***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. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

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    Thanks. Help me understand which is which then.

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    these look quite different than macs. both whiskey shell (i believe).

    edit. oh okay, i see what you mean. Macs is hand stitched and rarer.
     
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    AWSOME! Stevent where did you get this boots? Is this Shell?
     
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    ^ those look to be hand sticthed. mac's look machine stitched (white thread and flat, compared to the bumpy whiskey colored (hand) sticth in your pic)
     
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    I like those heel counters. Mine have the "diamond" top, doesn't go all the way up and ends in an arrow like point. Traditional otherwise. Via Winn Perry.
     
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    I got them from interlocking guy who got it from shoemart seconds list. It's Ravello shell on modified last made for Anatomica in Paris. It's 900 euros there I think?
     
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    dude that is a nice looking boot, thanks so much for posting pics.

    i actually ended up ordering both the modified and trubalance natural CXL PT boots from shoemart yesterday, once they arrive i'm going to try on both and see which one fits my foot better and return the loser. based on your pics, i'm really hoping the modified boot wins in the fit department. most trubalance boots i've seen seem too bulky to wear to work, but your pics look to perfectly strike the balance between work and casual. nice lookin boots. i'm guessing you're happy with them and with the modified last?

    EDIT: i seriously can't understand why people say the modified last looks weird. looks great to my eyes.
     
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    Mac's are machine stitched, which are rarer (they have stopped doing machine stitched cordovan moc toe patterns on cordovan Indys). Alden still does machine stitching on cordovan tassel loafers
     
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    agreed man. I think the modified last, especially on a boot, looks gorgeous.
     
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    I've been lusting for a pair of color 8 wingtip boots for quite some time now, and I contacted J. Gilbert about special ordering a pair (I'm a B width, so no one carries any). They said they would contact me around the beginning of summer for special ordering for their fall run, I just wanted to make sure I didn't miss it. Is anyone else special ordering with them?
     
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    These deserve a quote. So damned good.
     
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    Ravello Shell, from, my guess, Shoemart seconds list.

    This is a makeup for Anatomica in Paris, which specializes in the Modified Last. Please see my signature and sign the petition.
     
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    Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Shoe Polish 100 ml


    Is this the right wax for the Mac Method?

    Is it better than the Alden wax, or isn't there much of a difference?

    I'm getting ready to use the black "paste wax" that I got from Brooks Brothers on my black Unlined LHS, but am looking to have something on hand for my other colors.

    Also, I assume I should apply it with a Horse Hair Dauber Brush? is that correct?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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