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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. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    I scuffed up the edge trim on one of my cigar PTB's this week. I've no idea how it occurred. I didn't want to use a dark brown edge trim as I wanted to keep the visible layers of the stacked leather sole. I only have brown & black edge trim, both AE branded.

    To add color to the scuff, I touched it up with AE's Walnut cream polish ("Premium Shoe Polish" in the tube). For reference, AE's walnut shoes are a light to medium brown. I then applied a thin layer/small amount of AE's brown carnauba wax polish to the entire edge trim. IMO it came out well.

    Before & After pics below. In the before images, I bumped up the exposure & sharpening to make the damage more easily visible.

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  2. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    ^^^Pack up your shine box and find a busy corner.You've got some talent sir.^^^
     


  3. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    PatB,

    Aren't you in the Boston area? I am loading up my car and be over in a few for some shines :)
     


  4. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    Thanks!

    I've spent most of my career (~17 yrs) working on the commercial side (sales) of biotech. There are days (weeks and even months) that I think, "there's gotta be a more interesting way to put food on the table."

    Feel free to send 'em up to Newburyport. However, if you are a brannock 11D or barrie 10.5D, I can't guarantee that they'll make it back to you [​IMG].
     


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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    This could potentially scratch that itch.
     


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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Steamy Saturday. J Crew tan suede unlined PTBs, one of my first Aldens

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    TactileOne Senior member

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    ^^^^ Great pants, what are they?
     


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    pelican Well-Known Member

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    Leffot cigar indy's so nice. I put a deposit last year, but i don't think they will ever make them again
     


  9. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Senior member

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    I'm looking to add a black shell shoe to my collection. I generally wear dress pants and cotton shirts to work and would like a shoe that serves me well with his attire as well as doubles up well with casual pants and jeans.
    I am considering either the black shell PTB or the LWB for my purchase. I would be grateful if friends on the forum could weigh in with their suggestions for me. Thank you all!
     


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    Sounds like we have similar scenarios for use. You can't go wrong with either one. However, I am partial to the LWB. [​IMG]
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  11. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Those are beautiful RTP. They look like they're brand new.
     


  12. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Senior member

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    Thanks RTP!
    I agree the LWB adds tremendous character to an attire. Your PTBs look sleeker than any PTB I've seen before, are you a C width?
    Both shoes are timeless I must add.
     


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    The AF43 and AF60 are both really nice too:
    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Black_Shell_Cordovan_High_Lace_Boot_123.htm
    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Black_Shell_Cordovan_Straight_Tip_Boot_169.htm

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    The shoe on top, the only one that appears to be tan sueded instead of snuff suede: can you provide more pictures so that we can see what it is? Thanks in advance.
     


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