***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. Gunner72

    Gunner72 Member

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    Yeah, I have the natural NST boot from Epaulet and they have darkened over the year I've had them. Montana Pitch Blend darkened them as well. I'd go that route and take it slowly. I think that brown is probably hard to recreate. Check out pictures of aged natural on-line, it develops great color on it's own. Or maybe try to test the polish on the tongue or something if you feel you want to try it.
     
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    Death24xASecond Senior member

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    Well, time for me to join this thread after many months of drooling from afar. Bought my first pair of Aldens from SF user Michigan_Planner (who was completely awesome, by the way). The Aldens are the Alpine-grain wingtip boots designed by AC (shown here: http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2011/10/11/alden-shoes-wingtip-boot-by-ac/ ). I'll post a few shots later.

    Should note that despite early apprehensions about the Barrie last's fit, etc., these are extremely comfortable despite not being the sleekest out there. Perfect for fall/winter, which was exactly my intent.
     
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    Black shell captoe bluchers today.

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    mcbrown Senior member

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    Welcome. That's a great makeup - enjoy!
     
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    +1

    I don't like the Indy in general, but those in Whiskey are really nice
     
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    First outing with my new #8 NST Boots from J. Gilbert :)
     
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    Thanks for sharing your pic. They look awesome. Never can have too many pics of those as I have a pair on order and am hoping the Nov 14 expected dely date holds. Enjoy wearing!

    poena, I got a 10% discount from J.Crew on these boots by signing up for their emails. I was surprised that Alden (3rd party products) were eligible with this discount.
     
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    You could try one of the natural/beeswax based conditioners like Montana Pitch Blend or Obenauf LP. Obenauf will certainly darken the leather but you'll have to experiment to determine to what degree.
     
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    Thats one of the best boots to come out of the Alden factory. Congrats, it wont be your last pair. Be sure to post some pics on you feet in the wild.
     
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    patrick_b Senior member

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    Couple more after processing:

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    But I liked the first one the best:

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    I'm one of the guys who don't find much use for cordovan boots with leather soles - those times of the year when I wear boots it's usually all slush/snow/etc. That said, pics like the above are truly inspiring, and maybe I'll reconsider and see if I can extend the timespan for wearing boots just to be able to put on some of those beauties [​IMG]
     
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    It's a little late in the game, but I couldn't miss contributing to collection day.

    good looking collection
     
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    My experience is different.
    I just bought this exact pair in 9.5D. The fit is great. Not even slight heel slippage.
    I am TTS 9.5D.
     
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    good looking shoe, post maiden voyage
    overshoes does solve this issue
     
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