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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. mosy

    mosy Well-Known Member

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    I see most Alden sellers sell Alden shoe trees. Are they all the same? If so, do they work for all Alden lasts? It's kind of hard to imagine using the same tree for say an Aberdeen lasted shoe and a Barrie or Trubalance.
     
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    it is on the plaza last
    king=color 8 or burgundy shell
     
  3. mosy

    mosy Well-Known Member

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    thanks!
     
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    mosy Well-Known Member

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    Mac - do you only wear shell? what are your thoughts on the dark brown calf LWB from Jcrew that I posted earlier?
     
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    Your Whiskey LWBs are looking very good and full of character.
    Your Black Shell Boots are looking good BK!
    Very nice looking Shortwings. Interesting makeup. Pretty close to the Leffot Suede LWB.
    Don, absolutely superb!
    Looking good in your LWBs. Hope that you are enjoying them!
    Looking great in your classic King LWBs. Such a great and versatile model.
    Looking very nice, but surprised to see you still rocking tan suede. :)
    Looking good in two very great and classic models. The Color 8 Tassel is superb and the foxing is a nice addition. Your Black LHSes are great.
    Yeah, I have a pair of Brand New Oxblood 2's. I really like them, but not sure I can pull them off.
    Great looking Wingtip Boot Zipster! Enjoy them today!
    DV, your LWBs are looking very good. Those just have a great color. I miss them. :)
    Mac, your King WT Boots are looking superb. A great combination with your Argyles and khakis. Very nice shine and the plaza last is just such a beautiful last.
    Alden uses Split Toe Trees. They are not lasted and expand to fit the form of the shoe. Work well, but lasted would ideally be better. But that comes at a much greater cost... and Alden does not offer them. -Mike
     
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    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Removed.
     
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    Thanks. In that case does it matter if I use a different brand's split toe tree in my Aldens, say Allen Edmonds split tree?
     
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    Alden Color 8 Tassel. Too busy to pull out Nikon today...

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    -Mike
     
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    Disco Volante Well-Known Member

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    To add to McArthur's reply to this question, color 8 is sometimes referred to as king because it is such a versatile color. It's the king of shell!
     
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    thanks for the kind words gentlemen.
    @peppercorn78 yes, very interesting ravello shade.
    love the boots sir. plaza is so classy.
    great combo dubs. sweet loafers.
     
  12. JSO1

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    TGIRF. Ravello Friday.

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    antique edge Friday!?

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    King, plaza, wingtip, cobblestones = a good day!
     
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    bkotsko Well-Known Member

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    thanks, Mac
     
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    Thanks, Mike.
     
  17. pvoytko

    pvoytko Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]Noticed this on my 403s today :( - anyway to fix this or should i just embrace the character
     
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    bkotsko Well-Known Member

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    Embrace, but you can probably minimize the contrast with some brushing.
     
  19. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Well-Known Member

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    A little brown shoe cream and away you go....While I like CXL and have a bunch of it - never quite understood why it is so popular given that it is not a dyed through leather and what happened to your boot would be common. Personally I prefer Latigo(1 pair owned) which is dyed through and similar in strength but sadly not available that often by boot makers...do not think Alden has ever offered it but I am no expert there.
     
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  20. makewayhomer

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    for science I tried this today. these pants are what Bonobos calls "beetniks", which is maybe somewhere between red and magenta.

    (these are Rancourt Horween shell but figured I'd throw a pic in)

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