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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. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    What's the best way to deal with excessive blooming?
     
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    When you say that first part of the list is available for pre-order, does that mean you can reserve a pair in a size that they already have on the way...or can you call them up, give them any size, and they will be able to add that to the batch of shoes they already have on order? Definitely interested in the navy suede chukka - do you know if it's on the Leydon?
     
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    I use Alden's brown for Ravello, but I prefer to keep a darker shade.
     
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    those look great. what last?
     
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    One thing I've read is that blooming is more likely with cooler temperatures, and that seems true for my shoes, so maybe keeping your blooming shoes in a warmer place can help. I have a couple pairs of shells that bloom a lot and I just brush them well whenever I want to wear them. Not sure what you can do to prevent it, though.
     
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  6. WhoKnewI

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    Thanks. I have about 6 or 7 pairs of shell, and only one pair blooms, and excessively I might add. it doesn't really bother me, but thought that maybe there was a "solution."
     
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    great shine on those bad boys
     
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    It's when the oils in the leather are squeezed out in the creases.
     
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    you are welcome. Alden NST boot today. need to use the mac method this weekend

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    Your experience is valid, no correction required. We all have different-sized feet and I would bet that some of us who are on the border of D and E will end up with too loose a fit depending on the shoe. I also think there must be some sort of variance in the size of the benchmade shoes that affect the fit.
     
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    uhhh that's not your picture
     
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    Whos? I'm pretty sure those are Namor's boots...:confused:
     
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    Modified last; got them from TSM Irregular
     
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    Happy Friday. Good day for a nice combo of USA-made Bills Khakis and Alden's Ravello WT boot.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. SuitedDx

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    Thanks! Although I love my LWBs, there is something about Alden's boots that makes them very handsome.
     
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    I'm pretty sure everyone here knows that pair of chinos :slayer:
     
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    Lol. I jacked it from the tumblr in my sig
     
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    Haha I just have that picture saved in my boot porn folder and it seemed like you were posting it as a waywt pic
     
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