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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. JermynStreet

    JermynStreet Senior member

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    Saphir glaçage, actually. Got to ward off those UV + x rays with a Mac method/mirror spit shine.
     
  2. BeSpiffington

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    This might be a first for this thread. I just received one of Nick Horweens #4 cordovan belts. Here's a pic with my Ravello LWB's for colour comparison. [​IMG] Of course now I must have a pair of #4 shell shoes. Did someone say something about chasing unicorns?
     
  3. Ahab

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    Despite what is stated here there are a lot of perfect pairs of Alden's out there. If the issues are some small coloration issues it will most likely work it self out over time with wear and brushing. If this were calf you have additional options in the small amount of dye in the wax and leather conditioner. A lot of the problems posted on this board are enlarged, closeup, pictures in optimal lighting. I even see people say things like, I really cannot take a good picture of it. So if you have to hold it in your hand a 10 inches from your face to see it and be in the right lighting conditions to capture it on film, what chance does someone have seeing it over 3 feet away and moving, even if they know what they are looking for? [​IMG]
     
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    Unicorn shell is the grail of shell. It is the lightest colored of all the shells, never has marks and attracts virgins.

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  5. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    ^ Oh God, I can't stop laughing!
     
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    Nice looking belt, wish I would have seen the post before they sold out. I have yet to find anything close to that color to match my #4 wingtips boots.
     
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    These 'Alden' shell shoes are on ebay cheap... oddly cheap with several pairs, do these look right to you guys? Soles look off but maybe I haven't seen this particular line or something?

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    Thanks a lot. Thanks also to mediahound for posting the link. Maybe we can work out a deal to trade wearing each others #4 on alternating days.
     
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    That is one weird lookin' shoe - something about that last.
     
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    Whaaat. I lost my credit for being the original poster about it
     
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    double iPhone post
     
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  12. Ahab

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    When I saw them I assumed they were from the orthopedic line.
     
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    #4 will forever be my unicorn, seemingly.

    I love the colorchanges on your ravellos. Moving up the toebox over the broguing you get that light carmel color. :inlove:
     
  14. BeSpiffington

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    I humbly ask for permission to revise and extend my thanks to rydenfan for authoring the original post.
     
  15. CalceoAdamator

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    No. 8 dress shell on Grant Last today...
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  16. FrankCowperwood

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    Probably not worth having them resoled, I agree. I have had a pair of Cape Cod collection shoes resoled by Alden. They are the lace-up Ranger Moc style model with a Vibram sole. They did a full refurb on them for me, and a nice job.
     
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    Of course even in the correct Barrie size my LWB's feel "a bit" too roomy.They're just a huge freakin' shoe.The colour variations are so unique that I'd for sure never find another pair like them.
     
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    I got my belt today as well. I'd credit someone here for tipping me off but I found it at Horween first. Amazing belt and I'm lucky to have gotten one. The second to last one as it turned out. No #4 shoes in my collection but I'm sure I'll be happy to go uncoordinated.

     
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    This loafer needs more publicity on this thread... My black version has become one of my most worn pairs of shoes.
     
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    I hate that i missed out on that color 4 belt.
    Can someone share the width?
    Can anyone share a picture of the belt with a pair of color 4 aldens.
     
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