***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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    try this- use a damp smooth cloth and hand rub the area
     
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    whiskey ptb
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    +1 - this works wonders. As I go learning, I'd also recommend not putting any sort of wax over the creases. Just brush the crap out of them. Otherwise it starts caking in and will look awkward. Mac's method only ever calls for wax very sparingly - so if that's a standard thing for you, you're probably using too much.
     
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    thank you sir! will try tonight.
     
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    please post results
     
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    Cigar Indys today. Very nice weather we are having here in the NW.

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    If you're ever in Nashville and need a good shine on your Aldens, head to the Marriott on West End Avenue and talk to the shoe shine guy there, Charles. When I told him I didn't want anything but wax and I wanted him to brush the hell out of them, he responded with, "Must be Aldens, huh?" The picture below doesn't do it justice, but he put a wicked shine on them... #8 Shortwings. Excuse the terrible hotel room carpet.

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    Nice. What shirt, btw?
     
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    isn't there a separate thread for that?
     
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    If you used wax, you did not "do the Mac method".

    Mac method = wipe down with a damp cloth, then brush until your arms fall off.

    If you want to "shine" shell, you could use Saphir Renovateur.
     
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    I thought the mac method called for a wax every 15 or so wears, no?
     
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    If it is a rough and chalky area I had this on my #8 cap toe boots. I used Saphir Renovateur on it and it made it better. If you do not have that you can use a lot of similar shoe care products.
     
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