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The Official Alden Thread for 2022 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

Johnniegold

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Spent some time today applying some TLC to a pair of 975s. These are approx. 20 years-old and had their first refurb ever in Feb. 2021 by Alden.
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And if you wanna see the final results of spending a few hours brushing,
cleaning, deer-boning, polishing, more brushing and finally oiling the soles of a pair a Alden shell cordovan shoes… then click below.

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… and brushing some more. ?
 
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Shawnc

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Cleaning day for me too.........

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Scuffed the EG's really bad. After working the leather toe I moved to the edge and to my surprise, I had scuffed them so badly that the rubber on the ridgeway sole was actually separating from the leather. Oh well, boots........
 

H. E. Pennypacker

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I remember someone on here said, to pour baking soda or vinegar on stained suede and leave it for some hours?
I washed a pair of suede loafers that each had a stain with Saphir’s omnidaim & the stains are being stubborn.
 

JayDotz

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I remember someone on here said, to pour baking soda or vinegar on stained suede and leave it for some hours?
I washed a pair of suede loafers that each had a stain with Saphir’s omnidaim & the stains are being stubborn.

I believe it’s cornstarch that people use to try to draw out a fresh oil stain in suede. I don’t think it will help much in your case
 

Olof69

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I remember someone on here said, to pour baking soda or vinegar on stained suede and leave it for some hours?
I washed a pair of suede loafers that each had a stain with Saphir’s omnidaim & the stains are being stubborn.
Talcum/baby powder helped me on several occasions, but it should be applied to a fresh stain if I remember correctly
 

audog

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I believe it’s cornstarch that people use to try to draw out a fresh oil stain in suede. I don’t think it will help much in your case
Cornstarch on FRESH oil/stains on suede. However if suede comes with a mark from the factory, one has two choices, refuse the boots, or negotiate a favorable settlement and live with it. I live with it
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H. E. Pennypacker

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Thanks guys, but it definitely isn’t a fresh stain, I might tackle it again w a more concentrated ratio of omnidaim. Last resort convert them into polo suede lol otherwise I’ll have to live with the occasional remark of, ‘you should clean your loafers’ lol
 

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