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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,
    wear in good health your gunboats
     
  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    enjoy wearing
     
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    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    wear in good health
     
  4. kwhitelaw

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    whats the best way to strip down some #8 ptb's of any and all wax/polish etc? i have some beaters here that are looking pretty rough, would like to start fresh
     
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    Thank you.



    Trying to taunt you??



    Correct
     
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    @ryden I'm looking at a shortwing whiskey bal and a cap toe cigar boot.
     
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    Mac, I'm extremely honoured to have received an acknowledgment from your esteemed personage. You've influenced a lot people on this website. Myself especially. I've gone from hobbiest to enthusiast in a short period of time. The inspiring photos featuring the coolest shoes and ever present argyles are one of the main reasons I keep coming back to SF. It's not just the quality of Alden shell cordovan shoes which are attractive. It's the people who wear them that make collecting fun. Cheers and kudos Uncle. Your definitely the "Mac Daddy" of them all. Peace!
     
  8. REguy

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    Just a warning when storing your waterlock soled shoes. Don't let the soles touch other lighter colored leather. I tossed a pair of brand new LWBs in the closet which happened to fall onto a pair of white golf shoes (a virgin pair of vintage Foot-Joy Classics for those golfers reading this). The area where the waterlock touched the golf shoes turned purple :fu:

    I've currently got said area covered with corn starch in hopes it pulls some of it out.
     
  9. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank for your gracious comments
     
  10. ReppTiePrepster

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    I have 7 pairs of the Footjoy classics (4 are the dry premiere). Best golf shoes ever... they were my gateway shoes that got me to appreciate the leather soled shoe with the different colored edge. Nothing like the all white, bal PT with the lighter brown edge; a true classic! It's a shame they do not make them anymore... [​IMG]

    Good luck with the clean up!
     
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    FYI, Alden NYC has some new non-cordovan makeups - grain LWB on crepe (similar to the Leffot version) and a brown calfskin PTB on double leather (I actually like this version a lot, though I have yet to purchase it)
     
  12. kwhitelaw

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    did alden dc ever put out another email after the initial email address leak one? i vaguely remember Che spearheading it but now that she left, I wonder if someone else will handle it
     
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    My friend, I do not mean to be overly critical but those trousers are too long.
     
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    Did you end up getting the Epaulet makeup too? I'm loving the Leydon so much - wore them back to back w/ my Barrie LWBs and was amazed at the difference. Enjoy wearing them!
    FWIW, w/ my NatCXL Indys, if you get a tree that really fills the toebox and pay special attention to brushing them out after every wear, the wrinkles won't ever become overly obvious.



    Truth.



    This is the one I've used for reference in the past; although in my experience Tremont marks the line between TTS and -.5, rather than Grant.

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    Saphir renomat has worked well for me. Kirby/Hanger Project sells it.
     
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    How would you describe the leydon/barrie difference?
     
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    tried to get in there today since I was going to be in mid town after work. forgot they closed at 6! D'oh!
     
  18. El Argentino

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    I have the 11.5 B/D Barrie and 12 B/D Leydon. While I don't have any heel slippage in the Barrie, the Leydon really locks you in, cupping the heel more effectively. The toebox is a bit more narrow, moreso a U-shape as opposed to the C-shape of the Barrie. I think the instep is a bit more raised as well - a bit better for a foot with arch. I think it's my favorite last up to now.
     
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    I can't do two pairs as the store won't take the other back. I should really try to find time to try on some LWBs.

    At first I did the same size JCrew PCT as my indy boots but they were just too tight across the widest part of my foot. I stepped up a half size and it was good.

    I keep hearing that the Barrie LWB are a little roomier/wider than Barrie lasted boots. If that's the case I'm tempted to just go with my Indy size.
     
  20. hkpm

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    I want to ask this question as well.
    I didn't receive any email after that.
     
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