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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. sazon

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    These are superb. Congrats and enjoy. If I wasn't 3 deep into 2012 shell orders I would have kopped these.
     
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    The MASTER. :worship:
     
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    One other product that Horween recommends to condition CXL is Neatsfoot Oil. I just bought some but have not used it yet on my CXL NSTs.
     
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    #8PTB, doing my best pirate stance[​IMG]
     
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    Venetian shoe cream and lots of brushing. Quick maintenance with a microfiber glasses wipe. Shoes will blind.

    proof...

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    Thank you uncle.
     
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    Wow! That is a great saddle makeup, nice shine.
     
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    Holy Hell! You're not kidding, those look insane!
     
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    thank you
     
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    t-shirts work well as does towels, underware and any smooth cloth
     
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    nephew,
    good shine on your ptb
     
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    outstanding shine
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    Next time i'll wear more interesting socks
     
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    Those from Leffot? He has some nice socks as well. Very Nice!!
     
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    Pitch-Blend is excellent for Chromexcel. Renovateur is fine, but may be overkill for Chromexcel -- like bringing coals to Newcastle. I use Alden neutral boot cream and pitch-blend. Nothing beats regular application. As other have said, neatsfoot oil is also recommended.

    If your leather is already cracking, though, it may be too late. Can you post pics?

    Very nice. Cigar? Are those shortwings or longwings?
     
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    #4 "Atoms" (a shortwing), out of the box photos earlier in the thread. The color alternates between burgundy and dark red/mohogany depending on lighting conditions


    Socks are from J Crew
     
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  18. applky

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    Ah, the #4 shortwings. Enjoy! Which last did Steven make those on?
     
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    Tremont. Slightly more roomy than the Grant. I went with my Barrie size (10D) in this last.

    I would say this last makes these the dressiest Aldens I have - a close second are my Aberdeen ravello tassels.
     
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