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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. Kwaker

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    I've changed my mind about this model ... the proportions are off to me.
    I think that it's got to do with the welting ... Barrie-lasted shoes look unbalanced without the storm welt.
     
  2. totalair1

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    Picked up a pair of Alden/Brooks Brothers ShellCordovan LWB #8 in size 13E off eBay, low mileage. Let's see if these do run a little big and I can wear them without socks? Crossing my fingers this works!

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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    Oh fantastic! Thank you for your heads-up.
     
  4. TactileOne

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    Congrats!!
     
  5. totalair1

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    Finally got my Alden NST Whiskey Shell on Barrie last...back today from TSM. They sent them to Alden to get a flaw fixed where the heel met the sole and last. Great job, looks awesome, fast turn around and now I have officially become a member of the fine Whiskey club!


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    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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  6. BeSpiffington

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    ^ Congratulations Steve. Beautiful shoes!
     
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  7. TactileOne

    TactileOne Senior member

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    Did anyone else see this:

    Originally Posted by Tuma [​IMG]

    Storm in Denmark is having some Alden models 50% off which is quite rare. http://www.stormfashion.dk/product/shoes/alden-wingtip-brogue and http://www.stormfashion.dk/product/shoes/boots-alden . Not too many sizes left but for example wingtips have US9 left. Some other good offers too so you better check through the whole sale section.

    Everything seems to show american sizing but they all indicate width E, is that just a problem with their conversion?
     
  8. blue collar

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    I'll play the ravello game.

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    Awesome. I agree, not enough monk love in this forum.
     
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    What is the best polish for Whiskey Shell?

    I know that everybody seems to live Saphir products, but my experience is that , other than Renovateur, their cordovan line doesn't seem to work well with Alden shell because of the additional treatment that Alden goes through in addition to what Horween has already done. Less finished cordovan seems to react better to the Saphir line of cordovan products.

    I tried the Slden paste for my #8 and black, but am afraid to touch Whiskey or Ravello with anything other than Reno and a brush?

    Who color of shell is the brown color of paste made for? They have their own #8 past so I'm assuming it's for Cigar.
     
  11. totalair1

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    Thanks!

    Now if I could just find me a Cigar to go with my Whiskey

    See Ya,
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  12. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Alden paste wax:
    Tan - whiskey
    Brown - ravello; cigar
    color 8 - color 8
    black - black
     
  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    If they have no storm welt and a 270 welt, they look much sleeker than a model with a storm welt and a 360 welt.

    I personally disagree that they look unbalanced.
     
  14. calidist

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    You could also try neutral as well.
     
  15. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Nice shoe; silly color. :nodding:
     
  16. sevenfoldtieguy

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    As far as I know Alden doesn't make a neutral paste wax. But perhaps your comment was more general and not restricted to Alden paste waxes ....
     
  17. calidist

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    Sorry, you are correct. Neutral is only in the cream, not wax.
     
  18. sevenfoldtieguy

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    No problem, my friend. :fistbump:
     
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    I'm with SFTG on this one. I probably won't buy Barrie or Trubalance lasted shoes/boots anymore if they have a full 360 storm welt. The heels are already wide on these lasts and the 360 welt just makes the back end way too wide IMO. I have been enjoying my Barrie lasts with a flat welt and close heel. Makes the "bulbous" (sp?) Barrie look much sleeker. It took me awhile to consciously acknowledge what my preferences were in this area.
     
  20. phototristan

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    the 360┬░ storm welt seems to suit the LWB and PTB quite well though.
     
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