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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. The Deacon

    The Deacon Senior member

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    I've tried to find information about the Alden #8 perforated cap toe blucher (without medallion tip). It is allegedly style # 2132. Can someone tell me if it is on the Aberdeen last? Thank you for whatever help[ you can provide!
     


  2. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I fully realize the sun can cause discoloration/fading, and, if your shoes have evidence that is the case, then it appears the case is closed.

    However, some time ago I purchased a new pair of color 8 LWBs (first quality) and the left and right shoes were so different in color (they took to the dye differently), I sent them back. How they got past QC is a different issue altogether ...

    In any event, good luck.
     


  3. Ritchee

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    My ranger moc collection. Sometimes they're called moc toe.

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    Ranger Moc in loden green, van last, water lock sole

    Ranger Moc in reverse chamois, van last, water lock sole

    Ranger Moc in snuff suede, barrie last, plantation crepe sole
     


  4. ReppTiePrepster

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  5. Burton

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    Thanks, Seven. Understood. When I received the shoes there was a film of dirt and dust on the one --leads me to believe they were in a shop window (road/sidewalk dust) instead of a shop floor. Also, the sole of the right shoe is darker than the left (without wear) leading me to believe it has oxidized. Anyway, I bought a pair of color 8 tassel loafers in June of '93 and they had much more of brown hue to them as opposed to today's Corlor 8s which have the eggplant hue to them. Back then, Alden recomended that you use Kiwi dark tan shoe polish on shell corodvan shoes. After a while they all had a brown hue to them. Would be cool to have that with these.
     
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    Travelling with 20+ pairs of shoes, declared overweight, per SF rule ditch AE first, i did that and weights goes down to normal limit. No Alden left behind
     


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    Repp you could be right - but see my post above. Either way, I think it is from natural or artifical light.
     


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    Holy cow! How long will you be gone?
     


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    I'm curious how many pair of shoes everyone travels with for different length trips. My trips are usually only 2-3 days and I try to only have the dress shoes on my feet and a pair of Vibrams for working out.
     


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    Artificial light can definitely fade shell, albeit at a slower pace.
     


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    i travel ~75,000 miles per year. i live in NYC but am in L.A. at least one week a month. I usually bring Nike Running Shoes, the shoes on my feet (usually a LHS when travelling) and either a boot or a wingtip brogue shoe depending on what my schedule is going to be like/meetings i'm having. usually suffices. i've never packed more than 2 pair. i almost always bring some beater C&J pembroke's... they're seriously invincible. i've gone hiking in them. not joking.
     
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  12. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    double post.
     
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  13. Papa Doble

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    I don't want to hijack your question, but I have a similar situation with some RL Marlow wingtips I'm undecided on. Basically, there are pieces that are noticeably lighter than others, and I was wondering, if I use something like the dark brown Saphir Cordovan Shoe Cream, will this discrepancy improve over time? Or, is this a bad idea/assumption (should I assume the discrepancy will be that way forever when evaluating them)? I'd prefer them to be a dark brown over a medium brown, in case it influences anyone's answer.
     
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    Depends on the length of the trip. Usually, I wear a pair of loafers while traveling. I pack my Vibrams for working out, one or two pair of dress shoes, and a dress/casual boot.
     


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    I usually avoid packing many shoes because I'm an 11E (and let's face it, Aldens are heavy).

    I agree 100% on loafers in airports though. Funny that something as insiginficant as slip-on shoes can make the traveling experience so much less stressful.
     


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