***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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    i would first try to use a damp cloth to rub in the creases where the wax build up has occurred. If that is not successful, then brush with a horse hair shoe brush. if not satisified, post picture and we can determine the next step
     


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    Now that I see the flat welt and close heel on a cigar boot, I'm persuaded. I didn't have a strong preference on that detail, though. All aspects considered, I think the Thor boot will be superior. I wonder if Kathy has heard anything ...
     


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    It was a group consensus, my vote was flat welt & close heel, but I'm sure the boot will be great and I'm still purchasing it.


    I will call Kathy on Monday.


    You are correct on all accounts, sir. Tassels in HK did a similar boot in black shell & ultimately the cigar boot was swiped from a fellow SF'er, Thor.


    Agreed. Running an Alden MTO and getting a group consensus is a tough thing to do, but I'd do it again. I really think the Thor boot went through that way was because everyone could see Thor's boot as a finished product, and not a concept.


    Correct, and there is always time.
     


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    I spoke to a guy at DC on Friday when I was looking for cordovan belts. Before I hung up, I asked if he had heard whether or not the order for the Thor had been confirmed. He said he didn't think it was at that stage yet.

    I realize that the Thor isn't a completely novel concept, but its not something you see posted in this thread everyday, like a #8 Cap Toe Boot, for example. While other retailers had done PCT boots in the past, I'd never seen one in Cigar, except for Thor's 1offs. So in that way, they really aren't that common. Edit: Even less so, now that LS has that offering, so to me it undeniably dilutes its exclusivity. 1/36 vs 1/96.
     
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    Latest addition to the collection and an early holiday present to myself. Alpine grain LWB on Barrie last with a commando sole. Love them -- thanks Che and Kathy at Alden of DC!


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    ^ That's a nice make-up. Thanks for posting.
     


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    Back Shell 6 Eyelet Chukka

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    Color #2 shell wallet with one picture comparing #2 to #4. Great slim shell wallet.
     
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    Yeah, but if you ever decide to take a Hawaiian vacation and wear your cap toe cordovan boots to the beach and 60 other dudes are wearing the same cap toe cordovan boots... how embarassing!
     


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    I've read some criticism of the 6-eyelet chukka styling, but I really think this is a superior model to the standard black plain toe blucher. Nice choice.
     


  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew
    good looking gunboat, wear in good health
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you for posting
    enjoy using the shell wallets
     


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    Thanks! Also, I really like those 6-eye chukkas. I keep hoping that they'll reappear in my size on the TSM seconds list.
     
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    ravello lhs
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    Great looking LHS. One of my personal favorites.
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     


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