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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,
    my instincts tell me what you could pull off anything you really want to do. the trick is to stare in your mirror for five minutes with the attire that you are concern that you could not wear in public. try it! it will work!
     
  2. rydenfan

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    I like the new suede mocs Leffot just put up...
     
  3. crosswound

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    gentlemen looking for advice for my next pair of aldens i'm going for black cordovan for sure but i'd like to know straight tip or cap toe? which one :stirpot:
     
  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    on my blog I say no wax until a minimum of 20 wearing. the blog is missing that the ultimate goal is to never use polish. I am responsible for this omission.
     
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  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    see my blog
     
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    there is a difference?
     
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    Thanks, uncle. Wonder how big a wall your shoe/boot rack would require???

    Thanks, sftg.
    My mother-in-law hated the HVAC vent in her room blowing on her head while she was in bed so she shut the vent. But that didn't prevent some air from escaping out. So she taped some cardboard over the vent. That solved her problem. But it looked plain ugly.

    I wouldn't want a vent blowing any heat on my footwear. If it's not blowing directly on the shoes, I wouldn't worry too much.
     
  9. ReppTiePrepster

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    After a long day on my feet at work, the 975's still feel as great as I think they look...
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    Well done RTP.
     
  11. rydenfan

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    Nice case for the dark edge trim
     
  12. Shawnc

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    Wow,that is an incredible shine on an amazing shoe. Nicely done RTP, nicely done.
     
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    Cigar Gunboats.
     
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  14. mtc2000

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    I could be wrong, but I have found the glazing Alden use to finish off most of their Cordovan shoes makes wax polish unnecessary. Eventually, the glazing will wear off. That's the time when a little (reads very little) paste wax would be useful.

    Interestingly, this glazing finish is pretty unique to Alden, especially the recent productions. I have yet to see that glazing on other Cordovan shoes.

    Good or bad, I have found Vass uses excessive amount of paste wax to finish off their Cordovan shoes.
     
  15. ReppTiePrepster

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    Thank you kind sir!

    Have not owned a pair of color 8 with antique edge. The combination looks really good, but not sure I will seek it out. I think I prefer Cigar with the light edge, but I will never say never.

    Thank you my friend.
     
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    perfection!
     
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    wow, great pics all around today ! Seems it was Cigar day. Glad I got the memo!


    lots of olive coming through today
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    On point as always Sazon. Those shoes have an amazing patina. Wear on the best of health.
     
  19. CEE88

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    ... Or could it simply be a case of a closet overflowing with Aldens? I grew up with four sisters and I mixed up their names all the time.
     
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    ' that's one fine looking cigar shoe, Sir.
     
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