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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 6891post #103351 of 1224162/17/15 at 11:52pmpost #103352 of 1224162/18/15 at 3:12ammdubs,
That brass ravello LWB is stunning!
I've seen where others have asked but most likely missed your response, how do you maintain your shoes? When I was home last week I put in a decent amount of work on some of mine and was never able to get results close to what yours looks like...even on shoes I've worn two or three times only.
Thank youpost #103353 of 1224162/18/15 at 3:15amQuote:Originally Posted by mdubs
Joe is the other full time employee on staff at Alden DC. Very nice and knowledgeable about shoes and shoe making, but doesn't track their special makeups closely.
Joseph was a college student who worked part time at the store. He quit several months back because he is going to Med School.
Thanks Mike!post #103354 of 1224162/18/15 at 4:11am
Can't decide which one of the two below. Would love to see the #8 Indy from above, I'm not a big fan on the TruBalance last, much prefer the "Indy" on Plaza, and I have a feeling the Modified is more like the TB.
I think this is the coolest black Alden boot I've seen (never saw the recent $hitkicker boot from Epaulet, though).
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Edited by TommyB - 2/18/15 at 6:44ampost #103355 of 1224162/18/15 at 4:23amQuote:Originally Posted by prez
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Which one do I keep?
On the left suede cap toe boot from Shoes and Shirts . They said it is on the Aberdeen last.
On the right plaza last boot from Fransboone.
I thought the Shoes and Shirts one looked great on their website, but I prefer the Frans Boone one's here in your pics. I'm not into wholecuts, and while this isn't a wholecut by any means I like the fact that the big plain side panel is broken up with some stitches. If it had a plain toe and plain side panel then I wouldn't like it as it'd be too plain overall. Both are good looking boots though - keep both if you can!
On a side note, do you have any chocolate suede to compare the shoes and shirts model with?post #103356 of 1224162/18/15 at 4:31amWhat is the best way to treat the CXL Indy against water and other elements? I prefer something that does not darken the CXL. I've used mink oil in the past. I believe that Leffot recommends Montana Pitch Blend leather dressing. What about Alden Leather Defender?post #103357 of 1224162/18/15 at 5:59ampost #103358 of 1224162/18/15 at 6:38ampost #103359 of 1224162/18/15 at 6:42ampost #103360 of 1224162/18/15 at 6:53ampost #103361 of 1224162/18/15 at 7:04ampost #103362 of 1224162/18/15 at 7:08ampost #103363 of 1224162/18/15 at 7:16ampost #103364 of 1224162/18/15 at 7:20ampost #103365 of 1224162/18/15 at 7:28amHi guys,
If anyone is interested in the Context Tanker (details below), please shot me a PM for details. I'm in the process of getting a list together. Major differences between this and the Leffot make up are the reverse welt and dark edge, to me this is a more formal boot.
Context link: http://www.contextclothing.com/brands/alden-shoes/alden-context-number-8-shell-cordovan-tanker-boot
- Color 8 shell cordovan
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