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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. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    I think that (for boots anyway) adds character to them. I like my boots a little scruffy. Same with bucks. With cordovan I'm a little different, but I don't know how much of that is on the price of the boot than it is for stylistic purposes.


    Sweet man. Enjoy!


    Sorry, don't want to rub it in, but I love mine. Surely another retailer will do it, perhaps next spring?


    Madon! Those are beautiful. LS Pitts?



    Tom, i mentioned this to you before, but I don't mind the wait for getting exactly what it is that I want. These shoes and boots are made to last a lifetime, so whats a few years if need be. Besides, gives me more time to save up for them! I understand people who want what they want, when they want it, but i don't think they understand or appreciate what it takes to develop, produce, and then sell a special shoe. Just my 2cents.
     
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    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    I think that (for boots anyway) adds character to them. I like my boots a little scruffy. Same with bucks. With cordovan I'm a little different, but I don't know how much of that is on the price of the boot than it is for stylistic purposes.


    Sweet man. Enjoy!


    Sorry, don't want to rub it in, but I love mine. Surely another retailer will do it, perhaps next spring?


    Madon! Those are beautiful. LS Pitts?



    Tom, i mentioned this to you before, but I don't mind the wait for getting exactly what it is that I want. These shoes and boots are made to last a lifetime, so whats a few years if need be. Besides, gives me more time to save up for them! I understand people who want what they want, when they want it, but i don't think they understand or appreciate what it takes to develop, produce, and then sell a special shoe. Just my 2cents.
     
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    Wore these to my 4th round interview. I've been wearing a different pair for every interview, haha. I'm hoping to get the call to go back for the 5th and last round so I can start already.
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    First scratch. I thought I would've thrown a hissy fit, but it doesn't really bug me.
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    dude... were you taking pictures of your shoes while you were waiting to be called...
     
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    Of course not. I took the pictures when I was waiting at the doctor's office after my interview ended. Game face/mentality was on prior to the interview.
     
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    wj4, gl with the interviews. as far as the stratch is concerned, buff it out, bitch.
     
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    Thanks, man. I was surprised they even considered me. They wanted at least 5 years of experience. I have 1. 3 if you want to count my MS as well. Next interview will be #8 captoe boots. :slayer:
     
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    Tom, i mentioned this to you before, but I don't mind the wait for getting exactly what it is that I want. These shoes and boots are made to last a lifetime, so whats a few years if need be. Besides, gives me more time to save up for them! I understand people who want what they want, when they want it, but i don't think they understand or appreciate what it takes to develop, produce, and then sell a special shoe. Just my 2cents.

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    Well put Rob. I hope that those out there like us keep getting the chance to order and get these beautiful shoes and boots.
     
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    haaa, thats awesome. must be the shoes :p I never have the balls to apply for those positions. Maybe next year, when I have 3 years of grown-up work experience

    also, those longwings look good with the gray slacks. im assuming they are on the barrie last? I just think barrie last is too bulky with a suit. If I do wear an Alden shoe/boot with a suit, it has to be on the Plaza/Grant/Leydon/Aberdeen last. In any case, they look great
     
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    I applied for all sorts of jobs, man. The worst they can do is not contact me at all. Even if I get a call to an interview and it goes nowhere, I'm grateful for it. I see it as a sparring session. I even got some emails saying that I was overqualified even though I only have 1 year of real world experience. I assume this is because I'm going for a 2nd master's.

    Yep, Barrie last. A lot of people think they are too casual for a suit. But to be honest, I see a very minimal difference in the shape, width-wise, between Barrie and Grant. I don't have any other lasts to compare so I can't make a statement.
     
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    I appreciate the interest. I will continue preorders but make sure everyone understands the timeframe. Keep shooting me emails to remind me what styles you guys are interested in preordering.
     
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    i wear barrie lwbs with a suit because i'm a bigger guy and the shoes balance off me quite well. my suits are still as tailored as possible - no excess fabric, but not tight. i probably would avoid it if i were very slender like many on this board.
     
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    What color Indy Boot should I get i I could only have one and I'm going to wear it with jeans almost all the time.................
     
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    Cigar in commando sole
     
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    Any color will work.
     
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    ravello tassels
    argyles otc
     
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    An escort/hooker is less likely to steal the original 403 or 405s, so that might be something to consider :D
    Seriously though, go with the original color. I have a pair and they are surprisingly versatile.

    Also, I might be the only person who doesn't like those JCrew/Alden suede crepe sole boots. I tried them on and they looked like I was wearing uggs. without the moc toe stitching, the trubalannce last looks so blobby.
     
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    home run idear, robin


    +1. I have the 405, the black pair, and the tabacco chamois. the 405 is the most versatile IMO but both the black and tabacco are just as easily paired. however, some people dislike the contrast stitching of the black pair and the hand stitched mock toe of the tabacco so make sure to consider that before purchasing


    +1000. not a fan at all and the contrast between the indigo and suede is much too loud. even for my tastesmant" url="/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread-supported-by-leather-soul/15555#post_4788416"]
     
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    Or go with a more reputable escort/hooker that doesn't steal your shit.
     
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