***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. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Uncle, thank you for posting this side-by-side photo. These shortwings are a must have in any gentleman's wardrobe. As always the shine on your shoes is impeccable. Bravissimo!
     
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    Sir, I wholeheartedly commend your forthright deference and gracious civility. Yes we share a common interest and affinity for Alden footwear, but what is more important to this fellow traveler is how we try to engage each other as afficianados and gentlemen. Personally I wouldn't care if any SF participant posted a picture of their pet Labrador wearing some beat up Chuck Taylor high tops. It's a free country. Speak and be heard.
     
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    Alden Restoration
    I found these at a local second hand store yesterday, therefore I don't have any before pictures. These seem to have been restored and not worn. I've never had shoes restored, in my opinion they did a FINE job at alden. I don't think I would invest over $125 to have calf shoes restored by alden. after seeing these, i would send my shell aldens to get restored as long as they could assure me they wouldn't mess with the color... i remember seeing a sad picture of whiskey shell which ended up with a horrible color after an alden restoration.
    I don't know the details for this reconstruction, but the leather feels excellent and shows no scuffs or scratches. the leather soles and stitching is as good as any new pair I've purchased. The inside leather lining was not fixed - replaced, i wonder why. I thought these were interesting and educational.

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    MrDV i find it difficult to believe that with your collection any of your shoes would see enough action to require restoration . An enviable position indeed
    I have found that the factory finish applied by Alden is easily removed through the prudent use of certain products ,at least on shell at any rate
     
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    :)
     
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    I think if I only owned shell and suede I would be happy . I think.
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    nephew,
    good looking suede lwb
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  11. JermynStreet

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    Just checked out a hometown favorite of mine, Mr. Guy, St. Louis, MO. Great looking suede captoe.

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    (the one on the left is the Alden)
     
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    Wow, you definitely need to, settle down. Let me guess .. Young Attorney
     
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    Great combo Sir! Very well put together...
     
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    Nowhere near the field of law. [​IMG] I am quite calm, but thanks for your concern.
     
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    All 10.5D Van, Barrie, Aberdeen, Tremont. Would probably do 10.5E Plaza, if that makes you feel better...:D
     
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