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

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. jnik

    jnik Well-Known Member

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    Also, have these going today

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    Hi again the pair of Alden J Crew perforated cap toes Cordovan boots I’m looking at the seller described them as “gently worn excellent condition, some minor scuffs / scratches that could be cleaned up by a cobbler”

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    I do see some scratches on the toes. Can a cobbler really clean the scratches up being they’re Cordovan?
     

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    I have those boots and another pair of Barries in the same size, fit the same. I wouldn't worry about any "J Crew Barrie" issues. I have heard of that on their Natty CXL wing tip boots, but not on the Shell.
     

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    The scratch doesn't look deep so I wouldn't worry about it too much, it looks like more of a color issue than scratch issue. Some colored cordovan cream should fix that up okay.
     

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    Alden x Madison cigar shell boots for wingtip Wednesday. Have a great day gents!
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    DE3C1EE1-36BF-4109-8848-ED040D5749C1.jpeg Leather Soul "Harley" boots today on the 379X last
     

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    DWH Senior Member

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    Can you get to an Alden retailer that has the stock 986 or it’s variants?
     

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    I would consider going true to size. The other thing you could do, if both sizes are available, buy both and return in store the undesired size. I actually think this shoe is a tad shorter than the regular Barrie size.
     

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    Guess I'm still having issues with TSM emails about Alden, didn't get an email. In fact last email I got from TSM was the one introducing Guarded Goods laces, and that was on 12/28/18
     

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    Unfortunately not. I’m in the UK and the only Alden stockists are in London, miles away.
    Rudimentary foot measurement tells me I’m a true 9.5US/9UK. I reckon 9US should be fine, using the size down half rule that everyone seems to think applies.
     

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    On shell some brushing and maybe some massaging with a conditioner and the back of the spoon will remove those easily. I've fixed gouges with this technique.
     

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    Thanks! I noticed on one of the pics there is a couple white spots not sure what they are. I messaged the seller.

     

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    Pic didn't come through, but white is usually an indicator of the shell being dry. Again, brushing and conditioner will help that
     

  14. macher

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    I can see pic above.
     

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    Looks like some bloom, which is fine and will just brush out.
     

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