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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. TactileOne

    TactileOne Well-Known Member

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    Suede day it is, wearing the chocolate suede NSTs I bought from a fellow SFer. Great shoes.
     
  2. Beatlegeuse

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    hpreston - those chocolate suedes are awesome...when did LS offer those?
     
  3. jkater1

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    Beautiful boot, how close in color is this to your #4 boot?
     
  4. MrDV

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    Thanks, they are on the grant. I wear them true to size. 1/2 size bigger than Barrie.
     
  5. MrDV

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    Thank you. Close, the color difference is only really noticeable outdoors. The day tripper is sleeker than the #4 captoe. I really do like them both.
     
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    larcenist :D
     
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  7. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    punched v. perforated ....

    Most times used interchangeably.

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Perfo...DBR_07H__D___,default,pd.html?cmp=PPC_Google_{adtype}&cmp=bac_google_display_P_P_PLA_Product_Listing_Ad&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=All%20products&utm_campaign=P_P_PLA_Product_Listing_Ad

    http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/carmina-robert-762-punched-captoe-brown
     
  8. sevenfoldtieguy

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    do you find your 4's are more red?
     
  9. MrDV

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    Yes, the #4 boots are more red for sure. I'll snap some side by side shots this afternoon.
     
  10. rydenfan

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    does anyone else noticed their shoes get noticeably darker as they brush their shoes? I first noticed it in my brown CXL Indy's but also on some of my Ravello. It feels like the more I brush the darker they get and it almost looks like more black within the leather is coming to the surface. Curious what others experience and views are on this.
     
  11. Pastor

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    You are not brushing with a brush that you've used to polish darker shoes with are you? The polish residue on brushes will cross over to lighter shoes when you brush.
     
  12. CalceoAdamator

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    Black shell gunboats today...
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    Thank you for the link and knowledge
     
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    "A woman is an occasional pleasure, but a cigar is always a cigar."

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    K Street, Washington, DC
     
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    Outstanding sir!
     
  16. Alcibiades

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    I use three brushes -
    1) One brush for black and color 8
    2) One brush for medium browns
    3) One brush for light browns (ravello/whiskey)
     
  17. hpreston

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    Thanks!

    They were available about a year ago, I believe I picked them up in early March, 2012.

    Alden DC has a similar shoe, not sure of the last, but it is a choc suede short wing Balmoral.

    I believe Alden Madison Ave has a similar shoe as well in choc suede with captoe, but for some reason their site is blocked from work...
     
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    Purchased the blue suede LWB's from Leffot back in January. With the weather finally cooperating in New York, pulled them out for a coat of protector before hitting the streets. Unfortunately, noticed that the eyelets on the left shoe are uneven. Probably should have inspected more closely but very difficult to notice unlaced. Obviously, no bearing on function or durability and not likely to be noticed by others (except forum members) but is likely to irritate me. No chance of an exchange but could this be repaired by Alden? Would they even do it?


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  19. sevenfoldtieguy

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    My color 4's are more red too. Noticeably more. I have maintained that - for those who have never seen 4 in person - they may not actually like it as well as they think they would given the amount of red tones that come through. On the whole, I prefer ravello to 4, but, obviously, they are both nice colors. Ravello can have some red tones too, but, depending on the batch, can be, IMO, a very nice medium brown. My ravello PTBs have almost no red in them, but I have other ravello models that do have some red (but not nearly the levels of red in 4). Variety is nice.

    BTW, nice boots. Both pairs.
     
  20. sevenfoldtieguy

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    You are welcome. :fistbump:
     
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