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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. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    Wax them.

    My AE Shell Leeds were very matte finish, but polished up with some Kiwi:


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    I also have a mini-tutorial on my tumblr (sig link).

    Aldens are finished nice and glossy from the factory.
     
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  2. jvc44

    jvc44 Senior member

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    Yeah I probably would have been happier with Alden's but nowhere close to get fitted , so I went with BB peals , big screw up I think . Thanks for the help though,also I read here where you shouldn't use much polish
     


  3. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    Selvedge Frame :)
     


  4. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Consensus is to use "Paste Wax" not "Cream Polish". (Just wanted to make sure you knew) And you are correct, less is more.
     


  5. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    It was just legalized recently. Horsemeat is certainly healthier than corn and soy.
     


  6. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    If you are talking the current captoe shell boot BB sells (C&J for BB) - $998, you most likely will not be able to achieve the same level of shine of various Alden shells, no matter what you do. I have them. Mine shined nicely after an application of saphir reno, but still not to the level of some of my Alden shells. Don't worry about it .... they are still great boots.
     


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    I think C and J used the horsemeat on and my boots and ate the shell
     


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    Nope - just different.
     


  9. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Horse meat is delicious. Where do you think the horse hide comes from?
     


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    Seven, how about the saphir cordovan polish? Does it work? Or reno better ? Thanks
     


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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    :lol:
     


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    Anyone know where I can find white Vibram soles like the ones on the Need Supply Indy boots?


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    Pretty sure that's the Vibram 2060 but they only come in brown, black, and tan...
     
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    Seven,if you have these boots maybe you can help me , these fit me good size 9d , what Alden size and last will work? Thank- you in advance
     


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    Seven,if you have these boots maybe you can help me , these fit me good size 9d , what Alden size and last will work? Thank- you in advance
     


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    I know this question was for 7, but here's my $.02

    I like the Saphir Cordovan Cream, but a tip for you is that it dries fast, so work it in to one section of the shoe at a time when you apply it, rather than trying to apply it to the whole shoe at once and then trying to work it in.

    The cordovan cream adds color, the renovatuer cleans and conditions. The cordovan cream adds moisture as well.
     


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