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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. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    whomever is a head of me for the 11.5D ravello LWB from alden.. if you grab it and find it doesn't work, please let me know. I appear be to second in line, but they want to allow the first person in line 7-10 days to accept or waive their ability to purchase.. I just want to put to bed the fiasco from earlier this year with jcrew 'losing' my pair and get my one last grail.

    thanks in advance!

    and even have a couple trades in the 11.5-12d range to sweeten the deal..
     
  2. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    If you plan to pick up a pair of 403's and you want to be able to dress up that snuff, I would go with the chukka (Leydon). It's sleeker than the Cooney. However, I very much prefer the Cooney boot though. Snuff suede is primarily casual in nature. I like the cooney boot and J Crew's snuff suede plain toe boot as well, more so than the chukka.
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Wow. This pic may change my mind about acquiring another color 8 boot. Well done my friend!
     
  4. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    haven't seen this awhile, so I figured I'd put it up and ask..

    top 3 grails that you don't yet own but would buy if they became available...

    pics included in possible..

    my three

    1. ravello brixton [​IMG]

    2. ravello chukka, either plaza or barrie
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    3. cigar LWB. [​IMG]
     
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  5. irbe

    irbe Senior member

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    I had the same uneven dying on my jcrew cap toe color 8.
    Post pic and somebody said it's rare that the dying process is even. Does brushing it help get rid of it?
     
  6. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Brushing doesn't help with this in my experience.
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    thank you sir. i have 2 color #8 captoe boots, the other being jcrew captoe. I think once the jcrew captoe is due for a resole, ill ask b.nelson to switch out the edge trim and welt stitching to match leffot naval boot
     
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  8. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    horrible quick pic of my jcrew crepe LWB. cant seem to see any dye bleeding, but I'll admit they have got minimal wearing, maybe once outside

    [​IMG]
     
  9. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    sorry for the crost brand posting, but I spend most of time (and admire) the posters in this thread..

    I've tried unsuccessfully to bring up the shine on some AE brown shell patriots.. Liberal use of renomat and has been applied and removed some material, combined with some spirited brushing.. still cant see to get a decent shine. definitely an improvement over the pair not yet worked on Patriot, but not what I fell is accomplishable..

    any thoughts? any one (other than MAC as I know his time is money) that has had success? I'd almost entertain shipping this pair of to someone just to see what they could accomplish..
     
  10. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    You may want to post this over in the shoe care thread:
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/

    I think Renomat is made to STRIP the shell. So, you would need to add wax back and buff after using it if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    phototristan Senior member

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    This looks to be in the area of the shoe that will fold as you wear them. Trust me, after a few weeks of wear, you will barely even notice that.
     
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    to the clemson guy looking for suede, you might want to consider that the stock chukka is unlined, and i found my feet got cold during the winter with those. but you might be in s. carolina with limited cold stretches.
     
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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    It is very common with Alden #8 shells. In most cases, the uneven dyes are apparent only in very strong light. Brushing does not help. Some may consider it as a defect, but it is so common that I think Alden would consider it as normal. Though, I have yet to see similar issues with Bordeaux Cordovan shoes from Carmina, Vass, C&J, Wolverine or AE.
     
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    crosswound Senior member

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    I was playing i never got the 8d some other lucky person did maybe the wildstar fellow?!?
     
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    Wow !! Those are sooo nice ... Fabulous clean makeup .. Americana personified :slayer:
     
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    Finally I got them yesterday
     
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  19. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Gah! Beautiful! Can't wait to get mine... Next Monday... Enjoy!
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    thank you sir, thank you
     
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