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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post


Hi Mike
Glad to hear it's not just my persnickety-ness. That same issue prevented me from palliating my brown boot- longing with a Trickers mto.

I'll gladly consider an unlined Dalton in dark brown shell. How does one go about ordering such a combo? Is commando sole or dainite an option?

Thanks for saving me $900-$1100 on the RLs.

I have this exact makeup (in black shell) on MTO order right now. I expect them shortly (<2 weeks left), If you have trouble or want pics once I get them let me know. 

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does Unipair ship to GREECE?

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I ordered the navy wallet.  Can't wait to get it!

~~does Unipair ship to GREECE?

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


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looking good in your nst

~~thanks. I have really come to appreciate Aldens. my collection is now over 20 pairs bought from European retailers mostly. i used to wear Tom Ford, Santoni, Churchs, Zegna & Hermes but really the quality cannot be compared. European shoes are slightly slimmer but when you get used to the shoe, the fitting & comfort are much better. which styles would you say are dressier & can be worn with a suit? i have been reading the thread the last few months & i have to sey the combinations you do with the Aldens are great & inspiring.

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help caring my Alden Indy Chromexcel in the modified last, please?

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help caring my Alden Indy Chromexcel in the modified last, please?


Hanger Project recommends Saphir greasy leather cream for Chromexcel leather. Comes in various shades. You can probably darken the finish with their brown color. I've used it and it nicely moisturizes my Indys. I'm sure folks here are also using plain old Renovateur from saphir.

Of course, chromexcel ages nicely. You could just wipe them down and let a nice patina develop. Good luck!
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I have this exact makeup (in black shell) on MTO order right now. I expect them shortly (<2 weeks left), If you have trouble or want pics once I get them let me know. 

B, I'd love to see pics when they arrive. I'm close to pulling the trigger! Wear them in good health, good sir.
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Originally Posted by luzer View Post

help caring my Alden Indy Chromexcel in the modified last, please?

A helpful guide can be found here.  http://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care-guide/leather-care-overview

 

I've been using the Neutral Greasy Leather Cream and a good brushing, after I've wiped them down with a damp cloth and then dried. 


Edited by jl70115 - 12/10/13 at 6:18am
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Curtousy of Steve (his Cyber Monday tip), I got my new Shell Wallet from Ashland today. I think it was called Italian Brown (they were sold out of Whiskey).


-Mike

I got mine in the mail last night too. The presentation of the box, card, and wallet was impressive.

 

I actually bought the smaller "Little New York" one that was a 2nd. I can't see anything wrong with it and I'd order another one in a heartbeat!

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Originally Posted by Dbc0919 View Post

Does Alden us JR soles? Heard it mentioned a couple of times but haven't found any support elsewhere.
Also, Jos A. Bank shoe trees are $8.50 with free shipping right now. I know these have been mentioned by other forum members in the past but the thread search function is maddening and I can't located any comments. What is the verdict on these in both quality and cost?
Cedar shoe racks are $11.90 as well.

 

 

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According to BNelson, the answer is yes for Alden's shell models.

 

It would be interesting to reach out to Alden specifically and ask this question.  I know that some contend that they do use JR soles, but as Dbc0919 said, it's nearly impossible to find sources confirming this.

 

I have long believed that they don't use JR soles.  Not only because of the lacking evidence from research and hands-on, and personal experience, but also due to a fact about JR that many may not be aware of.  JR doesn't sell soles without the JR emblem emblazoned on them.  DW Frommer (world class bespoke shoe and boot maker and SF member for those who don't know him) doesn't use JR because he doesn't want his shoes to have another company's logo on them.  I don't see what the big deal is on that, since it's only the sole and it wears off anyway, but that's how he feels regardless.  That said, Alden shoes don't have JR emblems on their soles, shell or calf.  Every other manufacturer that uses them clearly have the emblem on the sole.  Also, their soles are decidedly different in color and texture than any JR soles I've seen.  Finally, in the Epaulet tour video of the Alden Factory, they show soles being soaked in a tanning solution that is shown by Mr. Tarlow at time 07:03: http://vimeo.com/6997219.  Obviously those may not be the soles they use on shell shoes, but I haven't seen any visual difference between shell and calf soles on Alden shoes personally.

 

Just food for thought.

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ravello sw boots

 

 

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ravello sw boots

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Great boots. Curious as to how you like these compared to your recently acquired Lindricks (the Lindrick may be one of the only opportunities many of us have again to buy a brownish wingtip cordovan boot)
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post


B, I'd love to see pics when they arrive. I'm close to pulling the trigger! Wear them in good health, good sir.

Slightly different but here are my AE cappuccino cordovan Bayfield boots with mini-lug sole. 

 

 

 

 

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Nice photo, mate. Good luck finding these. They are beautiful.
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Would these be available anywhere?

Alden size 8.5 D | Cap Toe Kidskin Boots 41886H

Alden_Cap_Toe_Kidskin_001.jpg
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My Alden Brothers,

I'm looking to acquire a natty cxl shoe for casual everyday use in any weather and I'm trying to decide between these two models -

Unionmade longwings on commando

The Shoe Mart NST on double waterlock

 

Which one would you pick?  I already own these styles in shell cordovan and like them equally.  I'm also open to other suggestions as long as they have my size (8D) in stock!  Thanks, guys!

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