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dark brown WT
argyles otc
Very nice Uncle Mac ... Anything you do differently to achieve the lighter patina?
Respectfully .. Chip
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Very nice Uncle Mac ... Anything you do differently to achieve the lighter patina?
Respectfully .. Chip

 

The Marlows are a lighter color in general once you get some of the original waxes off of the shoe. Also adding sunlight to them helps them to glow.

 

-Mike

post #63183 of 98822
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

Ahhh how about a shot of Ravello from ATL Hartsfield.

 

Are those on your feet or did you totally snipe someone else's shoes?

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anyone have any pictures of the green suede ptb alden sf has?
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I'd like to ask for some opinions on the creasing on my color 8 PTB's. I tend to be a perfectionist, a stickler for detail, and my own greatest critic. I do, however, believe that things should break-in naturally, and love a well-developed natural patina. What bothers me is their significant asymmetry. Here are two pictures from nearly the same angle, yet capturing the light a little differently.

 

 

Those look awesome!

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Are those on your feet or did you totally snipe someone else's shoes?

Ha Ha Ha!! Those are mine but they're not in ATL - they're in Indy now. Imagine that...a pair of LHS' in Indy. smile.gif
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Just got my Ultimate Indy's back from repair. They're about 1.5 years old and one of the commando heels fell off so I just had them both resoled since it was about time. Went to Willies Shoe Service in Los Angeles, they did a fantastic job. 

 

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Hey you with commando sole experience!

Will Alden's low-profile commando sole keep me on my feet on snow and ice? I had Alfred Sargent shoes with 'normal' commando soles once but I had to sell them because snow filled the soles. Eventually I had huge lumps of snow under my heels which made it difficult and extremely dangerous to walk. Since then I've used only Ridgeway rubber soles which work like charm.

Do you think Alden commando soles would have the same problem?
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These are just over 3 year old Cigar LWBs, definitely my go-to pair, usually wear them a couple times a week. More comfortable everyday. In need of a mac shine. 

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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

Ahhh how about a shot of Ravello from ATL Hartsfield.

tampatravel, you are definitely styling like "Mr. Cool".
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Color 8, 4 eyelet PTBs 

Courtesy of our friend Mac.

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

at a retail level, there was one store in manhattan that was offering them. I returned an 11D to them awhile back. might still be there, amongst other sizes. no 11.5D though. those got 'lost' in shipping to me censored.gif

Thanks kwhitelaw. Always dropping good knowledge.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Thank you Shawn.

No fooling, here is how I scored those Ravello LWB from J Crew : It was Christmas clearance time in early January and I was after a certain Thomas Mason shirt from J Crew. I was told that the J Crew Ludlow shop in TriBeCa had the shirt. I had never been to that shop but I figured I’d take walk there since it was only 20mins from where I work.

I open the door and right smack in the middle when I walked in was a display with these shoes. I immediately fell in love, as I love the brass eyelet look. I asked the clerk when these came in?!? He said they just arrived two days ago, and they only sold 1 or 2 so far. They were not on-line or in any other store. The store had been waiting for them for like 18 mons he said. I said, please give me a 10D, immediately. “Buy now, decide later” is the usual rule when you find Aldens, but one look and I had made up my mind.

It was so refreshing to find this model without the usual hype and frantic searching when a Ravello model is spotted.

Not long after, the shoes blew up here on SF and sold out soon thereafter.

Timing is everything.

Wow, quite the amazing story Sazon. I'm not sure if it's the ravello, the exposed eyelets, or the LWB, but I truly love these shoes. But I find myself saying that with all of your shoes. Thanks for taking the time to share such an interesting story.
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Color 8, 4 eyelet PTBs 
Courtesy of our friend Mac.


ID on the jeans?
I have the socks
Color 8 PTB in all its varieties (990, unlined, 4 eyelet) is an awesome shoe
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Originally Posted by Tommi View Post

Hey you with commando sole experience!

Will Alden's low-profile commando sole keep me on my feet on snow and ice? I had Alfred Sargent shoes with 'normal' commando soles once but I had to sell them because snow filled the soles. Eventually I had huge lumps of snow under my heels which made it difficult and extremely dangerous to walk. Since then I've used only Ridgeway rubber soles which work like charm.

Do you think Alden commando soles would have the same problem?

I have a few different pair of Alden boots with commando sole and wear them on frequent long walks in the snow and ice in the winter and have never had the problem of snow building up between the lugs or anything like that. While the sole is relatively low profile, the lugs are still pronounced enough and set far enough apart that the building doesn't seem to be an issue.
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J Crew Indy's with Alden flat laces



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