***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. Chien

    Chien Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, about to make some purchase for the conditioning of my upcoming first alden Cordovan boots.

    Is caring for a cordovan leather as simple as I read in the forums?

    Where all i need is a good horsehair brush and a cordovan cream for the cordovan leather? I do not need any other conditioners or saddle soap right?

    Right now thats what i have in my basket are a Saphir horsehair brush, and a Saphir Medaille D'Or Cordovan Cream Polish. If there is any thing else I need, please let me know.

    thank you.
     


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    :fistbump: im actually going hiking tomorrow. probably going to take the tobacco indys again. my only reservation is that hiking does increase the wear and tear but i love looking sharp, even on the trails :lol:


    i keep looking at your pants. the crease looks razor sharp


    this should be all you need. I also purchased cordovan paste wax but havent opened it - no need.
     


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    oboy_oboy Senior member

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    Hah. This is SUPER helpful to see. Thanks for the original query and to HorseHide for his observation. I'm not losing my mind...


    and this is just really nice to see. :D
     


  4. lesamourai

    lesamourai Senior member

    I really wish I could find cap toe boots in color 8.
     


  5. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    No one has the alpine perf tip boot?
     


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    Calikid Senior member

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    I got my Lindricks last week and they are AWESOME!
     


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    hey rkd, at first i babied the my kudu ultimate's. it's not that i don;t take care of them any more, but since adding some shell i have worn these boots a little harder then i thought i would. they have been hiking with me all over vermont, and held up really well.
     


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    i already know the answer to this but i would be retarded to take shell indy's hiking even if they have commando soles? i am going hiking in a week and dont have any other shoes other than sneakers but i hear the trail is nothing crazy or anything ... not sure if its worth the risk hah
     


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    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Just a heads up. Looks like Shoemart is posting seconds on their website now, labeled as FDXXXX.
     


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    mr chorizo Senior member

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    confused by the above...where do you find these?
     


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    go to theshoemart.com, click Alden. then order the shoes by lowest to highest price. you'll see the 2nds discounted in red ink. it easier to browse when it set to 'view 96' as opposed to just 16
     


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    And there are some good deals to be had..
     


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    Anyone else waiting for Epaulet's Ravello Brixton boot to come in on order? Website estimated a delivery time of July-September 2011. With this colder weather coming on, I hope they are in the works!
     


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    wear the sneakers
     


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    Does anyone have the Alden 1273s chukka? If so, thoughts on this model with rubber lug sole vs the Alden suede Chukkas with leather soles? Any pics? How do these look with jeans or chinos? Thanks!
     
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