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post #12496 of 91770
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Originally Posted by HarryFlashman View Post
Not as popular here, but Alden for Brooks Brothers LHS in #8 after three hard days walking around San Francisco (and without any mac method)...


Alden loafers (both tassel and LHS) are among their best offerings. They should get more love here.

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post #12497 of 91770
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Originally Posted by Danito View Post
But seriously, Does anyone have experience with Cordovan color 8? I've heard you can expedite the aging process through sun exposure. Has anyone had success using this method?
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post
I keep seeing people ask this. Why would you want to do this? Seems sorta stupid to me but maybe that's just me.
Here's a link to a pair of Tom Park's #8 nst's and how they have aged. I know that over the course of reading this forum I've seen examples of the sun fading #8 shoes. I didn't find the thread I was looking for. As I recall, one of the shoes was decidedly lighter than the other and the person put the darker shoe in the sun and had success in getting the color of the two shoes to be more closely matched. http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/?s=aging+color+8 Edit: found it. It's on Nick Horween's blog. Here's the link. http://horween.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/brownout/
post #12498 of 91770
I like the darker color of #8, and I want to preserve the dark aspect of it as it gets wear over the years... in fact, I've decided to use the occasional coat of black polish on my #8 longwings...

My #8 care regimen is
1) Brush with horsehair / buff with cloth regularly
2) 1 thin Alden paste wax every two/three weeks
4) A Saphir treatment, a coat of Alden paste wax and coat of black wax every couple of months

These are on my longwings. Once a acquire pair of #8 boots or something, I'm guessing the care will be a bit more sporadic
post #12499 of 91770
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Originally Posted by Danito View Post
The Beauty of Cordovan is the way it ages. I would hardly call this aged color 8 shell stupid:

http://theagatineeyelet.files.wordpr.../09/8boot7.jpg

I think 'ages' is the operative word.
post #12500 of 91770
whats everyone's opinion on the Context+ Alden #8 tankers?

Can anyone tell the difference between them and the Leathersoul NST cordovan tankers?
they look pretty much the same other than the extra leather tab that the context boots have.
post #12501 of 91770
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Originally Posted by lxlfeng View Post
whats everyone's opinion on the Context+ Alden #8 tankers?

Can anyone tell the difference between them and the Leathersoul NST cordovan tankers?
they look pretty much the same other than the extra leather tab that the context boots have.

Also, how is Context normally with their delivery times? Any chance they ship early? I'd like to order this boot or something like it in #8, but I would need it for October...
post #12502 of 91770
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post
Also, how is Context normally with their delivery times? Any chance they ship early? I'd like to order this boot or something like it in #8, but I would need it for October...

You could give Citishoes a call, they have these listed on their site.
post #12503 of 91770
Both pair are sold - thanks
post #12504 of 91770
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post
Guys

Just a heads up that I listed a couple of Aldens on eBay

Size 9.5 #8 LHS:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...STRK:MESELX:IT

Size 9 Cigar Cap Toe Boots:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...STRK:MESELX:IT

would instakop loafers if they were 9D but i'm contemplating the boots.
post #12505 of 91770
if those cigars were only my size... i need a 7.5/8

Great price BTW! I'm sure someone on this forum will pick those up
post #12506 of 91770
Is there an NA webshop that sells this model?
http://www.tresbienshop.net/brand/al...uede-derby-tan
post #12507 of 91770
J/Crew is selling these on the Barrie last: http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/s...6863/26863.jsp
post #12508 of 91770
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Originally Posted by Mesta View Post
Is there an NA webshop that sells this model?
http://www.tresbienshop.net/brand/al...uede-derby-tan

Pretty sure that Alden SF carries these.
post #12509 of 91770
^ There's several sellers with these.
post #12510 of 91770
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Originally Posted by Danito View Post
But seriously,

Does anyone have experience with Cordovan color 8? I've heard you can expedite the aging process through sun exposure. Has anyone had success using this method?


The patina of my Indy's has changed after significant exposure- see here compared to brand new #8:


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