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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. tricky

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    Brilliant display of packery :)
     
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    lolz, clearly too much time on my hands
     
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    You are a magician. Thank you for the tutorial!
     
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    And enjoy your weekend
     
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  5. Don L

    Don L Well-Known Member

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    I have a Filson Pullman Bag and I have gone for a week with that bag....

    nice packing job @BenLeaman
     
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    I almost went medium but this looks perfect for my needs glad i got the small. Thanks again.
     
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    this was enjoyable thanks
     
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    Wow, that's impressive BL. Missed the SM. Whats your beverage of choice?
     
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    Funny, I have the same Filson bag and pack mine the exact same way with my Aldens, toiletries, and clothes. I guess I'm doing it right!
     
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    It was fun. I will usually take any excuse to sneak away from paperwork to do just about anything else, especially when it involves playing with my shoes...


    Hmmm that's a tough one to answer outright, I have favorites for each of the "regions". There is a long list that I would like to try before buying blind so I feel like it's a very fluid list but...

    My top three that are currently open in my cabinet right now are...

    The Balvenie Portwood 21
    Lagavulin 16
    Aberlour A'bunadh
     
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    [​IMG] you see when the space-time continuum is properly taken into account, along with the intrinsic viscosity of the ambient air, you can fit a weekend's worth of clothing into this duffle. [​IMG]


    This proves I really do have too much time on my hands right now, back to my corner to obsess over watches.
     
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    I clearly need to up my weekender game. It's t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops/sneakers for any weekend trip.
     
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    I size tts for Van (10.5 C) , 1/2 size down for Barrie (10 C)
     
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    +1 I will from now on :)
     
  15. gsgleason

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    Alden Madison whiskey shell, deglazed last night then treated with Lexol, Reno, and Saphir cordovan creme.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I really like these less shined - wow ...never have been much of a whisky(shoe color) fan but these look terrific..are they as matte appearing in person?
     
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    [​IMG]

    Alden DC Joseph boot
     
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    Yes. They have more of a soft glow than the high shine of Alden's acrylic finish. I had done similar with my color 8 dovers and used acetone, which worked well, but on these I think it was a bit too harsh. I was pretty worried about the patchiness after the acetone. I think next time I'll start with something more gentle like naphtha.
     
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    @gsgleason

    Saphir Renomat is designed specifically for these kinds of projects and is gentle on the leather as well.
     
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    I use the M Travel as well for non flying travel. It's a great 1-2 day bag but I hate how it flips over when packed full and carried over the shoulder.
     
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