***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. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    Color 8 LWB with electric blue laces. Yes, I have 22's on my Range Rover as well...
     


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    Undoubtedly whoever applied these terms was thinking along those lines. But does anyone know the actual name for the "chocolate" milkshake variety?
     


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    Very nice. I have these too...
     


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    It looks like tan or snuff suede. If those are from the seconds list the colors are sometimes wrong or best guesses. Part of the charm of the seconds list. :slayer:

    Today, White (HOT) Suede saddle shoes on red brick sole:

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    When I used leather defender on my alden shell these were the steps:

    Wipe shoes with a damp cloth to remove dirt...wait a few min for drying
    Apply tiny amount of Saphir Reno with a cloth all over the shoe... let dry for a few min
    Apply small amount of Leather defender by spraying it onto a cloth and rubbing it on the shoe
    Then brush each shoe for 5-10 min
    finish each shoe right after brushing with a wipe with a soft, clean flannel cloth

    Obviously some of the results I saw from the process are attributable to the Reno, but I think the water resistance was from the treatment with the leather defender. Hope that helps.
     


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    Call me when they start making strawberry milkshake Indy boots...
     


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    They're from the Bureau, and they're described as milkshake suede. I'm sure its not snuff, since they list snuff as snuff. I guess it could be tan or sand.

    They also list these as milkshake, but they look like tan.

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    I heard there is a shortage of rare suede colors. The new shipment of milkshake looks a little more tan than usual. :happy:
     


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    nephew,
    enjoy wearing and looking good in cigar
     


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    nephew,
    looking very good
     


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    enjoy wearing
     


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    Very helpful. Thanks so much.
     


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    I have tried both Reno and Venetian and I have stuck with Reno. The primary differences for me are:
    1. Price - Reno is more expensive. Not a plus but these are $700 shoes we are dealing with here. I don't care much about a small difference in price and don't need a lifetime supply of shoe treatment sitting in my drawer. A tiny little bottle of Reno consumes little space and the ritual of using it feels more luxurious to me than opening my giant tin of Venetian.
    2. Smell - Venetian smells too much like a chemical for me. I have grown to like the smell of Reno.
    3. Applicability - I can dab tiny amounts of Reno on my shoe since the creme is more consistent
    4. Shine vs. Luster - I found that the Reno brought out the luster in the cordovan more so than Venetian which made the shoes appears a bit too shiny.

    Some of these differences are highly subjective, but I would hesitate to describe Reno as "hype". It's a wonderful product.
     
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