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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. MickCollins1916

    MickCollins1916 Well-Known Member

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    Go Ravens, indeed. I root for three teams: the Buffalo Bills, the Ravens (to the extent it doesn't interfere with my Bills), and whoever is playing the Patriots on a given day.


    Nice-looking wtb.


    I love the Plaza and Leydon. I've got the opposite problem, where I need a wide width. Wish I was a D in the worst way...but that would be bad for my wallet!


    I'm with Alcibiades. Aldens go well with everything. I wear suits to work most days, and rock my Earnest Sewn in evenings and on the weekends. I like the versatility of the PTB, for example. It's never the trendiest thing on the block, but it works for me with both.



    Thanks, Uncle.


    I would return those guys, personally.
     
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  2. sevenfoldtieguy

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    These shouldn't have made it out of the factory. Definite return.
     
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    In fact, eating horse meat was quite common at one time in the USA. It has fallen out of fashion in the last few decades however.

    Horses are not killed just for their skins.
     
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  4. sevenfoldtieguy

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    If I could have but one Alden last, it would be Plaza.:nodding:
     
  5. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    C&J 325: UK8.5E Grant: 9.5D Barrie: 9D
     
  6. localman

    localman Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone. Quick question for you. I was looking for a pair of Alden wing tip boots but can't seem to find anything currently in stock in a makeup that I like. I know that there are several companies that do collaborations with Alden but don't have an extensive list.

    So if anybody knows of anything that looks somewhat like this I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know.

    Thank you!


    [​IMG]
     
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    The worst seconds at The Shoe Mart don't look that bad. Go Patriots!!
     
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  9. pfurey

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    Returned those shoes to a local J Crew. Not only did they put in an overnight order, for free, they gave me a $50 giftcard. Not bad.
     
  10. Todd V

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    Looks like the J. Gilbert "Tan Wing Tip Boot." See Alden-of-Carmel's website for photos.
     
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    ^^^You're making me a little dizzy
     
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    Definitly return if it bothers you at all .I have a pair of ravello that has a very similar thing .Seems to be in the leather itself but I only paid 90 bucks for mine .At that price it is hardly noticeable.
     
  14. jvc44

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    I need help with a cordovan boot that has a waxy finish . I brush and brush and it doesn't get the bright shine that I see in all these other pics. They are C and J not Alden's but shouldn't they still shine up? Thank-you for the help
     
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    thanks Uncle Mac
     
  16. MarioImpemba

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    Wax them.

    My AE Shell Leeds were very matte finish, but polished up with some Kiwi:


    [​IMG]

    I also have a mini-tutorial on my tumblr (sig link).

    Aldens are finished nice and glossy from the factory.
     
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  17. jvc44

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    Yeah I probably would have been happier with Alden's but nowhere close to get fitted , so I went with BB peals , big screw up I think . Thanks for the help though,also I read here where you shouldn't use much polish
     
  18. Don L

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    Selvedge Frame :)
     
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    Consensus is to use "Paste Wax" not "Cream Polish". (Just wanted to make sure you knew) And you are correct, less is more.
     
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    It was just legalized recently. Horsemeat is certainly healthier than corn and soy.
     
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