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Paste wax and Saphir reno/VSC serve very different purposes.  Paste wax once or twice per year is certainly appropriate to try and maintain color and clean up scuffs and scars.  Reno and VSC are meant to moisturize and clean; also good a couple of times per year depending on how often you wear your shell cordovans.

RTP. . . Your Ravello LWB's are very similar in color to mine. What color paste wax have you used on yours?

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This is likely to be the glazing starting to wear off prematurely. Alden applies a glazing to most of the shell Cordovan shoes, giving that instant, out-of-the-box shine.

Alden is able fix that kind of issue, by applying more of that stuff.

I am seeing a trend of heavy application of that glazing on the more recent production. In part, as an attempt to even out the natural color variations in Cordovan. Good or bad, I am not sure.

Interesting. Hopefully the fix will be that simple. One last question for you guys: do you have recommendations for cobblers in NYC that you would trust to take a look at these and potentially try to restore them? If not I'd send to Alden, but I'd prefer to avoid the multi-month turnaround time if at all possible.

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I vaguely remember a couple other guys on here with the same problem on cigar ptbs.. weird

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Interesting. Hopefully the fix will be that simple. One last question for you guys: do you have recommendations for cobblers in NYC that you would trust to take a look at these and potentially try to restore them? If not I'd send to Alden, but I'd prefer to avoid the multi-month turnaround time if at all possible.

They need to be refinished by Alden.
If that doesn't work, they are defective.
I had a ravello loafer that exhibited similar problems. They were deemed defective by the retailer and I was given a refund (no replacement was available).
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Anyone help with removing a real small dent in the tie of mt captoe,? it's about one eight I in size , just I little dent , I have no deer bone any helpful tricks to do? Thanks much appreciated in advance!
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You are killin' me DV!  :worship2:

thank you rtp.

 

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nephew,

good shine on your good looking boots

thanks uncle.

 

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OUTSTANDING!!!!
 

thank you sir.

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ravello medallion cap toe
argyles otc
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great looking ravello uncle.

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Was polishing my collection and figured I share a pic or two (and show off some that are overdue to be worn).

that's a great photo. you need to start wearing em already.

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Help needed...

Are these Aldens? Found these while thrifting.

I don't recognize the model but the lettering looks similar to me. Thanks,

AHS


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Just picked up a new pair of brown cxl indys to keep my well-worn natural cxl plain toes (modified last) company.
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Help needed...

Are these Aldens? Found these while thrifting.

I don't recognize the model but the lettering looks similar to me. Thanks,

AHS
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Most, if not all Alden lasts I've seen are combos, with differentiated heel widths (A/C, B/D, C/E, etc.). Makes me suspect not Alden. But my knowledge is limited in comparison to the denizens of this thread!
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I've been trying to convince a co-worker to buy nicer shoes, so we took a lunch time stroll today to the Allen Edmonds store on Chestnut St. in Philly.  He didn't like anything there and said, "take me to the place where you got those" pointing to my Alden shell long wings in color 8.  He was already skittish about moving from DSW pricing to AE, and asked him if he was going to drop $600 on a pair of shoes (that can last up to 30 yrs).  He said, "never, but take me anyway."  So walked 3 blocks down the road to Sherman Brothers shoes on 16th and Sansom, the only Alden dealer in Philly.  Sitting on the Alden rack is a Chukka boot in Cigar Shell.  I start foaming at the mouth telling him how rare this is right now.  I ask the salesman, do you have that in 10D? He says, no, this is the last one, size 13.  My friend says, "that's my size."  He tries them on. Immediate love.  He says he has never put on a pair of shoes so comfortable.  The price ended up being $550 on special clearance.  What?!  My friend says, "They are beautiful, comfortable, and you say they will last forever...I'll take them."   Sometimes the door just opens and all you need to do is walk in.  

 

Side note:  I noticed it was co-branded with O'Connells name on the inside.  Sherman brothers bought some off of O'Connells two years ago.  

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Originally Posted by AHS View Post

Help needed...

Are these Aldens? Found these while thrifting.

I don't recognize the model but the lettering looks similar to me. Thanks,

AHS



No not Alden. They do not offer that pattern (side zip/Chelsea boot)
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Originally Posted by jah786 View Post
 

I've been trying to convince a co-worker to buy nicer shoes, so we took a lunch time stroll today to the Allen Edmonds store on Chestnut St. in Philly.  He didn't like anything there and said, "take me to the place where you got those" pointing to my Alden shell long wings in color 8.  He was already skittish about moving from DSW pricing to AE, and asked him if he was going to drop $600 on a pair of shoes (that can last up to 30 yrs).  He said, "never, but take me anyway."  So walked 3 blocks down the road to Sherman Brothers shoes on 16th and Sansom, the only Alden dealer in Philly.  Sitting on the Alden rack is a Chukka boot in Cigar Shell.  I start foaming at the mouth telling him how rare this is right now.  I ask the salesman, do you have that in 10D? He says, no, this is the last one, size 13.  My friend says, "that's my size."  He tries them on. Immediate love.  He says he has never put on a pair of shoes so comfortable.  The price ended up being $550 on special clearance.  What?!  My friend says, "They are beautiful, comfortable, and you say they will last forever...I'll take them."   Sometimes the door just opens and all you need to do is walk in.  

 

Side note:  I noticed it was co-branded with O'Connells name on the inside.  Sherman brothers bought some off of O'Connells two years ago.  

The great Curtis Mayfield's "Pusherman"comes to mind!

 

Congratulations!  You have just made another CrackAlden Addict.  He will now stumble from retailer to retailer fondling all of the display shoes that Alden provided for free in size 13 because they are too large for anyone to wear but Shaq and your friend.  

 

Don't tell your friend about The Shoe Mart in Connecticut that now has a number of styles in exotic cordovans in large sizes.  All of the mortgage/rent money may disappear.   

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Originally Posted by Joneseyyy View Post

Just picked up a new pair of brown cxl indys to keep my well-worn natural cxl plain toes (modified last) company.
y4uda4ar.jpg
qy4usura.jpg
bu9aquze.jpg


My blog: www.4funr.com

I'd like to know how the two different lasts feel.
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