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

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I agree with @Shawnc I would take that project on. Great base to work with
 

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Hey guys,
I got offered a sweet LHS here, but having no experience of buying preowned myself, I would like to ask how far we can restore this shoes back, seeing that the upper is quite creased/squashed
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Here’s how I weigh decisions like this:

Are you looking for shoes or a learning experience / mini project? If you want shoes, wait and buy better ones. If you want “to indulge and learn about the self” (Richard Roma, “Glengarry Glen Ross”), go for it.
 

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Question on color 8 NSTs. I see lots of them where the stitching has turned almost white. Are those specific models or do they all have the potential to fade to white? I don't like the look and want to know if there is a way to ensure they stay the same shade like when they were new?
 

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Hopefully dropping soon!
I got in on that pre-order, too - really looking forward to getting mine!
 

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Something about that plain toe boot with flat welt on antique double leather made me pull the trigger!
I'd been looking for a plain toe Color 8 boot for some time, and as soon as I saw these, I knew they were exactly what I was looking for.

I'm in as well, looking forward to them.
We'll be triplets!
 

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Question on color 8 NSTs. I see lots of them where the stitching has turned almost white. Are those specific models or do they all have the potential to fade to white? I don't like the look and want to know if there is a way to ensure they stay the same shade like when they were new?
The ones I've seen posted here lately have all been stock 2210s as far as I know, so apparently there is that potential (assuming that the apparent color of the stitching is not a camera artifact). I suppose you could use some Alden Color 8 paste wax just on the stitching (or Saphir Cordovan Cream overall) to keep the stitching matching the original color...
 

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