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Natural CXL Brixton's today - developing a nice patina

 

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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

It appears that Shoe Mart has Alden NST in Whiskey Shell IN STOCK.


http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_nst_tie_shell_cordovan_whiskey/pvc-ald-mxs-24061_ald_m_nst_tie_shell_cordovan.html

 

Good news! "Rare" shell colors are available....

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When I looked, they had a 10E (my size)



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Originally Posted by Kai

It appears that Shoe Mart has Alden NST in Whiskey Shell IN STOCK.

It appears only large sizes are available - I did not make a thorough investigation, but or appears that the smallest size available is 10 and all that is available are "d" widths. The same appears to be true for NST's in cigar cordovan - some large Sizes in "d" width spear to be available.

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_nst_tie_shell_cordovan_whiskey/pvc-ald-mxs-24061_ald_m_nst_tie_shell_cordovan.html
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

For any threads that are hanging (not necessarily loose stitches though), you can take a cigarette lighter and melt them by quickly touching the flame to them. Sounds scary, yes, but it works and sorta seals the thread. 

 

I learned this from the Alden San Fran salesguys and have done this with a couple of my pairs of Aldens and have been happy with the results. Again, this is only for hanging threads. 

 

I have done this many times.  Don't be afraid of it.  It is perfectly safe, and it's what they do in the factory as well.  

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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

 

Good news! "Rare" shell colors are available....

Seems like only yesterday they were extinct.......

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Does anyone have experience using Alden Dark Brown Boot Creme on Alden Brown Calf?  How does it compare to using other brown cream polish (like kiwi ect).

 

Has anyone used Alden Brown Paste Wax on Alden Brown Calf?  How does it compare to Boot Cream or other Brown Cream Polishes for use on Calf?

 

Has anyone sent a pair of Calf Alden's in for the restoration service?  Do they refinish the uppers?  Before/After pics by chance?  Any other testimony?

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post


i've definitely had damaged aldens come from leather soul and they definitely went above and beyond to rectify the problem so this is a bit surprising.

 

 

Yeah I've had amazing service from them in the past and they're my go-to store if I ever buy new Aldens again.

 

I guess they have to draw the line somewhere. It's kind of disturbing how fanatical some people are about letting those kinds of flaws go.  

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From Mike at Epaulet re Alden Alt Wiens:

 

For Alden, I re-ordered their Alt Wien in Color #8, in snuff suede, and in burnished tan calf. No estimated date for that, but would probably be next Spring at the earliest.
 

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Thinking of getting Indy boots in #8 on tubulance last. Does anyone wear or have picture of cordovan indy with dress pants? Could not find any picture with search in SF and google.
I work at business causal (slacks and shirts) environment and I often wear 403 indy with chino on friday/weekend to work.
Cordovan Indy would be too casual for dress pants?

Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by sungmineyo View Post

Thinking of getting Indy boots in #8 on tubulance last. Does anyone wear or have picture of cordovan indy with dress pants? Could not find any picture with search in SF and google.
I work at business causal (slacks and shirts) environment and I often wear 403 indy with chino on friday/weekend to work.
Cordovan Indy would be too casual for dress pants?

Thanks in advance!

I work in same environ and wear mine in fall/winter with wool/gab dress pants and really like them. Also fine with Chinos too. My fav boot by far and most complimented. Here is the best pic I could find with grey dress pants (either BB or EP cant remember).

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With all the tassel discussion, I'll post my #8s up. Happen to be wearing them today (sorry for the wonky tassel on the left shoe):

 

    

 

P.S. I'm 35 but dress conservatively.  Maybe that's why they work so well for me.  

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

With all the tassel discussion, I'll post my #8s up. Happen to be wearing them today (sorry for the wonky tassel on the left shoe):


  

  

P.S. I'm 35 but dress conservatively.  Maybe that's why they work so well for me.  
Bucksfan, kudos my friend. Absolutely an outstanding ensemble. Nicely pressed slacks, properly cuffed I might add, complimentary argyles, and hitting the pavement with what some might say are the quintessential Alden shell loafer, introduced I believe by Alden in 1947 as Mac recently reminded us. I too dress very conservatively, but I haven't had a tasseled loafer since you were in pre-school. All the great tassels being posted lately are pushing me closer to joining your club. Now, if I could only find a pair in Ravello.
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As a relative newcomer to this sickness, I find that for the moment I have all the boots and casual loafers I need. I work in a rather casual environment, and seldom find myself in even a blazer it's usually khakis and a OBDC for me.

 

That being said, I'd like to pick up a pair of shell shoes that are a bit dressier that what I have and would like some advice. I'd wear them with anything from jeans to khakis to a pair of wool dress pants.

 

I'm looking at: #8 tassels, #8 shortwing on commando soles, or a pair of NST in Cigar or Whiskey. Bear in mind that I have a pair of #8 NST boot on commando already.

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

With all the tassel discussion, I'll post my #8s up. Happen to be wearing them today (sorry for the wonky tassel on the left shoe):

 

    

 

P.S. I'm 35 but dress conservatively.  Maybe that's why they work so well for me.  


Lookin very good bucksfan...  These are classics that can be worn by men of any age, imo.

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

With all the tassel discussion, I'll post my #8s up. Happen to be wearing them today (sorry for the wonky tassel on the left shoe):

 

    

 

P.S. I'm 35 but dress conservatively.  Maybe that's why they work so well for me.  

Bucksfan, looking good as always. Just when I thought I'd try to be done buying Aldens this summer, you've made me feel the sickness again. Guess I have to follow Mac's advice on color 8 being king and tassels definitely being the way to go. Thanks for helping me make up my mind!

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