***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. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    UPS and FedEx will add a broker fee (for handling the paperwork) even when there is no duty owed on the imported goods. Whenever possible, I have the goods shipped by the postal service (Royal Mail etc.). The US Postal Service handles the delivery on our side, and they have never charged me a broker fee only the actual duties owed. Hope this helps.
     


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    Crepe is a good option for those particular shoes, especially if you wear Aldens casually or have a wide collection of Aldens... I find my cigar PTBs on crepe are my go to cordovan shoes in bad weather. They work in any weather with denim. I dont think Aldens crepe is less "durable" than leather, it is just a different look and feel. As far of the feel of them, they are comfortable, though I think double leather soled shoes are comfortable as well. Honestly it is just a different look and more wet weather traction
     


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    Thanks for all the inputs.

    I do dress casually all the time & pretty often go sockless with rolled up chino / denim. So, I guess the look of the shell on the crepe sole fits the bill.

    One more question - will the crepe goes sticky in hot weather because it's rubber? I have a pair (non Alden) with crepe sole & it's a little sticky after awhile. Maybe it's the quality of the material used as well.
     


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    Not sure what you mean but soles are fine. Shoes are only four months old.
     


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    Thank you for response. These are also only about four months old with 8-10 wears. Will contact seller.
     


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    Good Afternoon SFers,

    I'm Che, the newest associate at Alden of Washington DC. We are starting an email list that will showcase the special make-ups for our store. If you would like to recieve these emails, please send me a pm with your first and last name and email address.


    Enjoy your weekend! [​IMG]
     


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    Steel28 Senior member

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    Thanks Che,

    PM sent
     


  8. FrankCowperwood

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    PM sent as well. I think you are going to collect quite a few emails, Che. Welcome to the Alden thread.
     


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    [​IMG] Double leather flex. Looks like the single flex leather but twice the thickness :p 360 Goodyear welt Barrie last $676ish They had the unlined #8 ptb on sale for $529 but 10.5 was the biggest size they had. Need 11.5 :/
     


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    Sadly coupling my camera phone and piss-poor photography skills resulted in pics that could use a little work...but still you should be able to see how great this leather is. Sadly, the pics just don't do it justice.

    Cloudy outside shot
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    Inside shot, Dog included
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    Sunny Outside shot
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  11. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    hey dudes, what's the preferred product/method for getting brown chromexcel to look its best? i have a pair of Leathersoul brown CXL boots i need to sell, and i figure i should try to pretty them up. thanks in advance!
     
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    grendel Senior member

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    Nice boots! What last is that and where'd you get 'em, if you don't mind me asking?
     


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    I'd recommend Venetian Creme and lots of brushing, but Saphir Renovateur works well too.
     


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    this!

    Venetian and a brush works wonders on CXL
     


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    plaza last from frans boone-still have a couple sizes if you are lucky!
     


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