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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. PETEROCK1

    PETEROCK1 Active Member

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    Size 8D up for sale....

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    PM me if interested.
     


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    Just picked these up from Shoemart.

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    Like the look. I personally can't do scotch grain, but looks like a great pickup.
     


  4. bl@ster

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    Can't do scotch grain because you don't like how it looks or some functional reason?
     
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    Thanks! They're my first shell purchase, and I'm really happy with them so far. The color is very beautiful in real life, I don't think the photo does them justice.


     


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    thanks for the info!
     


  7. makewayhomer

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    right, those can be worn with all kinds of outfits, everything from blue jeans to slightly dark blue jeans

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    I have been lusting over them for a while. Beautiful boot!
     


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    Why I like Calfskin Leather: I'm nigh unto sixty years old, so these observations come over many years. Recently I purchased my first two pair of Alden suede shoes - they are now on E-Bay. I just don't care for suede. The same for cordovan leather. The reason? I love working Obenauf or Pitch Blend into my calfskin, I love the feel and smell. It is a ritual. I love how these products not only protect the leather but the deep patina that develops over time is wonderful. I'm sorry, but the character of calfskin over time rivals cordovan - IMHO. Recently I purchased a pair of brown CXL Indy boot from Jason (our Jason) - I have worn and oiled them a number of times and the leather is turning a beautiful almost iridescent brown - one of the few boots that I have had regular compliments on. Calfskin lovers arise!
     


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    pics?
     


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    I'll try - I have no camera - my kid does all my pictures for me... ; )
     


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    You don't think shell patinas over time?:

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    from: http://horween.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/brownout/

    The difference is it also lasts a lot longer and will not crack after years as easily so you can enjoy it for more years.

    I agree with you on Suede though. I don't care much for it.
     


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    Of course cordovan patinas over time, I just think that calfskin is just as nice. And I have had calfskin shoes that were 20+ years old and never had a crack - and to me calfskin creases better - softer. And I have worn them in every kind of weather and they always come back.
     


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    Calfskin also takes a lot more work to shine and keep shined/maintained.
     


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