***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. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/15285#post_4762681
     


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    Agreed. The Leffot natural shell loafers posted down the page are much nicer.

    That is a Mac-level shine my friend. Beautiful.
     
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    Saddly I can't take credit for making them this shiny as I got them like this...hehe I'll make sure to follow the Mac Method when the time comes.
     


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    ^ They still look great. Wish I could get the exact same boot without speed hooks (in either Ravello or in Cigar). Grant last captoe is amazing.
     
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    Akeem Senior member

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    Great look on those day trippers.

    I find that my Alden Shell shines so easily when comparing to the other brands like Allen edmonds and Crockett and Jones. I know the shells all come from Horween, but does Alden add something to the finish?
     


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    Advan inspired me to wear my #8 cap toes today
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  7. applky

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    Alden shell does have additional layers of dye. They add some themselves; I don't know if extra is added by Horween, but I do know that many types of Horween shell we know and love -- such as Whiskey, Ravello, and Cigar -- are Alden exclusives.
     
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    I know some say those colors are "exclusive" but I've seen them on other makers.

    Ron Rider has had whiskey boots. Vass sells cigar shell.
     


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    Akeem Senior member

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    It would make sense if Alden did some factory finishing on their own. But in terms of exclusiveness, I think whiskey is the same as saddle shell that I see with other brands. The names Whiskey and Ravello may be exclusive, but I don't think the actual coloring is.
     


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    I think Saddle is different than Whiskey. Whiskey often has his milky color to it. Saddle is just a bit "sharper" to my eye. I dunno could be the same. since no 2 whiskey look identical it's hard to say if whiskey = saddle
     
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    I've only seen the saddle cordovan in pictures and it is very similar in color to my whiskey lw's. Also saw the leffot whiskey tankers and they are a darker shade than my longwings.
     


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    Shell colors vary based on individual hide coloration. The cigar we've seen recently has been darker than the cigar coming out of Horween/Alden from even a year ago.
     


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    Has there ever been a whiskey captoe boot? That's like my dream boot... I would instakop.
     


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    Any advice on cleaning up the stitching?
     
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    Thrifted these yesterday, Alden Cape Cod Collection, Mocc Oxford in Mahogony. Below is with new laces and creme and polish. There are a couple of loose stitches that need to be addressed.

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