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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. Bakes11771

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    Thanks for sharing. I had been looking forward to seeing those. Unfortunate about the blotch indeed. Is there a texture to the blotch? Or is it smooth with the surface of the shoe?
     


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    I have a pair of ravello shade hanovers I bought nos on ebay. The shell the most naturally lusterous shell I own. Ive never used any products on it . They are from the era when bostonian and hanover were the same shoe . Late80s Build quality is @ the same as Alden meybe a little less .Money aside this is a chance to own piece of American shoe history . You will still be able to buy Aldens . Heres a pic sorry for the poor quality[​IMG]
    I paid $99
     
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    There is a texture to it, which makes me think I can buff it out.
     


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    Hmmm....not sure if i like these
     


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    Saw it in store. Didn't really grab my eye.
     


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    sorry to hear that fenway. they look very nice. tsm? what size?
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    Yes, TSM. Size 10.5 C/E ...beauties, no doubt
     


  7. gaseousclay

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    That's a pretty mild scuff compared to mine. This winter I took a spill on the ice and ended up with a scuff on my captoe bal shells around the heel. The scuff looks like a giant hash tag, on top of scraping some of the leather on the shoe edge. I'm gonna have to invest in a bone soon
     


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    I wouldn't sweat over either of those. Chalk it up to the charm of Shell. Over time, with brushing regularly, I suspect it will even out.
     


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    Thanks guys, the Hanovers it is.





     


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    Your restoration looks fantastic. I'm happy to her that they fit and feel like a new pair. It's a shame about the "blotch" but i'm happy to see that it's one of the better jobs. Great loooking tassel by the way!
     


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    Yeah, it's hard to see in the lighting on my photos, I'll try to get a photo in natural light later this week. It's under the tassel so not a huge deal.
     


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    I've owned the varying vintage old stock hanover ptb in cognac shell and black shell and they were easily the equal of my NIB shell Alden #8 PTB. The Hanover had thicker shell and thicker soles. In fact the black ones with the combination heel with cobbler nails were superior in my estimation.
     


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    Fwiw, I've signed up from that page a few times years ago and never received a single email. Many here have reported the same result. As soon as I called in ans asked to be added to the list, I started receiving them. They don't come out all that frequently.
     


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    I believe the last proactive list was sent out in October. I would email customer service and they will send you a list of what they have in your size. I just did that last week and got it same day.
     
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    Will I ever get tired of seeing Uncle Mac's awesomeness? Probably not.




    To add to the chorus, nothing controversial, just awesome shoes, great pants too.



    What is the size?



    Interesting makeup, although I think I prefer the Navy CXL PTB that Alden Madison Ave just got in, that is great looking shoe, I am not sure about the Navy chukka...


    And for today, a very cool spring morning, Chocolate unlined chukkas

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