***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. bl@ster

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    maybe also because Tres Bien dropped the ball and ordered all their Aldens in E sizing "to allow thick wool socks" :facepalm:
     


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    Oops double post; didn't realize it was holding my first post for moderation.
     
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    Hey guys, first post here. Just recently started getting into fashion at all, and when looking for my first pair of boots I fell in love with the chromexcel Indys:

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    Apologies for the crappy iphone pictures. Haven't been able to find the charger for my real camera since I moved recently.

    On the topic of the Chromexcel Indy, does anyone have care suggestions? It seems that Horween suggests neatsfoot oil and that's it. Sound about right?

    After I picked these up and loved them I started surfing ebay for deals to replace my dress shoes, and started with the 2145 color 8 cap toe on the Aberdeen last:

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    They seem to be in quite excellent condition, but given that they're used I don't know how they were cared for. They were well shined out of the box but when I tried to apply the Mac Method after a couple of wearings, using a new although cheap Kiwi horsehair brush and an old white Tee for buffing (not optimal, but I don't really have anything softer at the moment), I found that for some reason the left shoe shined up well but the right became more dull and wouldn't shine up no matter how much I buffed. Do I just need to brush more, or is it possible that the previous owner applied too much wax or something like that?

    You can see a bit what I'm talking about in this pic:

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    Notice the right shoe is not nearly as shiny as the left.

    In spite of that bit of oddness I love the shoes and already managed to find their counterparts in black (the 2146) on eBay for the same price, so those are currently in transit as well. Going from 0 pairs of any decent shoe to 3 Alden's in a month :p.
     
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    I admire those monks. They look like they are the LS Plaza last versions, yes? Wish they would have stocked more than one pair in my size, though I suppose my bank account is happier this way. Are they as sleek as the look in the LS photos?
     


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    that #8 cap toe looks tits from the side! Hope somebody would make them in that same brown sole with the plaza last
     


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    I just grabbed a pair of indy's too
     


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    I got the #8 cordovan cap-toe boot a few weeks ago, during the last sale - very happy with these on the barrie last. Actually, thinking of the black wingtip next fall.
     


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    I couldn't agree more.
     


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    ordered a pair of indy's as well
    hoping i got the fit right.
     


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    When did Leathersoul cease "supporting" this thread?
     


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    Got my first (and certainly not last) pair of Indy's today from Leffot. Man these boots are great and real comfortable.

    Indy Boot Natural Chromexcel w/ Commando Soles :slayer:

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