***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. marg

    marg Senior member

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    Black cordovan doesn't really patina - that's why most of the interest is in the color 8 and brown spectrum. They will get beat up if you don't polish them, but that's not really the same as the patina changes on the other colors. That being said, I bought the black captoes on the grant last because I wanted a black boot that didn't remind me of SS boots and I love them.
     


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    The nice thing about black cordo is that it stays dark and the black looks richer than any lamb or calf or whatever.
     


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    I concur...I have a pair of 20 yr old PTBs that with a few swipes of the brush looks as dark and shiny as new...
     


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    has anyone any experience with the redbrick soles on Alden? do they wear as quickly as some others? (mcnairy etc)
     


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    Thanks! I'll post some pics when they come. They are lightly used, but seem to be in excellent shape from the auction pics, and in this case there were quite a few, which I appreciated. I was kicking myself all summer for not grabbing the pair in my size at Winn Perry when he closed up, even though I was tight on funds at the time. this pair seems like a great consolation prize, since the wear they show looks minimal and they will certainly clean up wonderfully.
     


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    Haven't even laced these guys up yet. Cigar captoe boots, Grant last, commando sole. Very stoked.
     


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    where are these from? grant is the best last IMO
     


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    sharp looking! enjoy wearing! nephew-remember the break in procedure
     


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    They're from Alden DC. The Grant last is a favorite of mine.

    Thanks, Uncle, I appreciate the compliment!
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    whiskey ptb
    argyles otc
     


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    And for comparison, ravello short wings
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    +1 for whiskey and argyles
     


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    i like your ravello wt
     


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