***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. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    You may be in the minority, but you're not alone. PTB with the big bucks.
     
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  2. blue collar

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    From what I gather his method is to make sure the fit is correct but also help break in the leather sole. Busting a new pair out if the box and hitting the city streets can put excess wear on the toe of the sole. Walkng around your house in them allows them to contour to your feet on a non abrasive surface.
     


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    I felt the same until I got a pair of #8 LHS. I think if you are an Alden fan at least one loafer should be in your rotation. They fill a gap that a lace-up can't. imo
     
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  4. AldenLuver

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    I am also in that minority, but according to what I've read, Alden's signature shoe for quite some time has been the Tassel Moc. I do not have a slip-on, but I've been seriously considering a color 8 (563) to make my collection more complete. I prefer the Tassel Moc to the LHS.
     


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    +1

    also, you should strongly consider the #8 longwing.
     


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    Thank you NOBD.

    I spent a few hours searching and reading about the different opinions. I have decided to spray, but I have scoured the internet from top to bottom, and can't get the Saphir Super Invulner Waterproofing Spray anywhere (something about shipping regulation issues). I usually only buy from Saphir for shoe care products, but am going to go with AE's Suede Weatherproofing spray unless anyone had any suggestions for acquiring Saphir spray in the US?

    Again, thank you for all your help.
     


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    NOBD Senior member

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    YW. I think there are several US suppliers; here's one (forum affiliate):

    http://store.asuitablewardrobe.net/shoecare.aspx

    I don't see the spray in the store, but he has the shampoo (nettoyant) and he can probably order the spray as well. Other people probably know other options.
     
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    I've used the AE product on suede and was more than satisfied.
     


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    violethour1951 Senior member

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    +1 I've used the AE waterproofing spray on a variety of suedes and it's worked fine.
     


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    PTB.
     


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    +1
     


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    I've been using Meltonian suede protector on the recommendation of Nick from B Nelson. No complaints here.
     


  14. Costa

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    Thank you sir.
     


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    My new Roden Gray waxed reverse chamois ptb with my recently cleaned Snuff Suede ptb. I like the reverse chamois much more than I thought thought I would. They will probably end up getting more wear than the snuff suede, and will probably last longer too. It looks to be a great travel shoe, very comfortable, durable, and able to be dressed up or down should the situation require it.

    Does anyone know the best way to care for this unique material? Should it be treated any different than standard suede (i.e suede spray, suede brush, eraser, suede shampoo)? Any insight would be appreciated.
     


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