***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. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I'd say its a matter of preference. I like to baby my shoes, while others just worry about enjoying them, and there are even those who prefer the worn look.
     


  2. amftx

    amftx Well-Known Member

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    This.

    Indys are work boots. Wear them and enjoy them. They're meant for mud, rain, sun, etc.

    I mean jeeez, INDIANA JONES WORE THEM.

    I wouldn't wear them with a suit though.
     
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  3. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    I'm not one to baby my shoes. On the rare days that it's raining and I'm wearing a suit, I generally wear my black shell chukkas. If it's raining but I'm in my normal work clothes, (sport coat and chinos) I usually wear my kudu longwings on the crepe sole.
     


  4. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    If you baby them, they will look newer for longer. If you slosh around in them, they won't look new for very long, but will still clean up nicely and be presentable.

    Are you from Long Island? I ask because of your username.
     


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    LImorowman Well-Known Member

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    Hi Bakes, yes i am, Massapequa. How about you? Thanks for the tips guys. I may be saving up for the Indy's now..
     


  6. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    Today's choice:

    Pebble grain longwings on a red brick sole:

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    mikeharo Senior member

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    Does anyone use Saphir Renovateur on chromexcel leather?
     


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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    I use Alden's neutral fine boot cream on chromexcel (mainly because I have been given two free tubs). Gives it a good luster
     
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    Yes, it is outstanding
     


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    apologize for my ignorance, but when you guys use the mac method, do you guys use a slightly damp cloth or dry cloth for buffing (after using the horsehair brush)?
     


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    mr chorizo Senior member

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    ^dry cloth for buffing...


    in other news, leffot has 2 preorders open now. #8 tanker boot on commando sole and the blue suede indy boot. let the games begin.
     


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    +1

    I was reminded how much I like Saphir Reno as I treated numerous pairs of shells yesterday - whiskey, ravello, cigar, color 8. I know of no other product, neutral in color, that provides such a nice infusion of moisture for shell. :nodding:
     


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    dry
     


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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    That is my personal take on this issue too. Not saying boots with a suit can't be done - just that I can't bring myself to do it. I will, however, go with certain shell boots with most everything short of a suit (which I am doing today with gabardines, shirt, tie, and color 8 chukkas). Completely off topic - dress shirts - the BB luxury line slim fit is perhaps the best cut of RTW dress shirt on the market, IMO (slimmer than BB's other "slim fit" shirts, but not so slim a guy feels like he is in a wiener casing).

    Hope Monday is treating everyone well ...
     


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    0waterbouys Senior member

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    I don't know if everyone knows this already or not but Need Supply carries a decent selection of Aldens and as they are an affiliate of SF they give out discount codes to members. SFAUG10 is a 10% off code for this month, and I just tried it on a pair of Indy's and it applied and gave $46 off. They carry some cool makeups- thought some people here might be interested.
     
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