***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. Pastor

    Pastor Senior member

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    I bought my first two shell Aldens at the same time and I purchased the Cigar LWB and the Ravello Wingtip Boot. I like the look of Ravello better but I find the cigar to be more versatile.

    In other words....get both.
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Ravello with dark edge trim > cigar with light edge trim > ravello with antique edge trim
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Ravello with dark edge trim > cigar with light edge trim > ravello with antique edge trim
     
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    Roguls Senior member

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    Uncle, aren't you hot?
     
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    if there is doubt - there is not doubt. My first pair of cordovan shoes i thought were a bit snug - said to myself they would stretch - and 3 years later that same pair sits in the back of my closet collecting dust.
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    How exactly did this Alden thread end up in the Streetwear and Denim portion of the forum instead of the Classic Menswear portion of the forum?
     
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    Very nice looking combo Uncle.
     
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    Uncle-you continue to amaze me with make-ups I've never seen. Is this an MTO too? Do you have any secrets on how you get a shine like this, other than the Mac Method we know about? Stunning come to mind!

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    I think the original thread starters were mainly looking at Alden for boots to wear with denim. Compared to Allen Edmonds, which is seen as a dress shoe company, more people do seem to wear Alden shoes casually. That said, a lot of people in this thread mainly wear Alden shoes with suits, chinos and wool pants, which would seem to be Men's Clothing.
     
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    You should really reconsider Color 8. It is the king of shell.
    The exotics are appealing, yes, but Color 8 is the king..
     
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    Are there any care products that get resounding support for Aldens?

    I have a pair of Chromexel 403's, and want to keep them up and possibly improve their waterproofness.

    I feel like asking this question is the same as the "what oil should I use" question on automotive forums.
     
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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Alden leather defenderand saphir reno.
     
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  13. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Alden San Fran uses and recommends this for Chromexcel -

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...reativeASIN=B000QFQE68&linkCode=as2&tag=tt-20

    Saphir Reno isn't the best for chromexcel, IMO. You need something more oily.
     
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    Thanks!

    Are there any other shoe care supplies you all can recommend, while I'm at it?
     
  15. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    we live in an a/c environment
     
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