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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

Alden of DC Cigar captoe boot on Grant last with commando sole. Call Kathy and get on the list.

grant last is so perfect. i wish it was more common.
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Hey guys, the heel is popped off of my Alden 403s (only 3 weeks old).  Should I just bring these to my local cobbler or send them to Alden?  Is there anything different about the Indy Boot that would require Alden to fix?

 

 

 

 

 

post #45648 of 97001
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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

Very nice lagsun. I'm also wearing the Alden DC Cigar captoe boots today:



sheesh, one of the better pics ive seen of that boot. look great.
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

See bold text below...


The pair I ordered for my dad won't ship till 4/8, but I see what you mean, some sizes aren't listed.  I guess that means they aren't in stock and aren't expected to be.


Will do! I would be fine with or without it. Originally I preferred the foxing, but now that I have two shell pairs without it, that design has grown on me.

Thinking of sanding the sole edges and re-staining them antique, but we'll see.


I hear that, especially NY sales tax, 8.9% angry.gif

I like both styles.
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Just wanted to repeat this today:

Alpina: "Patina trumps pristine every time."
post #45651 of 97001
What products does everyone recommended for the shell cordovan boots? Anything particular besides generic cordovan polish?
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

What products does everyone recommended for the shell cordovan boots? Anything particular besides generic cordovan polish?

 

A horsehair brush and a damp cloth is all you need most of the time. 

 

Occasional Venetian Shoe Cream for me works well, with light coat of wax polish maybe once a year. 

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I think the ultimate test is to (1) click MY ACCOUNT on the top of the BB webpage, (2) click Address Book under MY SETTINGS on the left, and (3) see if there is an address titled "CXXXXXXXXXXXX" ("C" followed by your corporate account number). (EDIT: If you see this address, ensure it is the default address.) If you do not see this, you don't have your corporate account linked with your BB webpage account, and you will have to start from scratch and create a new BB webpage account. To do this, log out of your account and click REGISTER at the top of the page. I think the zip code you enter when you register must match the zip code associated with your corporate account. Once you've done this, go back to the beginning of this paragraph and hopefully you'll see your corporate account number as one of the addresses. if so, make sure it's the default address. If not, I don't think I know the next troubleshooting step.

I might type up a tutorial of how to get a corporate account if you don't work at a company that participates. I did this through Corporate Perks, though it was a while ago, so I don't recall the steps. I could probably figure it out and report back.

Appreciate this quick tutorial. Just signed up for an account (admittedly for work shirts, but wanted to reference this here).
post #45654 of 97001
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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

Very nice lagsun. I'm also wearing the Alden DC Cigar captoe boots today:

 

 

Maaaaaan, that is just mean.

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I'm over the moon today. Dear wife and I are buying a house and our offer was accepted without too much bs from the sellers. It's a sunny enough day for shell, so I decided to break in the cigar lwbs that came Monday from Adam at AofC. I was neurotically worried about sizing given some of the recent discussions about intra-last variability on length and width (and given my odyssey with the cigar lhs's that I ended up with after the mismatched whiskey lhs's i tried to buy). The cigar discussions have been so fun I decided--perhaps against better judgment--to skip the gradual carpet break-in phase (Mac forgive me) and wore them to take my son to school this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

To top it all off, USPS delivered the LS Alpine Grain WT Boots today. I blame Sazon, who talked me into ordering them after I begged the forum for reasons not to pull the trigger. Not one of you helped a fellow addict. decisions.gif

 

 

The boots are totally comfy, maybe slightly more than my lwb's. My first boot on the Barrie. It feels comfy, perhaps because there are more eyelets that allows for more customizing of tightness across top of the foot. My crappy iphone pics don't do the texture justice. In person, the texture is fun, but not too in-your-face.

 

 

 

 

 

Every addict needs a hobby, like needlepoint or tiddlywinks. I've decided to apply for enrollment in the Argentino School of Alden Photography; I'm hoping it keeps my credit card out of the shoppes. The admissions department has me on a conditional acceptance/academic probation, pending the improvement of my portfolio. 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great day,

d

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Enough Ravello and Cigar talk
Whiskey is today's choice

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Don, you're killing me, reminding me about the whiskey lwbs I passed on when Steel was selling them. Special salt in the wound after hearing about the shell shortage Alden is talking about. Beautiful shoes!

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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

I'm prolly jumping the gun with suede, but I figure if the sun is out and the crocuses are up, it's legit.

 

I busted out the suede lwbs this past weekend when it finally hit 60 degrees in the northeast. Love the blue suede!

 

 

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All of this high-filter photography is great to scroll through.

Please note, alums, that there is still the time and place for massive, high-res, dslr shots as well.

But otherwise, carry on.

DocAlden, I'll run your file by the guys in the admissions office w/ a letter of recommendation.
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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

Very nice lagsun. I'm also wearing the Alden DC Cigar captoe boots today:



These are beautiful. Great pant combo, good cuff, nice angles on the boots.
post #45659 of 97001
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

I'm over the moon today. Dear wife and I are buying a house and our offer was accepted without too much bs from the sellers. It's a sunny enough day for shell, so I decided to break in the cigar lwbs that came Monday from Adam at AofC. I was neurotically worried about sizing given some of the recent discussions about intra-last variability on length and width (and given my odyssey with the cigar lhs's that I ended up with after the mismatched whiskey lhs's i tried to buy). The cigar discussions have been so fun I decided--perhaps against better judgment--to skip the gradual carpet break-in phase (Mac forgive me) and wore them to take my son to school this morning.

The 3 sessions for one hour on carpet process is no doubt a good idea. But truth be told, I surmise that many (perhaps most?) don't adhere to it. Sometimes life gets in the way. Consider yourself forgiven.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

All of this high-filter photography is great to scroll through.

Please note, alums, that there is still the time and place for massive, high-res, dslr shots as well.

But otherwise, carry on.

DocAlden, I'll run your file by the guys in the admissions office w/ a letter of recommendation.
These are beautiful. Great pant combo, good cuff, nice angles on the boots.

Dear Dean El Argentino,

 

I'm humbled by the admissions offer and proudly accept. If I recall correctly, the registrar's office offered as an incentive one free pair of Color 4 shell, grant lasted cap toe boots, size 9D upon their receipt of my dslr submission. When you receive said dslr work, please forward the boots by next day air to the office address I have sent you via PM.

 

I am also awaiting the El Argentino School of Alden Photography rear windshield sticker for my car. teacha.gif

 

Very truly yours,

Doc

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