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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Its got a dark welt anyway, so why not just buy the stock model and sand the edges?

I'm not too particular about it honestly, just not a fan of the dark sole itself.

this right here fits the bill, so I may just do as mentioned and buy and sand. B.Nelson would get the nod for some taps, so may try and tie it in somehow

 

 

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post #43247 of 87853
Looking for a source for laces that come with the suede Aldens. Need sand suede and snuff suede colored laces, cotton (not waxed), and for PTB, not boots.

Thanks!
post #43248 of 87853
Where can I find tan suede barrie lasted bluchers? plain toe.

what model is it?
post #43249 of 87853
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Originally Posted by poena View Post

Where can I find tan suede barrie lasted bluchers? plain toe.

what model is it?

Not sure if Tan and Sand are synonymous, but if they are Alden Madison.  If my memory serves me correctly, J. Crew also, not sure if they still have it, I don't shop with them.

 

 

TAN SUEDE
BARRIE LAST
SINGLE FLEXIBLE LEATHER SOLE
STYLE # 29332F
 
Edit: Speaking of J Crew, check out the sweater in my signature.  Would go great with any pair of Aldens! (esp. sand/tan barrie lasted bluchers)
 
Edit again:  Oh... you asked for "Tan" not "Sand", well there you go.

Edited by Bakes11771 - 2/10/13 at 7:36pm
post #43250 of 87853
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Originally Posted by borderline View Post

Looking for a source for laces that come with the suede Aldens. Need sand suede and snuff suede colored laces, cotton (not waxed), and for PTB, not boots.

Thanks!

Call Alden (508-923-1680). Tell them that you need new laces for your shoes. They'll ask what kind and they will ship them to you for free.
post #43251 of 87853
Not sure if there are any Walking Dead fans here. Steven Yeun (Glenn) was wearing Indy's during Talking Dead.
post #43252 of 87853
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Originally Posted by speekez View Post




not enough dirty wear pix on this thread. j crew 2nds from shoe mart (inner panel on the left boot was much lighter). forgive my ronald mcdonald socks. worn a year.

Looks as if you are definitely enjoying these. Beauties. Is the inner panel on the left boot still lighter smile.gif?
post #43253 of 87853
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post




Leffot #8 Tanker & EP

nephew,
looking good inyour nst boot
post #43254 of 87853
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Alden Brethren - I've discovered a great secret of the Mac Method that I felt impressed to share today.

I've been struggling with water spots on my Cigar LWBs, and so after a few separate brush sessions, I decided to take a new approach to getting rid of these little things. Followed the method as best as I understand it:

Brush down with a slightly damp cloth.
Particularly rubbed the spots with a little extra "umph" with the damp cloth - not quite a scrub, but more forcefully than the rest of the shoe.
Let dry 2-3 minutes.
Lacking a deer bone, took a teaspoon and rubbed and rolled all over the spotted areas (mainly on the vamp), both pressing down with the spot, as well as rolling over them back and forth. I also used a swirling method to rub them from different angles. (I noticed that this closed up a particularly nasty scratch that I'd gotten on one of the shoes).
Let that sit for 1-2 minutes.
Applied a dose of Renovateur over each shoe separately, allowing the other shoe to set while I did the other.

- This is all normal and expected.

Here, at the brushing time, I did things a bit differently than in the past. Taking my horsehair brush to brush the Reno down in, I started using very heavy strokes of the brush to no avail - the shell still looked a little muddy and clouded. I lightened up the brush strokes (increasing speed/frequency and only allowing the very tip of the bristles to skim the shell) and it began to light up immediately and shine. I noticed the more I relied on friction generated by the brush on the shoe, the better and better it looked, and the more the Reno cleaned up. This is in stark contrast to heavy-handing the brushing, as I'd done previously, almost slathering the brush across the cordovan.

High, light, and fast - at times almost barely making contact. Each shoe for 3-5 minutes and they were sparkling.

So, if any are having issues with their method application, brush high and fast, and don't worry about applying actual pressure during brushing. Let the friction work for you rather than strength.

AppleMark

nephew,
thank you for posting
post #43255 of 87853

Ravello Long Wing Blucher  and #4 Wing Tip Boots.

 

Left is under the sun.

Right is under the light.

 

 

post #43256 of 87853
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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post


Eagle, I treat my suede shoes. I've used whatever brand nordstroms carries in the past but lately I've been using ugg spray. I like the ugg spray better tha anything else I've tried. It keeps the nap up longer and makes the suede look fresher and cleaner. I avoid wearing suede in foul weather but in a light drizzle the ugg is also equal to others for water resistance.


Thanks for your reply.

But the spray contains silicone, I guess, which I try to avoid. Thus looking to some beeswax based protection. But that will obviously change the appearance of the suede. I know that it looks pretty good with roughout but not sure about the suede.

post #43257 of 87853
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Originally Posted by Andreas1965 View Post

Beautiful shoes!!

Thank you, sir.
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

^^ +1 ^^  Love the EP Pants as well

Thank you, sir.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

El Argentino and CTYGGG always post stunning photos, good work guys

Thank you, sir.
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
CTYGGG: These are stunning on so many different levels : the agatine eyelets, the light edge trim, the commando sole. It all comes together perfectly.

Thank you, sir.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
looking good inyour nst boot

Thanks you, sir.
post #43258 of 87853
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Originally Posted by BIG WONG View Post

Not sure if there are any Walking Dead fans here. Steven Yeun (Glenn) was wearing Indy's during Talking Dead.

Yeah I noticed this too...looked like a pair of 403s
post #43259 of 87853

Whiskey LHS today

 

post #43260 of 87853
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

Gotta like their $700 price too given the recent increase.

I know price is relative, but that's still hilarious! happy.gif
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