***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. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    I'm usually doing a bunch of shoes at the same time, so I wax them all and then when I'm done I buff them all. I'd say 15 minutes should be more than enough if you're counting the time. Also, make sure not to use too much wax.
     


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    Even with a single pair of shoes/boots, usually I wax one, then wax the other, and by the time I do that the first one is ready to be buffed off. When shining boots, etc, I do this 3-5 times for each boot. For my shells, I'm not sure I'm going to do much waxing at all, but I may use the treatment if I see rain in the forecast, and just use the brush regularly instead.
     


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    so awesome. wish i had a pair of those whiskey tankers
     


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    another failed try for the chukkas for me. if you're 8.5 D barrie looking for shell chukka's lemme know. 1st quality alden x j crew
     


  5. MickCollins1916

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    #8 short wingtips on Grant last today
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    I just purchased my first pair of cordovan shoes from Shoe Mart. The shoe guy, Chester who had been selling shoes for 30+ years, said one of the secrets to a great shine on cordovan was to let the polish dry before buffing. He didn't say how long but I suspect you would have to wait 30 minutes or so.
     


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    Okay thank you guys..

    :)
     


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    Could anybody identify the model of these Aldens? They have 3290 marked inside them, but that doesn't come up with anything. They're an older pair; could it be a n out of production model?

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    Very nice looking wingtip. How old are these? I don't recall seeing a wingtip on the grant last.
     


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    I just purchased my first pair of cordovan shoes from Shoe Mart. The shoe guy, Chester who had been selling shoes for 30+ years, said one of the secrets to a great shine on cordovan was to let the polish dry before buffing. He didn't say how long but I suspect you would have to wait 30 minutes or so.
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    The guys at Union Station in DC use a hair dryer. I would just wait ten minutes, or so. The wax should be dry and sort of chalky to the touch.
     


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    phototristan Senior member

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    I don't get this because shoe polish has no water content unless you are adding some water to the application. So, there would not be anything to dry.
     


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    Water isn't the only liquid. Polishes are full of solvents etc. that can evaporate.
     


  13. Joenobody0

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    That is a very odd looking PTB loafer. I've never seen this model before.
     


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    Hi. First post. What are the pair in the fourth pic down? PTB's, obviously, but which color and last? Cordovan? And are those stock laces, or where are they from? Thanks.
     


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    Thanks. I have had these for about a year.
     


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