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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. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    It looks like all of the cigar, ravello, and whiskey went up $20 today.
     
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    Is it bad if one buys 4 pairs of Alden's in one week? Lmao.
     
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    Winning..?
     
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    I bought 19 pairs of shoes in December think 7 pair Alden's though returned one and sold 4 eventually
     
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    Your "down with the sickness" my friend.
     
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    Leffot's is on the Barrie last, while Epaulet's version was on the Leydon.
     
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    Wish someone would do this makeup again...preferably on the plaza last...these are from the AoC history pics...
     
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    Just as another data point, as I mentioned before, the order I placed with the Presidents day sale did arrive, but I sized it wrong and had to have it exchanged. About 10 days after sending my boots back, the replacement came today, with an Alden special order slip in it. The level of email responsiveness was well within expectations for a small company, and they were always pleasant with me. It was my first NRO order, so I can't speak for them in the past, but this was all in a good experience, and I would try them again.

    On an unrelated note, I am tempted by the Leffot preorder tobacco chamois LWB's. Is it likely that 9E on Leydon Suede Chukkas == 8.5E on Barrie LWBs?
     
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    Leydon runs narrow, E width fits like a D.

    8.5D would be your best bet for a Barrie lasted shoe.
     
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    I recently dealt with NRO for the first time, and they were quite responsive with good customer service... Albeit the snuff suede PTB I bought won't arrive from Alden until some time in May...
     
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    I saw those and was extremely impressed. I disagree re: Plaza. I think whatever they are on is perfect. So many seller go with a wingtip design; I find this one far superior.
     
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    I've started to develop these small cracks on the upper my waxed calf LWBs. They are 9 months old, have always been shoe tree'd, and I have used kiwi neutral wax on them maybe 1/2 dozen times. I put some Meltonian leather balm on the crack, but it didn't seem to do much. Any recommendations?

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    19 pairs??????? Whaaaat? Did you buy a new pair for each day? Can you post a picture?
     
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    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing... it makes me wonder why I was buying Bass saddle shoes back then and not Aldens.....
     
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    Forgot someone wanted a color comparison. Note that I have owned the LWB for about a year longer. Flash [​IMG] Natural [​IMG]
     
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    I've read that too much wax will cause cracking. I would second cleaning and conditioning them with Reno and lay off the wax. Waxing that often in six months is too frequent IMO.
     
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    Do you find one more comfortable than the other? Since they're quite similar in color are they interchangeable within your wardrobe, or do you use each specifically for different purposes?
     
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