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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. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    I wear a 7E in TruBalance and a 7.5D and found that 7.5D just fits comfortably. I can't imagine sizing that way with a more narrow last. everyone's different, though.
     
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  2. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    HELP, trying to locate:

    Whiskey PTB or LWB (9.5D)
    Ravello belt (36)

    Any leads/info on where I can find either? Thanks!
     
  3. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    i spoke to one of the SA's at Alden SF last week, he said that they had just received a shipment of cordovan belts. might wanna give them a call.
     
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  4. thebeebs

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    Thanks Mexicutioner, Alden SF carries belts in whiskey and cigar, but no ravello...
     
  5. El Argentino

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    A good brush. Seriously. My natCXL Indys have only ever been reno'd (1x) and brushed, and they still look near-immaculate, despite 6 months of good wear on them. Brush them long and good, and most scuffs will just vanish. [​IMG]
    DEAR LORD THAT IS GLORIOUS. I have a pair of the Tre974s too - haven't browned like your other photos yet, but not nearly as much purple coming through .
     
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  6. Therendition

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    Bals look much better with a cap-toe than with a wing-tip, in my opinion.

    Enjoy wearing!
     
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    Can't believe those were natural at one point. They look like whiskey! Did you use some kind of cream on them to change the color? Or did they just age like that?
     
  8. El Argentino

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    Once reno'd and 5-6 minutes of brushing after every wear. Just how they've aged, I suppose.
     
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    First outing in my new #8 Plaza Indys. Loving the plaza last. Totally changes the feel of the Indy boot.

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  11. Ahab

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    These are great. EVERY time I see this make up I want to grab a pair but I am fully brainwashwed by the Cult of Cordovan. Great shoes. Wear in good health.

    WOW! A rare Teger sighting in the Alden thread. Surprised you still have any Alden's. Just use Reno. You COULD use neatsfoot oil (Home Depot) but that has a greater chance of darkening them. If you have Reno you know how good it is. I use it on my Brown CXL Indy's and it has not discolored the stictching.

    Hope you are well. Are you still in college? Still in Richmond?

    Fantastic. :slayer:

    Call Alden DC. They seem to usually have whiskey and cigar PTB's or some on the way. It is where I got mine.

    Also ask them if they have the belt.
    Great boots. Wear in good health. :nodding:
     
  12. sazon

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    Good morning. A cigar for breakfast today
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  13. Ahab

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    Nice!
     
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    sazon Senior member

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    Thank you Ahab
     
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    Thanks Alcibiades
     
  16. Pastor

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    Yesterday I finished up an Alden project. I hardly ever wear my #8 LWB. I like them but they are not as casual as my other Aldens. I decided that what they needed was a Edge Trim change. I've never done anything like this before but i'm really happy with the results. Here are some before and after pics.

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  17. blue collar

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    Sazon, the breakfast of champions!

    PTB showcase shell so well.
     
  18. bellyhungry

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    May I ask how this is accomplished as an DIY project?

    I have a pair of black LWB that I hardly wear, and I would like to do the same thing to make it more 'casual' looking.
     
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  19. Beatlegeuse

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    looking good Pastor - a lot of nitpickers will probably say the balance is off because the welt is still dark, but I think the natural finish gives it a nice contrast now. And if they were just sitting around not getting worn, sometimes a good facelift will help you rediscover the shoe and put it back in your rotation. Well done!
     
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    sup sup, yea still in richmond in graduate school now. i have three pairs of aldens! and have always had a few in my collection. right now it's epaulet x alden natural chromexcel brixton NST boot, no 8 captoe and some suede flexwelt chukkas
     
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