***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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I am seriously diggin' the dark brown (or black?) edging. You can dress up those Cigars much more so than the ones I have with the antique edge. Where did you find these? Congrats and wear in good health!
     


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    On my cigar LWBs I have antique edging but had bnelson darken the top of the welt to a dark brown. I also darkened the edging slightly with chili dressing from AE. IMO, they are quite a bit dressier than before.
     


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    They're not taking a list. I tried putting a deposit down, but they won't take any orders until Alden confirms that they will make the boots. Believe me, I tried. It is indeed Anatomica of Paris. I saw a sample of the boot in at Anatomica Tokyo. They are fantastic.

    I am going to check back in six months or so to see if the order is going through.

     


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    I too like the darker edging. I'm not aware of a retailer that stocks them like this though. Do tell hkpm.
     


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    I was hoping to get a little sizing advice after several frustrating experiences. I am trying to figure out the best size to order for a pair of shell split toe loafers in the Grant last. I just received a pair in 12C and although they're long enough, they seem too narrow. I have a pair of shell shortwings on the Tremont last that are 12D, but they are a bit roomy, which isn't as big of an issue since they are lace-ups. Any thoughts on whether I should just go true to size and order a 12D in the loafers on Grant last or if I should size down to the 11.D? Thanks!
     


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    They are dark brown edge.
    I got them from Alden SF.
     


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    Ravello WT boots.

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    Thanks, guys. I expected a price somewhere around there. Too much for me to spend right now even if they happened to have my size. I have realized that I have totally ignored the rest of my wardrobe for boots, and more boots. Must exercise self discipline until the rest of my wardrobe catches up.
     


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    ..so i went at my indy 403 with a combination of kiwi brown and cordovan to stay consistent with the red tones.

    ..unfortunately the chromexcel just doesn't seem to take the polish - guess this is what folks were saying about the packed oils - it felt like i was applying the polish and just brushing it off completely

    ..it might have helped a tiny bit .. but moving forward i think i'll just go as others have said and just brush and avoid polishing all together.

    I am curious as to what Alden does to chromexcel when you send in for an overhaul - anyone have picture of before and after for a pair of chromexcel aldens?
     


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    Try a quality shoe cream instead.
     


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    i use montana pitch blend on chromexcel for treating/waterproofing and then just brush after each wear. i've had excellent results.
     


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    Those are almost too shiny... Almost!

    A highly coveted make-up in the elusive ravello none-the-less. Especially like the bar lacing.

    My hat is off to you, sir
     


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