***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. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    Nice gunboats uncle. Very classy look.

    I will be stealing that look sir. Are you watching any bpl matches tomorrow?
     




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    MrDV Senior member

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    I've considered those, they look very nice.
     


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    I enjoy the hint of olive in some of the older cigar. Are these LWBs a few years old Uncle? The dark brown welt and edge also give it a distinctive look, in contrast to the antique edge. Wear in great health my friend...
     


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    I like the color Ravello and I like Fridays. It's a two-fer.
     


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    Congrats on your fine pair of bucks, my friend... a summertime classic! Enjoy them often and in great health...
     


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    Did you use that Rustoleum NEVERWET stuff? Sounds like a perfect application for white suede! I love it.
     


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    I have a color 4 PTB - vintage Hanover. I bought it NOS on ebay a couple of years ago for a song. It was a classic case of a seller who knew not what he had. Based on my research and some emails with Horween, it was most likely made in the late 1970's. Built like a tank, double leather sole.

    For exotics, I prefer cigar and ravello over color 4. Color 4 is quite red. But it is unique.

    While color 4 is produced less often than the others, and is therefore more rare, it is generally not considered the most difficult to produce - in terms of quality hides that are needed. That award goes to the much lighter whiskey.
     


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    I feel your pain. I wanted those too, they weren't even my size.

    Thank you sir.

    Thanks for the kind words be.
     


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    True statement. :nodding:
     


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    I own various pairs from Alden SF that have that wording on the heel pad. And Alden does use the said stamp on its outsoles.
     


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    They may not always stamp "genuine shell cordovan" but I have a pair that has it. Alden for J Crew #8 longwings, unknown year.
     


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    Hook'em baby! Dare I say they're sort of burnt orange! Wear in great health my Texan friend... [​IMG]
     


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    Thanks...the last is perfect for this boot down a half size. Still plenty of room for a thicker sock in the winter. The deep coloring and sheen of the leather is almost like the bliss of staring into Color 8...very well done.
     


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    Brown CXL PTB for a nice, early Saturday at work.
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