***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. Hermitedge

    Hermitedge Senior member

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    Those actually looks real slick. Did you just lightly sand off the black and use a trim coating afterwards?
     
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    Hill Senior member

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    I was thinking the same thing. I'd love to grab a whiskey plain toe (inspired by MrDV's good looking pair) and a ravello boot. After I took the picture I got these unlined tan suedes in from the Shoe Mart. First time wearing them and they are super comfortable. Excuse the ratty coffee shop floor.

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    Thank you. Yes, the Bureau kudu boot. Right now the pairs in heaviest rotation are the color 8 longwing and cigar plain toe, which is a bit too snug but has a nice feel with the crepe sole.

    Spot on.

    I think they look perfect. The deep brown gives it a rich look. Great job.
     
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    Hill, Papa Doble called it spot on. He's probably got a 20 inch computer monitor. I'm just happy I saw the kudus thru my iPhone.
     
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    thanks man.


    That's exactly what I used.


    Pretty much. I pretty much followed the steps another member posted a long time ago in this thread. The only step I didnt do was the clear coat.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/th...0#post_5503384

    and

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/th...5#post_5503502
     
  5. Bakes11771

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    SFTG clued me in that AE Chili is the best match for antique. Again, yours look swell, just mentioning it for others.

    Can anyone testify to the effectiveness of AE Suede spray? Just used some of it and it seemed to dry rather quickly. Last year I used some protectant that I had left over in my basement. It was in a squirt bottle, not aerosol, and it really seemed to saturate the shoes and took hours to dry. When they did dry, the nap was very stiff, reassuring me that there was a nice layer of protectant on the shoe. After I brushed them, the nap was as it was previous to treatment. I think it was a Timberland product that I used last year.

    Just wondering if anyone has any good stories about how they treated their suede with AE Suede Protectant, and then water beaded right off. Or they spilled something on their shoes, but it didn't stain due to the protectant.

    Also, the stuff needs to be reapplied periodically, correct? Its not like you treat when new and they are protected forever, isn't that so? How often you treat them would depend on how frequently you wear the shoes and how wet they get? Like ~6weeks for heavy wear, 3 months for occasional wear, once a year for rarely worn shoes? Does that sound about right?

    TIA
     
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    nephew,
    the shell monochrome in either #8 or black can be worn with a suit and tie
     
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    Thanks, they're on the Barrie.
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    nephew, thanks for posting how long have you had them
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. I'd love to grab a whiskey plain toe (inspired by MrDV's good looking pair) and a ravello boot. After I took the picture I got these unlined tan suedes in from the Shoe Mart. First time wearing them and they are super comfortable. Excuse the ratty coffee shop floor.

    wear in good health
     
  11. Papa Doble

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    AE suede spray is the only suede protector I've used, and I've been pleased overall. It does seem to dry fairly quickly, though I make only a pass or two from about a foot away. My shoes have experienced light rain and snow, and the water does seem to bead and not affect the suede. I haven't followed a strict schedule for reapplying, but what you said sounds about right -- perhaps not even that often.
     
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    cigar nst
    argyles otc
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    I just used the AE spray on the suede shoes I posted. In the first hour I managed to spill water on them, which rolled right off, and dropped an olive on one, which left a small stain. One for two isn't bad, and I don (edit: don't) expect any product to protect against oil.

    Mine dried quickly as well. Next time I'll cover the sole edges when spraying as some of the color was lost in the process. Has anyone treated their flex soles with edge dressing?



    Thank you.
     
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    Double maiden voyage!
    Whiskey LWB & HY blue nailhead trousers :)
     
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    Wonderful NST's Uncle!!



    I just started using it on a new pair of BB White Bucks. Still too early to say, but they seem easier to brush clean.
     
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