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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. sqroot3

    sqroot3 Senior member

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    for some reason, shell doesn't seem to shine that well right out of the box. i had a hell of a time getting my NSTs to shine up right after i got them, but now the toe caps are nice and shiny. i feel i have always gotten a better shine after a few wearings, or even just keeping the shoes out of the box. perhaps there's something about increased exposure to circulating air that changes something in the finish...
     


  2. imolazhp_ci

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    new brown scotch grain indy boots on double waterlock sole from Unionmade. pretty boot. available in store now. online monday. saw on their instagram.
     


  3. Calikid

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    You can never have too many captoe boots!
     


  4. REguy

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    Saphir makes some suede dye. Might be worth a shot to even those out. In my experience, the LHS strap won't loosen. Either the Van last fits your instep or you're SOL. They're unwearable for me.
     


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    Sounds like trees are the consensus in Indy's too. I have two pairs, on Natty CXL and the other Color 8 Shell. Looks like i'll be ordering two more pairs of trees.
     


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    OfficeLinebacke Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input. Like I said, the wind was blowing which I think makes them look longer but they are probably still a tad long. I'll take another pic some time soon.
     


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    I just came home to some new Ravello Chukkas. I agree with Bespoken PA that they are darker then other Ravello I have seen, I would almost peg them closer to Whiskey. I was not expecting a dark trim but I think it is a nice contrast.
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    I am assuming this can buff out but I would love some advice
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    Those are gorgeous.
     


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    WOW never thought I'd give saddles a second look but those posted right there [​IMG]
     


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    I have to say, those are nice saddles
     


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    RTP, Against my better judgment :) , I am going to say thanks for posting these. I purchased a pair today from Alden of DC. (Kathy was, as always, a pleasure and quite helpful.) I would ask, at least for the next few weeks. that denziens of this thread post pictures of Barries lasted shoes so that I cannot be tempted to purchase anything new. Cheers!
     
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    Here is a bit closer up view of the area I am concerned about
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  14. bespoken pa

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    How is the tremont last? How is the fit compared to the Barrie? I can use the last chart to arrive at my size but I'm most interested in the differences in toe box. Sometimes I feel like my toes get lost in the barrie. I wish more offerings were available in the plaza in terms of specialty cordovan.


     


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    The tremont is tigher in the toe box than the barrie, so you may be able tot take the same size in barrie and tremont. I need all the toe room in the barrie, so I have to size up in tremont.
     


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