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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. unclesam099

    unclesam099 Senior member

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    Which EPs are those? Ironwood?


    I have a pair of NCXL PTBs in 11.5D that fit almost like an E because the leather stretched out so much. Have to wear thick socks with that pair.
     
  2. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Modified last scotch grain PCT boots:

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  3. DCRoyal

    DCRoyal Active Member

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    Could not agree more. While I own only one pair, and do nothing that could even be exaggerated enough to be considered field work, these are the best boots I've ever owned for getting around in in climate weather. They take a beating and come right back to life with a damp rag and brushing.
     
  4. Numbernine

    Numbernine Senior member

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    pretty sure cxl = chromexcel = horweens particular tanning and finishing process for calf
     
  5. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    I'd never been one for the Chamois boots - but these reviews above are sounding really appealing^^^
     
  6. DBate

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    Gents,

    been to Anatomica Tokyo last week and they had a beautiful pair of shell boots - unfortunately not in my size. Will travel to Anatomica Paris next week and see if they have some nice makeups in my size (the website is kind of a nightmare regarding their stock[​IMG]).
    Nevertheless, I had a nice package from LS waiting for me at customs here in Germany (excellent costumer service btw - especially considering the oversea-shipping to Europe). Day one of breaking them in using the Mac Method. Enjoy!


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  7. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    And Momotaros too?^^ Looking good :)
     
  8. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Thanks. WJ4 you're always on point with your style & fit pics. :)


    Thank you, sir.


    Close, they are the ivy marl. Here's the link…

    http://epauletnewyork.com/collectio...s/slim-walt-trouser-uk-donegal-tweed-ivy-marl
     
  9. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    CXL is Chromexcel, but as far as I know they only use it for cowhide and horsehide, not calf.
     
  10. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    I always thought that the old Indys were kind of like a brown patent leather. Anyway, here's some pics of the replicas: http://www.adventurebiltdeluxe.com/accessoires.php
     
  11. Alcibiades

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    Leffot sells Indy boots on commando soles in cowhide and natural chromexcel pretty regularly.
     
  12. imolazhp_ci

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    there's a pre-order right now for natural CXL indy's and they have 405C in stock.
     
  13. BIG WONG

    BIG WONG Well-Known Member

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    Partial family shot after giving them the method.

    Top Row (L-R)
    Ravello Chukka, Whiskey Chukka, #8 Brixton, Cigar Brixton

    Bottom Row (L-R)
    Ravello Medallion Cap Top, Ravello LWB, Cigar LWB, Cigar Medallion Cap Toe Bal
     
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  14. Krissly

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    Hey guys, what exactly is the antique edge trim ?
     
  15. Abecedarian

    Abecedarian Senior member

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    Just finished a little Sunday polishing.

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    Back row:
    Alden DC cigar captoe boots
    Alden x LS CXL Pitt boot
    C&J Marlow

    Front row:
    Alden x Epaulet Natural CXL (Leydon)
    Carmina x Epaulet cognac shell (Rain)
     
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  16. MoneyWellSpent

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    Chromexcel is made from cow, calf and horse hides. Horween makes many leathers using many tanning methods from all of these hides. Chromexcel does not equal Horween calf, it is a specific type of their leather using a proprietary tanning method and recipe, and they can apply the recipe to any hide they choose.
     
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  17. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    Right--I didn't think Horween used the CXL process on calf, though. I thought it was all cowhide and horsehide. The Indy boot is cowhide CXL, isn't it? The original confusion arrose because some sites are saying it's calf and some are saying it's CXL. I can't imagine they'd sell a CXL calfskin boot for the same price as a CXL cowhide boot, though. Usually Alden's calf is a little bit pricier than cowhide.
     
  18. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    Outstanding collection

    Does anyone but Alden Madison make the medallion cap's?
     
  19. thenewbie

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    I just stained my sand suede chukkas with an oil based sauce. Any idea what's the best way to get the stain out?
     
  20. Bakes11771

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    Search this thread for key words "Corn Starch" or "Baby Powder" and look through results for the last few weeks. It was discussed.
     
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