***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. CharlesT44

    CharlesT44 Well-Known Member

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    Those Indy's are absolutely incredible!
     


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    racknac Senior member

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    Can anyone recommend some good alternatives to the Indy laces? I've already gone through two pairs and am really frustrated with them ripping apart after a few months.
     


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    REguy Senior member

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    See if you can find the laces Red Wing puts in their Beckman moc toe boots like those J. Crew sells. They're HEAVILY waxed flat cotton, a little bulkier than normal Indy laces, but should last considerably longer.
     


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    ceoceo Senior member

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    What lasts are those Aldens? Can you list them in order? Thanks
     
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    ThomSquared Senior member

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    Hello gents, just got these guys as a gift from the wife and would love some recommendations on a belt that could pair well with these that I could use dressed up or dressed down, any and all help is much appreciated...

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    FTFY
     
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    I got a pair of the alden waxed laces from the store in NYC.
     


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    Or maybe not...
     


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    Wow. That is great. Thank you. Such an incredible transformation! I took my 9901s as my only shoes on a trip to Thanksgiving to really break them in once and for all (I've had them for 2 years and have only worn them a few times), and with the 6 days of straight wear, they need the mac method to get them back to looking new. Going to do it upon my return.

    Mac, so you have two methods, the maintenance method and the break in method. I think you should write a book.

    In general, I want to say thank you for all the contributors to this forum. While I do not write a lot, I am an avid reader and I do learn a lot from all you guys.
     


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    thank you
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    cigar indy
    argyles otc
     


  12. applky

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    I have never polished any of my shells -- just Renovateur and Venetian Shoe Cream. Shell cordovan and other nicer leathers (including Chromexcel) have enough inherent oils and coloration that polish can be unnecessary, and can obscure the beauty of the aging of those leathers.
     


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    nice cigar Indys! both of you

    I just ordered what I believe will be my grail of Alden boots this weekend. And no they weren't on sale. Hopefully I can get them past customs (my wife) and that are without any obvious flaws when I see them in hand. Will post pics in a week or so when I get them.
     


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