***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. dotcomzzz

    dotcomzzz Senior member

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    This is why some ramadan-like guidelines are needed if anything more than a #8 cap toe is going on my feet. And already that ravello is calling...
     
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    meso Senior member

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    You hate #8, remember? :embar:
     
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    yeah this pair looks almost as dark as some Ravello shoes that have been posted here.
     
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    dahl5yankees Senior member

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    I have a pair of Alden 403 Ibdy boots and a pair of 404 Kudu boots that are
    about 2 months old.

    Both pairs, no matter how tight I tie my laces have tongues that slide way over.

    Any trick to stop this from happening? Di they eventually break in and not
    do it?
     
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    If it makes you feel any better, it was a very light #8 and unlined. I like the dark 8 myself
     
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    stevent Senior member

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    Yes I do, but modified last is great, so I could live with a little #8


    Thanks for the info though, I got a black pair of captoe boots that I think will be identical to the AF60s I bought two months ago and have only worn 3 times. Still modified is that good and at irregular pricing it's even better.
     
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    You can ask cobbler to stitch the tongue to shoe on one side. I have both of those and my 403 tongue slides on one, not sure why
     
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    Pantalones are Billy Reid - Graham

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    Lousy cell pic, but I can't believe how dark this cigar is...
     
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    congrats! thats a beautiful shade of whiskey!
     
  10. sevenfoldtieguy

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    A great shade indeed.

    Mine were set to arrive via USPS priority on 12/6 per the tracking number.

    It is 12/8 and they are not here. The beauty of the government-run postal system during the holidays .....
     
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    Well, I tried and I'm not sure what else to do. I think that the one shoe is ruined. I almost wish it would've gone onto my shell chukkas above where the suede were stored, it would be so much easier to clean!

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    they're definitely not ruined. have you tried a suede cleaner? worse comes to worse you can send them to b. nelson.
     
  13. MoneyWellSpent

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    Thanks, but your last comment nullifies your previous comments. The "Mac Method" isn't a secret (at least not in these threads). As a few others agree, broken in shoes does not prevent toe wear ultimately. It prevents un-necessary excessive wear due to stiff shoes. I go beyond the 3 separate wearings, and did so before I ever heard of the "Mac Method" simply to ensure proper fit.
     
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    i had to exchange a sweater at j. press. i used USPS priority and it took 2 days to go from Seattle to NY. meanwhile the return package from j press to Seattle is taking 7 days using ups.

    why am i sticking up for the usps, i have no idea.
     
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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Are you serious, or being facetious? If the only concrete your shoes see is from your car to your office and back, then I get it. I'm just wondering if (and how) you really only wear your shoes on carpet.
     
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