- Jun 30, 2020
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Haha I held my tongue, but I'm glad you said something...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.
I did, however, make a trunk-show purchase because I want something in green. If blues and greens went away, I couldn't see choosing AE shell makeups over Alden--that is, of course, unless fair MacNeils ever pop out of the vault again...