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Couple of places I know of:
I'm not totally convinced it's necessary myself.
I only use it to fix scratches in cordovan. The back of the spoon trick that everyone talks about probably works just fine. The bone works the renovateur into the scratches very well without causing additional damage to the finish of the shoe.
+1. If you look at Aldens on barneys.com, you get this:
"BUY SHOES, HELP KIDS: RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT ON ANY MENS OR WOMENS DESIGNER SHOE PURCHASE WITH CODE BNYUNICEF AND BARNEYS NEW YORK WILL DONATE 10% OF SALES TO THE U.S. FUND FOR UNICEF"
Can also get it at the hanger project: http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/horn-bone.html
Glad you like them. I just couldn't handle the half size too big anymore. They deserved better than to just be in my closet all the time. Also allowed me to get those sweet cigar lwb from shoemart. Oh and if anyone was curious I think they just got a shipment of those cigars a couple weeks ago because they were always out of stock when I looked before.
All kidding aside, I wouldn't touch this. I would call John Bennett (sp?) at Alden - he heads up the restoration department. Try leaving him a voicemail through the main number (not the 800 "customer service number") which I believe is (508) 947-3926.
LOL same here. Sort of like a door-ding on a new car. The good news is that with a little saphir renovateur, a brush, and time, the shoe scuff will turn into "patina" - the door ding is just a dent.