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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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    If you are talking the current captoe shell boot BB sells (C&J for BB) - $998, you most likely will not be able to achieve the same level of shine of various Alden shells, no matter what you do. I have them. Mine shined nicely after an application of saphir reno, but still not to the level of some of my Alden shells. Don't worry about it .... they are still great boots.
     
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    I think C and J used the horsemeat on and my boots and ate the shell
     
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  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Nope - just different.
     
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    Horse meat is delicious. Where do you think the horse hide comes from?
     
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    Seven, how about the saphir cordovan polish? Does it work? Or reno better ? Thanks
     
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    :lol:
     
  7. aarice

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    Anyone know where I can find white Vibram soles like the ones on the Need Supply Indy boots?


    [​IMG]

    Pretty sure that's the Vibram 2060 but they only come in brown, black, and tan...
     
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    Seven,if you have these boots maybe you can help me , these fit me good size 9d , what Alden size and last will work? Thank- you in advance
     
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    Seven,if you have these boots maybe you can help me , these fit me good size 9d , what Alden size and last will work? Thank- you in advance
     
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    I know this question was for 7, but here's my $.02

    I like the Saphir Cordovan Cream, but a tip for you is that it dries fast, so work it in to one section of the shoe at a time when you apply it, rather than trying to apply it to the whole shoe at once and then trying to work it in.

    The cordovan cream adds color, the renovatuer cleans and conditions. The cordovan cream adds moisture as well.
     
  11. jvc44

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    Much appreciate your help!
     
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    Thanks for the reply. It's very close but there is something about the Leffot coloring that is just somehow a lot richer than the Shoemart version. I'm not sure if it's just the photographs or not or if anybody has any fit pics of that shoe that they can post that would probably be helpful as well. Thanks though for the reply!


    I think I'm in a similar boat with those that I am in with the Shoemart pair. Thank you for your reply!
     
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    If nothing else J. Crew has always exhibited beyond fantastic customer service to me when a problem has arisen. Glad to see that you got the same experience.
     
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    [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG] Brand new PTB's. Tell me someone that your jealous.
     
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    In most cases I see a van last is comparable to the barrie. I am a 9E in the barrie, can't fit any slip-ons right now due to my location. Would like to hear some opinions if you take same size in van last as barrie or go up half a size, thanks.
     
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    I don't know what C&J do to their cordovan, but they're a royal PITA if you want to get that cordovan to shine.
    When new they're really loaded up with brown polish which gives them kind of a dull finish.
    It takes a lot of buffing and brushing to get rid of it. Saphir reno does seem to help.
    After a while you can get rid of the excess and it's easier to maintain the shine.

    When I was a cordovan newb, I made the mistake of using too much brown polish on my Marlows. It didn't do any damage but it make the dullness worse and took even more time getting rid of the excess.
     
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    I'm jealous . . . of your socks!!!!!
     
  18. jvc44

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    Thanks zippy , I fit a nice shine on toe caps sides look dull though , I guess they will be ok with denim. Damn wish I bought aldens
     
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    One must have a shiny distraction before revealing the pumpkin argyles. [​IMG]
     
  20. kwhitelaw

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    does anyone own these LWB? curious how they look in real life photos.. thanks in advance

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