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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    you will need to wait until april except for nonworking days
     
  3. WhatAboutBob

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    Call Alden and they'll mail you a pair.
     
  4. REguy

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    Thanks for that. Now we'll see if I can tell the difference. [/quote]

    Dunno guys, that picture looks like the Barrie all day long to me :stirpot: Some of the online retailers aren't the most accurate in their Alden descriptions. The Tremont has a more angular/plunging toe in profile, while this is more bulbous looking. Plus, I've never seen a longwing on the Tremont (which would actually be a nice shoe). On the bright side, the Tremont and Barrie are fairly similar fit-wise.
     
  5. FrankCowperwood

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    I suppose it won't be surprising if you are right. Orvis CS isn't likely to be the best informed source on Alden lasts, and they are certainly answering these questions by rote. So perhaps the model number on the inside of the shoe will tell all. If it says 975, then we'll know.
     
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  6. applky

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    You can. I believe they are $6 per pair of laces with a nominal (or perhaps free) shipping charge in the U.S. I use their waxed boot laces for my stock 403s and they look great.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. interlockingny

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    This + given Orvis's limited Alden supply, I believe it would be less likely for them to have a longwing made for them on a non-standard (Barrie) last.
     
  8. El Argentino

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    Thanks for that. Now we'll see if I can tell the difference. [/quote]
     
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    Finally decided to break in my Leffot cordovan lwb's on NYE for a fancy party that ended up being a party full of drunk idiots that kept spilling drinks all over the place, in one instance, on my shoes. I have literally been nursing these things like a child all day, slowly brushing off smudges with a damp cloth. These shoes are going to give me high blood pressure at some point.

    Being that this is my first pair of Alden's, are there any specific cleaning supplies I should purchase that you guys strongly recommend?
     
  10. captainfunk

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    This is precisely the reason why I spread a fresh layer of montana pitch blend on my indys before going out with my drunken cohorts on NYE. It served me well.
     
  11. NAMOR

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    it sounds like you need another pair
     
  12. applky

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    Saphir renovateur for conditioning. Additionally, Alden recently released a product called Leather Defender, available at LS and at the Alden stores, which is supposed to protect shell from water spots -- or spilled drink spots, as the case may be! I have not used Leather Defender myself, but many other members have and I believe it's well thought of.
     
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    Cleaned up the boots. Excuse the camera angle. Even made me dizzy watching it. [VIDEO][/VIDEO] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  14. NAMOR

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    ^video should finish uploading to youtube momentarily
     
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  15. FENWAY

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    The bone seems like overkill...until you see the results.
     
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    Ok, so first there was Mac. All knowing on things Alden (but the uncle-nephew thing was a bit much).

    Then came Gaga - the sage from the East with the most tricked-out closet. But he was a like an apparition, here ever so briefly (was he even real?).

    And now there is Namor, upping the game with (1) video and (2) the voodoo bone. That bone is from Haiti, right? Did some you get some Alden-savvy Santeria Priest to cast a spell over it? All bow before the new King, Namor!
     
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    I don't think the bone is a new thing, although I haven't seen it posted about here much. I'm curious how much of that shine comes from the bone, though, and how much comes from the shoes being in tip top shape before they got fucked up.
     
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    Anyone know where I can get some boot trees? There were a few threads that came up in a search but none of the places mentioned still make or sell boot trees.
     
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    Yah the "deer bone" has been around for a while. A few years ago the guys at Alden SF mentioned it to me as a means of polishing out water welts on shell cordovan. I was told the larger end of the bone is packed with oils that aid in mending cordovan scuffs and "water welts".
     
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