***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. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    I wish the weather here in MPLS would cooperate so I could get mine outside. Extended Mac Method break-in period. Some just call it winter.
     


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    Get some overshoes and start wearing them :)
     


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    they just take your name and number and say they will call you if a pair in your size comes up.
     


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    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    I know. It just seems wrong to put such nice shoes in some $20.00 Tingleys.
     


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    Yep - no sense in having them if they can't be worn. I am wearing shell today (with overshoes, of course), and it is rather wet and snowy ....
     


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    a per se contradiction? :D
     


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    Great looking shoes and great color. someone mentioned "old ravello stock". About how old would you say these are?
     


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    Nice photo, great shoes.
     


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    They will lighten up over time, but color 8 from Alden - when new - can vary significantly from moderately dark to very dark (almost purple/black-ish). This will obviously have a bearing on how much they will lighten up with use and time.
     


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    I just wear my aldens regardless of weather. I have sold off all of my non-cordovan models so I just go for it regardless of what's going on outside. I do have several with commando sole and one with dainite sole which I wear if it's raining, snowing, etc. Overshoes are not for me.

    cigar plain toe boot on this wet day in the mid-atlantic.
     


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    you could always spend more on Swims if it makes you feel better [​IMG]
     


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    Awsome shoes.
     


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    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    A couple of weeks give or take.
     


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    This might be a very basic question but what should I treat my natural chrome excel Indy boots with? And what steps should I take when it comes to general shoe care? Sorry for the simpleton question but it's my first pair or Aldens and I want to keep them in tip top shape.
     


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