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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. Pastor

    Pastor Senior member

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    When you get ready to sell them let me know!!! :D

    I still haven't sold those Ravello LWB yet. I'm going to wait until after Christmas and try again.
     


  2. Pastor

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    What type and color of shoe polish do people use on their specialty shells? I haven't used anything so far except a little bit of the Alden Cordovan stuff on my #8's. I'm looking for something to use on my Ravello and Cigar shells. Will that neutral Saphir work?
     


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    Leffot #4 Atom…very nice purchase, enjoy wearing them.
     


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    I think the Saphir Reno is a cleaner and conditioner while the Saphir Cordovan is a cream polish that adds color. It looks like the Saphir Cordovan comes in a few different colors, including a neutral. Not sure what the difference would be between the Saphir Reno and the Saphir Cordovan in Neutral.
     


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    Robert is a very nice guy. Lots of good advice and he also threw in some tongue pads and edge sole dressing when I purchased my Cigar PTBs there last week.
     


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    I called yesterday for those same shoes. They didn't have my size (8.5 D) but do have cigar LWBs. Anyone know where I can get cigar PTBs?
     


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    Alden brown paste for cigar
    Kiwi mid-tan for for ravello
    I'm gonna get some Saphir medium brown for the #4 atoms
    Saphir black for black
    Edit - Alden #8 on #8

    Not sure on whiskey
     
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    Interesting - they had my Cigar PTBs shipped from the Alden DC shop. Did they look in that shops inventory as well for you? I think Shoemart and Alden Madison Ave carry the cigar PTBs.
     


  9. NewYorkIslander

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    Pastor I remember you posting that a while back, so when i called them up, i said, "I know you're sold out in my size, but do you have any future #4 work-ups down the line," and the fella who I was on the phone with (not Stephen) said, "Well, what size are you, we do have a few in." When i said either 9 or 9.5, he told me they had one pair of 9.5. I nearly jumped out of the bath (I just finished a long cold run, so was warming up in a hot bath), ran naked through the house (sorry if that's TMI, but its the truth) to get my wallet (the wife and kids kinda just looked at me funny-my daughter is 3 and son is 2 so naked isn't an issue yet) and ordered them on the spot. Sorry they missed you, but super glad I got em. I always find that if its a shoe I'm desperate for, something will come along, and I'm sure it will for you too.

    As for polish, I only use the Venetian Creme to moisturize and follow the Mac method. I rotate wearings enough on my rarer shells and am meticulous with brushing so I really haven't had to polish yet.
     


  10. Joenobody0

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    Alden sells a re-branded tan polish. That's what I use, and what was suggested to me by Alden SF.
     


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    sexls (self edge x leather soul) alden boots worn 8 months.....


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    I'm not that upset. I like the color of #4 but I think a lot of my interest is because it is rare. I'm not a huge fan of the Atom design so it's not much of a loss to me. What i'd love is a pair of the 4x4 that LS had made up a while back. On a side note. I think you wear a 9D in the Barrie so how does the 9.5D fit in the Atom? I thought the sizing was the same???

    Where can I get Venetian cream from?
     


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    that was the most :confused: aldens i've ever seen wow...
     


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    The fit is great. They are a little bit bigger than my 9D Barries, but the Barrie in 9D is a little on the snug fit side, so the sleeker last here is a good fit in a 9.5D. I got my Venetian Creme from B&S here....
     


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