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OG h-ford stylin today


Outstanding makeup Saz. This boot keeps growing on me. Looks so comfortable ...
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What's the best way to contact Alden- is there an email?

 

I have a pair of Indys I've had for about 4 months and they're pretty much falling apart prematurely IMO. Do others think this is normal or it would be reasonable to ask them to fix?

 

 

 

 

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Just to follow up, Alden agreed to recraft if I brought back to AoM. I didn't get out completely unscathed though, picked this up-

 

 

Should go nicely with these I got from UM

 

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That's a nice belt.  I was thinking about picking up a tan suede belt soon - how much do Alden's suede belts run?

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That's a nice belt.  I was thinking about picking up a tan suede belt soon - how much do Alden's suede belts run?

With tax $152 - although they complimented my AE shell belt which was only like $50 more, probably a better deal.

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With tax $152 - although they complimented my AE shell belt which was only like $50 more, probably a better deal.


Yeah - the only things I buy from AE anymore are belts.

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Allen Edmonds has decent horsehair brushes for not too much.

 

After I wear my cordos, I let them cool off a bit, then put the shoe trees in, then put them in the Alden shoe bags (they come with those so you don't need to buy them) and you're done.  You may want to spritz a little water on a washcloth and wipe them down (gently) before and after each wear.  From what I've been told, less is more in terms of upkeep of your cordos.  There are all kinds of videos on youtube and such that will give you a good idea for maintenance.   

 

I hope the shoes work out for you - my PTB shells, as are all my Aldens, fantastic shoes.  Make sure the fit is right for you (wear them indoors and only on carpet - don't crease them). 

 

Hope this helps.

 



I like the AE brushes except they are pretty small. I always seem to get a little careless and bonk the shoes, so I've moved to 8" brushes. This one has been awesome for me:
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I have three of those brushes - one for the quick brushing at the beginning and end of the day, one for shoe care with brown and one for clear. I have one of the smaller AE brushes dedicated for shoe care with my single pair of black shoes, and another AE brush I take when I travel.

Yes, I have a brush problem. It isn't worse than my shoe problem.






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I just ordered two of these!  

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OG h-ford stylin today


Nice!  Where'd you score those stylin' laces?

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Outstanding makeup Saz. This boot keeps growing on me. Looks so comfortable ...

Thanks. Indeed they are.
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slight modification - I had the hooks replaced to all eyelets (plaza)

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OG h-ford stylin today

 

Yeah, buddy!

 

I was gonna go with these too, but the forecast changed from inclement to just cloudy.

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Anybody have care recommendations for reverse chamois? I tired to search the old
Forum and could t find the care tips that ni had seen previously
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Anybody have care recommendations for reverse chamois? I tired to search the old
Forum and could t find the care tips that ni had seen previously


This is word-for-word from a retailer who won't be named.  The leather is very tough and after many wears I have yet to do more than brush my boots a few times with a suede brush - though it didn't necessarily need it:

 

"They don't need a lot of maintenance or oiling since it is such an oily leather already. Brush out any dirt or particulate with a stiff bristled suede brush and every now and then if they seem a bit dry you can use something like Neatsfoot oil or Obenauf's Leather Oil. Apply it using a cloth or dauber brush and then brush them out with a stiff nylon bristled suede brush. You can use the same oils on the smooth chamois. It is easier to apply and just use a normal horsehair shoe brush for the smooth finish instead of using the suede brush."

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Could anyone with a 975 longwing on a Barrie E last size 10 please post the length and width of the shoe? I would be very grateful, thanks.
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Natty cxl crown stitch derby on modified X anatomica
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OG h-ford stylin today

Still one of my favorites. I think some people are put off by them, but they just don't realize how well these boots age. The leather and welt change color over time and develop a great patina.

 

Patina ain't just for shell.

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