***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. poena

    poena Senior member

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    what models are on sale exactly?


    also a shot of my color 8 LWB on their maiden voyage.

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    white balance looks a little off making them look like cigar-ish.
     
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    patrick_b Senior member

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    It certainly is. I didn't care for it but I'm not a fan of white shoes in general. They also had a non-shell loafer that I *think* was on sale as well.
     


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    I find the same thing for my feet. I fly about 3-4 times a month and have found that if I don't have to be in business attire, I'll wear the suede unlined chukka boots. Super comfy and easy to don/doff through TSA.

    I recently picked up the J. Crew suede chukka that differs from the standard Leydon 149x model. I was looking for something with a non-leather sole and the J. Crew makeup was a barrie last, snuff suede and crepe sole. I thought they'd be perfect. Upon receipt, I found that they are lined, making them very different than the standard unlined model. I'm still on the fence about them and have therefore only worn them indoors. Still comfy but heavier than the 149x models.
     


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    Yes, My couple year old black cordo's in direct sunlight.

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    any type of polish/creme/whatever you put on a lighter color leather in which the leather is absorbing the content will be ever so slightly darkened. this will fade back to normal over a short period of time. the product in which the least darkening as taken place, in my experience, is neutral cordovan creme. reno is a cleaner just as much as its a conditioner despite what anyone wants to tell you otherwise. saphir creme is purely a conditioner.
     


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    brand new alden cap toe color 8. will those scratches come out? Should I deal with it or get another pair?
     
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    Just scooped up a pair of brown wingtip Aldens that are made with pebbled leather. My first pair of Aldens. They are lightly used, but could use a bit of love. Any tips for maintaining and making these guys look pretty?
     
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    I was hoping I could get some help with my upcoming purchase. If you had to choose between a Cigar LWB or a Cigar Chukka which one would you purchase? I can't afford both and I can't make up my mind. I already have at LWB and Chukka in Ravello.


    Because of my inexperience of posting in the forum posted this as a new thread which I'm not sure how to get deleted. Any help on that matter would be appreciated as well.


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    cigar LWB. are these actual options or hypothetical? if the latter, why not a cigar LHS?
     


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    I've owned all four (though I have listed my ravello chukkas)... My cigar chukkas are one of my favorite Aldens, but so are my longwings... Very tough choice but I would go with the longwing because I think if you are owning multiple pairs of a style, longwings may be better to get a variety of than chukkas
     


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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Chukka
     


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    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    watching house of cards on netflix. frank underwood (kevin spacey) needs to "clear his head" in episode 6. he does so by polishing his shoes. can't tell if the shoes are aldens, but the polish and brushes are.
     


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    has anyone seen the jcrew tankers in person? wondering how camel suede compares to snuff or tan


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