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I hope you guys could help. I own one pair of Aldens which I picked up on my last trip to US. It's the Alden for Brooks Brothers shortwing on Plaza last in 8.5C. This is by far the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned. I also fell in love with the quality of Alden shoes so I am keen to buy more.

Would it be safe to say that if I now choose to get a pair of longwings on the Barrie last, I should also stick with the C width or would the D width be ok after a size down by half. Your help is really appreciated.
post #30692 of 122416
I have used the following products on my shells with great success: Alden Paste Wax, Saphir Reno, Saphir Shell Cordovan Cream; Venetian Shoe Cream. Venetian is what Horween recommends, as a previous poster stated. All of them should be used sparingly and, in my judgment, never more than one of them during a treatment. I have found that the Saphir products do infuse a bit of moisture (oils) into the shoe when compared to Alden Paste Wax and Venetian. Saphir Reno has never darkened my whiskey shell. All shells - bar none - should undergo a treatment of Alden Defender, IMO.
post #30693 of 122416

Can anyone post picks of the unlined snuff suede LHS?

post #30694 of 122416
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cigar chukka
post #30695 of 122416
thats the first time I liked a pair of cordovan chukkas. those look really fantastic.
post #30696 of 122416
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

thats the first time I liked a pair of cordovan chukkas. those look really fantastic.

I was completely indifferent to shell chukkas (or chukkas in general) until I scored them in cigar and whiskey. The rest is history.
post #30697 of 122416
Thought about grabbing a pair of cigar indys from shoemart, but $742! Holy crap.
post #30698 of 122416
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thats the first time I liked a pair of cordovan chukkas. those look really fantastic.

thank you
post #30699 of 122416

How long until a pay of shell boots hits $1000?  I am trying to finish up my collection as soon as possible because shell is jumping in price and it is getting harder and harder to get cigar,ravello, and whiskey.  The good news is whatever you get now will last you a long time.  satisfied.gif

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I have used the following products on my shells with great success: Alden Paste Wax, Saphir Reno, Saphir Shell Cordovan Cream; Venetian Shoe Cream. Venetian is what Horween recommends, as a previous poster stated. All of them should be used sparingly and, in my judgment, never more than one of them during a treatment. I have found that the Saphir products do infuse a bit of moisture (oils) into the shoe when compared to Alden Paste Wax and Venetian. Saphir Reno has never darkened my whiskey shell. All shells - bar none - should undergo a treatment of Alden Defender, IMO.

any particular reason why? ive been curious about this product but dont know anyone that has used it
post #30701 of 122416
2nd Alden in the house! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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post #30702 of 122416
Snuff suede or made of chamois/reverse chamois? with navy suede? pic doesn't tell for my eyes.

nice, very nice esp. the brass eyelets. Congrats!

May i ask who offers them?

cheerio Joachim
Edited by terradilavoro - 6/21/12 at 4:30am
post #30703 of 122416

I have them also.  They are from Tassels in Hong Kong.  It is snuff and navy suede.  They are a great spring/summer/fall shoe.  Tassels puts out some great designs and their customer service is fantastic.  Wallace and Vicky are great to work with.

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Originally Posted by sask boot View Post

How long until a pay of shell boots hits $1000?  I am trying to finish up my collection as soon as possible because shell is jumping in price and it is getting harder and harder to get cigar,ravello, and whiskey.  The good news is whatever you get now will last you a long time.  satisfied.gif

Considering Alden increases prices anywhere from 5% to 7% every year...
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Originally Posted by Smetana View Post

I hope you guys could help. I own one pair of Aldens which I picked up on my last trip to US. It's the Alden for Brooks Brothers shortwing on Plaza last in 8.5C. This is by far the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned. I also fell in love with the quality of Alden shoes so I am keen to buy more.
Would it be safe to say that if I now choose to get a pair of longwings on the Barrie last, I should also stick with the C width or would the D width be ok after a size down by half. Your help is really appreciated.

I thought all BB Alden's were on the "Snap Last"?

 

Also, its said to be impossible to know for sure without trying them on, as everyone's feet are different.  Just because you wear one size in a particular last does not mean you wear a certain size in another last, just because someone else does.

 

Sorry that I can't provide you with a more definitive answer.

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