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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. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    i used it on my brown CXL wingtips from LS. i like it. works well for waterproofing. any darkening was minor and basically imperceptible after a few days.
     
  2. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    I use it on my Wolverine Addisons and it works well. I agree that it doesn't shine up but for those boots I'd prefer it not to.
     
  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    right on
     
  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    I'm looking for recommendations in picking one (sadly one as I know both are awesome) NST shoe between color #8 and cigar. Which in your eyes looks better or is more versatile?
    I do have a bordeauex vass shell similar I guess to #8 but dont have a #8 as such and I have heard ithey are different. I plan to wear them as as s semiformal dress shoe.[/quote]

    nephew,
    recommend go for #8 nst
     
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  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    looking good in your cigar
     
  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    maybe i am a bad example, but i have returned shoes that did not fit properly for a full refund
     
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  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, looking good in your gunboats
     
  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    i do wear nst with suits and tie
     
  9. stanford88

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    Advice on brushing out water spots? Mine don't go away even with 15-20 minutes with a horsehair brush. Do you use something different?
     
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    Went home for lunch to walk the dog today and was greeted by a leathersoul box on my porch. Finally got the chocolate suede tankers that I reserved so long ago I forgot. Contrast stitching on them really pops. The pics on the site are pretty accurate, except the color is a rich brown, not so gray-ish. These are already high on my list, second only to my whiskey indy.
     
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    sometimes they won't brush out. happened to my longwings. shell is unpredictable. i still get angry when i look at the spots.
     
  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    looking good in cigar
     
  13. Roguls

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    Awesome combo.
     
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    Roguls Senior member

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    Try saphir reno, brushing, then a damp cloth. Then brush and buff with a dry cloth. It'll come out.
     
  15. fiestaplatypus

    fiestaplatypus Senior member

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    Holy crap. Beautiful shoes.
     
  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    #8 monk
    argyles otc
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    wj4 Senior member

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    I talked to Ed at Shoemart and he said Ravello Chukkas will come in about 6 to 8 weeks from now. He said the order was placed a year ago!
     
  18. Alcibiades

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    The Shoe Mart had ravello chukkas in stock a few months ago as well ...

    The fact that it was placed a year ago is interesting - I always wondered how Alden priorities "stock" rare cordovan shoes like chukkas and longwings versus the more special orders... There have been ravello boot preorders that have been pending for years that have not yet been filled, but other retailers seem to have stocked, sold out, reordered, and restocked longwings, chukkas and PTBs.
     
  19. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    ^You are correct. I pre ordered Ravello Brixtons probably over 1.5years ago with no avail date. Shoemart has to be one of the biggest clients so they may get first dibs. I'm getting them this time around!
     
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    In addition, try the spoon trick. I found that it worked better than brushing alone on welts on my PTB's. Search this thread for "spoon" for a lot more details on how to do it.
     
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