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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. amftx

    amftx Well-Known Member

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    No. Saphir renovateur or venetian shoe cream. Avoid wax on the creases.
     
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  2. Coldsnap

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    ok, great. What's the method to apply these? Looks like I need to pick up some Saphir. Wonder the chances of a local cobbler carrying it.
     
  3. zippyh

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    Slim to none.
    Just get it from Will at A Suitable Wardrobe. Free US Shipping.
    http://store.asuitablewardrobe.net/saphirrenovateurcleanerconditioner.aspx
     
  4. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    ok thanks. Is a guide on how to use cream and paste wax correctly on cordovan exists? I did a bunch of googling and only found the mac method.
     
  5. sfactor23

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    I know some of you will find this of interest:

    http://www.mauropoluzzi.it

    1 - "Bergundy" Shell Bluchers - 305.79 euros
    2 - Cigar plain oxfords - 276.86 euros
    3 - Cigar chukkas - 312.40 euros
    4 - Color 8 chukkas - 312.40 euros

    plus several non-shells

    seriously limited sizes -

    go kop them, and have a great weekend -
     
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  6. tv2177

    tv2177 Senior member

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    I think from what I understand about shining a shell is to use minimal, more if needed, cordovan cream and just vigorously brush them then buff it with a flannel cloth
     
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    Thanks for the response, I appreciate it. Any thought on whether it's better to go with the smaller or larger width when between sizes?

    Thanks much
     
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    these look great: but compared to shoemart pics i have a hard time telling the difference. just a TAD more red?
     
  10. sazon

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    It's hard to tell the difference unless you put the shoes side by side. When you do that, especially outside, the #4 shoes its real character: dark like a mohagony, with some red highlights. Have to say, the shoe got 4 compliments on my first wear. I don't remember anyone ever commenting on my Ravello boots.
     
  11. sazon

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    Congrats. Looking great.
     
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    Is there anyone outside of shoemart who's currently (or imminently) stocking anything in #4?

    I still don't understand why the shoemart didn't order anything over 11 in their two #4 boots...
     
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    55 euro shipping was too high
     
  14. FrankCowperwood

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    I really hope they restock these. Post some more photos when you get the chance.
     
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    I know this is a long shot but if anyone has the CXL Chukka from LS in size 10D that they are willing to part with, PM ME!
     
  16. mr chorizo

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    i believe they are...along with an LHS with the same contrast in the strap across the vamp.
     
  17. sazon

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    Maybe they did and the website wasn't showing? Did you give them a call?
     
  18. zazaza

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    Unfortunately, no thats not the case. i spoke with Mark Waters who said they didn't order either the WT or Captoe boot in #4 in anything larger than an 11.

    bigfoot discrimination!
     
  19. SuitedDx

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    Both ends of the spectrum. They did not have anything smaller than 8 or something.
     
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    I hear you...:fu:
     
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