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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. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Well-Known Member

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    If the shoes are in relatively good shape, brushing will redistribute the cream or polish on the leather. So most of the time, brushing is enough.
     
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    This is true... But I've traditionally used Alden's "Fine Boot Cream" on CXL boots/shoes occasionally, but I think a some products people use here (Venetian) may work better...
     
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    Cigar NST loafer, Grant last. From Alden DC back in the day.
     
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  4. Burton

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    I thought some of you might like to see some close ups of these shoes. I am quite captivated by the broguing.

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  5. El Argentino

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    Those are fantastic looking. Love the plaza.
     
  6. PhiPsi32

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    Nick at Horween recommended Venetian shoe cream. You can use Saphir but it's moreexpensive. I don't think it works any better at least for CXL.
     
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    These are outstanding. Well done, sir!
     
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    +1
     
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    Just my AE horsehair brush and elbow grease. There seems to be a lot of oils in my Indys.
    I Love CXL when made into boots. Just got in on the Leathersoul CXL Plaza Wingtip pre-order. Should be a great boot for 2015 when it arrives :lol:
     
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    Cigar PTB under various lighting.

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    Cigar PTB & EP
     
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    It won't get worse.
    I've got a pair of natural CXL with similar wrinkliness in a not too obvious spot so it doesn't bug me.
     
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    Old faithful: #8 LWB [​IMG]
     
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    I got me a pair on pre order shell color 8 from leffot
     
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    Went to Culwell & Son in Dallas today just to browse. Saw the Indys on the shelf and decided to try them on. First pair they brought out fit like I glove so I left with them. Very excited to break these bad boys in; admittedly I don't appreciate them very much in their new state but all the photos I've seen of them worn for a while look awesome.
     
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    beautiful shortwings Uncle!
    which last?
     
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    beautiful shortwings Uncle!
    which last?
     
  18. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Tremont
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    I like them too. I have them. The Tremont is used sparingly.
     
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    The natural sole from Leffot's is a nice change
     
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    [​IMG]. Today I actually took my new BFF's outside for a walk. Did I say I live in Minnesota. OMG! Any thoughts on heel and toe taps. Either or both. Plastic vs. metal. Much appreciated. Here's a pic of the poor little dears.[​IMG]
     
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