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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    thanks man! tempting..... very tempting... anyone know if any store will offer a boot in whiskey?hiskey?
     


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    Agreed. I now have the following captoe boots;
    #8, plaza last; cigar grant last; ravello grant last. Need the whiskey version and think I would be set as far as this style is concerned.
     


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    these are great ... so whats different between this boot and the one that is the group preorder???
     


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    reedobandito Senior member

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    So much fire in the last 20 or so posts
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    :fistbump:
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    Does anyone have a ravello wingtip or captoe boot on the barrie in stock?

    Bonus for water loc sole.
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    why are you looking for Barrie?
     


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    Don't know of anything in stock, but I've gotten word from The Shoe Mart that they have a ravello wingtip on the barrie last on order.
     


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    WTF I have been looking for a suede captoe for ages and hate the Iron Ranger. WANT WANT WANT.
     


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    RKD, if I recall correctly the Group order through Leffot was on Barrie with a pull tab, all eyelets and on double leather.

    This boot is on the Grant with speedhooks and single leather sole. Those are the key differences.

    Hope it helps.
     


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    Thanks all for the grant sizing advice. Going to jump on the new ravello captoe boot from Leffot. Much appreciated.
     


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    Thanks all for the grant sizing advice. Going to jump on the new ravello captoe boot from Leffot. Much appreciated.
     


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    ugh, I would jump all over this if it was in whiskey
     


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    Yeah, more or less verbatim. He was very forward about not being very open to accepting returns, and went on about it for a good minute or so when I inquired as to what their return policy was. I didn't mean to cause a shit show with my comment. The service was subpar, but I don't think going to Tom will do any good -- and frankly, what's the point? When it comes down to it, the boots that I received were, as far as I can tell, exactly what was advertised. Next time I'll get my Alden's elsewhere, and that's it. IIRC, Bryan is a personal friend of Tom's as well.

    Anyway, I think Tom visits this thread from time to time, so maybe he'll see my dissatisfaction. And it really does seem like many people have had good experiences with Bryan.

    Thanks for looking out, though, guys.
     


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    Like I mentioned a few times before, I'm completely new to buying shoes that are something other than 1) sneakers, or 2) shoes/boots that don't need to be cared for. I have a few questions regarding taking care of my shoes that I could use a little bit of help on, if one or two of you would be so kind. :)

    From what I understand, the process of conditioning my shoes goes more or less like this:

    1) Wipe dust, dirt, etc. off shoes
    2) Apply polish to shoes with a brush, cloth, or even old t-shirt
    3) Work polish into shoes
    4) Wait for shoe to dry
    5) Wipe off any excess polish
    6) Brush shoes with horsehair brush (?)

    Where exactly in this process do I go about applying mink oil to my Pitt Boots? My goal isn't to make my boots especially shiny or anything, although if it helps to condition my boots and to keep them in better condition for as long as possible, I'm all for it. Mainly, though, I just want to waterproof them for the rain and snow.

    What exactly is stuff like Alden's Paste Wax for?
    Is there any reason why Alden's Horsehair Brush is considerably more expensive than Kiwi's?

    I plan on picking up:

    (1) Horsehair brush
    (1) Kiwi Brown Polish (dark brown?)
    (1) Shining / buffing cloth
    (1) Kiwi mink oil
    (1) Horsehair applicator (?)

    Thanks for any help, guys, and I apologize in advance for the noobie questions. :embar:
     
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