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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. CEE88

    CEE88 Well-Known Member

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    Can't believe I waited so long to make my first foray into the world of whiskey:

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    Thanks, I'll likely walk around Yorkville and see what I can find. The Park Hyatt will be a stop.
    I believe I have previously been on queen west. I think that is the street that has the graffiti alley one block over?

    Thread derail: I photographed from the pier where your avatar pic was taken...
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  3. mdubs

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    I just bought a second run of them. Here. They have 15% off today. Free shipping in US. Just search for them. The first batch was from the Bureau Belfast.

    http://www.stbernardsports.com

    -Mike
     
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    Those are great. Whiskey is a phenomenal shade of Shell.
     
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    I would be more than glad to do that, but you will need to bear with me for a week as I don't have access to them at the moment.

    I don't have a Ravello SWB yet, but should soonish. But I can take a pic of the Whiskey SWB and LWB next to each other. They have a different presence to them due to their lasts. Even with a 10.5B on the Barrie.

    -Mike
     
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    I have to LOL at the shipping rates to Toronto. $30 socks, $40 to ship them.

    The actual shipping cost for a pair of socks is probably closer to $4.00
     
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    Have you contacted Kathy and see if she could give you some discount on that?
     
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    Hat tip to @mdubs for being a Cyber Monday enabler :D

    A pair of CHUPs coming my way as well.

    I did manage to pick up some $1 socks from Uniqlo yesterday so the average price of all of them together is justifiable I'd say.
     
  9. zennypoo

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    Here is a comparison of SWB and LWB. Both #8 shell on barrie last, both are the same size. Please excuse the poor indoor lighting. SWB is much sleeker to me, with finer broguing and an overall dressier appearance.

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    Does anyone have any updates on the daytrippers?
    For the guys who bought #8 plaza indys over from Frans, was it worth the premium?What did all the extraneous fees add up to be?
     
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    Haven't heard anything yet from Leffot. When I was in store, they had no news, and I don't think they exactly get updates. Kathy got her run in about 4 weeks before Leffot did. Not that that is a perfect reference.

    My Frans Boots were about $800 to the door with trees included. Not too bad.

    -Mike
     
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  13. chantheman

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    whoa. how many years has it been since color 2 been available?
     
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    whiskey lwb, whiskey tremont sw, whiskey aberdeen sw, ravello nst
     
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    Hey guys,

    Couple care questions. I want to make sure that I have what I need and am prepared. I've seen the videos on YouTube and I've read the FAQ in this thread, but I've heard a bit of contradictory info by reading through here as well:

    1.) Want to water"proof" (or at least repel water) and have what I need to clean Suede boots from Alden. What do I need? Suede brush? What type of cleaner/repellent? What steps do I take? I am starting with a new pair out of the box and want to know whether they need anything from day 1 and then how often to care for them or what to do if they get wet or if someone steps on them, drops something oil-based, etc.

    2.) Shell boots. From what I understand it's wet and brush a little, deer bone, brush like crazy, use Saphir Reno, brush like crazy, and then some people say use alden wax some say don't? Some people also say avoid Saphir on cordovan? I know the Mac method seems to be brush and not use any chemicals except once every 15 wearings? Again, I'm assuming from day 1 with 3 hours of indoor wear on a carpet, wiping off a little of the excess cordovan residue from production and not really touching them for quite a few wears.

    Where does leather defender come into play? Alden paste wax?
     
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    Awesome photo! Consistent whiskey shades. Thanks for posting! Is it just me or is blucher > bal every day of the week? Personal preference, but I feel like that's Alden's look. Bals make me think Carmina, EG or even AE's. I know that's probably just me.
     
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    thanks for the kind words gentlemen.
    chan, 20 pairs of color 2 lwbs were sold earlier this year. don't think they had been offered prior, not likely to be offered again soon.
    thats a nice ravello shade donl. nice combo.
    very nice shoes dubs. put me down for some socks too, those look great.
    love the hallecks ben.
     
  18. Shawnc

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    Halleck's are amazing. Where did you pick up the Four Seasons? I've never seen that in Wine & Spirits in Pgh.
     
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    I hear ya, but be glad that you can even purchase spirits in Costco. As a Pa resident, we have very few options. Whenever I visit the grandchildren in Tampa, first stop my son and I make from the airport is SAMs Club for some Glenlevit 18 and a bottle of Chopin. Prices are so much better than Pa. Not even close.
     
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    I want them all in Cigar and Ravello....:embar:
     
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