***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. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Waterloc sole is oiled leather treated to be water resistant.
    Neoprene is neoprene.
     


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    A+ all the way around. Total win and great look. :slayer:


    Looking great!

    I do not have the Kudu but I have a pair of Indy shoes in reverse chamois and it is my new fave rain shoe. It is very water friendly. It is basically a big hairy/suede like ball of oil with some leather thrown in. It is great rain or shine. I am not sure how it would look in a wing tip but I like those Kudu LW's and would love a pair.
     


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    Double waterloc is a double leather sole that has been soaked in oil (think of waxed cotton-like water repellence); cork neoprene is a mixture of cork and neoprene. It is an extremely long-wearing sole, used on the original Indy (which was a true work boot). Many quality work boot manufacturers use it: Red Wing, Thorogood, etc.
     


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    I love that makeup. The exposed eyelets set it off.
    I wore my Whiskey PTB's yesterday as well. I put a pretty big scratch on the toe of one of the shoes the other day and used some downtime at work to bone them, I boned them real good! Great shine and the laces are great. I will try to get a pair. :fonz:
    Great boots!
    Nice looking shoe. I like how each of the 11 pictures is slightly different.
     


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    I am not sure if this has been posted and I apologize if it has. This video has nothing to do with Alden but I thought it may be of interest to the brotherhood.

     


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    My daughter and I enjoyed watching. Thanks...
     


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    Great story - cinnamon roll ..... I laughed out loud. The presentation of that ridiculous entree must have been a sight to behold. Certainly dad's first reaction - even if only in his head - was "WTF?" As for the shoes in question, the coupling of the shells on the loafer is mostly benign; on the blucher, I personally find the the color contrast a bit too loud. However, beauty's in the eye of the beholder ....
     


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    I liked the big vat marked "butt liquor" and the thwap sounds the scrap pieces made when they tossed them in the bin.
     


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    I am sure it is Not an issue but has anyone flown International and had issues with the metal shank with security? Haven't actually worn Alden while flying overseas.
     
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    nope, flown with aldens all the time. it is a non issue. The shoes pass through the conveyer belt scan system safely 100%

     
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    I'd be more interested if the steel shank will set off the metal detectors say in the Precheck line.
     


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    Airport security is weird. Last thing I need is some guard thinking the shank is some metal knife embedded in my shoe and pry the sole apart.

    I remember coming back from a conference is Mexico and while in Mexico City (before returning to US soil), security held me up, took a small canister, pulled out a damp looking piece of cloth, wiped my shoes with the cloth, then placed it back in the canister before telling me to leave. I still don't know what it was for. I doubt it was complementary Reno treatment...
     


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    Thanks and sorry to hear about the scratch on your PTB. I like the look of lighter laces on whiskey and it's a nice subtle change.
     


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    Yeah not an issue for me. Went through a small Spanish airport as well with shoes on though and they did set off the machine
     


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