy Boots. I love these so far. I have used some Lexol, along with a coating of SnoSeal, and some Obenauf Leather Oil

    B,

    Those look great.
     


  14. bburkava

    bburkava Well-Known Member

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    The crepe has held up great. We've had some nasty weather the last few weeks, and I feel like the crepe actually has decent grip in wet and icy conditions.

    They make the boots incredibly comfortable, and the leather toe is actually in much worse shape than the crepe.
     


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    The crepe has held up great. We've had some nasty weather the last few weeks, and I feel like the crepe actually has decent grip in wet and icy conditions.

    They make the boots incredibly comfortable, and the leather toe is actually in much worse shape than the crepe.


    That's to be expected. If only Alden used the double oiled waterlock sole instead of the regular leather sole.the crepe makeup would be perfect.
     


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