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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. OlafG

    OlafG Senior member

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    Ended up buying these cigar gunboats of eBay. My size is pretty rare. I just started wearing them around the house without the laces. They feel a bit tight, but hopefully they will stretch enough.

    They need some Mac love to get that good shine. Should I apply Renovateur or Cordovan creme to them before paste wax?

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  2. tifosi

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    Just a word of caution...shell does not stretch like calf leather.

    I wouldn't apply any cream or wax. Just the mac method.
     
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  4. OlafG

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    I bought them used off eBay. Seller said they were bought in 2010 and have been worn approx 20 times.
     
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    I, personally, would just try the Mac method first and see how they look/feel. Wax would be my last resort.
     
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    Those look great! I'd love to see some colored laces in them...
     
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    I'm also wondering what size these are and how I missed them! haha
     
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    11E. I've been eyeing them for a while and they were relisted two or three times at $399. Not the best deal, but with a jar of wax and shoe trees it was good enough to kop.
     
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    Oh OK. Way outta my size range. Nice pickup! Wear them in good health.
     
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    From the other day.

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    Is that navy CXL with brass eyelets? Kind of hard to tell
     
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    Are those Blue LWB CXLs? Those are brilliant kicks. I love the brass eyelets. Very nice Filson 257 there as well!
     
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    this is pretty sick,don't remember seeing navy CXL before, where is this from?
     
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    How can I clean suede loafers?
     
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    Pretty sure that is a short wing...and in black tumbled calf...
     
  18. PartagasIV

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    Actually used this, it's equally amazing:

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    If I could get a pair of cigar gunboats that looked like these for $399, I would personally walk the cash to the seller. These are a great deal. As for cleaning them, you've got a lot of good advice from folks who know far more than I but I would point out that the Mac method involves a deer bone. If you don't have one, just use a lot of elbow grease, and then use some more. Wipe down with a damp cloth first, do a lot of brushing and at this point, I would recommend a little renovator. Then brush some more. Then brush some more. Then.........
     
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    Wow, talk about an amazing video. Thanks for posting.
     
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