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The Official Alden Thread for 2019 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

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I keep telling myself I don’t need color 8 Indys on neocork.

(What I reall need is color 8 Indys on double leather with antique edges).
Stop this nonsense. Yes, you do !
When you don't buy Alden, Kenneth Cole square toe shoes win!
 

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Hello folks. I haven’t seen this mentioned in this thread Alden Madison informed last month that Alden is no longer going to make their medallion cap toe Boucher’s in cordovan anymore. Do any of you can confirm this? Will they make them now in calf or are they going to be discontinued altogether
They’re discontinuing the Shell models (2145 and 2146, yes) from the stock catalog. I believe they will still make them in calf and in other leathers, and they should be able to make them in shell if/when retailers order special makeups.
 

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Don't mind the white, hopefully one day I'll not have to baby powder these things to death haha. Man I love color 8 and I love Indy's. Might need to look at the plaza last next...

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Paraffin wax doesn't discolor your laces or make the tongues look like that. Just rub a little on the top edges of the tongues and the undersides of the quarters and you're Silent Sam. :)
 

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Paraffin wax doesn't discolor your laces or make the tongues look like that. Just rub a little on the top edges of the tongues and the undersides of the quarters and you're Silent Sam. :)
I've done this after seeing it recommended a couple months ago on this thread. It has been more effective than baby powder, but still something I've had to reapply for each wear. It must be absorbing in to the leather.
 

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I've got a pair of second hand aldens in color 8 that has dark/black splotches and streaks which I can only assume is possibly some excessive paste/wax? How do I clean this up ? I've tried saphir renovateur but it doesn't help much. Anyone with experience in this ?
 

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I keep telling myself I don’t need color 8 Indys on neocork.

(What I reall need is color 8 Indys on double leather with antique edges).
I will say that while I purchased my pair as seconds, having spent a fair bit of time with them if I were to order a new pair of firsts, I'd probably go for neocork again over commando or double leather. Wears very comfortably and the thickness of the sole just looks right with TruBalance, IMO.

I've got a pair of second hand aldens in color 8 that has dark/black splotches and streaks which I can only assume is possibly some excessive paste/wax? How do I clean this up ? I've tried saphir renovateur but it doesn't help much. Anyone with experience in this ?
Do you have a picture you can share? Could also be unevenness in the dye
 

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I will say that while I purchased my pair as seconds, having spent a fair bit of time with them if I were to order a new pair of firsts, I'd probably go for neocork again over commando or double leather. Wears very comfortably and the thickness of the sole just looks right with TruBalance, IMO.



Do you have a picture you can share? Could also be unevenness in the dye
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Hello folks. I haven’t seen this mentioned in this thread Alden Madison informed last month that Alden is no longer going to make their medallion cap toe Boucher’s in cordovan anymore. Do any of you can confirm this? Will they make them now in calf or are they going to be discontinued altogether
Wish they would go on clearance sale! :)
 

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Looks like shell imperfections to me; that's why #8 is so dark now. I personally like those as is and see no reason to get rid of them. Embrace the variances!
Is that eyelet tab as dry as it looks?
yes, is a bit dry. was going to throw on a bit of vsc
 

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Maiden voyage of the BB unlined LHS. Bonus shot of the lovely office carpeting.

I’m usually a 9.5E, but the 9.5D appears to be working out, thanks to a night of wearing them around the house with thick athletic socks. Strap pressure over my instep has already (mostly) subsided.
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Done Promontory Pete Dye set up twice now, haven't done the Nicklaus one. Haven't done Tuhaye yet either. The hidden gem in that area is Victory Ranch. I was lucky to play it before it went private
Lol... Victory Ranch is no “hidden” gem. It’s suppose to be the best in the area! At 8,100 yards, I love the Nicklaus Course myself.
 

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Hello folks. I haven’t seen this mentioned in this thread Alden Madison informed last month that Alden is no longer going to make their medallion cap toe Boucher’s in cordovan anymore. Do any of you can confirm this? Will they make them now in calf or are they going to be discontinued altogether
That’s a shame. It is very easily the most underrated stock mode they make, imho.
 

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