***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. jvc44

    jvc44 Senior member

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    Much appreciate your help!
     


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    Thanks for the reply. It's very close but there is something about the Leffot coloring that is just somehow a lot richer than the Shoemart version. I'm not sure if it's just the photographs or not or if anybody has any fit pics of that shoe that they can post that would probably be helpful as well. Thanks though for the reply!


    I think I'm in a similar boat with those that I am in with the Shoemart pair. Thank you for your reply!
     


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    If nothing else J. Crew has always exhibited beyond fantastic customer service to me when a problem has arisen. Glad to see that you got the same experience.
     


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    [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG] Brand new PTB's. Tell me someone that your jealous.
     
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    In most cases I see a van last is comparable to the barrie. I am a 9E in the barrie, can't fit any slip-ons right now due to my location. Would like to hear some opinions if you take same size in van last as barrie or go up half a size, thanks.
     
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    I don't know what C&J do to their cordovan, but they're a royal PITA if you want to get that cordovan to shine.
    When new they're really loaded up with brown polish which gives them kind of a dull finish.
    It takes a lot of buffing and brushing to get rid of it. Saphir reno does seem to help.
    After a while you can get rid of the excess and it's easier to maintain the shine.

    When I was a cordovan newb, I made the mistake of using too much brown polish on my Marlows. It didn't do any damage but it make the dullness worse and took even more time getting rid of the excess.
     


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    I'm jealous . . . of your socks!!!!!
     


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    Thanks zippy , I fit a nice shine on toe caps sides look dull though , I guess they will be ok with denim. Damn wish I bought aldens
     


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    One must have a shiny distraction before revealing the pumpkin argyles. [​IMG]
     


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    does anyone own these LWB? curious how they look in real life photos.. thanks in advance

    [​IMG]
     


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    One must have a shiny distraction before revealing the pumpkin argyles. [​IMG]
     


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    I had ordered those (if they're the #8 lwb with crepe sole) and they're beautiful in person. The soles on mine came murdered out, which was nice, as it almost looked like a normal leather sole but much more comfortable.

    I'm looking forward to getting a new pair in tomorrow though without the stain on the cordovan.
     


  13. kwhitelaw

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    nah these are brown calf on crepe from shoemart.
     


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    nephew, good looking boot
     


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    Regarding horses, I have not had any per se but have eaten grilled zebra in Nairobi.

    Would zebra shell be rarer than #4?
     
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