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I apologize if this has been asked before, I've done some cursory searching in the thread and didn't turn up an answer.

I am interested in getting some LWB's to wear with grey/khaki/blue chinos and jeans. Love the Alden version, specifically the tobacco color in the JCrew colab. A few questions:

1) How is the fit of JCrew's version compared to to other versions on the Barrie last?

2) Are there other iterations of this model thru other retailers (EPaulet, Leather Soul, etc.) with a similar color I can be pointed to? I want more of a medium brown, not too dark.

3) Has JCrew been known to put their Aldens on sale? I watched them over the holidays and every sale excluded 'non JCrew brand' products. If they do go on sale, any idea how often and how much they come down to typically?

4) How accurate is the color on JCrew's site? The real world pics make it look a bit darker.

Thanks in advance.

1. The fit is the same as other versions
2. http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-long-wing-new-dark-tan/pvc-ald-mxsdlw-97641_ald_m_long_wing.html
3. They only go on sale when there is an error on a code. This happens very infrequently, though it has happened.
4. Take a look here http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/71900_100#post_6890571


I would agree with all of this and add...

1. My J Crew tobacco waxed LWB fits just a little roomier than my shells I suppose because calf stretches some.

2.  Alden San Francisco carries the tan LWB also.

4.  That picture in that former post is a little misleading (darker than what they actually look like).  The J Crew version has some orange tones to it (TSM and AoSF are different, more tan than anything else). However, there have been some recent batches of the Tobacco waxed LWB that don't look as orange as mine (like two years ago), but I'm not sure you can count on it.

 

It was my first Alden and I still wear them quite a bit.  Here are a few shots in different lighting...

(top right)

 

I think the Alden SF and TSM versions will look more like the color of this AE Walnut Strand below, only a little darker.

Below are the two Alden calf LWB that are made for J Crew (Brown and Tobacco)

Good luck and I hope this has been helpful.


Edited by ReppTiePrepster - 1/19/15 at 9:32am
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On the day we honor the late reverend, a classic in king...

 

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On the day we honor the late reverend, a classic in king...

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Looking great in your "King" LWBs today on "King" Day! :-)

 

-Mike

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Got these off of eBay a while ago - Alden shell for Brooks Brothers. There seems to be a buildup of polish on most of the shoes. I've attached two pics where it was easy to photograph. I've spent some time brushing them but it hasn't done much on the buildup. Any suggestions on cleaning these up are greatly appreciated.

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And here is a full pic of the shoes:
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^^ Get some Reno Mat to remove the buildup ^^

Then hit it with some Renovateur for conditioning

 

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I have a new pair of the 403 Ultimate Indy in 10.5D and I'm not sure If I should keep them or sell them and get the 405s. I already have the Roy boot and their both CXL, so I don't think I want two boots that are the same color. Any opinions?

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Wearing natty CXL chukkas on my first day at the new job .

Wow, Natty CXL looks so good in a Chukka.  Well done

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Alden x Leffot Color 8 Dovers.

 

 

 

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-Mike

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Wearing natty CXL chukkas on my first day at the new job .
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Love those! Congrats.

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Alden x Leffot Color 8 Dovers.

 

 

 

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-Mike

STELLAR 

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Got these off of eBay a while ago - Alden shell for Brooks Brothers. There seems to be a buildup of polish on most of the shoes. I've attached two pics where it was easy to photograph. I've spent some time brushing them but it hasn't done much on the buildup. Any suggestions on cleaning these up are greatly appreciated.

I completely concur with Don L on this one - the renomat will strip that crud off, and then the Reno will replenish the hide. You may also want to consider Saphir Black Cordovan Creme post Reno

Nice shoes, post the after results.

Cheers,
BN
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I completely concur with Don L on this one - the renomat will strip that crud off, and then the Reno will replenish the hide. You may also want to consider Saphir Black Cordovan Creme post Reno

Nice shoes, post the after results.

Cheers,
BN

 

+1. Try RenoMat and share the experience!

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Does anyone have any recommendations for polishing apline grain leather? My boots are scuffed already and I dont know what to put on them. I usually use montana pitch blend or Venetian shoe cream...
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If you are talking about the AF140...  https://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Brown_Wing_Tip_235.htm
I prefer the Innsbrook without question.  For an all-purpose, weather-beater on commando, I'll take the chrmxl with the eyelets.  I have that same brown calf LWB with double leather soles.  It's a nice shoe that I have worn a great deal in its lifetime (4 years).  But I reach for the Innsbrook MUCH more frequently now

Thanks, that's the one I'm talking about (AF104)
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The epaulet pre-orders are being pulled any minute. The Natty & Brown Innsbruck are fierce.

That may be the deciding factor!
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Does anyone have any recommendations for polishing apline grain leather? My boots are scuffed already and I dont know what to put on them. I usually use montana pitch blend or Venetian shoe cream...

I want to say Saphir mahogany but personally have no clue. I've been curious myself. The alpine grain doesn't seem like normal calf skin.
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