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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. bkotsko

    bkotsko Well-Known Member

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    My chamois have only 1 year of wear. Not much over the summer, but a lot in the winter.

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    I don't believe that they'll darken that much. They're made to have some kind of color variation, like shell does. I don't know about brown turning black - sounds atypical to me. Like these guys ^ said, it depends on what you use. I treat mine like shell, wipe and brush for the most part. Any product you put on will darken them. :cheers:
     
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    Navy CXL - brushed only. A little lightening at the creases.

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  5. tifosi

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    I did!

    I thought you would appreciate that!
     
  6. Alpina

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    I got these chamois gunboats on November of 2011. They get heavy rotation in the cold, rain & snow and have always kept my feet totally dry (with style, of course). I sno-sealed them upon purchase, hence the dark color. (Tobacco is otherwise so beautiful that I am tempted to get another pair to wear 'naked.'). They have been put through a lot, and despite the slash (someone opened a sharp-edged door into them) they have held up well and have a lot of life left in them. Highly recommend.

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  7. Alpina

    Alpina Well-Known Member

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    ...or maybe a pair of these... If they keep your feet dry, maybe my sno-seal was overkill. Very nice!
     
  8. budapest12

    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    Jackpot! Thanks. I am not sure I'd use sno seal but they look good (too bad about the gash though).
     
  9. Alpina

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    Next time, I would hold off on the treatment. It's unfortunate, but I managed to ignore the gash soon enough. They are, after all, *just* shoes that get a lot of abuse and love.
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  11. gosheik

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    JCrew Suede PT Boot

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  12. inn8chiro

    inn8chiro Well-Known Member

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    :slayer: :cheers: proper!
     
  13. fitchottie

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    What last are the jcrew...
     
  14. rydenfan

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    You did? Nice. That's a sweet boot. I almost grabbed them but restrained by telling myself I would wear my Zugs more if I didn't have them
     
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    Bobbo316 Well-Known Member

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    Wow those are nice, I love light brown suede and brass eyelets.
     
  16. Steel28

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    Since there was discussion about favorite boots a few pages back and I keep looking at my Leffot Tankers and think they are my favourite. Decided to do a bit of brushing therapy tonight.

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  17. Steel28

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    congrats gosheik, these makeup is amazing. Might consider getting it. I passed on LS Safari boots (returned it) and was looking for casual suede boots. Also interested what last these are on.
     
  18. gosheik

    gosheik Well-Known Member

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    TB
     
  19. epc2

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    Awesome boot,but Neocork uhmm!,
     
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  20. inn8chiro

    inn8chiro Well-Known Member

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    I need these in my life
     
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