***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. Johnny_5

    Johnny_5 Senior member

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    Really? I went to the AE store and was told I had to do a custom order that would take 4+ weeks for an additional $80, and that they're not returnable. Where did you hear about this?
     
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    D is ball width and B is heel width. The wider the ball the wider typically the heel, e.g., D/B, E/C, etc.
     
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    I would say don't use Neats Foot Oil on Natural CXL. I accidentally spilled some Neats Foot on my Natural CXL boots and they darkened considerably (dark brown). Nick from Horween suggested that the stain would fade after a while, but I haven't seen that happen yet (a few weeks later).

    In an email, Nick stated that he uses Venetian Shoe Cream but Saphir is good too.



     
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    Put the shoes in the sun; they'll lighten up.
     
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    Alden uses a "combination" last hence the two letters. A "D" last for the ball fit is combined with a "B" last for the heel. I think this is the reason why Alden shoes fit my feet when other brands like AE do not.
     
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    It has arrived and it's beautiful:) Dealing with Alden of DC and Kathy is a pleasure and they've sent an extra pair of laces.
     
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    These are the sought after Cigar Grant captoes, right? Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations and enjoy wearing them.
    Wait, that's my size. Don't buy all my Aldens. :). Really, its a good thing that you fit in a pretty common size. You shouldn't have too much trouble finding plenty of great Aldens. Keep us up to date as you begin your collection.
     
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    ^^^Yessir they are...I almost didn't buy them:embar:
     
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    Natty cxl is the same, but is natural so of coures color would darken. I've used Neatsfoot oil on my Kudus as well as Yuketens and Quoddys and it's always produced good results
     
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    Ahhh, thank you both! Now I know to purchase 11 D and not B [​IMG]
     
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    Very nice! Although not Alden, I did get some very nice shell Vass chukkas today.
     
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    :cheers:

    Welcome to the cigar captoe boot club
     
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    Try Nordstroms. They have some policy where they'll split shoe sizes. Dunno what the details are.
     
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    Hmmm upon further inspection the cap toe on the left boot is a tad bit lighter compared to the right. Not sure how much this bother me yet. How does urs look?
     
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    these look great! How can I go about contacting Kathy and checking to see if there is still a pair of those available?
     
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