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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. Simplicio

    Simplicio Well-Known Member

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    I had just about decided that I was ready for cigar PTBs. But these ravello captoes have now thrown all my plans into disarray. Thanks for sharing.
     
  2. NAMOR

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    anyone know what happened to the Alden shop in SF? Sutter st location was vacant when i visited it on Friday
     
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    mmmm, so white. these shoes look really comfortable
     
  4. mcarthur

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    do they close down the store for vacation? was the store at 180 sutter devoid of merchandise on the shelfs
     
  5. mcarthur

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    highly recommend! they are very comfortable
     
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    Did anyone pick up the 'Comfort Indy' from Leather Soul?

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  7. burningbright

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    Yeah I'm wondering if LS may have dropped the ball simply by naming it the Comfort Indy. Like it's the boot of choice for retired, arthritic Indiana Jones. The guys who bought it seem to like it, based on the comments though.

    Grab a pair and give us a review. :)
     
  8. Spaghettimatt

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    Does anyone have any advice on water/weatherproofing Alden 403s without darkening them? I am hesitant to use Obenaufs or Sno-seal because I have heard how much it darkens the leather, and I like the color as is.
     
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    the store was completely empty; nothing on shelves, no registers, etc. I was in my car at the time but I wish I stopped to check things out a little more closely.


    ime, the darkening is minimal. im wearing my 405's today, treated with both mink oil and sno-seal, and they do not appear any darker than pics of new pairs.


    Uncle, when going sockless, do you treat your feet/shoes with any powder? or hidden socks? :hide:
     
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    got some loafer socks. i have some from Mocc Sock. $50 for 10 pairs. leather + no socks will be a disaster. don't do it.
     
  12. l1mab3an

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    I just ordered the J.Crew Captoe's, any suggestions on where I can pick up the #8 paste and a horse hair brush?
     
  13. kgmessier

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    Check out Shoemart.
     
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    I use Star brushes; they are great value for the money.

    Paste wax

    you wont need the wax for a while
     
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    :fistbump: I have tried going sockless and I dont like the humid, sticky feel when the skin makes contact with leather
     
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    or Leffot
     
  17. mcarthur

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    j & j baby powder
     
  18. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    when going sans socks, i insert dr scholl shoe pad and baby powder
     
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    What size are you again? How well do these stay on your feet? I grabbed the ones in the link below because the reviews said that they worked for large feet and they do. Haven't had any problems with them.

    http://www.amazon.com/Tommy-Bahama-...E6LS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313959877&sr=8-1

    Every other brand I looked at had reviews that said they slipped off of larger feet.
     
  20. NAMOR

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    these socks are too cute, G

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