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***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. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Distinguished Member

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    I'm going to kill you
     


  2. Teger

    Teger Stylish Dinosaur

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    to be fair, my girlfriend found them - i wasn't even looking at shoes!
     


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    Yeah I found #8 PTBs worn maybe 5 times at a thrift store on long island for $10. Best feeling ever.
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    thank you
     


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    This is probably why the MCers love to go thrifting so much. I don't think most people know brands like Alden because they'd only look out for the typical fashion powerhouses.

    On a related note, since my post earlier today, I stopped by the local Nordstrom and cleaned them out of their brushes. They just happened to have 4 in stock. Now, I have 1 forr each shade of cordovan. Also ordered the dressing from AE's site.

    Just cleaned all of the cordovans. The darker hue models look better now. I haven't cleaned any of my calf models yet because they still feel soft and aren't dirty.
     
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  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
    very nice
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    color 8 cap toe
    argyles otc
     


  8. Teger

    Teger Stylish Dinosaur

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    so what's the best saphir method? I don't really like polish - more of a fan of natural patina. the supplies I have: chamois cloth, small applicator brush, horsehair brush, and saphir renovateur
     


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    Any experience in shopping at Alden SF? Thinking of making visit while i'm in town
     


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    They're hit or miss. I've had really good service and not so good service. You should email before hand and set up a time to meet with Jim (the manager).
     


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    Teaser pic... don't want to pre-empt the official store pictures.
    Just wanna say that these boots are super comfy and freakin awesome cool!

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    I'm back with more caring questions. For calf based models, how often should the shoes be cleaned? I plan to do it based on an AE video with the leather conditioner and maybe wax/paste. As always, thanks a bunch.
     


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    I'm in a bit of a tough place right now. I currently have two pairs of Aldens, a pair of chromexcel Indy boots and a pair of #8 cap toes boots on the barrie last. The cap toe boots fit me pretty good, but I find I have a small amount of heel slip with the Indys. I noticed this when I initially got them (~ one month ago), but read on Alden's website that this should diminish with time (http://www.aldenshoe.com/q1.htm). After ten or so wearings, I still find that I have to wear thick socks with them to negate this. I've been informed that both the barrie last and trubalance last run ~1/2 large, could the lack of heel slippage on my pair of #8 boots be attributed to the material they are made of?
     


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    Cigar LS boot on the weekend
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    Cigar LWB today
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    Must get job... must get Aldens...
     


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