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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. i10casual

    i10casual Senior member

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    Not Clever, it looks like build up of some type. I wonder if you could saddle soap that type of leather?

    I just picked up a rough wearing alden longwing from Leffot. I thought they had great service. I ordered early in the afternoon by email, spoke with Steven, and they were shipped out that day with a tracking number. What more could you ask for?
     


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    That is a good question which I would like to know the answer to :p. I was wondering what to do in the event that too much polish has been use and they need a stripping. I suppose "ask a cobbler" would be an answer.
     


  3. CharlesT44

    CharlesT44 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mcarthur,

    I was wondering if you could repost your "break in" method for cordovan shoes. I found the mac method for caring for shoes and instantly put it to work. I'm new to Alden's but I'm absolutely loving them. Started off with a pair of Hugo oxfords about 2 months ago. Then moved up to Allen Edmonds. Made a big order during there sale, but returned everything but a pair of #8 leeds. Now it is all about Alden. Picked up a black cordo perf cap bal from SF which are incredible dress shoes. Today, I got a pair of #8 indies and tan suede bluchers in the mail. In love with both!

    Thanks,

    Trent
     


  4. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Senior member

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    regarding the tres bien snuff Indy boots, are they sold out!? What do you mean by drop the ball...
     


  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    break in method as follows:
    wear shoe only on carpeting
    wear three different times for a minimum of one hour
    after three wearing you will be able to ascertain if the shoes fit properly
     


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    pikachoo Senior member

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    anyone at all? :nodding:
     


  7. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Senior member

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    Don't worry about it, enjoy them and think about something else =)
     


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    this may have been caused by excess wax. if so wipe it down with a cloth and then brush. If its dry, add some Saphir Reno
     


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    a noob question
    i wanna buy a pair of tanker boot in either cigar/ravello/whisky shell cordovan for casual use
    however the shop i went to said they are out of stock, but currently they have the 125th anniversary edition ravello hunting boot
    that is a cap toe boot, barrie last, water-loc leather sole, they also have stock of my size (!)
    just wandering if cap toe boots are good for casual use, ie. pairing with jeans?
     
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  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    i am in agreement with you nephew good advice
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    you will be happy!
     


  12. CTYGGG

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all.
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    LS Saddle #8 on the Leydon, my favorite last. Sorry for the bad iPhone pic.
     


  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    good looking nst saddle and shine
     


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    Can anyone share a fit picture of the plain toe Alden boots that J. Crew is selling? Thanks.
     


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    Also, what's the difference between 11 and 11H sizing?
     


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