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Originally Posted by Ccw55 View Post

Hi guys! Stumbled onto this thread a couple of weeks ago - Aldens (especially shell) look amazing.

I'm considering if I should get a pair of 974 wingtips in colour 8. Could anyone comment on how the colour changes when the shoes age?

I've read that alden applies dye on their colour 8 shell to bring out an eggplant/burgundy colour, and I've also seen a couple of pictures where 974s become almost completely brown after a few years. Is this the norm for alden's colour 8 shell? If so, is there a way to maintain its original burgundy colour?

Thanks guys!

Lack of sunlight and wear will keep them the original color longer, that's about it
post #116492 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bigbadbuff View Post


Lack of sunlight and wear will keep them the original color longer, that's about it


To add to this, the "mac method" care regimen will keep them a little darker as well. Lack of sunlight is the big one!

post #116493 of 122416
There are care products with pigment, and waxes that can noticeably restore a darker burgundy shade without much effort. It also looks like Alden restoration tends to restore color 8 to its more original shade whether you really want that or not. Finally, I doubt only a few years of wear will truly turn color 8 brown. Few examples posted here, perhaps because many people have deep rotations but I think it takes a bit longer than that and pretty regular wear.
post #116494 of 122416
Gents,

Watching netflix with the old lady this weekend and saw Alec Baldwin sportin' these babies . icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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^ Well now that you've outed my identity, at least you all know why I'm such an a&@hole.

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Can I get a few opinions? I was able to get a pair of the natural CXL Indy boots from Leffot's last release (on commando), but while I was waiting on them to arrive I luckily scored some very gently used Viberg service boots in natural CXL from a fellow SF member. While I love natural CXL (and lighter color leathers), I'm thinking perhaps I don't need two new casual boots in the same leather and color. Do you agree? If so, I'll sell the Indy's (not getting rid of the Vibergs) and try to scoop up either the Ultimate Indy's or Innsbruck Indy's perhaps (or Vintage even) since I don't have a darker, brown boot aside from some dressier boots and snuff suede boots. Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by Mr Clemson View Post
 

Can I get a few opinions? I was able to get a pair of the natural CXL Indy boots from Leffot's last release (on commando), but while I was waiting on them to arrive I luckily scored some very gently used Viberg service boots in natural CXL from a fellow SF member. While I love natural CXL (and lighter color leathers), I'm thinking perhaps I don't need two new casual boots in the same leather and color. Do you agree? If so, I'll sell the Indy's (not getting rid of the Vibergs) and try to scoop up either the Ultimate Indy's or Innsbruck Indy's perhaps (or Vintage even) since I don't have a darker, brown boot aside from some dressier boots and snuff suede boots. Thoughts?

 

I would do that, any of the Indy's you mentioned would be great to replace the natty Indy

post #116498 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Gents,

Watching netflix with the old lady this weekend and saw Alec Baldwin sportin' these babies . icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Good spot!!!! Alec Baldwin has gained street cred.

post #116499 of 122416

If anybody is willing to post the seconds lists for 8.5d and 9d it would be greatly appreciated. 

post #116500 of 122416
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If anybody is willing to post the seconds lists for 8.5d and 9d it would be greatly appreciated. 

Gonzo  I pm'd you the lists.  I may need to resend the 8.5d  not sure the pics got attached.

 

Hope you find what your looking for

 

 

Duck

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Gonzo  I pm'd you the lists.  I may need to resend the 8.5d  not sure the pics got attached.

Hope you find what your looking for


Duck
Can you also send me the list please for 9D Barry last.
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It's that day of the week

 

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^ Well now that you've outed my identity, at least you all know why I'm such an a&@hole.

post #116504 of 122416

AOC Color 8 Wingtip Boot

 

post #116505 of 122416

Jcrew pct today .. there was really no need to break these in

comfortable from the 1st wear..

 

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