***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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    Yeah, I'm going to stay with definitely, for three reasons. If it was brown, they would not call it burgundy. Second, if you look at the other shoes they are offering, every one is a standard stock Alden model. Third, $610.00 is the exact new msrp of the 975.
    OK. But the pic is still strange.
     
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    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.


    I first saw that video a year ago and was amazed with how great the chukkas turned out.

    OK, but dirt is one thing, I'm talking about abrasion.
     
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    OK. But the pic is still strange.

    I don't disagree, but we all know how #8 will look black, brown or red depending on lighting, type of flash, etc... Whatever the case, bad web marketing in not making it more clear.
     
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    Was at Brooks brothers today and the salesman told me the current 25% off corporate card sale applied to all shell alden. So they are about $450 + tax
    BB took all shell shoes off the site
     
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    how do you get a corporate brooks card?
     
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    BB took all shell shoes off the site
    Yeah you may need to go to a store. SA told me they could give me the discount if I wanted. Koreandude you can apply for 1 online or do it in store
     
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    how do you get a corporate brooks card?
    I got mine through the Borders Rewards Program EDIT - I have a $510 BB merchandise credit. Selling for $430. PM me if interested
     
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    I love this. It puts it all in perspective. Thank you.

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    I got mine through the Borders Rewards Program

    EDIT - I have a $510 BB merchandise credit. Selling for $430. PM me if interested


    Different sale. The extra corporate discount was last week.
    This week it's 25% off with bb MasterCard and 15% with other payment.
     
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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...


    Saw them this week in the DC Alden Shop in sand color.
     
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    ravello full strap
    argyles otc
     
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    how do you get a corporate brooks card?

    I got mine through my corporate discounts program set up by my benefits folks, and was able to use it last week to save 25% on a new pair of perforated cap toe shells.

    Many mid to large-sized companies have these incentives, but I don't think the requirements are too stringent.http://http://www.brooksbrothers.com/cis/membership.tem

    The card always gives you 15% off, but a few times a year it jumps to 25% off. Definitely comes in handy when you can combine this discount with others.
     
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    My feet are slightly wider than the norm so I went TTS with the Grant last, which is .5 bigger than my Barrie and TruBalance last shoes.
     
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