***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. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    Eh, I'm over the whole "I should be treated like royalty 100% of the time, all the time in a store" mentality. I don't go to stores to hang out or make me feel like a buddy. There's a dude at Self Edge who has a horribly smug look on his face and "U R too mainstream" attitude but I really don't mind, when I ask him to try something, he gets it for me no problem. And the rest of the staff is friendly all the time.

    But if I'm there to try something on specifically and possibly buy and the salesperson does not allow me to, then that's just bad business.

    So, Jet, did your friend DIRECTLY ask to try something on, and was he REFUSED?


    Those wingtips are fucked up. Took me a few seconds to notice. They basically used the punch hole die for a smaller size for a larger size, or vice versa. Inexcusable. I don't care about welt gaps or a crooked sole stitch but I would never, ever accept those at full price.
     


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    I feel similar. After scouring the web for the perfect boot, I decided on some Alden 403s from shoe mart. They're sitting here, unworn. I got the size right, they feel and look undeniably awesome, but after more 'research', i feel that the commando soles are the only way to go.
    What's the point in shelling out $435 for a pair of 'work' boots that are deemed by many as a liability on a surface that's even just wet, much less a little snow?
    That said, I've been unable to find any 403 or 405 Indy's with a commando sole, (not really feeling the 404s with the clunky vibrams), save for a preorder at LSH which could take 9 months to arrive. (btw, Bryson at LSH was very helpful).
    What have I gotten myself into? No other boot will do!
    Does anybody have any leads on where to find a simple 403 (10.5) with a commando soul?
     


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    thank you, these are gorgeous. what do you wear them with?
     


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    thanks! these shoes are actually very versatile. i wore them with a pair of charcoal grey pants during the week and a pair of jeans this past weekend.
     


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    X-post from the MC Casual thread...

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    Alden x LS NST Saddles

    The middle pic shows off the grain of the saddle strap pretty well. Click to enlarge.
     


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    ^ Nice shoes but I like the socks more. :slayer:



    This forum and its Buy/Sell sections are going to be the death of my bank account.

    My two latest additions...
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    Cigar and Ravello Chukkas.
     


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    PMac Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ Great looking shoes Trunks, both of those from B&S?
     


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    trunks206 Senior member

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    ^ yep. :D Imo they were both pretty damn good deals from their respective sellers, so although I told myself that I was done for a while, I caved in.

    I'm glad I did, my GF not so much. :lol:
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    i like your acquisitions. enjoy wearing. use both the mac procedure and break in process
     


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    jslade Senior member

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    Those chukkas are beautiful, trunks. Congratulations on the pick-ups!
     


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    Fact (maybe sad, but true): Alden shells last longer than GFs.
     
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  12. geoffmartin17

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    Not sure if this is the right place for it, but i have a once - worn pair of 9.5 barrie lasted cigar longwings for sale in B+S.
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    whiskey lhs
    argyles otc
     


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    Very sharp looking whiskey LHS mac. I'm already missing the cobblestone backdrop in the pics, but the shoes are as sharp as ever.
     


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    indeed. what has become of the cobblestone?
     


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