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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. closerlook

    closerlook Senior member

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    I had the same issue and i was told the they will be stripped and redyed at the factory.
     
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  2. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    I wear #8 with black jeans. But then again, I wear light-brown shoes with black jeans. Either are better options than black shoes with black IMO.
     


  3. neutrino

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    wow, thanks for all the responses re #8, guys. I'm kinda dancing around the itching desire for the first shell (natural CXL longwings from Epaulet is all I've got for now). Probably gonna give in later this year (hopefully before the prices go up, ha).
     


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    Personally I wear #8 longwings mainly with worn jeans and light-colored chinos because I like the contrast in texture and color.
    I only got mine a few months ago and they have been pretty indispensable.... I wear them at least once a week.
     
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    mexicutioner Senior member

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    (looks down at today's pant/shoe combo)

    :embar:
     
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  6. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    [​IMG]
     


  7. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    I'd agree that #8 is an amazingly versatile color. You can't really go wrong with it.

    Apply the mac method after every wear, and your shoes will be looking great for years.

    And Mexicutioner... how dare you bring black pants into this thread :happy:
     


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    Wearing my #8 PTBs that had commando soles added by Alden restoration before the change in policy. Picked these up on eBay last year. I'm lazy when it comes to the mac method so I wipe them down with a damp cloth but then only brush for less than a minute. Occasionally I'll use Saphir Reno and/or deer bone as well. Then it's trees, bags and stored in the box.

    [​IMG]
     


  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    are you going to do a total restoration?
     


  10. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    I do wear #8 with black slacks quite often.
    Black suits call for black shoes, however.
    And unless your name is Slash or Nikki, you have no business wearing black jeans.
     


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    I often tell myself that i dont need #8 PTBs, and then someone drops a bomb like this.

    Those look beauiful.
     
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  12. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    ^ yup. as much as i like longwings and wingtip boots, i'm starting to feel that plain toes show off the color variations in the cordovan more. with wingtips, there's so much going on visually that you don't really get to appreciate the cordovan itself.
     


  13. MarioImpemba

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    As usual, excuse the lousy camera-phone.

    PTB's on a typical dreary PDX morning.

    Love the eggplant colour these babies are starting to develop.
     


  14. Alcibiades

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    I am debating whether I should do a restoration with Alden or just take the shoes to B Nelson for a resole.

    My main concern with sending the shoes to Alden is that I don't want the shoe redyed. I have seen other posters here send shoes to Alden requesting only a resole (and I guess a relasting), but they received back a shoe that was redyed as well
     


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    Unlined?

    That's some serious creasing!

    looks good
     


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