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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. wigglr

    wigglr Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know who stocks ravello and/or whiskey PTBs?
     
  2. thebrownman

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    Gents, I'm based in Australia and have a pair of Alden for Leather Soul CXL Pitt Boots that I'm looking to sell.

    They're size 9.5D on the Barrie last, and are beautiful boots for fall/winter. I've worn them around 15-20 times, so they are showing some signs of wear. I look after them well, and sale will include original Alden bags and boxes. Please PM me for pictures before I place them up on B&S. Shipping to US from Australia is $70 AUD.

    NB. These retailed for $595, and per my understanding, are currently not available in Leather Soul stores.

    This model (photo when new):

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  3. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Well-Known Member

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    ^^ Nice looking boots!
     
  4. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Alden DC had some ravello last I checked. SkyValet has some whiskey.
     
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    Even if they're duty free (which they should be) UPS will likely ding you for their fees.
    The last time I got charged from UPS, total was $58 for a pair of Tricker's.
    That includes the customs and the UPS fees. I'm not sure of the breakdown of fees for UPS, but fedex charges $25 for clearance + $5 advancement fee.
     
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    Anybody have experience with Montana Pitch Blend on the CXL Indys?
     
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    I'm a fan! I used it last winter/spring on my 403s. I only use it on "rugged" calfskin, and only during the rainy season. Otherwise I use Saphir Reno. Leffot has a video on it; if you haven't seen it: http://leffot.com/2012/01/22/boot-dressing/
     
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    Yes--I've not taken them out in heavy rains, but light showers have been fine. They darkened just a touch with the treatment.
     
  10. RyanAnderson

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    I've finally decided to go with some #8 PTBs, now just trying to determine where to buy from. Is there any place to get these at a discount? They seem to be $625 everywhere I see them but I know they are one of the most common models available.
     
  11. closerlook

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    on the off chance you are an 8D, I can hook a fellow SFer up.
    see the listing in my sig.
     
  12. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Well-Known Member

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    i used Montana Pitch Blend on some CXL Plaza wingtip boots., two coats, per Leffot's recommendation. as mentioned, it does darken the color a bit but goes back to normal after about a week or two, i've found.

    there's a Leffot application video here.

    here is a picture of my boots 24 hrs. after applying. you can see the darkened color pretty well, despite the poor quality of the pics.

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  13. mexicutioner

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    gah. my size and i love that boot (i actually bought it in 9D to see if it would work, but it didn't so i sold it on B&S) but the shipping from AUS is just brutal. good luck with the sale dude!
     
  14. wigglr

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    Thanks! How often do you apply it?
     
  15. imolazhp_ci

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    well these are brand new, so first application. but i just brush 'em after each wear, and i figure i'll clean and reapply when water stops beading on them.
     
  16. wigglr

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    How obvious haha [​IMG]
     
  17. sevenfoldtieguy

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    625 is the norm. Alden sf and Shoemart are very good choices.
     
  18. thebrownman

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    Hi mate, thank you. Shipping from Aus is brutal, I know, however, we get charged $10 additionally that goes to US Customs for all parcels which only adds to the overall cost.

    In any case, I'll PM you pics of the boots after I take them for you to make an informed decision.

    P.S. Sorry to hear you bought a size that doesn't fit as well as you'd hoped.
     
  19. pelican

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    Yeah, i always try to avoid UPS or Fedex on intl mail if possible. The post office may take a few extra days to a week, but at least there is usually no fee or import tax. Ups usually just sends a bill a few weeks after surprising you with an amount pretty much guaranteed.
     
  20. wigglr

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    Does anybody have experience with returning Aldens to Sky Valet?
     
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