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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. BootSpell

    BootSpell Well-Known Member

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    Bakes, I actually hadn't read that but it makes a lot of sense and is very likely what I am experiencing. I think I am going to try to live with the spot as Uncle recommends and see if it becomes more pronounced as the leather lightens further. If that happens, then I might consider some remedy options. Thanks much for enlightening me.
     
  2. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    You are welcome, Sir.

    Glad that I could be of assistance, as you have been very helpful to me in the past.

    I don't think that it would be oil because shell already has natural oils in it, not to mention a waxy finish, so oil probably wouldn't stain shell in the same way that it does suede. (You wouldn't use mink oil on suede, but we love it for shell.) Unless it were hot used motor oil or something, in which case it would probably be more the contaminates in the oil doing the staining, rather than the oil itself.
     
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  3. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen your recommendations will really help.

    Current Alden collection:
    Color 8 LWB
    Ravello LWB
    Cigar NST
    Black shell perf cap toe

    My dress code:
    Dress shirt and dress pants

    What should be my next pair of shoes? (Don't wear boots)

    Bonus:
    If my new pair also go well with chinos.

    Thank you Gentlemen!
     
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  4. OlafG

    OlafG Well-Known Member

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    Bare bruk en proxy. De har sagt at der er greit, men det er bare Alden som forbyr de å sende til utlandet.

    Just use a proxy. Alden prohibits them from shipping shoes abroad.
     
  5. OlafG

    OlafG Well-Known Member

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    No expert by any means. But I'd say you need a pair of PTBs.
     
  6. aldenwear

    aldenwear Well-Known Member

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    fransboone has this exact boot, but it is in snuff suede.
     
  7. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir!
     
  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    I would go with the king
     
  9. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    PTB in royalty (990)
     
  10. aldenwear

    aldenwear Well-Known Member

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    Personal preference is king here.

    Since you apparently like NST's and captoes, the obvious choices would be to get a pair of King NSTs (meaning NSTs in color 8 cordovan). Or you could get King captoes -- either bluchers of balmorals although the balmorals are slightly more dressy than the blucher and less dressy is probably better for you given your dress code.

    If you don't mind the roundness (some say club-like) look of the PTBs, a pair of King PTBs would add a different style to your stable.

    I would go NSTs.
     
  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    #8 plaza boots
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [/q
    nephew, looking good, nothing beats a plaza last boot
     
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  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    in order
    ptb, tassel, straight tip, cap toe
     
  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    king tassel
    argyles otc
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Well-Known Member

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  15. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Well-Known Member

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    Aldenwear Thank you!
     
  16. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Well-Known Member

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  17. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Well-Known Member

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    I'm going out on a limb here, but I think you should look at the Alden 2160 straight tip blucher.
     
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  18. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew, looking good, nothing like a plaza last boot with a good shine
     
  19. TactileOne

    TactileOne Well-Known Member

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    In light of what you already have, and the desire to work with chinos, I'd go for a #8 LHS.
     
  20. Beatlegeuse

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    This may be a stupid question, but is there any difference between a straight tip and a captoe? I've seen the term used interchangeably several times. Unless you're referring to a punched captoe or something with a medallion, it seems like a straight tip and a captoe are the same thing.
     
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