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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. phaseshift

    phaseshift Senior member

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    CXL
     
  2. Bakes11771

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    Wipe down with a wet/damp cloth to get all the surface gunk off. Let them dry if you got them that wet during step 1. Apply a little VSC, Reno, or whatever you prefer to use. Brush with horsehair brush.

    Applying product is not always necessary. The horsehair brush usually gets good results alone.

    I posted before/after shots of some CXL boat shoes that received this maintenance regime in the Rancourt thread last spring and summer.
     
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    Can someone link me to an Alden Shoe Horn 10"+ inches

    Thanks.
     
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    This is my favorite pair. Even before I was an Alden fan, I loved the look of shortwing bluchers. This pair, being Ravello Shell, sealed the deal for me.

    I will never part with these.

    [​IMG]

    I'll also use this as my 'ravello week' entry :satisfied:
     
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    I have thought about it for days but can't pick a favorite model from my collection. I just can't.

    Top 3, in no order

    1. Ravello PTB
    2. Color 4 wing tip boot
    3. NST Boot on the Plaza
     
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    ^ the best deal I've ever seen on Abbyhorn shoehorns is at Brooks when they go on sale. I remember getting a ~16 incher for around $40.
     
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    Nice, I will have to keep my eyes peeled for their sales...
     
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    What color for #3? These? [​IMG]
     
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    Put me in too for the ravello PTB on MrDV's list. EDIT: I guess sazon said in no order. For me, though, they are #1.
     
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    Mdubs - yes those. Too good to crease ;)
     
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    Great looking shoes. Just great.

    Amazing.
    I didn't know you had a pair. Another HUGE regret of mine. I didn't make up my mind to call ls till after work, way too slow.

    Tough choice, but we need a final answer.
    Unrelated note.
    I didn't know you considered #4 wing tip boots so high in your list of aldens. I always hoped they would be more of a "flavor of the month" type deal. DAMMIT
     
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    Bespoken PA, if you're out there...
    WHO DAT!!!
     
  15. hwiya320

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    Thanks for the detailed explanation! I must admit that I was slightly lost with all the names...

    Length feels fine, but I feel like the width feels a bit tight. When I stand up, i can see that the my sides are coming out and I can't see the sole because of my feet from the top.

    The store told me that I should let wear them and stretch them out (which was similar to my Indys) but trying to make sure of it since they're slightly different in shape.
     
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    "Who dat..." running the ball pretty well thus far. Good luck...
     
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    If they are ever so slightly tight, that might be the way to go. However, it does not sound like that is the case. Which retailer? Many retailers know less about Alden and shell cordovan than those in this thread. An overwhelming amount of other people will go up .5 size from Indy to Aberdeen, and an overwhelming amount of people will go down .5 from sneakers to Aberdeen.

    If they are tight enough that you are here posting about it, I think you need to go either bigger or wider. If its tight on your pinky toe, more likely than not you need to go longer. Aberdeen is also unusually narrow in the front.

    Also, the material that indys are usually made out of, and shell cordovan are different. Indies are usually made out of a type of leather that WILL in fact stretch. Shell cordovan stretches very little if at all. *We are assuming that your indys aren't shell.
     
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    That seattle d is harder to crack than shell.
     
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    True.
    Got one during day-after-Xmas sale.
     
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    Very nice, I guess that patience will be a key element here then...
     
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