***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

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    looking good in your whiskey
     


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    FYI ... while at Barney's this morning, I noticed that they had a pair of 8D Kudo Indy's for 60% off ... tagged $219. It was likely their last pair ... the 403 were still regularly-priced.
     


  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    cigar cap toe
    argyle otc
     


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    I have to say I don't know which I like better...those beautiful CIGAR'S or those absolutely DAZZLING Carolina blue and navy argyles!!!
     


  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    thank you
     


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    I don't have a stable of shell boots to contribute, but I thought you guys might enjoy this.

    One month of fieldwork in rural SW China, one pair of boots.

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    They've had a good brushing and some venetian shoe cream since I got back to the States, but here they are halfway through a wipedown in a Shenzen hotel at the end of the trip -

    [​IMG]
     


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    Über like. It takes a big Indy fan to take those pics but very appreciated.
     


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    man..I need to beat up my Indys some more...very nice wear
     


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    I've been going over a few different sites to gain a consensus on how to get these shell bal oxfords back I acquired via Ebay back into tip-top shape. The previous owner appears to have used polish, especially across the top of the shoe (although luckily not over the toes) resulting in a grimy/crusty black-ish substance in the creases of the shoes. I was able to rub a decent amount out with my fingers, but you can still detect the immediate difference in texture between the nicer sections, and the creases.

    I found this restoration experiment where a guy got a pair of shells off ebay for $20 bucks, completely tattered and probably beyond hope of repair, and Alden still worked them into a beautiful shoe. I might be considering this for my 974s should local cobblers not be able to work some initial magic. Apparently the process is not just a resoling, but a complete overhaul of the shoe.

    Oh, and thanks too for the deer bone video pages back. Great fun. Wish there was ANYONE as knowledgable on shell care between SLC and Vegas.
     
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    Do you have a picture link to this? I can't find it - the B&S section...
     


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    ^^^^ Great contribution Brozek. Thanks!
     


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    Hey Fenway, now that Theo's my neighbor are you considering a name change? Say, Wrigley? Just asking...
     


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    "B&S" is "Buying and Selling" - one of the main Forums on this board.
     


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    Never happen. In Lucchino we trust

    BTW, I have an extra ticket for Fenway's 100th Opening Day for ya if you can stretch out those CXL Chukkas to a size 11
     


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    403s or 405s?
     


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