***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. NewYorkIslander

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    Those are handsome.
     


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    What last are those on?
     


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    Believe it or not, Barrie. 10D. Essentially the same size as my grant lasted cigar captoe boots in 10E.
     


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    That's what I was thinking. The toe box was not shaped like the Grant and the stock Grant boot has all eyelets (IIRC). Wear in good health!

    Contemplating between the Leffot NST, Context NST, and Alden SF Indy for my #8 boot... Really like the Leffot's contrasting natural sole juxtapose the #8 shell. However, concerned this might just be a novelty and might not be practical because of the contrast.
     
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    I have Barrie lasted shoes with (1) storm welt/double leather soles, (2) no storm welt/double leather soles, and (3) no storm welt/single leather soles. The latter two categories give off a much sleeker presentation.
     


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    That's interesting and sounds vaguely familiar. I checked Google for the conversion rate before I bought to get an idea of what the pricing was in $. On Tuesday it as around $1.238/EUR and the conversion on my Amex statement does work out to be right around there.

    Definitely something to pay attention to when buying in other currencies.
     


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    And the trousers would suggest you are dressing them up. Nice call, and nice boots. :nodding:
     


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    Guys, now that I'll be receiving my first cordovan shoes soon ([​IMG]), I'm wondering what I should order to go with it for the nearest future - I don't need anything apart from a brush and a cloth for the Mac method, no? I guess I would also need some reno after a while.
     


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    brush
    cloth
    at least one of the following:
    Alden paste wax
    Saphir Reno
    Saphir Shell Cordovan Cream
    Venetian Cream
     


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    The Platinum AMEX does not charge a currency conversion fee. This is a recent benefit as AMEX used to charge about 5% on top of the daily exchange rate. Hence, I used my Mastercard when abroad which only charged a 3% currency conversion. The Platinum and I assume Black AMEX only charge the daily or average exchange rate (something like that but the point being there's no surcharge or fees hidden in the exchange rate that I can tell).

    I also recommend checking the market rate prior to using PayPal, credit card, etc. And while we're on the topic, these currency conversion fees are chump change compared to what the money changers at the airport and tourist areas charge. I've seen exchange rates listed at as much as a 16% premium to the market rate and they charge a flat fee service charge on top of that. Avoid money changers whenever possible. Compared to this, a 3% conversion fee on your credit card isn't bad. You can also order foreign currency from your bank for a modest charge, but you have to do it in advance. I've also had good luck using foreign ATM machines. The cash is deducted from my US account, and the bank charges me about 3% for the conversion.

    Best of luck.


     


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    ^^ Lots of nice boots at J. Gilbert, but they seem to have dispensed with ordering anything over 11. Unfortunate.
     


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    very unfortunate.
    seeing this, as well as a lot of the J crew limited make-ups not being ordered above 11, tells me that a disturbing new trend is coming...
     


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    The trend that size 11+ doesn't sell well? I don't think this is new.
     


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