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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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    looking good in your ravello ptb boot
     


  2. mcarthur

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    lloking good in your ravello ptb boot
     


  3. SuitedDx

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    From my experIence, some differences are consistency, amount of conditioner and dye, and shine. Cream has more conditioner, dye, and penetrates the leather better. However wax provides a much better shine. Regarding consistency, wax is 'harder' (think of Kiwi in a tin) whereas cream has the consistency of paste.

    Personally I've tried both cream and paste just to see how my shells react. Honestly I don't see a significant difference besides wax having more shine (I never had blooming issues with cream too). I think use polish when needed and not like every so often like with calf.
     


  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    thank you
    cigar cap toe boot on the grant last is a good addition to your wardrobe.
     


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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Now that is a good question. I'd say only of you catch a pre-order? Others might have better information. Good luck with the search.
     


  6. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Like dsmivtr said, a pre-order is your best bet. Epaulet just had one for a Cigar LWB on the Leydon last, so maybe they will restock that again at some point in the future. You should also try Shoe Mart - I believe I asked them about a C width Cigar LWB a while ago and they said they could get one, but it would take just as long as a pre-order, anywhere from 12-18 months.
     


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    looking for a pair of #8 boots and trying to decide between:

    A. plaza indy from frans boone
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    B. plaza NST tanker from j.gilbert (same as picture but on commando soles)
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    want the option to be able to wear them with dressier slacks as well as more casual chinos. what do people think?

    thanks in advance
     


  8. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Senior member

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    I just posted a pair of Monk Strap Shell Cordovans in 10.5D, Aberdeen Last
    model #954 for $295 shipped to USA only

    PM if interested

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  9. FrankCowperwood

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    Almost positive I've asked you this question about these very boots (must be because I stop of the photo every time you post one), but these are on the Modified last, right? They are outstanding.
     


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    Blue Monday
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    Unionmade Dover
     


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    Wow, didn't realize it might take that long. Is something like a #8 LWB in C usually more available?

    Thanks
     


  12. Coldsnap

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    Just got some saphir renovateur conditioner in the mail. I've worn my Aldens probably like 20x and it seems that the leather is drying out a bit around the toe creases. How should I go about applying the cream? Should I just hit the whole shoe with a small small amount on a cloth, wait 20 mins then hit it with a brush? Thanks I'm new to this.
     
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    Yes modified last made for anatomica paris


    Thanks Uncle!
     


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    Nice!
     


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    I would assume the #8 would be more available. My first try would be the official Alden stockists - Alden DC and SF. Then I'd look next the Alden Madison Ave or the Shoe Mart. In my experience if you're looking for something, don't rely on what's posted on the web. Instead, call the store. Alden SF is generally very helpful in my experience.
     


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