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I need these, so nice

thank you

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Alden-split-toe-ripple-sole-12-C-E-mens-black-leather-shoes-/271039729770

some serious clodhoppers!

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cigar lhs

Excellent loafers uncle. Wanted to visit PS to see if the manager there could help ID my loafers but could not make it down. I might actually see if Nick V. can ask since I think he is acquainted with the PS manager.

Trying to decide on a #8 boot... NST, wingtip, or cap toe (TB last is too casual so it is out of the running). Leaning on the NST boot...
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I know this might sound kind of silly, but I think we should organize an Alden "happy hour" event in certain major cities...would anyone be game for this?   Not sure what kind of turnout we'd have, and if people are as interesting in real life as they are on this forum, but just a thought.  My other thought would be to organize an annual (or one-time) Alden factory site visit, perhaps even turn it into a weekend, where you could bring your wives, girlfriends, etc.  Then again, maybe better to maintain anonymity...happy Friday everyone.

Sorry for a bit of a necro-post...

But I can imagine trying to sell this to my wife, who already just rolls her eyes when the boxes arrive...
"Hey honey, wanna go for a weekend jaunt to Middleborough. Mass?"
"Um, yea sure". flips through yellow pages for a divorce attorney

No interest in a NY get together? I could see if Mike and the Ep gang would be down. I have two weeks before work starts again though, so I'm a little nuts at the mo, but I'd love to try.
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Sorry for a bit of a necro-post...
But I can imagine trying to sell this to my wife, who already just rolls her eyes when the boxes arrive...
"Hey honey, wanna go for a weekend jaunt to Middleborough. Mass?"
"Um, yea sure". flips through yellow pages for a divorce attorney
No interest in a NY get together? I could see if Mike and the Ep gang would be down. I have two weeks before work starts again though, so I'm a little nuts at the mo, but I'd love to try.

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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Excellent loafers uncle. Wanted to visit PS to see if the manager there could help ID my loafers but could not make it down. I might actually see if Nick V. can ask since I think he is acquainted with the PS manager.
Trying to decide on a #8 boot... NST, wingtip, or cap toe (TB last is too casual so it is out of the running). Leaning on the NST boot...

nephew,
thank you
you could not go wrong with any of the three syles. i would go with cap toe
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Sorry for a bit of a necro-post...
But I can imagine trying to sell this to my wife, who already just rolls her eyes when the boxes arrive...
"Hey honey, wanna go for a weekend jaunt to Middleborough. Mass?"
"Um, yea sure". flips through yellow pages for a divorce attorney
No interest in a NY get together? I could see if Mike and the Ep gang would be down. I have two weeks before work starts again though, so I'm a little nuts at the mo, but I'd love to try.

nephew,
you are a good guy
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I was just in San Francisco and stopped by the Alden SF store. Two things. First of all, I guess, I'm wearing the the wrong size 986 LHS. Thanks, Robert for the new Color 8 10D's. I always felt that the upper portion was a little tight over the top of my foot. I guess I'll be eBaying my 9.5D Brooks Brothers unlined Color 8's in the near future. I'm never going to get the hang of that Van last!

But my real question is this. I've got a pair of the Kudu Ultimate Indy's from Leather Soul (Thanks, guys. Awesome boot!) and while mine are softer and more broken in, they definitely have a bit of that dust magnet quality to them. But the pair of Kuku boots that I saw in the Alden store had more of a waxy feel to them.

I've still never managed to find a good way to maintain the Kudu's. I once tried Montana Pitch Blend, but then leather is so oily,. that the Pitch Blend just built up on the surface, and I eventually had to wipe every bit of it off (which took awhile).

Does anyone have any advice on how to maintain this kind of leather. It's be really great to get to lose a little of that dust catching ability!

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Hey bro, do you think it's weird that I just said bro--we aren't brothers..????

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That's not the best comparison...
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No, but adequate, cous'

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Originally Posted by Bonkerzzz View Post

I'm sorry. Why do you guys call each other nephew and uncle? It seems rather strange.

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Originally Posted by Bonkerzzz View Post

I'm sorry. Why do you guys call each other nephew and uncle? It seems rather strange.


It's because we're all related...this is a message board for the Alden family. We just all happen to like shoes. Common mistake...don't beat yourself up over it.

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Sorry for a bit of a necro-post...
But I can imagine trying to sell this to my wife, who already just rolls her eyes when the boxes arrive...
"Hey honey, wanna go for a weekend jaunt to Middleborough. Mass?"
"Um, yea sure". flips through yellow pages for a divorce attorney
No interest in a NY get together? I could see if Mike and the Ep gang would be down. I have two weeks before work starts again though, so I'm a little nuts at the mo, but I'd love to try.



i would be down for an nyc gtg
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A color 8 shortwing from Alden of Carmel has intrigued me quite a bit.  But I've been hesitant to pull the trigger because of the commando soles.  Anyone have any comments on the commando sole on wingtips or ptb's for business casual to slightly more dressy settings?  I think some of you have said the commandos are barely noticeable...  Enough to maybe wear with a jacket and tie?? Thanks!

 

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