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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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    Thanks guys, much appreciated.
     
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    Phipsi, have you ever used that stuff? I wonder if it's safe for cordovan? I know you have yet to delve in to the realm of shell. You recommended it too me over the summer as something that could help take the meltonian shoe polish off my Dad's cordovan loafers. He covers up the natural beauty of the shell with the stuff, and part of me wants to help him out, but the other part tells me to just let the man do as he pleases.

    Uncle Mac, do you have any guidance on the matter?

    Edit: Looks like Hanger Project says its safe for cordovan, but than warns to test it on a small hidden portion of the shoe, as it can be too harsh for some leathers.
     
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    It is safe for shell. I have used it.

    In my experience, it worked good - but not great.
     
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    Holy shit those are nice
     
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    shipping was pushed back to March 29th on my J crew order. I'm in no rush so w/e
     
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    Those Cigar Jumpers are sweet.
     
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    +1. Also, Thor boot will be Barrie last with no pulltab, both of which are upgrades for me.
     
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    Purchased the #8 Indy earlier this year & they have started to lighten up a bit. You'll find that the type of welt makes a difference & on the Indy the close heel balances it out better.


    Thank you.


    Really wish that we would have done the Thor boot with a flat welt & close heel as I wanted. Tom really nailed it with those cigar jumpers, great looking boot.
     
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    And the Thor isn't supposed to have that stitching on the side of the upper. To be honest, It kind of pisses me off seeing that boot, because it makes the Thor less rare if it gets produced.

    The only way it could piss me off more is if it were Jcrew and not LS.
     
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    Cigar jumpers are perfect. I have a Carmina look-alike on its way, though.
     
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    This is a terrible comparison in my opinion. Someone else has stated that the J. Crew prices are on par with Alden pricing and I find that to be true too with the G9 Barracudas and Barbour jackets too. Just because you can get something from Europe for a cheaper price than J. Crew doesn't mean they are marking up their prices. You can say the same thing about Barbour jackets from the Barbour store and Crockett and Jones shoes from the C&J store. The prices are not being marked up, that is just what the retail price is for imported goods from another country. Part of the savings you are getting is due to duties which you should be paying on your purchase.
     
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    I am now in total agreement. Was the group adamant on these features? I guess it would be too late to change it now? I'm in regardless but...
     
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    You have color 8 tankers as well, right? When do you wear each boot?
     
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