***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. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    "burgundy" is a standard calf for alden
    Interesting to know. So if one wants that exact pair in color, where else can they go for the 'standard' price of ~$450 for calf LWB's without being put on wait?
     


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    Get a load of this: http://www.barneys.com/Perforated-Wi...efault,pd.html Are Barney's customers so stupid they actually WANT to pay $150 more for the same pair of shoes (okay, the color is a bit different) than necessary?These are just longwing bluchers in calfskin. Nice shoe, but $610? I guess Barney's people don't have the internet.
    Are you sure they are not cordovan? Barney's prices are usually at MSRP or a little less, I've never seen them jack something up like that before. Plus, all of their other Aldens are in line with MSRP. I would guess that those are actually shell.
     


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    Agree (and if they are shell, then they are cheaper than the Alden Shop...)
    They look like the 975 #8 longwing to me. Barneys just calls them burgundy instead of #8
     


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    They look like the 975 #8 longwing to me. Barneys just calls them burgundy instead of #8

    Agree, definitely the 975.
     


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    Anybody own or handles these suede bucks?
    Maybe even better pics?
    [​IMG]
     


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    Anybody own or handles these suede bucks?
    Maybe even better pics?
    [​IMG]


    I like them a lot. They're like the unlined chukka only a ptb.
    I'd be all over them if I didn't already have a pair of PS Cages in that same color suede.
     


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    I like them a lot. They're like the unlined chukka only a ptb.
    I'd be all over them if I didn't already have a pair of PS Cages in that same color suede.


    Zippy being reasonable on a shoe purchase? Hmmm... Your New Years resolution for 2011? [​IMG]
    I kid.
    But yah, I'm considering them but the pic I posted doesn't make them look too good.
     


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    Anybody own or handles these suede bucks?
    Maybe even better pics?
    [​IMG]

    RFX, I saw those earlier on J. Crew as well. Semi tempted.
     


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    [​IMG]

    So is the Grant tts or 1/2 size down? ... It's on the line.
     


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    So is the Grant tts or 1/2 size down? ... It's on the line.

    The jury is still out on that one. Some say size down 1/2 and others say TTS (I'm in that camp).

    Hence the reason for being on the line. I would try to go to a store and try on a pair if possible.
     


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    Is anyone doing an Alden dirty buck with a red brick sole this year? I missed the Winn Perry version last year and even missed a pair of the Winn Perry's that sold last month on here, dammit! I'm an 8D Barrie last in case anyone else is selling a pair!!

    I'm considering the Sanders (McNairy's are too hard to find and they're the same thing), but would rather have Aldens. And I don't care for the J Crew leather soled version...They're nice, but I want trad red...

    Thanks in advance...
     


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    The jury is still out on that one. Some say size down 1/2 and others say TTS (I'm in that camp).

    Hence the reason for being on the line. I would try to go to a store and try on a pair if possible.


    The problem with that is I'm two hours away from any store that would carry Aldens.
     


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    I like them a lot. They're like the unlined chukka only a ptb.
    I'd be all over them if I didn't already have a pair of PS Cages in that same color suede.


    What do suede shoes look like after 5 years? 10 years? I have a pair of suede bucks (not alden) from a few years ago and there is definitely some wearing down of the suede on the sides and toe region. With leather, esp. cordovan, they can be polished/waxed back to life, but seems like once suede is worn, it is worn forever. So does it make sense to drop serious coin on casual suede shoes that may get worn a lot? Look at Clark's Desert Boots. Maybe the suede isn't as high quality, but they are <$80 right?

    Photos of older Alden suede shoes would be helpful if anyone has some to post.
     


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    Agree, definitely the 975.

    Definitely? The photos look much more brown than the 975 to me.
     


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    Definitely? The photos look much more brown than the 975 to me.
    yeah looks like a "burnished" brown
     


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