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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. Dayman

    Dayman Senior member

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    I also here that Venetian shoe cream is great and recommended by Horween leather.
     
  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    a good shine can be either calf or shell. you had a good shine
     
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  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    enjoy wearing
     
  5. phototristan

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    Better priced, made in the USA, works grreat.



    Alden brand shoe trees are nice, but not needed versus $10. ones you can get at places like Nordstrom Rack.
     
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    I purchased both the other week and they equally get the job done fairly well from a shine perspective. The differences for me are:
    1. The Venetian is cheaper
    2. The Venetian has a looser more liquidy consistency than the Reno which is a solid cream.
    3. The Venetian has a distinctive chemical smell. While the Reno has a unique odor as well, it is more pleasing to me than the Venetian which I cannot stand.

    I decided to use the Reno and set the Venetian aside due to the smell and the fact that it is easier for me to apply the Reno in small quantities on my shoes. I don't mind that one is much cheaper than the other.
     
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  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    #8 wt boot
    argyles otc
     
  9. NewYorkIslander

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    Checked with my local cobbler re: adding brass eyelets. He doesn't have the machine and mentioned something about the shoe having to be lined AFTER eyelets are installed. I'll give BNelson a call, but looks like its a no go, so I'll be posting my Cigar LWB in 9d if anyone's interested. Just too many Cigar shoes...
     
  10. Therendition

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    Or you could also wait for a 3 for 1 from Jos.A.Bank. $26 for three sets of shoe trees. And they're nice trees.
     
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  11. stevent

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    ehh wouldn't say they are nice since they are not split toe. I've got a set the past few sales but probably wouldn't buy again
     
  12. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Senior member

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    I'm very interested. Do you have any pics?
     
  13. justsayno

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    +1 would not buy for the same reason

     
  14. Ahab

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    Doing good!

    The ole' double down.

    I would hold out for the natural or brown if that is what you want. The price is not that big of a deal a year from now and you will probably end up with the ones you want anyway.

    PS: I love my brown CXL.

    I would like to try it but it is a little expensive when I have more Reno than I need and I have no local source for either. :(

    I can get neetsfoot oil at home depot.
    Baller.

    Snuff suede, crepe soles:

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    On the LWB, LHS, Indy boot & anything on the Plaza last I prefer to use split toe shoe tree as the vamp is lower & the width is adjustable. On all other models I use the full toe shoe tree. I find that the full toe shoe tree is especially useful on the chukka to minimize creasing on the vamp between wears. My own experience has thought me that both types of trees serve a useful purpose depending on the last used to shape the shoe or boot.

    Split Toe Trees
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    Nice looking CXL chukka.
     
  17. mcarthur

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    nephew
    great looking wardrobe!
     
  18. sstomcat

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    Is the one on the left #4 or Ravello? very nice collection.
     
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    i believe it's number 4.


    It's always funny to me how much i prefer the PTB in the "dover" pattern (the outer #4 and #8 ptb in this case) versus the traditional PTB blucher. To me it just adds another dimension and balance to the shoe.

    I wish more alden retailers used the dover...
     
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    Definitely understandable. But for me, $26 vs. $95 is a no-brainer. If you have more disposable income, I definitely understand going straight for the Alden trees.
     
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