***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. mcarthur

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    It will darken the shoe... I occasionally use black paste wax on my #8s I would recommend you use Saphir Reno first... Your shoes just look a bit dry
     


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    Ok, I will buy Saphir Reno and the AE Burgundy cordovan cream on tuesday...shops are closed for two days ..

    I hope it works...
     


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    Doublepost sorry
     
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    Go big or go home. ALWAYS get the ones you really want. They last a lifetime. So, who cares what they cost. Irrelevant. Do your research on how the diff lasts fit and try them on with the sock or socks you plan to wear. Also, Mac Break In method sounds right on. I think I have been doing that for years now and did not realize it had a name. Thanks, MAC! . I focus on evening time because my feet feel most swollen at night. It makes my wife crazy how OCD i am about getting the right fit. Those boots are awesome, btw.
     


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    Good thoughts- I would do the same. Start with Reno, brush then buff with a rag, I'd do 2 coats of it then see how it is. Then use burgundy AE cordo polish. The AE stuff tends to leave a top coat finish, not get absorbed as much.
     
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    Love you man! I totally feel that way about nearly everything that I buy. I was just shopping for my first pair of Aldens and wasn't sure if I wanted Indy's, Tanker/NST's, or a plain to blucher. I bought the Indy's in #8 shell with commando sole. The next day I bought the NST in #8 shell with commando sole. I'm now considering the plain toe blucher, just can't decide on the color yet!
     


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    Love these loafers. :)
     


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    Love these loafers. :)
     


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    Thank you very much Mac ! Yours are stellar as well !! Impeccable !!
     


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    I think the last picture didnt show the "problem" enough, so I uploaded two new pictures.

    I just wanna be sure, that my shoes are not cracked and I can fix the problem with brushing,Saphir Reno and the AE cream.


    Thank you guys!


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    It's really difficult to tell from those pictures what's going on but I'm guessing all you're seeing is a buildup of dirt and wax.
    Don't use too much product when you brush and buff them.
     


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    I wear them twice a year, ALWAYS. To me its worth it, once you have a pair like this that you love, you'll understand. Having said that, I only had them on for 20 minutes yesterday. My mom did a miserable job of packing the antipast, and when i was carrying it to the car all the oil spilled all down the right leg and the right side of my jacket. Thankfully, near her house on SI is the best dry cleaners in NYC in my opinion, and they were open for another half hour, so I rushed over there, gave him my pants and jacket, told him what it was, and heard, "Don't worry, not a problem, you'll have them good as new by Friday!"


    Thanks, beard has been modified...kid was actually upset at the boots. He doesn't like anything on his ankles.


    Thanks seer.
     


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    But are you with the other guys opinion of using Saphir Reno and the AE cream?
     


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