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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. Pastor

    Pastor Senior Member

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    Here's a few pics I took over the last several days.

    Cigar Indy (All eyelets)
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    Cigar LWB
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    Sand Suede LWB
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  2. BIG WONG

    BIG WONG Well-Known Member

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    Epaulet's #8 and Cigar Brixton Boots

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  3. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Distinguished Member

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    Could pick up a pair of black indy seconds but been on the fence. Too many shell boots and numerous other boots from other makers. I also want to pick up NAT CXL and brown CXL!
     


  4. Calikid

    Calikid Senior Member

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    what is the boot top upper right corner?
    nice collection...
     


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    You must really love that style to have two so similar...sell me one of them in 9.5D for a song please.
     


  6. Dayman

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    I also here that Venetian shoe cream is great and recommended by Horween leather.
     


  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    a good shine can be either calf or shell. you had a good shine
     


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  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
    enjoy wearing
     


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    Better priced, made in the USA, works grreat.



    Alden brand shoe trees are nice, but not needed versus $10. ones you can get at places like Nordstrom Rack.
     


  11. kippy

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    I purchased both the other week and they equally get the job done fairly well from a shine perspective. The differences for me are:
    1. The Venetian is cheaper
    2. The Venetian has a looser more liquidy consistency than the Reno which is a solid cream.
    3. The Venetian has a distinctive chemical smell. While the Reno has a unique odor as well, it is more pleasing to me than the Venetian which I cannot stand.

    I decided to use the Reno and set the Venetian aside due to the smell and the fact that it is easier for me to apply the Reno in small quantities on my shoes. I don't mind that one is much cheaper than the other.
     


  12. blue collar

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  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    [​IMG]
    #8 wt boot
    argyles otc
     


  14. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

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    Checked with my local cobbler re: adding brass eyelets. He doesn't have the machine and mentioned something about the shoe having to be lined AFTER eyelets are installed. I'll give BNelson a call, but looks like its a no go, so I'll be posting my Cigar LWB in 9d if anyone's interested. Just too many Cigar shoes...
     


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    Or you could also wait for a 3 for 1 from Jos.A.Bank. $26 for three sets of shoe trees. And they're nice trees.
     


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