Yeah, I am a 4x4 fan as well. I have the color 8 version. Much sleeker than the dover.
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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 5314post #79696 of 1224164/25/14 at 6:02pmpost #79697 of 1224164/25/14 at 6:05pmQuote:
Saphir's Brown cordovan cream works quite nicely on brown shell.
I seldom use Saphir's burgundy cordovan cream on Alden's color 8 (i seldom use anything), but I do use it on burgundy shell from other makers.
Saphir's black cordovan cream is, well, black. I use it from time to time.
Saphir's neutral cordovan cream is useful for any color, but it can darken some whiskeys.post #79698 of 1224164/25/14 at 6:40pmpost #79699 of 1224164/25/14 at 7:07pmpost #79700 of 1224164/25/14 at 7:08pmWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)Quote:Originally Posted by Thor
So...I sent my #8 Indy's back for recrafting- I think they did a really good job. Cleaning up (and repairing) the boots nicely without losing the character of age and use. The current color is really cool- almost woodgrain-like
here is a before and after:
In contrast to much newer #8Quote:Quote:Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation
Some Fun in the Sun
Unworn Cigar, and Whiskey SW Bals with about 5 days of wear on them:
And the Context Tankers after the first wear...
I am quite happy with the fit on these Tankers on Barrie, I was expecting a a more loose fit, but these are quit form fitting. The feel of the short wings is on another level however.
Its also pretty funny to look at these shoes in the sun, it clearly illustrates why so many people freak out about the quality of the shell finish and matching panels...Quote:Quote:Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation
Yesterday I was asked to take some top down photos of the Tanker on Barrie to compare it to the Indy on Truebalance
Below is a quick comparison of some of my boots
PCT CXL Brown Boot - this is my winter boot that I wear with thick wool (winter) socks, this is a 10.5D Barrie
Context Tanker - 10D Barrie
Leffot Natural CXL Indy - 10D Truebalance
Hope this illustrates the differences a bit..
Gentlemen, all beautiful shoes. Excellent job!
-Mpost #79701 of 1224164/25/14 at 7:22pmHi gents, I'll be in SF next week and plan to visit Alden SF for the first time. Any tips on sales associates, models to ask for, etc...?
Also, any other stores I should try and hit in SF that would align with the man who calls himself an Alden shoe connoisseur?post #79702 of 1224164/25/14 at 7:22pmpost #79703 of 1224164/25/14 at 7:23pmQuote:
Last time I checked, they had Alden Chukka in Loden for $350.post #79704 of 1224164/25/14 at 7:31pmpost #79705 of 1224164/25/14 at 7:36pmQuote:Originally Posted by zippyh
Some one requested Carmina Ruby versus Alden. Sadly I have no #2.
L to R: #8, RL Marlow, Ruby, Ruby, #4, #4, Cigar, Ravello, Ravello. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)Quote:Originally Posted by MrDV
zippyh, awesome shell photo. I heart your #4 ptbs.
same photo from last month when the lwbs arrived
#4 ct boot, #2 lwb, ruby
Well played, gentlemen. Well played.post #79706 of 1224164/25/14 at 7:55pm
Thanks. They're Shoemart seconds (with B.Nelson resole). Not sure who they were made for. The closest match I could find were a Tassel's #8 Atom on Tremont. These are Barrie.post #79707 of 1224164/25/14 at 8:09pmpost #79708 of 1224164/25/14 at 8:13pmpost #79709 of 1224164/25/14 at 8:15pmpost #79710 of 1224164/25/14 at 8:17pm
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