***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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    My personal preference for saddles is for shell on the toe of the shoe with suede on the non-creasing part. But those are certainly nice saddles.

    It really comes down to whether you primarlily want a shell shoe or a suede shoe.
     


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    Not overkill IMO.

    Brushes - at least one for each color shell; one for each color calf.
    Cloths - if reused, always make sure it is being used on the same color previously used; throw away (do not wash) once soiled

    I generally go with Alden cloths and AE brushes.

    To all: have a great weekend.
     


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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Great looking boots. I really like the tightly packed perforations in the medallion on the toes, the way it doesn't really wrap down the sides of the toe area. I think It gives it a unique look that you don't see very often in most wingtips.
     


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    Is it common practice to throw away cloths? Does anyone else here do this?
     


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    Congratulations. It is always nice to find a pair of Aldens at a good price. Which model number are they? Treatment process sounds fine. I usually just use a protector on something like an Indy boot (I use Montana Pitch Blend, which I think is a lot like Obenauf. I'd put that on after a few wears. But going with your regular process is probably a good idea. Wear them and enjoy. :)
    Consistently great photos, and these are fine looking boots.
     


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    also went a full size down with my indys, unlike the half size down that i went with my GT's (which are OK but need an insert to keep them from feeling huge).
     


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    I have brushed till it felt like my arm would fall off...unfortunately no change. So I guess I will need if this truly bothers me or not.
     


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    Any change you have deer bone the oil might help. Or use just a touch of wax in the right color
     


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    I currently do not have either but will look into it
     


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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I do the same. I use them for quite some time, however.
     


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    Thank you, Sir
     


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    Yes, finding a pair of discounted Aldens is nearly impossible in Germany. I tried to find Indys in Florida last chistmas... no luck. Could have bought dress shoes, but I hardly ever wear a dress, so that would have been a waste of money.

    Last time I was in New York (fall 2012) I had to take care of my dad, who was a first time visitor to NY. If I had told him I'll go hunting for some shoes, he might have been very disappointed ;-)

    So, although having spend much more money on them as necessary (I'll be in LA this summer), I'm very satisfied now.

    The model number is 405.
     


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