***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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    I have a bottle of leather defender - I have only used them on one shoe (whiskey Indy). After several wears my whiskey Indys look great. It's not an apples to apples comparison (I haven't subjected them to much abuse or anything) but this product seems like it could be worth it
     
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    I only apply it during rainy season. Seems not that useful when it's not raining.
     
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    ^ A lot of shops have a nearly identical boot - these look a lot like Epaulet's Brixton boot and Unionmade's Halleck boot. The only thing that looks different about these is they have a double oiled waterlock sole, whereas I think both Epaulet and Unionmade had a standard double leather sole. Still, it seems weird that 3 different stores have basically the same shoe as an "exclusive" model.
     
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    Definitely like the reverse welt on the LS model.
     
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    I gess at some point there are only so many ways you can make a wingtip #8 boot.
     
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    Huh? Renovateur is the finest creme out there. After use on shell, I've never noticed "pore opening"; it'd be present in more oil release/buildup on the surface. Using Reno certainly does wonders for those areas and for shine.
     
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    Reverse v. Flat welt makes a world of difference, aesthetically. The Hallock and Brixton are, though, identical.
     
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    ravello LWB, from the book of mac.
     
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    damn you
     
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    Wearing my Ravello wingtip boots today. Decided to straight bar lace them through the eyelets because I've always felt they were tight across the instep... I guess I'm not really a 10.5D in Barrie boots anyway. It turns out to be a bit of a revelation. The bar lacing gives just that little bit of extra room that makes them pretty comfortable now. Gave this a try based on re-lacing a pair of balmorals I have from straight European (how they came), to straight bar. These too were a little tight, and the different lacing pattern helped a lot. I though, let's try it on the boots, even though they aren't bals, obviously.

    Top photo is without flash. Bottom is with flash.

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    Yes, I used some of that on my SW's and about a week later wore them in some rainy and wet conditions. Had no problems with staining or bumps on the shell like I've heard about from others' experiences with cordovan in the rain.
     
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    ha..i meant non stock images. thanks alcibades! what size did you get that's wrong? maybe we work something out....
     
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    Haha, good point.



    This is true...I didn't notice this at first but I took a closer look again - I really like the reverse welt on the LS model.
     
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    I was trying to order a 9.5E size, LS thought I wanted a 9.5D. I am sending back the 9.5D and getting a 10D.
     
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