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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. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    nephew,
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  3. Papa Doble

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    I know this has been discussed many times, but for those who have used shell cordovan shoes/boots in foul weather, what is your take on this Put This On article suggesting that shell cordovan is particularly suited for foul weather? They seem to downplay the spotting effect many have observed.

    Here is an excerpt:
     


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    Durability and cosmetics are two different things. I think thats what people get mixed up. Cordovan may welt up when exposed to water but they wont waterlog like calf and they will deal with abrasion much better; With less color loss.
     


  6. Papa Doble

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    That's a good distinction that you make.
     


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    Reposted for posterity. Incredible pic. I think I want one of each now.
     


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    True. He's got a pair of my 8's as we speak .....
     


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    :bounce2::inlove:
     


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    Wow. Great photos, El Argentino. Better than porn. Well...not really. But still, great pics.
     
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    I just got a reply. They said they didn't get the boots from Alden before Alden closed for two weeks. So it's going to be at least eight business days before NRO has the boots and then they'll ship them to me. Of course I'm still happy to get any Alden at a discount, but NRO failing to mention the item was out of stock and then not bothering to tell me it's going to be another two weeks doesn't really sit well with me.
     


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    My #8 Cordovan Captoes from J. Gilbert arrived yesterday, although they made an unexplained trip to China after crossing the border to Canada. Fresh out of the box:

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    I'm so relieved they fit as well as they do - feels like they'll break in great! Quality of materials and workmanship seems first class all the way through... The Plaza last works well on a boot and the 'chisel' leaves room for the little toes on my wider than average foot (These are 10.5 D).

    Big thumbs up to Yenni at J. Gilbert for good communication during the sale, especially since I live about 1300km from their store in Seattle! Now to save for next year's Alden purchase :D
     
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    enjoy wearing in good health
     


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