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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. Arizor

    Arizor Well-Known Member

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    Leathersoul's captoes on the plaza last, 3 years and going strong: [​IMG] If you're reading Tom, I'm looking for a new pair, so would be interested in some kind of exchange if you need some well-worn shoes for display [​IMG].
     
  2. gasoline

    gasoline Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure after a good day in my Indy's they are slightly too narrow in the toes. Anyone know if the classic Indy 405 calf leather will stretch much? If I took it to the cobbler would he be able to use a stretcher on it? Or is that blasphemy?

    Should have gone with an E width prob.
     
  3. NAMOR

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    Leathersoul's captoes on the plaza last, 3 years and going strong:
    [​IMG]
    If you're reading Tom, I'm looking for a new pair, so would be interested in some kind of exchange if you need some well-worn shoes for display [​IMG].

    are these in color #8? I just bought a pair from them as well. I love how your pair has lightened up from a dark burgundy to a brown
     
  4. Arizor

    Arizor Well-Known Member

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    Yep, colour 8, thanks.
     
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    geoffmartin17 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, colour 8, thanks.

    Have you had them resoled or topied or anythign like that?
     
  6. Arizor

    Arizor Well-Known Member

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    Nope not yet. What is topied?
     
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    Does this mean you think someone who wears a 11.5 in the barrie 9901 should get a 12 barrie boot?

    No, in fact some find the Barrie boot roomier than the shoe.
     
  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    uncle - love those ravello NSTs. Aberdeen last?

    thank you
    barrie last
     
  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    ^ I absolutely LOVE your Unionmade tassels man. [​IMG] Thank god they have long sold out of my size.

    Mac, as always great shells. I'd love to see a collection post at some point but we all know that would require you to take a week off of work. [​IMG]


    thank you
     
  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    Leathersoul's captoes on the plaza last, 3 years and going strong:
    [​IMG]

    If you're reading Tom, I'm looking for a new pair, so would be interested in some kind of exchange if you need some well-worn shoes for display [​IMG].


    suggestion-try the mac method
     
  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    ravello full strap
    argyles otc
     
  12. Arizor

    Arizor Well-Known Member

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    suggestion-try the mac method

    Do tell, what's the Mac method?
     
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    kgmessier Well-Known Member

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    ^noob

    As were you once upon a time.
     
  15. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, but the Mac method is posted and reblogged all over SF.

    In a nutshell, the mac method calls for NO polish but instead emphasizes the value of cleaning cordovan shoes with a damp cloth, followed by vigorous horsehair brushing and buffing with a flannel cloth--the guiding philosophy being that cordovan is naturally lustrous and that colored paste will eventually dull the natural sheen of the leather
     
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    Indeed, but the Mac method is posted and reblogged all over SF.

    In a nutshell, the mac method calls for NO polish but instead emphasizes the value of cleaning cordovan shoes with a damp cloth, followed by vigorous horsehair brushing and buffing with a flannel cloth--the guiding philosophy being that cordovan is naturally lustrous and that colored paste will eventually dull the natural sheen of the leather


    thank you for this. this is the first time I actually read about the method
     
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    thank you for this. this is the first time I actually read about the method
    noob [​IMG]
     
  18. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Well-Known Member

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    Leathersoul's captoes on the plaza last, 3 years and going strong:

    If you're reading Tom, I'm looking for a new pair, so would be interested in some kind of exchange if you need some well-worn shoes for display [​IMG].


    I'd love your pair for a display piece. Trade ins welcome! I feel like a car dealership... [​IMG]
     
  19. trunks206

    trunks206 Well-Known Member

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    ^They would look great above your wall of Alden's at the Waikiki store.


    Arizor: As mentioned, fantastic boots! Could you snap some more pictures of them so we could see all the character those have? [​IMG]



    For me today...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Leathersoul Saddles.

    Thanks again to Tom for the great make-up and thanks to REguy/Jason for trading me for a pair that fit MUCH better than my previous pair. We both won! [​IMG]
     
  20. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Well-Known Member

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    ^They would look great above your wall of Alden's at the Waikiki store.



    Leathersoul Saddles.

    Thanks again to Tom for the great make-up and thanks to REguy/Jason for trading me for a pair that fit MUCH better than my previous pair. We both won! [​IMG]


    Nice! One of my all time favorites!
     
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