***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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  2. randomkoreandude

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    so i realized the leathersoul x SF boot was on the plaza last that i got last year. i went TTS and got a 9D. i wear a 8.5d trubalance and barrie last and a 9 on leydon. those are the only lasts i own

    when i got my plaza last ravello captoes from Kathy at DC, she said i could go either way on plaza cuz of the shape of my foot and ending up taking a 8.5 on plaza. the 9s worked for me but i had a wee bit of heel slip on my left foot . so it helps that the SF boot is a boot and the ravellos are a blucher.

    both fit great and well on me anyways for those who are in between sizes just giving my 2 cents on the plaza last. as with any boot, you always have a lil more room for error
     
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    You guys know there's a pair of 10.5 cigar LWBs on the Alden of Carmel irregulars list, right? I'm surprised they haven't been snatched up yet.
     


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    nephew,
    thank you
    you will enjoy wearing
     


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    jonesing so hard for the #8 SWB with antique edgetrim apparently coming in the next few weeks. that's gonna be so sexy
     


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    whiskey nst
    argyles otc
     


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    Why wouldn't you?
     


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    Anyone here clean their cordovans with brush only and not paste? I'm due for a cleaning, but I'm not sure how to go about it. The pamphlet that came with my Aldens say to use #8 paste.
     


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    Everybody has different techniques. I just brush vigorously before and after each wearing and put some venetian cream on maybe once a year...I keep my shoes boxed under my bed, don't know if that has anything to do with how they keep...
     


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    Hi NYR,

    Do you have 1 brush for all shells or do you have 1 for each shade? I keep my Aldens bagged in their shoe bags and house them inside my closet. I find that the ones that are not worn for a while still get a bit dusty, even though they're bagged.
     
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    Hi guys, I've been wanting to get this boot on the MTO thread but thats not quite moving in that direction. Any idea how much they cost ? I'm a 10.5 on the Barrie and I'm assuming that I would need an 11 on the Grant. Thanks in advance.

    MickCollins - very nice captoe boot and thanks for sharing.
     
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    I use the same brush for all cordovan, even the black. If I used polish I prob would have a different brush for black, but thats it. I also keep them inside their plastic bags inside the boxes, dunno how that would affect the leather differently than the cloth bags
     


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