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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. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    They market it as having a horsehair canvas, which according to their SAs and people who believe marketing that it is half canvas. I haven't handled one recently but the previous ones I tried / felt were definitely not half canvassed.

    Fabrics are nice and they do go on sale quite a bit so not a bad deal if they fit you well
     
  2. blue collar

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    DV man! You wear that NST so well. Has to be the best batch of revello we've seen in a long time. The depth of color is amazing. #4/Cigar Hybrid!!?!
     
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    Agreed. I just received a couple of sportcoats through their "Factory Finds" program and love them (I'm also still waiting on a couple pair of trousers). The construction and materials are great, and once you dial your size in, the fit is spot on too. The prices are also remarkably competitive for other places selling Southwick. I would definitely consider them for a full suit next time I am in the market for one.
     
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    Agree,. Also made in China, why bother, it's junk. Made in USA a big ++++.
     
  5. MrDV

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    Thanks for the kind words docalden.
    Thank you donl. Awesome loafers sir.
    Thank you blue, the color is great on these. Hard not to wear them every day.
     
  6. totalair1

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    Seen some great looking shoes today on Whiskey Wednesday! Here's a shot of my Whiskey NST on Aberdeen..not Barrie! Figured while I was doing shots I would throw in a shot of tequila, really good tequila imported from Mexico.

    See Ya,
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    Not totally in the wild, but a pic of my "first wear" from a few days ago. Haven't made a final decision on keeping them yet. They look great in person and fit really well, just not sure how much I'll wear I'll get out of them. Got them with the 20% discount so having a hard time convincing myself NOT to keep them :)

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    ^ it's after noon somewhere, right?
     
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    Lookin' good, Subutai!
     
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    Looking for some opinions, guys. Does this look like regular 'ole, run of the mill cordovan "bloom"? It is a bit rough to the touch. It gets diminished after I 'Mac' them, but comes back as soon as I wear them. I guess the roughness is more or less the concerning part.

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  11. Don L

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    Looks like normal Bloom to me....
     
  12. AAF-8AF

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    I don't think that is bloom. I think that is the typical roughness that occurs in shell creases. Bloom is bright white and you can wipe it clean off with a cloth.

     
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    Look great to me.
     
  14. tifosi

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    Thanks, Don.


    I guess typical is the operative word here. it seems like these are a bit more noticeable compared to my other shells. I guess it could just be the color. These are my lightest pair.


    Thanks, aldenwear.
     
  15. bkotsko

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    I had similar issue on a non Alden pair of shells I have (Rider Boot navy shell). I think it was because they were a bit dry, almost rough feeling at the creasing. I used Reno, to moisturize along with brushing and it is a lot less prevalent when I wear them. It does go away with brushing alone, but the Reno helped it not happen as much. I would suggest moisturizing occasionally along with your normal brushing.
     
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    I have the same on my Whiskey LWB's in the crease areas. Drives me nuts but brushing and shining with clean cloth makes it a bit better
     
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    My ravello daytrippers have this. No matter what I do (Reno, endless brushing, buffing, rubbing w/ cloth, etc.) the roughness/dryness still remains. My other cordovan shoes, however, do not have this issue. I've chalked it up to the nature of the cordovan.
     
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    Subutai - keep them LWBs. They look great. Makes me want to get a pair next time a coupon floats around.
     
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    bkotsko, thanks for the input. I am so hesitant to put anything on these. I guess I'll have to get over that fear eventually.


    Thanks, Don. Brushing and shining does make it better between wearings.


    Thanks, ndomino.
     
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    Shoe brush recommendations ? Obviously not all shoe brushes are created equal, what brands (if any) are among the favorites ? Thanks in advance !
     
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