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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. cfull

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    What do you guys do to waterproof (or water-resist) leather soles?
     
  2. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys do to waterproof (or water-resist) leather soles?

    vibram (rubber covers that a cobbler can put on)

    it also adds to the life of the sole, and imo grip as well
     
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    More pictures coming tomorrow, as it's dark out. Excuse the bathroom setting - best lighting in the apartment on short notice.

    Alden for Leather Soul: The Ultimate Jumper


    DO WANT.
     
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    To those who bought Irregulars from Shoemart before, do you think it's worth the money? Please feel free to share your 2 cents. Thanks.
     
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    Been wanting AF43s for a long time now and think I might be close to pulling the trigger soon. What's sizing like for the ones you own, where did you buy them from and most importantly let's see pics of your Aldens.

    I'm editing this post to put in borderline's Alden dealers:

    Leather Soul
    http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/category/brands/alden/
    Many special items, rapid sellouts, stores in Hawaii and Beverly Hills

    The Shoe Mart
    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-shoes/bt-ald.html
    Online with shop in Connecticut. Many styles.

    Alden Shop
    http://www.aldenshop.com/
    Online with shop in San Francisco. Many styles.

    O'Connells
    http://shop.oconnellsclothing.com/dress_shoes.php

    Sherman Brothers
    http://www.shermanbrothers.com/brand...S&BrandCode=AL
    Three stores in Pennsylvania. Occasional sales.

    J. Crew
    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/s...enForJCrew.jsp
    Indy Boots and Longwings

    Winn Perry
    http://shop.winnperry.com/collections/alden
    Special items, including waterlock soles

    Leffot
    http://blog.leffot.com/category/footwear/alden-brands/
    Special items, store in NY

    Ben Silver
    http://www.bensilver.com/Alden-American-Shoes.html

    Orvis
    http://www.orvis.com/
    A few models.

    Moulded Shoe
    http://mouldedshoe.com/alden1.html
    Specializes in Modified Last, located in NYC.

    Unionmade
    http://www.unionmadegoods.com/alden_Mens.html

    Blackbird
    http://www.blackbirdballard.com/Alden_Mens.html

    Context
    http://www.contextclothing.com/brand.php?brand=Alden
    Some collaborations.

    Epaulet
    http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...den/Categories
    Special items, located in Brooklyn, NY.

    Renners Fine Boots & Shoes
    http://www.rennersbootsshoes.com/aldenshoes1.html
    Renners has a decent selection of Alden shoes and boots and their customer service is great.

    Sky Valet
    http://www.skyvalet1.com/Alden.aspx
    Mail order plus shop in Washington, D.C.

    Europe:

    The Bureau
    http://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/brand/58/alden/
    Menswear store in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


    why did I have to look at this thread...now that I know Leather Sole is 15 minutes away from me in Bev Hills....I thought my shopping was done for this month.Digging the Ultimate Jumper Boot
     
  9. ChrisGold

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    cigar longwings today

    Very nice, great color... how old?
     
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    After a month and a half, a relasting by Alden, and walking about a bit in watery slush to help mold the boots to my feet, my Ravello Wingtips are now comfortable and I'm keeping them for the next 30 years! One thing, as a result of getting the boots wet I have some slight stains (see pic) I hope that this can be taken out using a shoe cream or Saphir RÃ[​IMG]novateur. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. The scratch below the stain is from riding my bike to work. Hey they're tough boots right? I'm sure that'll come out with a bit of cream and brushing.


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    wow crazy ... i never even thought about riding my bike in aldens ... i mean idont baby mine, but just never was an option for me haha
     
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    After a month and a half, a relasting by Alden, and walking about a bit in watery slush to help mold the boots to my feet, my Ravello Wingtips are now comfortable and I'm keeping them for the next 30 years! One thing, as a result of getting the boots wet I have some slight stains (see pic) I hope that this can be taken out using a shoe cream or Saphir RÃ[​IMG]novateur. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. The scratch below the stain is from riding my bike to work. Hey they're tough boots right? I'm sure that'll come out with a bit of cream and brushing.


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    For step one, I would brush until my arms were going to fall off, then rest and brush some more.
     
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    Very nice, great color... how old?

    Thanks, I got these ones in August 2009.
     
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    For step one, I would brush until my arms were going to fall off, then rest and brush some more.

    So true, I had another pretty big scratch and just brushed and brushed and it literally disappeared.
     
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    Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. The scratch below the stain is from riding my bike to work. Hey they're tough boots right? I'm sure that'll come out with a bit of cream and brushing.

    You want to use wax, not cream, on your shells.
     
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    wow crazy ... i never even thought about riding my bike in aldens ... i mean idont baby mine, but just never was an option for me haha

    Same, I don't baby mine but the boots don't exactly cut it as good 'non-clipless' cycling shoes/boots. The steel shank does make for a stiff sole though [​IMG]
     
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    Almost wore my cigar LWB's today as well, but went with captoe boots instead.

    I'm glad I put in a pre-order for ravello boots after seeing those pictures above. However, the wait until September will not be an easy wait. [​IMG]


    Anyone know the model for natural chromoexcel Indy's? I know it's 405 something something and ends with H.
     
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    Anyone know the model for natural chromoexcel Indy's? I know it's 405 something something and ends with H.

    not sure ... shoot an email to steven at leffot. im still waitiing for my preorder of them
     
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    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    not sure ... shoot an email to steven at leffot. im still waitiing for my preorder of them
    Dude, you must be the most balling-est kid at your campus with all the stuff you buy! An undergrad version of RFX for sure, haha.
     
  20. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Well-Known Member

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    Dude, you must be the most balling-est kid at your campus with all the stuff you buy! An undergrad version of RFX for sure, haha.

    grad version ... lol nah i wish. i just save a lot and am stingy on other discretionary spending. plus worked at a biglaw firm this past summer which helps
     
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