***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. HorseHide

    HorseHide Senior member

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    Is there anyone else around here besides me who doesn't like the Indy boot stitching?

    There is nothing about the Indy boot that I like . . . but that's why there's vanilla and chocolate.
     


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    phototristan Senior member

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    Is there anyone else around here besides me who doesn't like the Indy boot stitching?

    I like it. It's sorta unusual and sets it apart of 'any ol boot'. You could buy a more expensive boot but it would still generally look like 'any ol boot' to most.

    I get a lot of compliments and looks when I've got my Indy boots on.
     


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    Thor: Wow those are freaking awesome!!! NOMAR: Sweet LS boots and crisp pics! scb: You're making it tough not to hit up the LS crew and try and succure a pair of those navy PTBs. All the QC issues suck. It seems like the number one problem is the stitching in that area regardless of the model. Wouldn't it be a relatively simple fix in manufacturing process? Anyways since we can all agree that Alden shoes look awesome, I wore my Cigar LWB yesterday but I finally got a chance to post them. [​IMG]
     


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    damn Thor, I am impressed! Though I shudder at the thought of the wait time and the price you paid as I have inquired about a MTO from Alden NYC myself in the past. May they last you a lifetime or as close to it as a pair of shoes can.
     


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    very nice. I still need to get a pair of Alden in Whiskey. Today's shoe: Black Shell PTB

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    thank you

    are your black ptb from tom. enjoy wearing
     


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    damn Thor, I am impressed! Though I shudder at the thought of the wait time and the price you paid as I have inquired about a MTO from Alden NYC myself in the past. May they last you a lifetime or as close to it as a pair of shoes can.

    Generally speaking, what is the up charge on a one off MTO shell boot? Percentage over it's closest available counterpart?
     


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    Newest Arrival: #8 Plaza Cap Toe Boot. Vamp stitching looks okay although there are several loose ends [​IMG]

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    good looking! enjoy wearing
     


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    damn Thor, I am impressed! Though I shudder at the thought of the wait time and the price you paid as I have inquired about a MTO from Alden NYC myself in the past. May they last you a lifetime or as close to it as a pair of shoes can.
    Thank you! I do plan to have them for a very long time... Actually, the wait time wasn't that bad- barely 6 months...the price?? well, I give a little shudder inside too... its an extra $200 for a MTO...buts its for a boot that didn't exist in a size that no one would ever carry...so, I can try and rationalize the pain away. ^Thanks Mac!!
     


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    thank you

    are your black ptb from tom. enjoy wearing


    I'd say BB.
     


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    There is nothing about the Indy boot that I like . . . but that's why there's vanilla and chocolate.

    heh, exactly how I feel. I just don't get the Indy boot in any of it's varieties, but others do
     


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    Thor: Wow those are freaking awesome!!!

    NOMAR: Sweet LS boots and crisp pics!

    scb: You're making it tough not to hit up the LS crew and try and succure a pair of those navy PTBs.



    All the CC issues suck. It seems like the number one problem is the stitching in that area regardless of the model. Wouldn't it be a relatively simple fix in manufacturing process?


    Anyways since we can all agree that Alden shoes look awesome, I wore my Cigar LWB yesterday but I finally got a chance to post them.


    [​IMG]


    +1 for gunboats and argyles
     


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    Thank you! I do plan to have them for a very long time...

    Actually, the wait time wasn't that bad- barely 6 months...the price?? well, I give a little shudder inside too...

    its an extra $200 for a MTO...buts its for a boot that didn't exist in a size that no one would ever carry...so, I can try and rationalize the pain away.



    ^Thanks Mac!!


    amortize over 20 years it is 10 ten dollars a year. again enjoy wearing
     


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    I'm supremely jealous Thor...that's basically how I would like my captoe boot to be!

    Lovely LWB trunks206!

    Quick question for all...

    Going through airport security with a pair of Aldens...should I just put them in my check-in or actually wear them or put them in my carry-on and let them get x-rayed? I'm really iffy about putting them in my check-in because I've traveled enough that I've lost a few bags over the years. Going to my sister's wedding in Dallas and I'd love to show them off haha. Thanks in advance!
     


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    Going through airport security with a pair of Aldens...should I just put them in my check-in or actually wear them or put them in my carry-on and let them get x-rayed? I'm really iffy about putting them in my check-in because I've traveled enough that I've lost a few bags over the years. Going to my sister's wedding in Dallas and I'd love to show them off haha. Thanks in advance!

    Dude, they're shoes. Don't overthink this.
     


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