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

classicalthunde

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Just pre-ordered a pair of the AOC-119 Color 8 U-Tip bluchers...does anyone have any specific recommendations for cobblers to install a rubber topy to protect the leather sole or possibly switch to Dainite when they wear through? One of my primary concerns is keeping the antique welt color (I love the contrast between that and dark color 8)

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Totally the wrong place to ask this, but......do I need a pair of snuff suede wingtip boots on Grant last? Only thing of interest in TSM seconds drop today.
 

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Sooo over on the AE thread, they are lambasting Alden for "slathering shellac" on shell to make it shiny. Quotes from the thread'
(akin to that nasty thick layer of shallac that Alden like to slather on to make the shoes look "better")
(They look good, with a modest amount of shine, certainly not the plasticky look of Alden.)

The problem is really simple, Alden simply makes a better product, and I have over 75 pair of AE, spanning the time period from 1990 to 2019, with a decline in QC during that entire time period.
I don't really care if Alden puts a coating on their shoes/boots, the product is superior. My rant is over.
 

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