***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. borderline

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    lolz, i get it. you funny [​IMG]

    +1. Have you told the gf how much those cost you? I myself would never dare share such an intimate secret with a woman


    I have been dividing the real price by half when I tell my wife about any Alden purchase...
     
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    Hey all-

    Been lurking a while, and the site keeps telling me to "write your first post today", so here I am finally doing what the machine tells me to (joking!).

    I just came across what looks like a cool technology/site, and with all the sizing questions here thought wow, lots of people here could use something like this for Aldens and basically any shoes:

    http://shoefitr.com/ (I promise I have no involvement with it! Not spamming!)

    Right now it seems to only work with running shoes. It basically runs a laser scan of the insides of shoes so you can compare them with shoes you have. I hope this kind of tech becomes widespread, and people will be spared the sizing agony I've gone through with buying Aldens. (Related: going to be selling some barely-worn UI's soon...)

    Oh, and wow, you guys have some pretty amazing collections.

    Regards~
     
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    my gf just found a receipt from my #8 indy's... she looked at all my boxes, and " do you know you have spent close to 4g's on alden's"??? doesn;t know about the black pitt boots in the closet! hahahah

    and the #8 shortwings on order


    hahaha, i feel you. the janitor at work saw me wearing indys and asked who made them. that night he went home and looked up "Alden." a few days later he came up to me and said he nearly schaat his pants when he saw their pricetag.

    and you keep receipts too? well done
     
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    What's your opinion about this flaw in my new Ravello LWB. I noticed it after taking some pictures and still haven't worn them. I have been offered a full refund, but I'm not sure how big of a deal it is. What do you think? The medallion is off center on the left shoe.

    [​IMG]
     
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    hahaha, i feel you. the janitor at work saw me wearing indys and asked who made them. that night he went home and looked up "Alden." a few days later he came up to me and said he nearly schaat his pants when he saw their pricetag. and you keep receipts too? well done
    ya, sometimes it's a little awkward when people say i like your shoes what are they? i try and just say thanks and move on...usually they don't ask again. in regards to the receipt, should have destroyed the evidence! that said, she has loved all my purchases. the ones she knows about...
     
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    What's your opinion about this flaw in my new Ravello LWB. I noticed it after taking some pictures and still haven't worn them. I have been offered a full refund, but I'm not sure how big of a deal it is. What do you think? The medallion is off center on the left shoe. [​IMG]
    If it's the kind of thing you'll always catch out of the corner of your eye, replace it. If not, you're probably the only one who will know. If it were mine, I'd probably exchange it.
     
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    My fiancÃ[​IMG]e (she makes more $ than I do. Way more) has no problem dropping $2500 on two pair of shoes/boots. She did just that while in Barney's of Chicago a month or so ago.
    I only mention this to provide perspective.
    Last weekend, she was looking at the approximately dozen pair of Alden's I keep at her house and she said something to the effect of "...you have a sickness and we may need to get outside help for you"
    Problem is, I have two more recent purchases being sent to her house over the next two weeks.
    You know, maybe she's right [​IMG]
     
  8. mcarthur

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    [​IMG] WOW what a last few days! I don't even know why I kept looking through all the pictures, heart stopping stuff. Thanks to everyone who posted their collections.

    Here is the newest addition to my small humble collection...



    [​IMG]

    Cigar LWB. I freakin love these!


    enjoy wearing!
     
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    Great shoes mac! What last are those on?

    thank you
    aberdeen last
     
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    tassels are [​IMG]

    I have ravello tassels as well. great shoes


    thank you! i agree and tassels are under appreciated
     
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    I have been dividing the real price by half when I tell my wife about any Alden purchase...

    sure she is doing the same with her purchases...
     
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    If it's the kind of thing you'll always catch out of the corner of your eye, replace it. If not, you're probably the only one who will know.

    If it were mine, I'd probably exchange it.


    Yeah, I would exchange immediately if there was another pair, but alas there is not. After months of waiting it is tough to give them up. I guess there will be more eventually, but they are so awesome.
     
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    sure she is doing the same with her purchases...

    the internet can come back to haunt you
     
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    [​IMG] ravello nst argyles otc
     
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