***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Yeah love the boot and last, they were my first pair of shell that started the addiction. Pretty sure posters hating on the last don't have a pair or haven't seen one in real life. Studio pics never really look that nice and even pictures in general. Out of the Alden last's I've tried it's probably my favorite for a plain toe or captoe boot as it's sleeker enough. Feel the barrie or trubalance seem too bulky for dressier boots.
     
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    I call the hand stiched the Frankenstich and it helps me remember.

    Also machine stich does not have to be white. Here is a good article by The Agatine Eyelet. He posts here.

    http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/man-vs-machine/

    I think all new cordovan Indy's will be hand sewn.
     
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    Yes, it is a good wax. I think it is better than the Alden wax and smells nice. Someone posted that Alden uses Kiwi. All will work with little difference. Saphir will smell best. I use an old T-Shirt to apply but the brush is best because it will get into creases and brouging. In keeping with the non-shell Friday I wore my Leather Soul Ultimate Indy's for the rain today: [​IMG] [​IMG] *** ^^^Click pics to enlarge ^^^ *** Commando sole = All Win. Take that J Crew imposters!
     
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    Ahab Senior member

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    All win. Nothing but net. :slayer:
     
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    Ahab Senior member

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    Sweetness.
     
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    I think the trubalance last differs greatly between shoes, and that can probably be said about all lasts. My CXL Indys are way bulkier looking than my shell Indys. I also just think that boots generally look like shit if they're too skinny and pointy. The only exception is if your body is skinny and pointy as well.
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    yes!
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    good looking shine on your ptb
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    thank you
     
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    stevent Senior member

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    So much shine for so little effort:
    [​IMG]
     
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    stevent Senior member

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    Thanks!
     
  12. Ahab

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    Black? Is black the new black?

    Are those the Black Fleece?

    Whatever they are I love the shoe, I love the shine, I love the pic. [​IMG]
     
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    They're calf, but the shine and the creasing looks kinda shell-like. Beautiful black fleece...
     
  14. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    They are shell
     
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    good looking shine
     
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