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post #31036 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Those look better than brand new!  Wish I could make mine look like that.

nephew,
thank you
just follow the method
post #31037 of 122416
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

I have a question to guys who are after exotic shells (which, I believe, is like 100% posters in this thread): I assume most of you have #8 too, so how much wear do those get compared to exotic ones?

I don't have a huge lineup, but I probably wear #8 more than any other color.
post #31038 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post

Alden of Carmel cigar long wings. In addition to the Mac Method and Reno, I rub the creases out with my thumb as soon as I take the shoes off my feet and place them in shoe trees.
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nephew,
looking very good, enjoy wearing
post #31039 of 122416
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Originally Posted by plato View Post


Those look great! Enjoy wearing.

thank you
post #31040 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
thank you
just follow the method

Will do, however I suspect that you may have been blessed with a finer specimen than I.

post #31041 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
thank you
just follow the method


How often do you do the method? After every wear?

post #31042 of 122416
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

I have a question to guys who are after exotic shells (which, I believe, is like 100% posters in this thread): I assume most of you have #8 too, so how much wear do those get compared to exotic ones?

I only have 3 pairs of shells (so far), which is plenty to some, but not many compared to others on this thread.  Black, #8, Cigar.  I find that I wear all of them equally as often, because I like to let them rest after enjoying them.  However, it is my calfskin that gets neglected, now that I have experienced the joy of shell.

post #31043 of 122416
Kippy: those Cigar LWBs with the light edge trim are gorgeous.
Mine have the dark trim and the light edge really makes the shoe a whole another beast.
post #31044 of 122416
Wanted to share this with you guys...I bought my dad a pair of Indy boots for Father's day. I'd never really bought him anything more than probably $50 as a gift, but the last year has been good for me financially and he's done a lot to help me (moving, minor renovation stuff at my new place, etc). I wanted to get him something that he'd get a LOT of use out of and would last him a long time. So, with some input from my girlfriend, I decided to get my dad a pair of Indy boots (just the basic ones from JCrew).

I sent him this email this morning:
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It's been a week...still happy with the boots?

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Absolutely!! Wore them for Saturday's training session and was on my feet for most of the day. Didn't get undressed until about 9PM and my feet didn't bother me at all. You need to get a pair when you can afford them.

My dad is 65 and has spent the majority of his life on his feet. He was in the military for over a quarter century, drafted into Vietnam and retired after Desert Storm. He worked as a mechanic after that and only transitioned into his current non-physical role about 7 years ago. He's worn just about every work boot and military boot out there, so for him to give such a glowing review means a lot.
post #31045 of 122416
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How often do you do the method? After every wear?

i do the method after each wearing
post #31046 of 122416

Hey, I guess I got held for moderation and nobody saw this post because it took so long to show up. Hope it's kosher that I re-post in the hopes of getting the benefit of some of the incredible experience found amongst the contributors to this forum

 

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Hey all,

 

So I took my brand new #8 LWBs out for their first sunny day of wear yesterday and in the sunlight I saw that what appeared to be some minor color variation was quite a bit worse than I had imagined.

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I've buffed my heart out but this doesn't seem to be a smear of polish or anything sitting at the surface. .What do you all think I'm looking at here and what should I do about it? I'm brand new to the world of shell but from what I've been able to find online, shell isn't likely to be impacted very much by polishes and other treatments I can do on my own. Considering how much these shoes set me back, I'm a bit disappointed and wary about making sure I get these taken care of now so that I'm not kicking myself down the road. I contacted Alden and they referred me to the retailer. I bought them from NRO and they have proved to be somewhat less than accessible.

 

Thanks for your thoughts!
 

 

Additional question: When Alden does deem something like this a defect, are they likely to apply a temporary fix, a permanent fix, or a replacement? 

 

Thanks again!

post #31047 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

Wanted to share this with you guys...I bought my dad a pair of Indy boots for Father's day. I'd never really bought him anything more than probably $50 as a gift, but the last year has been good for me financially and he's done a lot to help me (moving, minor renovation stuff at my new place, etc). I wanted to get him something that he'd get a LOT of use out of and would last him a long time. So, with some input from my girlfriend, I decided to get my dad a pair of Indy boots (just the basic ones from JCrew).
I sent him this email this morning:
Quote:
It's been a week...still happy with the boots?
His reply:
Quote:
Absolutely!! Wore them for Saturday's training session and was on my feet for most of the day. Didn't get undressed until about 9PM and my feet didn't bother me at all. You need to get a pair when you can afford them.
My dad is 65 and has spent the majority of his life on his feet. He was in the military for over a quarter century, drafted into Vietnam and retired after Desert Storm. He worked as a mechanic after that and only transitioned into his current non-physical role about 7 years ago. He's worn just about every work boot and military boot out there, so for him to give such a glowing review means a lot.

thank you for sharing
post #31048 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

Wanted to share this with you guys...I bought my dad a pair of Indy boots for Father's day. I'd never really bought him anything more than probably $50 as a gift, but the last year has been good for me financially and he's done a lot to help me (moving, minor renovation stuff at my new place, etc). I wanted to get him something that he'd get a LOT of use out of and would last him a long time. So, with some input from my girlfriend, I decided to get my dad a pair of Indy boots (just the basic ones from JCrew).
I sent him this email this morning:
Quote:
It's been a week...still happy with the boots?
His reply:
Quote:
Absolutely!! Wore them for Saturday's training session and was on my feet for most of the day. Didn't get undressed until about 9PM and my feet didn't bother me at all. You need to get a pair when you can afford them.
My dad is 65 and has spent the majority of his life on his feet. He was in the military for over a quarter century, drafted into Vietnam and retired after Desert Storm. He worked as a mechanic after that and only transitioned into his current non-physical role about 7 years ago. He's worn just about every work boot and military boot out there, so for him to give such a glowing review means a lot.


That's awesome! Alden Indy's are a fantastic boot and a really special father to son, son to father kind of gift. Though for fathers day I sold my dad some cigar chukkas I had...... Nearly full price too shog[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I only have 3 pairs of shells (so far), which is plenty to some, but not many compared to others on this thread.  Black, #8, Cigar.  I find that I wear all of them equally as often, because I like to let them rest after enjoying them.  However, it is my calfskin that gets neglected, now that I have experienced the joy of shell.


I have 5 pairs of shell, #8, x2 ravello, cigar, and whiskey. I say they all see about equal wear and I don't neglect any of them really. I try to use a rotation based system and wear a different pair for every day of the work week. I use the shoes as the base or focal point of all my outfits and thus never run into a point where the shoes don't work with the rest of what I'm wearing. Plus, it allows me to wear all my shell, all the time icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


i do the method after each wearing


Thank you Mac.

post #31049 of 122416
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

I have a question to guys who are after exotic shells (which, I believe, is like 100% posters in this thread): I assume most of you have #8 too, so how much wear do those get compared to exotic ones?

Color 8 longwing was my first Alden - even as I added rare colors, I continued wearing the longwing to the point that I am getting the soles replaced now. Color 8 gets a lot of wear because it goes with everything ranging from from very dark grey slacks to tan chinos to all shades of denim
post #31050 of 122416
+1 on the versatility of #8. on a related note, do you guys ever wear #8 with black pants? (please don't turn this into a "do not wear black pants" debate).
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