***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Man with Apple

    Man with Apple Senior member

    Messages:
    644
    Likes Received:
    218
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010


  2. Newo

    Newo Senior member

    Messages:
    504
    Likes Received:
    286
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Location:
    Ottawa
    Never owned a pair of Aldens before, how do these look for a pair of rejects? Any serious faults I should see that are unfixable? Anything that I can treat to make better?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  3. furo

    furo Senior member

    Messages:
    6,192
    Likes Received:
    231
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    

    Wearing non stop since Saturday?

    Not good.
     


  4. HorseHide

    HorseHide Senior member

    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    Location:
    Chicago
    

    Fuck that - watching Fox News? Not good.
     


  5. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

    Messages:
    3,246
    Likes Received:
    643
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    New Yawk
    

    Try to limit wearing your shells (or any good pair of shoes for that matter) to twice a week at most, most of us are now at once a week (at the shortest time interval) for each pair of cordovan
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012


  6. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

    Messages:
    3,246
    Likes Received:
    643
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    New Yawk
    Also, thanks to Leather Soul for prompt shipping of the CXL chukkas - I received them on Monday (holiday delivery!) and wore them the same day, chromexcel has its own unique, attention grabbing glow in the sun. Pictures soon.

    Next up - Cigar longwings from AoC (hopefully by April)
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012


  7. advan031

    advan031 Senior member

    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2006
    

    jeez..that means I need to buy 4 more pairs of shell? :D I don't wear my Aldens (calf or shell) two days in a row, I tend to give them 2 days to air out.
     


  8. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

    Messages:
    10,422
    Likes Received:
    13,232
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Newo: where did you get those?
     


  9. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    130
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    limiting to 2x a week seems overly cautious. on business trips I'll often go 2 or 3 days in a row and all is fine. Exposed leather soles will get chewed up if worn constantly while wet, but in general I see no reason why wearing a given pair 3 or 4 times a week is a problem.

    again, if it's raining thats a different story, and if it's really warm out (sweat) that's a different story.
     


  10. CharlieAngel

    CharlieAngel Senior member

    Messages:
    1,327
    Likes Received:
    75
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Hell-A
    Wore my #8s yesterday on the motorcycle and got a couple nice scratches form my kickstand. Hell Yes. Can't wait to see how they look in a couple years of abuse.

    Today I'm in my black shells, walking and bussing it.

    Just remember, Indy Jones wore his 7 days a week, through rivers, jungles, forests, and mayan temples! ;)
     


  11. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

    Messages:
    8,214
    Likes Received:
    571
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Location:
    DC
    indy didnt wear shell cordovan though :)
     


  12. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

    Messages:
    3,246
    Likes Received:
    643
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    New Yawk
    

    This is fair, the official advice is to not wear your shows two days in a row (I think alden says skip at least two days on its shoe tree boxes). Most guys in this thread seem to have 5+ pair of shoes (and presumably sneakers or whatever for casual), so people can rotate in an out.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012


  13. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

    Messages:
    1,842
    Likes Received:
    138
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    

    It doesn't matter that much. Sure, your shoes will last longer if you don't wear them 2 days in a row but it's not like if you do, they will fall apart. I've been on trips where I wore mine every day for a week and I bet the lifespan was not even affected.
     


  14. seer

    seer Senior member

    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Yes, very good! ; )
     


  15. seer

    seer Senior member

    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011

    Hehe thanks A, but that isn't going to happen, 4-5 days a week. Heck the reason why I got them wet was because I was hiking in them. Shell is one of the toughest leathers known to man! I told this story here before - my Dad had two pair of shells - one he kept for church and formal functions, the other were his work shoes - he wore them everyday - he was a short haul truck driver, in and out in all kinds of weather - those shoes last 30+ years (with numerous re-solings). Now he did wear rubbers when there was snow or ice but never for simple rain.
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by