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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. Hot Dog Day #49

    Hot Dog Day #49 Senior Member

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    What happened !? They are great guys from my experience.

    talking about the philly location, but i've gone in there a few times and had varying service. the other day i went in looking for alden wax shoe polish and waited 15 minutes before anyone even greeted me, the two salesmen in there were helping two businessmen buy some real sick johnson and murphys or some shit. when the one guy was done i asked if he could help me when he had a minute and he said yeah sure, his customer left and i was the only one in the store. i asked him if he had the alden shoe polish and he slapped it on the table and immediately walked away, picked up the phone and called someone. i actually had a question but he kind of brushed me off, and then the other salesguy came to the register where i was standing and signaled that i was in the way since he was trying to check his customer out, i waited about 5 more minutes and no one ever asked if i was all set so i walked out. i've heard that they're not too friendly toward younger people because they don't think they have money or some shit, not like the old men that come in there that struggle to spend 100 on a pair of J&Ms [​IMG]
     


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    every day is good for whiskey. enjoy wearing
    Thanks, Mc.

    I'm waiting to get my black shells in on 5/11 according to FedEx. Ravellos won't be in until Aug-Sept. Going to wait until these two come in before taking a family picture. I'm done with Alden for now. Maybe I just need a pair of navy blue Tricker's to spazz up the collection a bit.
     


  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    talking about the philly location, but i've gone in there a few times and had varying service. the other day i went in looking for alden wax shoe polish and waited 15 minutes before anyone even greeted me, the two salesmen in there were helping two businessmen buy some real sick johnson and murphys or some shit. when the one guy was done i asked if he could help me when he had a minute and he said yeah sure, his customer left and i was the only one in the store. i asked him if he had the alden shoe polish and he slapped it on the table and immediately walked away, picked up the phone and called someone. i actually had a question but he kind of brushed me off, and then the other salesguy came to the register where i was standing and signaled that i was in the way since he was trying to check his customer out, i waited about 5 more minutes and no one ever asked if i was all set so i walked out. i've heard that they're not too friendly toward younger people because they don't think they have money or some shit, not like the old men that come in there that struggle to spend 100 on a pair of J&Ms [​IMG]
    Ive experience this to a varying degree at Alden SF. Just depends who you talk to. However when you do get ignored, its pretty blatant [​IMG]
     


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    Leather Soul is just killing me lately. Just ordered the suede PTB in snuff and the tan V-tips. Won't be here for the Monday collection photos but I'll get the others ready.
     


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    I was hesitant to buy a pair of Whiskey LWBs as I feared they may be too similar to my tannish J. Crew version LWBs. As a result, I went and got Whiskey PTBs instead. Here's a side by side comparison to show the similarity/difference in color hues.
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    Those Whiskey PTBs are absolutely mouth watering my man! Please post some more pics. (wait maybe you shouldnt, I'll want them even more.)
     


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    I was hesitant to buy a pair of Whiskey LWBs as I feared they may be too similar to my tannish J. Crew version LWBs. As a result, I went and got Whiskey PTBs instead. Here's a side by side comparison to show the similarity/difference in color hues.
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    Nice purchase! They both look great, but that PTB is stunning.
     


  7. mg428

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    Yeah, it was impossible to resist.

    These are ridiculously awesome too (not mine, pics stolen from MC thread)...

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    Where are these from?
     


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    every day is good for whiskey. enjoy wearing

    Uncle speaks the truth.
     


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    Serious question: Is there a way to manually alter the edgetrim on a pair of Aldens? Have my eye on a pair of tan wingtips from Shoemart's factory irregulars, but it's burnished tan leather with black edgetrim, and would much rather the edgetrim either be a similar shade, or, preferably, natural edgetrim.

    Thoughts on altering the edgetrim oneself?
     


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    Where are these from?
    Check the suede summer shoes thread in MC, maybe around page 10 or so. PM the guy that posted them, he can help out.
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    anyone here have the most recent Shoemart irregulars email? I need size 11.5ish
     


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    Serious question: Is there a way to manually alter the edgetrim on a pair of Aldens? Have my eye on a pair of tan wingtips from Shoemart's factory irregulars, but it's burnished tan leather with black edgetrim, and would much rather the edgetrim either be a similar shade, or, preferably, natural edgetrim.

    Thoughts on altering the edgetrim oneself?


    Look back through this thread - some people have had success using sandpaper, then clear/natural edge dressing. But that does not help the top of the sole where it will still be black; that would take some insanely careful removal that, really, isn't worth the effort.

    Those burnished tans with the black edgetrim (I think it's actually dark brown) look good in that setup. Just get them and wear the hell out of them. When they're up for a resole, natural edgetrim it is.
     


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    Wow, those PTBs are gorgeous. May cure me of my aversion to shell.
     


  14. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    ravello monks
    argyles otc
     


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    #8 with commando sole [​IMG]
     


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