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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Roggie Rog

    Roggie Rog Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I didn't this so. Thank you.
     


  2. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Distinguished Member

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    1) No taps
    2) Shoe trees, yes (only Aldens I don't use shoe trees in are my brown leather Indy boots)
    3) Use the mac break-in method to make sure they fit and break in well
    4) Use the max method for shining. Buy Saphir Renovateur and Alden Color 8 Paste Wax
     
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  3. Roggie Rog

    Roggie Rog Well-Known Member

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    Awesome.

    -Why no shoe trees in your Indy boots?
    -I've been trying to find details on this mac method, please advise.
    -Please school me on the max method for shining.

    Thanks brother!
     


  4. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    mac method for cleaning: http://lastedleather.com/Mac Method/Mac Method Cordovan.html

    still need to clean up the site. looks awful on explorer :embar:
     


  5. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Distinguished Member

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    1) I was talking about my classic non-cordovan Indy boots - I view those as more rugged. I'm sure some guys use trees in them
    2) It's in the thread - search for "carpet"
    3) http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/the-mac-method/
     


  6. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    you had me at "hello"
     


  7. Spencer

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    Indy's are a bit more rugged and structured IMO. That and wedging a shoe tree in there can be a bit more challenging. I put tress in my Chukka boots, but not Indys.
     


  8. chantheman

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    beautiful
     
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  9. chantheman

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    those laces look longer than stock alden laces. true? if so info?
     


  10. applky

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    Indeed. I have those shoes in #8 and they're fantastic (style 2160 -- #8 Aberdeen captoe blucher), but the cigar version is on another level.
     
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    The cigar version is almost always in stock at Alden SF. I find it is one of my "go to" shoes. But, it is on the Aberdeen last and that means "no go" to many people.
     


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  13. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Stylish Dinosaur

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    New boot for Tassels in HK

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    ^ Sweet. Where did you see that?
     


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    A serious +1 from me.. :worship2:
     


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