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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. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    I think there is no small measure of irony and/or sarcasm in what Ari is doing.
     
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    You could be right long lost 2nd cousin twice removed.
     
  3. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    Wear your snarkiness in good health.
     
  4. Papa Doble

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    Ah, you wear a suit regularly. What are your thoughts on a cap toe blucher (2160 or 2145)?
     
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    Good evening Gents - Very interesting discussion earlier today.
    I've noticed a huge difference in "sheen" among my Alden shell acquisitions: black Leffot Naval boots being the shiniest, and my cigar LWBs being the most "matt" or non-shiny. Some pairs really respond to brushing (my color 8 Rangers, color 8 Indys and especially the Naval boots) while others less so (990s, cigar LWBs - neither looks a whole lot different after brushing).
     
  6. CEE88

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    That's exactly what I've been thinking:

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    Excellent, my brother from another mother!
     
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    Distorbiant Senior member

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    Uncle, please don't disrespect grandfather. He is a great member and highly valued member of our community.

    The best health,
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  9. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    While generally prefering balmorals/oxfords when wearing a suit, the captoe blucher looks great. unfortunately it only comes in the aberdeen last which doesn't fit me very well.

    I was hoping to provide respite for those who miss my grandnephew Mac and his veiny ankles.

    Grandson, need you perpetuate racial stereotypes?

    Thank you Grandson Disoriented.
     
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    Yes, that's the extra dye results in the signature eggplant color. Additionally, Alden applies some glazing to give that out-of-the-box "glow".

    BTW, the dye was applied as a way to even out the inherent color imperfections and/or variations in shell Cordovan. Theoretically, resulting in better yield. But there are instances where dyes weren't applied evenly.

    In contrast, Vass uses a large amount of wax paste to even out the color variations, which is arguably a less effective method.
     
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    Thanks gents. I knew there was something out there [​IMG]
     
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    These look so great. Pls post some pix when you get them.
     
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    ^^ Love those black LWB. My size is available, but I can't pull the trigger. I've made way too many purchases in the past couple months. Next run...
     
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    tifosi lies if a cigar and ravello showed up in the correct size ie 8d barrie you'd robocop with a quickness that your pants would fall down from the kickback.
     
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    You know me too well, crosswound.
     
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    Tifosi, haven't you bought every available Alden shell make-up, grail or not, in the last six months?
     
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    Haha! I wish, Be! Sometimes it feels like it, tho. In the past 6 months I have only bought/pre-ordered 5 shell Alden. One of them, fingers crossed, should be delivered tomorrow!
     
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    5 plus what you already have in one year?? :worship2: tifosi = favorite new member who joined in 2013
     
  19. tifosi

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    Don't get too excited, crosswound! I only had 1 shell Alden and 1 shell AE before I found this site. See what happens??? Let this be a lesson to someone who just stumbled upon this site!!! For further proof of this...I need to count the 3 shell MTO from AE. One delivered last week and 2 in process. Ugh!
     
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    Yeah crosswound, don't get too excited. I've bought seven pair of shell dress shoes within the last year, so I'm not much better. Oh, and can you believe it I already had shoes to begin with.
     
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