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Would you wait?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rajesh06, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. rajesh06

    rajesh06 Senior Member

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    I went to pick up a pair of Alden Straight Tip Bal Oxfords today and was told that it would take 12 weeks. Would you want or would you just pick up AE Park Avenues?
     


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    Just order them from somewhere else.
     


  3. JayJay

    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    Just order them from somewhere else.
    If you know your size, then there are several online options for getting Alden shoes, or call another store.
     


  4. rajesh06

    rajesh06 Senior Member

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    If you know your size, then there are several online options for getting Alden shoes, or call another store.

    They called the factory - I guess I could get them faster if someone had them in stock. As I understand it Alden is a small factory and selection is often limited.
     


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    Seems unlikely that the Internet is entirely sold out of them. If that were the case though, I wouldnt wait unless I didnt really need them in the first place. For the price though Id probably just get some C&J
     


  6. rebel222

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    Seems unlikely that the Internet is entirely sold out of them. If that were the case though, I wouldnt wait unless I didnt really need them in the first place. For the price though Id probably just get some C&J

    Alden & C&J are not even in the same price point.
     


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    Alden & C&J are not even in the same price point.
    Well the Alden shoe in question is going for $416 on shoemart, is that an inflated price? You can get Handgrade C&J off plal for $470 or benchgrade for $310-350 depending on shoe.
     


  8. JayJay

    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    A couple of years ago I waited several months for Alden cigar shell longwings. It was well worth the wait. If you really want them and can't find them elsewhere, then I'd wait.
     


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    Well the Alden shoe in question is going for $416 on shoemart, is that an inflated price? You can get Handgrade C&J off plal for $470 or benchgrade for $310-350 depending on shoe.

    So yes. If you compare a full priced retailer of Aldens to a discount C&J dealer, they are the same price.
     


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    Harold falcon Stylish Dinosaur

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    I would get the AE Park Avenues. They are a very nice shoe that will serve you well.

    Save up for an Alden in shell cordovan a year from now.
     


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    FYI, the Alden Irregular lists were sent out today.
     


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    12 weeks for a pair of Alden bals? oh hell no
     


  13. archetypal_yuppie

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    Well the Alden shoe in question is going for $416 on shoemart, is that an inflated price? You can get Handgrade C&J off plal for $470 or benchgrade for $310-350 depending on shoe.

    Not anymore, if SF posters are too be trusted.
     


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