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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. sazon

    sazon Well-Known Member

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    I usually use venetian but I tried some Kiwi saddle soap for some cleaning this past weekend. Did a nice job. Nothing beats Saphir Reno, IMO. Just the smell is good enough for me.
     
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    Nick will tell you the same, that if you are going to get Topys there is no reason to get JR soles. You may want to get the JR heel though and do his regular leather soles with the Topy and metal toe plate.
     
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  3. El Argentino

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    FWIW, Reno and brushing is all I do to my CXL Indys (to ChakMak's question above^^^).
     
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  4. Don L

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    Same here with my Natural CXL Brixtons....
     
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    Just got these in from ebay. Although they are actually 10.5 E rather than 11 D as listed, they seem to fit. They are lined suede on a commando sole on the Barrie. Still not sure if I should keep them though as I am afraid that the suede will loosen up and they will end up being to wide. I hate to send them back as they are essentially new. My only other Barries are shell chukkas that are an 11 D. Any suggestions?
     
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    Great shoes, currently searching for this makeup. I'm likely way late, but where did you find them?

    Is anyone aware of retailers stocking cigar NST, even in other last/sole combinations? TSM does not have my size (9D) in their Barrie offering.

    Thank you, and any guidance is well appreciated.
     
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    Alden NYC on Madison Avenue stocks them
     
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    bespoken pa Well-Known Member

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    +1 Alden Madison NY received a shipment about 2-3 weeks ago no sure what they have left. Although the cigar indy's that were also part of that shipment are already gone.
     
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    Leffot #8 Tanker
     
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  11. Don L

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    ^^ Nice Tankers ^^
     
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    JPFNY5, are those from the preorder?
     
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    nephew,

    my bias is always to double sole
     
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  14. onehotchili

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    Like other folks, I discovered Aldens after picking up some Indy Chromexl boots. Now I am in the market for some Color #8 cordovan shoes to go with a dark navy suit.

    So far I have my eye on some commando sole offerings from AoC. I am looking at the commando sole versions because I live in the Sierra mountains and deal with 5+ months of snow per year.

    So…. if you were to pick just one, LWB version
    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Color_8_Long_Wing_320.htm

    -or-

    "regular" wing tip?
    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Shell_Cordovan_Wing_Tip_215.htm
     
  15. Bakes11771

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    #8 Tassels, Maiden Voyage
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    Charcoal Brooks Brothers Madison-Fit Flannel Plain-Front Trousers, 35mm #8 Belt W. Nickel Buckel, RL Camel Cashmere Cable Crew-Neck. (This is natural lighting, so I dont know why it looks almost white, must be the camera)
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  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew, looking good in your lhs
     
  17. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew, enjoy wearing your chukkas and forget about the water welts
     
  18. hokie3000

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    amazing shine Uncle Mac
     
  19. hokie3000

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    wow. these are def on my wish list.
     
  20. hokie3000

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    i put some montana pitch blend on mine after seeking advice on the forum. Gave the boots a nice boost in color and apparently it provides great protection from the elements. So far, so good.
     
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