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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. OIx

    OIx Well-Known Member

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    IMO G R E A T casual look... damn I need those asap .. are they Barrie or Leydon ?
     


  2. Distorbiant

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    Saw this on another forum

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    There is an entire section of this forum dedicated for sales. This thread is for discussion not hawking
     


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    I have a normal pair of brown cordovan that is (should be) a medium brown. I ended up getting Saphir Reno and also the natural Cordovan Cream. Absolutely fantastic. Just talking about it makes me want to polish them again tonight, which I will probably do.

    I also have the navy polish for my black shoes (calf) from Saphir, another top notch product. Use very sparingly, I ruined a pair of laces because that polish STICKS.
     


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    FYI - I know there has been a lot of interest in the Ralph Lauren cordovan Marlows from Alden fans - they are currently on sale (25% off) in store and online for those interested.
     


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    FYI - I know there has been a lot of interest in the Ralph Lauren cordovan Marlows from Alden fans - they are currently on sale (25% off) in store and online for those interested.
     


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    I highly recommend it. I alternate Alden brown paste wax and the Saphir Dark Brown Cordovan cream on my cigars. The cordovan cream adds more moisture.
     


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    +1 on the RL Marlow wingtips. They'll just make you appreciate your Alden LWB's even more.
     


  9. shaunw

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    This makes them $637 which is in line or cheaper than Alden
     


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    What is the leather? For CXL I use Saphir Renovateur. It does not seem to mess up the contrast stitch. If the contrast stitch is important to you then get a separate brush for lighter shades or just use a clean rag. What sole do you have on them? Commando, cork, crepe....other?
     


  11. Ahab

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    I almost picked it up but the brouging on the cap toe was a deal killer for me. Rather go with a PTB with exposed eyelets if I cannot get a cap toe without the brouging.

    A boot would be a different story. Would look similar to a pair of jump boots then. :nodding:
     


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    Thanks for the info. I just checked the website and don't see where you are finding this. Would you mind posting a link when you get a chance?
     


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    I wonder if they are narrower? I do agree I have noticed sizing differences between shoes and boot of the same size on the same last but I am wondering if the cap toe either brings in the boot at that part of the foot or prevents even a little stretch at that point?
     


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    I think I may be a fan too. I recently picked up the Cordovan color of it and it does seem to moisturize better than Venetian or Renovateur. I have only used it on my Burgundy AE Cambridges, but that pair does not bloom as much as my other shoes where I was only using Venetian or Renovateur. I am probably going to pick up a jar of the neutral one next time I am near B. Nelson.

    Here's a picture of the Burgundy to show everyone the color.

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