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THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

ironclad

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Unionmade Kirkwoods in ravello, c. 2012. @JSO1 has a cool theory that these could well be color 4.

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Beautiful boots. I remember when those were posted on their website. I didn’t have enough coin available at that time. Sure am sorry I missed out but glad that a few guys out there scored a pair.
 

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I've always liked AE's brown shell.

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Here's a little update on the fade project that I started about a month ago. These have seen around 2 full weeks of sun since then.
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And here's a comparison shot with some other non-faded color 8
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Looking really nice, my Indy's are coming along nicely (posted them a couple days back). I was a bit afraid to subject a pair of color 8's to the full sun, but after seeing results like the ones you just posted and others, took the plunge. Glad I did.
 

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Is it only me that find calf LHS fits better than cordovan LHS? the cordovan ones(I bought 2 pairs) just feels too rigid, while these 984s fit like a glove, supple.
My experience is that cordovan is very stiff at the start, but when they break in, they become more comfortable. Just my experience (I only have a pair of of cordovan LHS, no calf).
 

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My experience is that cordovan is very stiff at the start, but when they break in, they become more comfortable. Just my experience (I only have a pair of of cordovan LHS, no calf).
I have no shell LHS, only calf, but I would agree with your assumption based on boots made from shell.
 

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My experience is that cordovan is very stiff at the start, but when they break in, they become more comfortable. Just my experience (I only have a pair of of cordovan LHS, no calf).
I have no shell LHS, only calf, but I would agree with your assumption based on boots made from shell.
I have 3 pairs of LHS (natural CXL, brown alpine grain J. Crew, and lined color 8 shell). The CXL and calf both fit similar (and snug), while the color 8 pair are notably looser, despite being the same size.
The alpine grain and color 8 pairs are both quite stiff. The CXL pair, as you may imagine, are not so much.
 

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Happy Wednesday forum pals. Hump day and casual shell will do just fine.

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