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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,
    your dress attire is above average. of course, in the old days you would be sent home with brown shoes except for saturday and sunday
     
  2. chipshot

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    Does anybody have a trick to get tassels to gather again after they've come apart from travel and wear?
     
  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    wear in good health
     
  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew, i like your black nst
     
  5. djblack

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    Are these shell cordovan Aldens? A person is selling them as such. But I've never seen them with that seam in the back. Thoughts?


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  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    wrap the tassels in rubberbands
     
  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    #8 ptb
    marcoliani cashmere otc
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  8. ElliottPapineau

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    agree. the color will darken with wear.
     
  9. Calikid

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    A question for anyone nice enough to answer.
    On my whiskey shells, I get black coloring on spots on shoe...heel from driving.... on toe and other areas after vigorous brushing (using the Mac Method, always).
    Is that normal? is there a way to prevent it or is it part of the process of the shell aging and gaining a patina?
    thanks in advance for any advice....
     
  10. stanford88

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    do you have a picture?
     
  11. blue collar

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    Is it possible to provide pictures?
     
  12. Man with Apple

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    A recent acquisition: Whiskey LWB

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  13. Calikid

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    here are a couple... they aren't as noticeable in the picture as in real life but I think you can tell what I am talking about...

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    thanks
     
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    LS #8 Unlined PTB on the Flex.
     
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    Thanks! They look great.
     
  16. BeSpiffington

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    The many photos of brand new Alden's on this forum are pretty cool. But, a pic of a well worn and well cared for shoe is a thing of beauty.
     
  17. rydenfan

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    So typically I have always thought myself an 8D on the Barrie last. When I was in New York recently I was told to try an 8E. I have an 8E Cigar Chukka here (LOVE this boot) and I am unsure of the fit. The shoe itself fits well across the vamp however I am getting a good amount of heel slip. I am unsure as to if the width is contributing to this or it is more a function of the 2 eyelet chukka? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated
     
  18. wj4

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    I have those on my Whiskey PTBs too. But I'm not too worried about them.
     
  19. Alcibiades

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    1) Many people report heel slippage gets better after a few wears
    2) The two eleyet chukka will fit different than other boots or shoes (a bit less secure around the ankle)
    3) Cigar chukkas are great - the more you wear them, the more you will like them. They are a great way to show off she'll
     
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