***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. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    a good day for whiskey with more to come
     


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    To be honest, mine still look pretty much brand new.
    There are only so many occasions I have for wearing blue suede with red brick sole.
     


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    whiskey lhs
     
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    Great catch. Thanks for the tip!
     


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    Thanks! Tried to exercise my will power and found out I had none. One pair on the way! First cordovan purchase so I am rather excited.
     


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    Oh my Uncle, these have developed such a nice patina ... okay time to pour a couple fingers ... good weekend to you Sir!
     


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    I just ordered a pair of LW boots made on plaza last in 9D toi be shipped to me out of USA. Alden doesn't have an actual fitting chart so I used the standard Allen Edmond chart and came to a 9D. Most of my dress boots from Redwing to Lucchese are in 8E to 8.5E, do you reckon 9D would be too long or too narrow seeing plaza last has a pointed toe tip? I don't want to look like a clown with long shoes!
     


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    nephew,
    thank you
    i am single malt guy-johnnie blue
     


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    For shoes which do you guys reckon is more popular? Long wing or short wing? Why?

    Another question, what is the right polish/was/paste/cream to use for a colour 8 Cordovan Shell? I always wondered if you were to polish shoes with perforated patterns doesn't the wax/polish get into the holes? How do you get it out afterwards? Is there a right way to do it?
     
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    Um, Johnny Walker Blue is not single malt.
     


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    you are absolutely correct-
     


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    uncle, what happened to "made in the usa"?
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    1: long wing, who else does it better?
    2: alden color 8 cordovan paste wax. Works fine with broguing - use an applicator brush.
     
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    Ah, gotcha. Sounds like good advice.
     


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