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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. Michael Haines

    Michael Haines Senior member

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    Gents I am going on two cruises this both tropical one in march and April. I want a pair of nice boat shoes to wear with shorts. Any suggestions for a realy nice pair
     


  2. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    i would return and ask for exchange, if not possible when they make there next order would they include your size
     
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  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    i like your wt, wear in good health, the alden model is on the tremont last, model #974
     


  4. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Size down 1/2 for Barrie and Truebalance. Otherwise TTS for most Alden lasts. Good luck.

    I like Quoddy for boat shoes. I'm getting ready to order a pair myself. PM me if you have more questions.
     
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  5. Alcibiades

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    Seconded.
     


  6. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    don't own a pair yet (only the SF oxford), but my next pair of boats will be from oakstreet
     


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    What is the best way to care for a pair of 405 Indys? Mine have some scuffs.
     


  8. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    just brush them out
     


  9. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    +1

    You can also hit it with some Venetian shoe cream if desired.
     


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    I got navy Oak Street Bootmakers boat shoes last summer and I love them.
     


  11. Hermitedge

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    Is creasing like this on CXL normal prior to actual wear? Will it balance itself out or its the usual Alden QC issue?

    [​IMG]
     


  12. El Argentino

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    I would think it's fine. Sometimes it's just how the hide is - whether identifying that an not utilizing the hide in the first place is another question.

    But, as always, if it bothers you enough, return them.
     


  13. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    looks like normal CXL imo. as you wear more, youll see more creasing.

    my brand new natural cxl tanker that just showed up have a similar finish in certain spots
     


  14. PhiPsi32

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    As follows, I wouldn't worry about it. CXL is a very soft, supple leather. It will pick up creases or the leather will "roll" at stress points. CXL also picks up scuffs very easily, but you can brush and buff them out easily too. It goes with the territory so to speak. Consider hitting it with some Venetian shoe cream. It can't hurt.

     
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  15. Burton

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    Uncle,

    These are a speacial make up for Pelle LIne - notice the punches in the heel counter. I know the standard model is tremon, but these are plaza. I will take more photos tomorrow.
     


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